Friday, December 13, 2013

Grace's Infinity Scarf - Free Pattern

Have you ever had a Secret Snowflake? Secret Snowflakes are kind of like Secret Santas.  In pondering how to end our school year, my homeroom got together and drew names to give gifts to one another.  We decided to make it last a while, but wanted to limit the gift commitment as everyone is in seventh grade.  On the first day, we wrote a note to our Secret Snowflake.  On the second day, we gave a treat.  On the third day, we gave a gift.

My Secret Snowflake's name is Grace.  She is 13 years old and when I think of her, I normally picture an athletic person.  She is not a girly-girl in the slightest. However, I was suprised to discover that her favorite color is pink!  So, when I started to picture the gift I would give to her, I knew it was going to be pink.  I decided to crochet her an infinity scarf.  My students are forever asking if I will make them something, so I figured Grace would love this and she did!

Whenever I would like to make a scarf for someone, I tend to go with bulky or super bulky yarn.  I love the quickness and beauty of the large stitches.  My favorite patterns are ones that Fiber Flux dreams up and usually, my scarves are heavily inspired by things she creates.  This scarf was inspired by a stitch pattern she uses in her Pavement scarf.

A note about my infinity scarves:  I used to start my beginning chain and join the two ends so that I could simply crochet in the round for my infinity scarves.  However, I found that my chain sometimes twisted and it left me with a twisted mess of a scarf.  Now, I start my chain and crochet the first row as if I were going to make a blanket or a regular scarf.  At the end of the first row, instead of turning, I join the two ends with a slip stitch at the top of the first stitch in the row and then continue from there.  At the end, I use a tapestry needle to use the beginning tail to sew the bottom ends together.  Viola!  beginning disappears!

6 rows and 2 skeins of Super Bulky yarn!


Super Quick Infinity Scarf for Grace


Supplies:

2 skeins Lion Brand Hometown Super Bulky yarn
N Hook
tapestry needle.

The pattern:

Beginning Chain:  136, Grace may be 13, but she is already taller than I am.  136 was a perfect number to allow her to wrap the scarf twice.  It fell just below her waist before she wrapped it.
(You can make this as long or short as you like.  It has to be a multiple of 3, plus 4.)

Row 1: HDC in the third chain from the hook and in each stitch to the end.  (134 HDCs).  Using a slip stitch, join the last HDC to the top of the first HDC.

Row 2: Chain 4 (counts as 1 DC and 1 Ch).  1 DC in the same stitch. * Skip 2 chains and crochet 1 DC, chain 1, 1 DC in the same stitch*.  Repeat from * to * around.  Skip 2 chains. To join, slip stitch in the third chain of the beginning chain 4.  (44 V stitches)

Rows 3-5: Repeat Row 2.

Row 6: Chain 2.  *2 HDCs in each chain 1 space (top of V) and 1 HDC in the next.* Repeat around. Fasten off.

See?  Totally easy peasy.  I finished mine in an hour and a half and Grace loved it.

I did not get any pictures of Grace wearing the scarf.  These are my test pictures last night.  Needless to say, she put it on right away and wore it the rest of the day.

I hope you enjoy this pattern!

8 comments:

  1. Hi, just wondering if you stitched it together at the end? I'm guessing you did, but I guess you could also use buttons etc great quick pattern. Thanks for sharing. :) ♥.

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  2. Hi! I joined it together, kind of like you would a hat, at the end of the first round. Then I continued in the round. At the very end, I used the tapestry needle to connect the beginning chains.

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  3. hi! So I'm 5'1 and was going to make this for myself. should I do it shorter, you think? I also have a pretty short torso.

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  4. Meg, you may want to go a bit shorter. When I put this on, it fell below my waist and when I wrapped it, it fell just below my breasts. Maybe try a chain of 124. I tested mine by chaining and seeing how far it would fall when I held it together in a loop.

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  5. Thanks for posting this beautiful scarf. It took me almost 3 hours to make. I'm a beginner so finishing this scarf so quick was very encouraging. Also, I didn't have bulky yarn, so I made it holding 2 strands of Bernats Softee Baby yarn. It came out soft and warm! Thanks again for creating this pattern!

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! It sounds like you found a great work around. :)

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  6. I don’t understand the chain amount as just finished one and I only did 27 chain

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    1. Hi, Sandie,
      This is an infinity scarf, so you need to crochet a very long starting chain. If you are making a regular scarf, you would make a smaller number and follow a different pattern on my blog than this one.
      What was your plan?

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