How Long to Make a Scarf

Tuesday, October 16, 2007
While I was working on my scarfs for the 60 Scarves in 60 Days Challenge I needed to research how long to make them. Basically, you make a scarf any size you or the wearer wants but here are some facts to help you decide.
  • Most scarves measure between 40" to 66"
  • Many people swore by the rule that you make a scarf as long as the person is tall. In the United States, the average female is 64 inches tall and the average male is 69 inches tall (numbers are rounded from the Wikipedia article on human height)
  • The most common figure bouncing around for a child's scarf was 31"
  • The average scarf length is 48"
  • A super long scarf length is around 95"


Jessica said...

Thanks! I've been looking for these figures forever!

Ghost said...

Great info. Thanks

Crystal said...

Exactly what I was looking for! Thank you!!

judyski said...

thanks - gives me a place to start

Anonymous said...

Unless you are the doctor! In which case make your scarf 216"!!!

Anonymous said...

You're a god send, I've been looking for these figures so I can make some more scarves (last time I crocheted one I did it by eye and holding it up to myself til I felt like it looked long enough)

Assassin said...


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