Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Infinity scarf, plus a pattern!

Hello again! I'm taking a quick break from applications and posting a little something I pounded out last month.

The first time I heard the words "infinity scarf," I was thinking something super-cool, like the infinity dress (btw, if you don't know what that is, Google it, it's pretty much the coolest thing I've ever seen and a project I want to tackle in the future). But no. Google "infinity scarf," and you get...


A circle.

Really?!

I was a bit disappointed. The cool name totally let me down. But at the same time, it inspired me. What crafter doesn't look at that and think, "I could make that."

So I did! At the same time, I wanted to try a technique I had seen in a crocheting magazine this summer. It had this really cool "poofy" effect, so I went with the super-generalized notes I had written in my little inspiration notebook.

One weekend later, here's the finished product!


(Ignore the flower that appears to be sprouting out of my head >.>)

Cute, no? And do you see the ruffly, poofiness I was talking about?


And as a bonus, you get an easy-peasy pattern for a really cute scarf. This can easily be modified in many, many ways, which I will discuss below. :)



Materials:
- Worsted weight yarn (I used Simply Soft Persimmon, which is suuuuuuuuch a gorgeous color)
- K hook and H hook (see notes below)

Notes: Just FYI, I didn't count my chains, so I ended up with an odd number of stitches. You can easily modify this if you would like. Also, my one regret was that this wasn't poofy enough. I would have used both a hook larger than the K and a hook smaller than the H to increase the contrast between tight regions and poofy regions. Also, IMPORTANT. At the beginning of each row, crochet into the very first stitch. The turning chain does NOT count as a stitch.

Stitches:
tr: treble crochet
sc: single crochet
sc2tog: insert hook in next st, yo, pull lp through, insert hook in next st, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull lp through all 3 lps on hook.

With larger hook, loosely ch 39.
R1: Tr in 5th ch from hook, tr across. (35 tr)
R2: Ch 4, turn, tr across. (35 tr)
R3-6: Rep R2.
R7: Switch to smaller hook. Ch 1, turn, sc 1, sc2tog across. (18 sc)
R8: Ch 1, sc across. (18 sc)
R9-12: Rep R8.
R13: Switch to larger hook. Ch 4, turn, tr in first st, 2 tr in each st across. (35 tr)
Repeat R2-13 to desired length.

If you want a circle scarf, end at R11, then hold both ends of the scarf together. You are going to work something similar to R7  in the beginning chain in order to join the ends together, except the loops of the sc2tog are also being pulled through the single crochet edge (the one you are continuing) in addition to the tr edge (the starting ch). Does that make sense? If anyone is confused, let me know and I will try to explain better.

For your basic long scarf, end at R6 and finish off.

And, ta-dah!


The height of fashion! Here's me, attempting to be all model-y and showing off our awesome-cool wall decor. I'll give you guys a better look at that soon!


Wear it long or short! It's crazy soft and very "poseable" because you can manipulate the poofs.

Hope y'all enjoyed it! See you later!

-Annie

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10 comments:

  1. Oooh! I really want to try this! Thank you so much for the pattern!!

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  2. I love this scarf! Thank you for creating the pattern! I can't wait to try it! (Well, I only crochet when it gets cooler here... guess I'll wait awhile.. its South Texas and still very hot!) Enjoy your scarf! Mimi!

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  3. This looks gorgeous! But reading this pattern got me lost after switching the hook to the smaller size...please, please, please make a video to explain this pattern and demonstrate? I loved your "knock-off F21 scarf tutorial and I'm dying to try this one as well...

    - Jonelle

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  4. I made this scarf with a lovely yellow yarn that I have. It was not eough, though, and the yarn was discontinued. It can be worn, nevertheless, and soon I will be making two more, one for me and one for a friend! Thank you and good luck!
    Annabelle

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  5. Can't wait to try this pattern! It is sooo cute!

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  6. Can't wait to make this scarf! So cute. Thanks for sharing the pattern. :)

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  7. Do you chain 1, SC, ch1, sc this pattern across OR ch 1 then sc all the way across?

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  8. Does this pattern have a name?

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  9. I would love to see a video of it like your forever 21 infinity scarf. I not good at reading patterns :(

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