Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Infinity Scarf: The Master Post!

A note: Changes have been made in this post to address the myriad questions I have received about this scarf. Please refer to this post for answers to your questions, and comment on this post with any other questions you might have. I will reply ASAP as well as update the post itself with my answer. Let me reiterate that this pattern is extremely flexible, so I am hesitant to provide you with things like yarn weight, hook size, number of rows, etc. Make it how you like it!

Another note: Youtube user beautytipsbyshane brought up an interesting point in a comment on my video. This pattern doesn't have an official name. I am proposing that it be called the Crossed Clusters stitch. Thoughts? Any suggestions of better ones?

Hello all! It has been too, too long! In the rush of everything that is medical school, all of my projects and even the first birthday of The Stingy Stitcher have passed by already.

Unfortunately, as usual I have very little time, so today's post will be short and sweet...hopefully we'll have time to play catch-up another day!

This is a more detailed version of the Infinity Scarf pattern I posted here a long while back. A couple people were (understandably) confused by my vague instructions, so here we go again!

Forever 21 Infinity Scarf

Dimensions (relaxed): 8 inches wide and 56 inches long (before joining the ends)
10 pattern repeats, 57 rows
Dimensions are not concrete. This pattern can be easily modified to be whatever width and whatever length you want.

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft (worsted weight), 1 7-oz skein (366 yards)
Hook size: J
Again, this is nothing concrete. Use whatever yarn you like and a hook size appropriate to that yarn, then adjust your gauge to get whatever size scarf you'd like. Also, with scarves I do one of two things: I either keep going until I've used up one skein of yarn, or I keep wrapping the scarf around my neck until it reaches a length I like.

Pattern

Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet
Dc = double crochet
Tr = treble crochet (it is my understanding that triple crochet = treble crochet; at least, that is what Google tells me)
Hk = hook
St = stitch
Sk = skip

Notes:
- The beginning ch-4 always counts as the first stitch.
- The stitch marker isn't actually necessary, but putting that in the pattern makes it a little easier to explain.

For a scarf with 10 repeats:

Ch 36.
R1: Place stitch marker in 6th ch from hk. Tr into next 2 ch. Dc into ch with marker. Remove marker. *Sk 1 ch (from the second tr). Tr into next 2 ch. Dc into the skipped ch. Repeat from * 8 more times (only one ch is left unworked). Tr into last ch.
R2: Ch 4, turn. *Sk next st. Tr in next 2 sts. Dc in skipped st. Repeat from * 9 more times. Tr into last st.
Repeat R2 as desired.

To make the scarf wider or narrower, add or subtract chains in your starting chain in multiples of 3.

Edit: A reader asked me how I joined the ends of the scarf when I was finished. The first time around, I just used a whip stitch and it was fine. However, the second and third scarves (haven't posted about the third one yet, but soon!) had foundation chains that were too loose, so I removed the foundation chain and used a whip stitch. The photo tutorial can be found here.

In addition, I made a brief video so you can actually get a visual of this. Please let me know if there is anything you would like me to do to improve on quality for this and possible future videos and/or patterns!
Thanks for reading, and I hope to be seeing you all again soon!
 
-Annie

58 comments:

  1. you're so lucky to be talented enough to make beautiful things like this! i love infinity scarves but wouldn't even know where to begin!

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  2. This is awesome, thanks!

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  3. Do you connect the ends of the scarf at some point with SC or whip stitch?

    Thank you :)

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  4. Love the stitch you used. Thanks for the second set of instructions for those of us who need them. Best of luck in school!

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  5. 42 yrs ago my mom-in-law taught me how to crochet. I made everything from afghans to doilies to delicate shell-stitch dresses for my daughter. Life got busy & I put down my hooks. Recently retired, I picked 'em back up & was amazed at what I'd forgotten & how bad my failing eyesight REALLY was. Your video was just PERFECT for this old bat! I watched & crocheted & now I've got 5 rows done & the stitch down pat! :D It's so good to have something to do with these old hands again. THANK YOU ANNIE! And God Bless!!!
    YeOldBat Pam ;)

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  6. I want to thank you so much for this pattern and very easy to follow video tutorial! My Aunt taught me the basic single crochet stitch when I was a little girl, 30 years ago. I never made anything though until last week when I came across your tutorial on you tube. I am so proud to say I finished my scarf the other night and I just love it....and this stitch is so beautiful! I am ready to make my next project which is either going to be another one of these beautiful scarfs or I may use this patter to make a blanket.....I haven't decided yet.
    Thanks again Annie!

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  7. I recently had back surgery so decided to take up crocheting while I am off work. My daughter loves Forever21 and had asked me to make her an infinity scarf. I googled patterns and came across yours. It is very easy for someone new to crocheting and your video really helped. Thanks so much for posting this :)

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  8. Great pattern! I just started to pick up crocheting again and wanted to try an easy pattern. The videa was EXTREMELY helpful! Keep it up! :)

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  9. Just had to bounce back in to let you know that thanks to you I've finished my first infinity scarf. The reason I had to come back out here is because I was pretty sure that the yarn I happened to find in the back of my closet was the same as your. It turned out to be Simply Soft Berry Blue. Go figure. I liked it so much I ordered some of the same collection in a berry pink sort of color.
    FWIW, I put a wide ruffled edging around the edges of the finished scarf. Looks really cool when you wear the scarf as a hood.
    Thanks again Annie for getting this Old Bat off to a great start!
    Oh ... and Happy Holidays! :D

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  10. You are so talented. Love this!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  11. Thank you for this pattern. It has been years since I crocheted but I found your video helpful and just finished a beautiful version of this for my daughter for Christmas. Good luck with medical school but I hope you'll keep up with your pattern making!

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  12. Thank you for the video it made everything in your pattern crystal clear!

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  13. Thank you so much for the helpful video!! I am off to try to make this!

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  14. Hi, yes this is great and thanks for the video to go along with the pattern. Maybe, I missed hearing or seeing it, but I didn't notice the size hook and yarn that you are using.
    I hope mine comes out fine, I'm using a L hook and the person I'm making this for doesn't want me to join. will comment once finished or when u have time check it out @ Vee Jay's Crochet 2 that I will be posting on 01-20-2012.
    Again, Thanks for sharing.

    Vee

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  15. I love this pattern - thanks so much for sharing it and filming the video for us visual learners! I'm almost finished my 1st scarf but I'm not sure when to end it. How many rows did you have in yours?

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  16. Thanks for the pattern! It's great! I changed it slightly and put my own twist on it. I have pics on my blog. Check it out!

    juststringingalong.blogspot.com/

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  17. It would be helpful to know how much yarn for projects.

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  18. It would be helpful to include the quantity of year needed

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  19. Thanks for sharing your pattern! I love the twisted effect on it, plus it was so quick to complete. In no time at all, I had a scarf on my hands (or, more accurately, around my neck). If you're interested, I posted some pics of my finished scarf on my blog here: http://www.katiefoolery.com/2012/07/something-blue/

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  20. Hi I LOVE pattern but I was wanting to know if it made a difference in the size of a scarf if I used a g hook or a k hook???

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  21. Awesome pattern! Plan on making several for holiday gifts!

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  22. Thanks a lot!!

    I saw your post just when I was thinking of trying out crochet!
    I've just finished my first row and loving it :)

    I'm an absolute beginner at crocheting and this is such a great first project!!!

    Vee

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  23. I opted to make this on a K size hook using medium weight yarn. I crocheted 12 chain, then followed the instructions till I had a VERY long scarf. When the ends are stitched together it hangs down about 3- 3 1/2 feet and can be worn long, doubled, triple looped or even quad looped for a nice snug scarf. Basically it's very narrow, and makes for a nice year round accessory but also still functions as a warm scarf when looped enough around the neck. I LOVE this pattern. Thank you so much! I've made them in several colors as an inexpensive outfit accessory!

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  24. Thank You soooo much... I'm just a beginner and this pattern is sooo wonderful! Thank You :*

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  25. FYI
    Treble crochet and triple crochet are 2 different stitches but I noticed your pattern calls it treble but your video shows triple and you interchange the names throughout. That makes it very confusing.

    Treble crochet is equivalent to half double (wrap, pull through 2, pull through 3)

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  26. Thank you so much for your pattern and video. This has been my first infinity scarf and I love the result . I chose a pink colour and it looks so nice. My sister is going to love it.

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  27. Annie, you are so sweet, and I love your pattern and tutorial!
    Bless you!
    Kay

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  28. I would like to make scarves and sell them. Do you mind if I use your pattern?

    P.S.

    I LOVE this pattern! The scarves turn out beautifully. It is also very easy to follow. :)

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  29. @Hannah: I hope you see this comment! I'm afraid I haven't yet figured out how to make it possible to reply to comments on this blog. YES, you are welcome to sell scarves using this pattern, but I would love if you could share the link to this pattern with your customers.

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    1. while viewing your blog under each comment is the option to reply. Like I did just now.

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    2. Thanks for reminding me! That's actually a recent change when I finally figured out how to enable that option on comments on my blog. Before, it wasn't actually an option. But thank you again!

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  30. Is a triple crochet and a treble crochet the same thing?

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  31. @Deborah: I will also add this as an edit to the post, but to my knowledge, YES, a triple crochet is the same thing as a treble crochet. At least, according to a very quick Google search.

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  32. Loa Rose OlmsteadMarch 4, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Have you ever made a cap with this beautiful stitch?

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  33. Fantastic simple pattern. Thanks for sharing...amazed you have time to crochet and study!

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  34. Thought I'd let you know that I love this stitch! As it is almost summer I am not really interested in making another scarf BUT I am making a baby blanket with the stitch! I just started it today and think it's going to turn out beautiful! Will probably take me quite a bit of time (having another baby next week lol) but if I remember I will link up a picture!

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  35. i just have to thank you thank you thank you! the video made it crystal clear - you did a great job explaining! i always have trouble working out of the chains, so i just did a row of foundation single crochets *it was much easier to see the stitches) and i was off & running with your pattern. i love it!

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  36. This pattern is exactly what I needed! Thank you for the tutorial.

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  37. I love this pattern. I have been crocheting for 43 years. Good luck with your medical training. I am a RN and we need more great and kind doctors. I am sure you will be. As a nurses of also most 35years I like to give one thought for doctors to think about. Your nurses are you team members and equals. They will bend over backwards if treated respectfully and they will do the same to you. Good luck and if you would like stay in contact.

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  38. Thank you for sharing your pattern. I'm so excited to make this my next project. Happy Holidays!

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  39. Last week I had a beginning crochet class with four 10-12 year old girls and their mom's. We got started making Boshi hats and plan to finish them this week. Several of them want a new project when this one is done and I think this scarf would be excellent. Thanks for the pattern and video. - Julie - http://highhillhomeschool.blogspot.com/

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    1. I popped over to your website and I have to tell you, I think you're absolutely fantastic! I love that you clearly have a passion for education. Keep encouraging that love of learning (and of course crafting)!

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  40. So cute :) I might try and make one if I can find some yarn in my stash in a good color.
    I just tried with bulky yarn and a large hook, it doesn't work very well.

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    1. Haha, thank you for the heads up. I will avoid using bulky yarn with this pattern! I hope you find something that works for you. :)

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  41. Thanks so much for the lovely pattern...
    Really luved it....
    And vl try to mk it

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  42. Beautiful pattern and so easy. Thanks so much for the great video and detailed pattern. I'm a bit of a novice at this so I referred back to both often during my project. My first project came out a little too chunky for my taste but I will choose my yarn a little more carefully for the next one.

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    1. I'm glad you found it helpful! Keep experimenting and keep trying new patterns!

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  43. I love this. Your video was great, and I'm making this scarf right now!

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  44. I love this pattern but I stick at doing a treble crochet, so I changed the treble crochets to double crochets and changed the double crochets to half double crochets. It's a smaller pattern but looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing this pattern!
    ~Dani

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  45. This is a fabulous pattern! Soo super easy (once I viewed you awesome video!) yet very complicated looking - reminds me of a knitted piece. Took me about a week - working it in where I could - and I love it! I did it with 2 skeins of Vanna's Choice Antique Rose and hook J and ended up using all the yarn and mine wraps around twice very nicely. Not super loose - but comfy!
    Don't know how to post a photo - sorry!
    --Mary

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  46. Thank you for sharing this post as well as the video tutorial. You really have a skill in knitting, and I envy you. Knitting infinity scarf is one of the best things everyone can do. Glad to visit your site.

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  47. Thank You for the great pattern and great video! My granddaughters will LOVE this!!

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  50. My daughter asked me to make her a couple of infinity scarves for Christmas. I found your lovely pattern while searching for ideas. What a fantastic and simple to follow video you've shared. Thanks so much! I'm definitely using this pattern for one of my daughter's scarves!

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  51. Luv luv this stitch. I've been crocheting for 40 years with the last 20 being professionally. I have never come across a stitch like this have crotchet everything you can think of specialising in baby shawls and afghans. I am hoping to adapt this stitch into a shawl hope it works out will let you know. Thanks.
    Ps hope I have your permission to use the stitch

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    1. You can absolutely use it, and I would love to see the end result of adapting it to a shawl! My preference is that people who sell items they've made using my patterns will post a link back to my pattern. Happy crocheting!

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