Thursday, October 6, 2011

Never-ending Scarf Pattern and Tutorial (Infinity Scarf)

Hello Friends,

Thanks for popping in today to see my second infinity scarf in the making. As promised, I finished the pattern and tutorial for the scarf! Thank you to everyone for your lovely comments on the scarf. This is the first tutorial and pattern I have made so bear with me.
I was going to make a tutorial with just a swatch of yarn but decided I might as well make the next full scarf. I also re-named the infinity scarf to the Never-ending Scarf to give it a little different twist.

So here is the pattern and tutorial:

Note: all stitches are in USA terms.
If you are used to UK terms then double crochet (dc)= treble crochet (tr)

Materials:
  • 2 Skeins of Lion Brand Amazing Yarn. You will need one more skein if you want a longer length/circumference. Each skein is 147 yd/135m long so adjust accordingly if you use a different type of yarn.
  • Hook: Size J/5.50MM
Start: Chain 29

Row 1: In the sixth chain from the hook do 3double crochet, chain 2, 1 double crochet (3dc, ch2, 1dc) in the same chain


*Skip 4 chain spaces and then do another (3dc, ch2, 1dc). Repeat from * until you have 5 "clusters" of (3dc, ch2, 1dc) leaving 3 chains at the end.


Ending row 1: when you have 3 chains left, do 1 dc in the last chain



Chain 3 and turn over and start the second row, (3dc, ch2, 1dc) in each chain 2 space ending with 1 dc in the turning chain at the end.







Repeat row 2 until you reach 56inches in length (142cm). If you want a longer length make more mores (maybe 64 inches/ 162cm). Using the Lion Brand Amazing Yarn, exactly 2 skeins were used to reach the length of approximately 56 inches.

This is one in progress. (No flash) 

This color is Mesa
 The photo below is one skein of the yarn (color - Mesa).



I have not yet perfected connecting the two ends together to make the continuous scarf. Tomorrow I hope to post a nice method for doing this. For my first scarf, I connected the ends by trying to continue the pattern but had some difficulty making this happen. You can use a slip stitch to connect the ends with a seam, but I am not sure if this is the best method. Check back tomorrow for a better connection (hopefully!). Here is a little collage of the first one (color Arcadia).


Have a fabulous start to your weekend tomorrow,
xoxo Susan

7 comments:

  1. It is beautiful and the photographs are really helpful:)

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  2. Susan, thanks so much for posting this tutorial. You did a great job and the pictures were perfect. I can't wait to get started.
    Happy Friday,
    MEredith

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  3. Wow! Wandered over here from your FB post on Lion Brand, and am so glad I did. I wish all crochet patterns had wonderful step-by-step pictures like yours! As a beginner, I spend a lot of time wondering if I'm doing it right, and taking the guesswork out of the learning process is just what I needed! Thanks!

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  4. I love this. I've made one for my friend and my grandmother. Now I just need to finish the one I'm working on for myself! This is a beautiful pattern, thank you for sharing. I've shared a link to your blog and pattern on my own blog. :)

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  5. I am fairly new to crocheting and I've spent the morning searching for an easy to follow tutorial for an infinity scarf. I am so glad I came across your blog....I found it on Raverly.
    This is such a great tutorial, you really did a great job.....I can't wait to get started. Thanks so much!!!!

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  6. Love this pattern! Thank you so much for sharing. I had to come back to the pictures as In the first row I was following the written instructions and ended up with 2 clusters in the 6th chain from hook. It was probably the way I read the pattern 8/ But could you double check? I don't think the () instructions in Row 1 need to be there. At any rate your wonderful pictures straightened me right out. I agree with Sarah...wish all the patterns had such great pictures. Blessings!

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  7. I absolutely love this pattern! I made it as a Christmas present for someone and loved it so much I have to make one for myself! I wound up slip stitching the ends together and it worked wonderfully. However I made my beginning chain a little too tight so the end it just a bit wider than the beginning. However when wearing the scarf looped around your neck you don't even notice at all.

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