Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Chunky-Stitch Infinity Scarf

Don't you love crochet projects that you can finish in a few days? I'd been wearing my Granny Square Scarf for quite some time and decided it might be time for another scarf option. Plus, wintertime is definitely scarf time. Although, this has been a very mild winter compared to my native Chicago. We've had no snow in the Dusseldorf area and the temperatures have hovered around the high 30s to low 40s F (3-8 degrees C). Whereas in Chicago, they've had Arctic weather and one serious snowfall after another. I'm hoping this will change by the time I visit there next week!!!

Here in Germany, the infinity scarf has been popular for quite some time. I have a few fabric infinity scarves that I wear with my outfits, but didn't have one to go with outerwear. Now I do! Here I am sporting my new, forest-green infinity scarf. Below the picture, I'll provide the directions. It was an easy project that took me three nights.

To make my chunky infinity scarf, I used:

  • approx. 3 skeins of 3-ply acrylic yarn
  • a Q hook (15.75 mm) (If a Q hook isn't available, use a P)

Get loose, chunky stitches with a Q hook.

The Q hook is a Big Daddy when it comes to crochet hooks, but I wanted a loose stitch and was happy to use one of the old wooden crochet hooks I'd inherited from my grandmother because it feels like she's near when I use them. To get the thick, chunky look, I used double strands of yarn.

  1. Chain 18
  2. Double crochet (DC) into the second stitch from the hook. Double crochet all the way across, ensuring you have 18 stitches at the end.
  3. Chain two and turn your work to start row 3. Double crochet 17 to finish the row.
  4. Repeat step 3 until your scarf has 70 to 80 rows.
  5. Slipstitch the ends together and you're ready to wear your infinity scarf. 
You can also make an infinity scarf by crocheting in-the-round. To do this, you'd have to start with a Chain 82, and then double crochet 15 to 18 rounds.

Next, I'm going to blog about some baby crochet projects because we've got some babies coming in our family, and I've been crocheting my fingers off these past few months getting ready their arrivals!

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely scarf! I've been crocheting bowls lately - the latest ones with all the dribs & drabs & little left-overs plus some cotton string to see how stiff that would make them. The only problem I seem to have consistently with the bowls, is that I always seem to get a dip when I finished the top edge. Some have bigger dips than others, but I just can't seem to get a smooth finish.