This crochet infinity scarf pattern is really simple but the smart design makes it a great choice as an accessory to add to your wardrobe. The free scarf pattern is easy to crochet but the incorporation of shell stitches allows the design to frame your face in a beautiful feminine way.
What is an Infinity Scarf?
An "infinity scarf" is a bit different than a traditional scarf. Instead of being a long rectangle of fabric that's tied around the neck, an infinity scarf loops around your... neck, circling around and around forever...until infinity, so to speak.
Why Crochet an Infinity Scarf?
An infinity scarf has definite advantages over a traditional scarf. It's nice not having to worry about how you tie your scarf. It's also lovely to just loop the scarf around your neck and be off, without having to fuss over the thing. It's also nice not having to worry about your scarf coming untied. Loop it once for a long scarf; loop it around and around to create a cowl.
About This Crochet Infinity Scarf Free Pattern
This crochet pattern is easy enough for beginners. It only uses the basic crochet stitches and doesn't require shaping.
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This crochet infinity scarf was originally designed using 2 246 yard / 100 gram skeins of "Bare Swish DK Yarn" by Knitpicks. Work it using any DK weight yarn.
This crochet hook was designed for a size I crochet hook. Use this hook or whichever hook you need to achieve the correct gauge.
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
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Gauge and Finished Scarf Size
The finished scarf measures approximately 61 inches in circumference. When laid flat with one half on top of the other, its approximate measurement is 30.5 inches. It measures about 7.5 inches high.
19 stitches = 5 inches. This breaks down to being a bit less than 4 stitches an inch.
Stitch gauge is important in this pattern; row gauge is not as critical for success.
There are many different sizes that would work well for this particular style of scarf. This size... is nice but it works as both a smaller and larger scarf. Please do take your own personal preferences into consideration when you measure your work and check your gauge. The two main concerns here are achieving sizing that you'd be happy with, and at the same time, not running out of yarn if working to make a larger scarf.
If you change the size of your scarf, you will have to change the size of your starting chain. If you would like more loops or longer loops around your neck, go with a longer starting chain. You can also make the scarf shorter if you prefer. In that case, use a shorter starting chain. If you make adjustments, your starting chain should be a number of stitches that's divisible by both 6 and 4. For example, 216 chains works, and so does 240 chains.
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Crochet Abbreviations Used In This Pattern
- beg = beginning
- ch = chain
- ch-1 sp = chain-1 space, the space created when you worked a chain stitch in the previous round.
- ch-2 sp = chain-2 space, the space created when you worked 2 chain stitches in the previous round.
- dc = double crochet
- ea = each
- hdc = half double crochet
- rep = repeat
- sc = single crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
- st = stitch
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Crochet Infinity Scarf Free Pattern
Ch 228. Note that this number varies if you want a shorter / longer scarf; see notes above.
Sl st to join the end of the chain to the beg, being careful to keep the chain straight. Do not allow it to twist.
Round 1: ch 1. Work 1 sc in ea ch around for a total of 228 sc. Sl st to join the work to the first sc st in the round.
Round 2: ch 3. This counts as the first dc in the round. Dc in next st, [ch 2, skip next 2 chs, work 1 dc in ea of the next 2 dc.] rep the sequence in brackets all the way... around. Sl st to join the end of the round to the beg. You’ll end up with a total of 114 dc sts and 57 ch-2 spaces in the round.
Round 3: ch 1. Work sc all the way around as follows: work 1 sc in ea dc and 2 sc in ea ch-2 sp. Sl st to join the end of the round to the beg. You’ll end up with a total of 228 sc sts in the round.
Round 4: ch 3. This counts as 1 hdc plus 1 ch. Skip next st, [hdc in next st, ch 1.] Rep the sequence in brackets all the way around. Sl st to join the work to the second ch st in the round. You’ll end up with a total of 114 hdc sts and 114 ch-1 spaces in the round.
Round 5: sl st in next ch-2 sp, ch 3. This counts as 1 hdc and 1 ch. [hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1.] Rep the sequence in brackets all the way around. Sl st to join to the second ch st in the round.
Rounds 6-14: Rep round 5. If you want to adjust the height of your scarf, this is the best place to do it. For a skinnier scarf, you could omit one or more of these rows. For a fatter scarf, you could rep round 5 even more times than I've suggested in the pattern.
Round 15: sl st in next ch-2 sp. Then work sc all the way around as follows: ch 1, [sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next hdc.] Rep the sequence in brackets all the way around.
Round 16: Rep round 2.
Round 17: Rep round 3.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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Crochet Shell Stitch Edging on the Infinity Scarf
Begin with your crochet hook in the active loop. [Skip the next 2 sts. In the next st, work a shell as follows: dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc. Then skip the next 2 chs. Sl st in next st.] Rep the sequence in brackets all the way around. You should end up with 38 shells total.
Next Round: When you are finished working the round of shell sts, work a round of surface crochet slip stitches all the way around. The first time you work this round, you’ll want to work the surface crochet in... the spot where the last round, round 17, touches the shell stitch edging round. On the other side, you’ll want to work this round in the spot where round 1 touches the shell stitch edging round.
Rep these two edging rounds on the other side, working back across the free loops in your starting chain. To get your work started, you will need to create an active loop. There are different ways you could do this, but I did it on my project by inserting my hook into one of the free loops in the starting chain, and pulling up a loop, leaving an extra long tail of yarn to weave in.
Weave in all loose ends. Block if desired.