Below is the free pattern for the Off the Rails Infinity Scarf. You can read more about this pattern on this blog post.
You can also purchase the add free printable download of the matching hat and scarf pattern set from: Ravelry, Etsy and Love Crochet
The Scarf is worked in the round, joining with a sl st to the top of the first stitch at the end of each round and turning your work.
Numbers in brackets at the end of instructions indicate the stitch count for that row.
Turning chains to not count as stitches
The infinity scarf uses simple stitches and is great for a beginner with a little experience.
Standard Stitches & Abbreviations Used (US terms):
ch = chain
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
yo = yarn over
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
blo = back loop only
fhdc = foundation half double crochet: Ch3, yo, insert hook into 3rd chain from hook, *yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 1 loop (to create the base for next stitch), yo, pull through all 3 loops*, insert hook into the v of the base stitch you created and repeat *
If you struggle with foundation stitches you can see tutorials on myyoutube channel and read about them in my post “The Importance of a good foundation”. As an alternative to the fhdc, chain the number of stitches indicated plus 2 and work a hdc in each stitch along the chain.
Hook: 12mm hook
Yarn: 150yds of Super Chunky / Super Bulky Yarn. I used a 200g hank of Cheeky Chunky Merino yarn from wool couture in baby pink.
The Scarf measures 60in around and is about 6in wide.
The gauge is not essential in this project, so long as the piece is long enough to wrap around your neck twice.
Row 1: 85 fhdc, join to first st with a sl st creating a long loop. (85)
If you are not using fhdc: ch 87, hdc in the second chain from the hook and across to the end and join to the first st.
Make sure you do not twist your first row when you join to the start
Row 2: sc in blo all the way around and join to top of the first st with a sl st, ch2, turn (85)
Row 3: hdc in both loops all the way round and join to top of the first st with a sl st, ch1, turn (85)
Row 4-11: Repeat Rows 2 and 3, finishing on a row 3 repeat
Fasten off sew in ends
Sew in the starting tail to the bottom of the row to make a neat edge
Enjoy your finished scarf!
Have fun with this pattern, and as always, don’t forget to tag me in your finished makes! Nothing makes me happier than seeing my designs brought to life by others. I love the colour choices and personal touches you add to the patterns!
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Until next time.
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