If you live in a part of the world where snow and ice have taken over then you’re probably tired of hearing, “OMG. It is SO cold!”
I’ll agree that it’s cold but a part of me is waiting, knowing that this weather is just an appetizer. I am a bit scared but it really just means I can cuddle up at home and crochet until spring. But, because I do have to venture out – why can’t I just hermit like a practical woodland creature? – this weather gives me the inspiration to fight back with a thick and cozy infinity scarf.
This scarf was made with Bulky (5) acrylic yarn and a large hook. My tension was relaxed because I wanted the fabric to have a soft and luxurious feel – who doesn’t want that wrapped around their neck? When choosing the yarn and hook for this project I decided to use bulky yarn so it would work up quickly (it’s not getting any warmer, let me tell you).
The pattern for this scarf is great for new crocheters who are stepping into the world of double crochet! There’s even a post on how to double crochet here. This project is also great for those who are wanting a soothing, no-thinking, Netflix-and-crochet kind of project.
The scarf can be modified very easily. The size can be adjusted to however long or wide you prefer, just add or remove foundation chains and add or remove rows. You can make a different fabric by using a different yarn and hook, as well as adjusting your tension.
Finished length and width (before sewing seam): 76″ x 10″
Gauge: 9 stitches = approx. 5 inches, 1 set of Rows 1-7 = approx. 5 inches
-4 skeins (100 grams each) of Bulky weight yarn (5) – I’m using Loops & Threads – Charisma in Dark Blue
-size 8.00mm crochet hook
Starting chain does not count as stitch. Make first stitch on top of last stitch from previous row/same space as starting chain.
Ch 156, or the number of stitches/length you prefer
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch/st from hook and across, turn
Row 2: ch 2, dc in same space as starting ch, dc across, turn
Row 3: ch 1, sc in same space as starting ch, sc across, turn
Row 4: Repeat Row 3
Rows 5-6: Repeat Row 2
Row 7: Repeat Row 3
Repeat Rows 1-7 once more or until scarf is approximately 10-12 inches wide or desired width.
This is what the pattern sequence looks like – I made a swatch using a lighter coloured, worsted weight yarn so it’s a bit easier to see.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing the seam. For this scarf I simply folded the project in half and sewed the seams together with a yarn needle.