Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Super Easy Crochet Infinity Scarf

I have to admit that I have a long-term love affair with infinity scarves. It all started a little over a year ago when my sister brought me a beautiful gift from the US when she came to Madrid for my wedding. I pulled out a gorgeous slate grey and turquoise piece of material, smiled, and said "Please tell me this isn't a dress."

It was my first infinity scarf, and I was hooked (pardon the pun). In fact, I'm wearing that very scarf as I write this post!

Crochet infinity scarves are all over the place. Just look at these beautiful examples found on Pinterest:

Although I've made more than a few crochet infinity scarves, I wanted to develop a super easy infinity scarf that isn't worked in the round. This scarf is easy for beginners and experienced crocheters, and it doesn't require you to work in the round to get that a beautiful looped scarf!

Here are a few photo ops of the easiest infinity scarf ever!

Wound three times around the neck!

Wound twice!

Up close and personal

Ok, here's the pattern! It's super easy. You can use any yarn and hook size you like and repeat as many beginning chains as you like to achieve the length you want. Just be sure to add an extra 2ch at the end of the beginning chain to account for the turn (so you will always start your first dc on the 3rd chain from the hook!).

Yarn: Katia Alaska (bulky)
Hook: 7.00mm
Number of skeins: 2 (200g total)

Ch 182.
Round 1: Dc in 3rd chain from hook and across (180dc). Ch 2 and turn.
Round 2: Hdc in each st across (180hdc). Ch 2 and turn.
Repeat rounds 1 and 2 until the scarf is the desired width.
When final round is complete, ch 1, turn and loosely slip stitch across the entire row. Then line up the two ends of the scarf and stitch them together with slip stitches (this will be an inside seam that you won't see later!). Slip stitch around the length of the other row.
Tie off and weave in ends.

There you go! You've made a long scarf with a very easy, yet beautiful, pattern. The slip stitch around the edges gives it a nice finish, and stitching the ends together with slip stitches gives you an infinity scarf with a seam that will be on the inside of the scarf, so you will never see it!

Super simple and super gorgeous! Enjoy, and happy holidays from MadridMetroMod!

1 comment:

  1. With this kind of cowl- have you tried the mobuis twist at the beginning of the cowl so that it's already twisted until the end of so many rows.