How to Wear a Blanket Scarf: 5+ Different Ways to Tie Them

Blanket scarves, though on the bulkier side, can be styled in unique ways to make a style statement. They look good in the backdrop of baggy tees paired with tight fitted jeans. You can also wear them with pullovers, shirts, and sweaters with equal aplomb. For a chic look, try teaming it with a short dress and you won’t be disappointed.

How to Tie a Blanket Scarf

2 Methods of Tying a Square Blanket Scarf

1. Classic Wrap

This is the conventional way of wrapping a square blanket scarf. It forms a cute oblong drape over your chest.

Way to Tie a Blanket Scarf 1
Way to Tie a Blanket Scarf 2


  1. Take a square scarf and fold it into a triangle.
  2. Wrap it around your neck from the front.
  3. Cross the tapering ends at the back tightening it around your neck and bring them to the front.

[N.B. Ensure that it isn’t too tight and you have enough breathing space]

  1. Tuck them under the frontal wraps.
  2. Fluff it up a little for a look of your choice.

Styling Tips

  • If you want, instead of tucking the ends in step 4, you can knot them in front for a bulkier look.
How Do You Tie a Blanket Scarf

2. The Braided Pretzel Style

This braided pattern of tying a blanket scarf spells sophistication and charm. With ample fabric at your disposal, it is not hard to manage the twists and folds.

How to Tie a Square Blanket Scarf


  1. Perform steps 1-3 as in the previous method.
  2. Grab the front and twist it to form a loop (picture 2).
  3. Grab one of the hanging ends and tuck it into the hole from the upper side.
  4. Grab the other end and tuck it up through under the hole.

3 Ways to Tie and Wear a Rectangle Blanket Scarf

1. Keeping It Close To the Neck

Those who mainly want to keep warm can do it in style with this wrapping method.

How to Wear a Rectangle Blanket Scarf


  1. Hang the scarf from your neck such that one end is longer than the other
  2. Take the longer end and wrap it around your neck
  3. Bring it to the front and you are done.

If you have a longer scarf, you can continue wrapping until the two hanging parts are of the same size.

Styling Tips

  • If you want, you can loosely loop it around the neck in step 2 and pass the longer end through it for a different look.
Blanket Scarf How to Tie

2. Wrapping It the Simple Way

There are times when you don’t have time for an elaborate tying process or just want to flaunt a casual look. This method could come to your rescue in those situations. It is also a great way to showcase an intricately designed or patterned blanket scarf. If you like a minimalistic look, you can take a narrow scarf.

How to Wrap a Blanket Scarf


  1. Hang the scarf from your neck keeping one end longer than the other.
  2. Wrap the longer end around your neck and let it hang at the back.

3. Folding a Blanket Scarf like a Belted Shawl or a Poncho

This wrapping style optionally uses a belt to keep everything in place and look stylish in the same place. Oversized plaid flannel blanket scarves best suit the technique.


How to Fold a Blanket Scarf
  1. Fold a blanket scarf into half along its length.
  2. Put it over your shoulder covering your upper arms and hanging in the front of your body. You can leave it here for a shawl-like appearance.
  3. Or, you can go one step farther and tie a belt at your waist bringing the 2 parts of the shawl together for a look resembling a poncho. You can also call it the belted shawl look.

Apart from wrapping it traditionally, you can easily transform the scarf into a vest, cardigan or jacket to complement your dress, with a few simple knots. By now, you must have changed your mind about blanket scarves (in case you didn’t like them before). No, they are not boring accessories that were made for the sole purpose of keeping you warm. They are uber-chic and the torchbearers of the classic charm of a blanket.