Chunky Rapunzel Braided Crochet Scarf Pattern

| Original: January 30, 2024

This crochet braided scarf inspired by Rapunzel's enchanting braided locks was the first original crochet pattern I've ever designed and shared on this blog. At the time, I made this crochet scarf using 2 strands of worsted-weight yarn worked together.

Braided Crochet Scarf inspired by Rapunzel's braided long hair

While I loved the first one I made, I always wanted it to be a bit wider and thicker. When I was asked to try out Hobbii's Udon, a brand-new yarn blend of 80% acrylic and 20% wool, I knew immediately that I wanted to use it to remake my crochet scarf.

As someone who can get itchy with wool, I was pleasantly surprised that I had no issues with this yarn. The yarn is soft, warm, and very squishy!

The recommended crochet hook size is 15 mm. I ended up making this crochet scarf using a 12 mm crochet hook, but I had to modify the pattern to adapt to this super bulky yarn because if I had followed my original pattern, the scarf would have been massive.

Because the yarn is so thick, this scarf works up really quickly. I had to remake this scarf a few times to make sure I had enough yarn and the right dimensions. However, once I got all the numbers and measurements, I was able to complete this project in less than an evening.

I was initially drawn to the golden yellow of the Ochre colorway as it appears on my computer monitor screen. However, under indoor lights, it transformed into a warm mustard yellow. The yarn also has a unique mottled appearance that adds a delightful dimension to the finished piece.

The scarf is crocheted in one seamless piece and does not require any sewing. At every point that requires braiding, you'll find that the three strands are connected. The braid is created using a similar technique that is used for braiding leather bracelets.

I've even put together a handy video tutorial demonstrating the foundation half double crochet and the mesmerizing magic braid - trying to make it as easy for you to replicate this cozy accessory.

So if you're up for a fun and whimsical project while keeping you snug and stylish, try out this chunky Rapunzel braided scarf. Stay

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Rapunzel Braided Scarf using Super Bulky Yarn

What You Need / Materials

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Stitches & Abbreviations

  • st/sts - stitch/stitches
  • ch - chain
  • hdc - half double crochet
  • BLO - back loops only
  • fhdc - foundation half double crochet


  • Gauge: 7 hdc stitches x 4 rows = 10 cm x 10 cm (4" x 4")
  • Finished Measurements:
    • 210 cm (~82.6") in length
    • 15 cm (~5.9") wide for the braided sections
    • 22 cm (~8.6") wide for the ribbed (non-braided) sections
  • Keep in mind the scarf will stretch from its own weight when worn and the measurements may change after wearing.
  • There are a total of 11 sections:
    • 5 braided sections
    • 6 ribbed (non-braided) sections
  • Most of the half-double crochets (hdc) are worked in the BACK LOOP ONLY, but I will state where to use them in the crochet pattern.
  • If you're looking to make this yarn using a thinner yarn than the recommended, please check out the original Rapunzel's Braided crochet scarf pattern made using 2 strands of worsted weight yarn held together.

Crochet Scarf Pattern

Using a 15 mm crochet hook in Color A...
Row 1: Ch 150, hdc in the second chain from the hook and in each st across (149 sts)

From here on, all hdc sts are worked in back loops only.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc BLO in each st across (149 sts)
Row 3: Repeat row 2

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc BLO in the next 9 sts, [19 fhdc, skip the next 19 sts, then hdc BLO in the next 9 sts] x 5 times (149 sts)
Row 5-6: Repeat row 2

Row 7: Repeat row 4
Row 8-9: Repeat row 2
Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Magic Braid Assembly

It's a bit complicated to describe how to do the magic braiding technique, but I have a short video above that shows you how to make the magic braid. Here is a picture tutorial to help clarify the process (source: unknown):

Rapunzel Braided Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

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This is an original crochet pattern written by Juli Anne of Once Upon a Cheerio. Please do not claim this crochet pattern as your own. If you wish to share this crochet pattern, you may link to this blog post, but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for personal use, but please DO NOT sell or distribute the crochet pattern.

You may sell products made from this crochet pattern, but please clearly credit the design to me, Juli Anne of Once Upon a Cheerio and provide a link to my blog Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you for understanding!

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