This infinity cowl uses a delicate, lacy pattern and different combinations of a few stitches to create simple geometric panels.
It is a great length and weight for wrapping twice around the head and shoulders for soft warmth during the fall. Or, you could make the larger size and wrap it around to make three loops!
Valley Yarn Superwash Sport (100% extrafine merino; 153yds [140m]/50g): Pink (C1), 1 (2) balls; Misty Lilac (C2), 1 (2) balls; Orchid (C3), 1 (2) balls.
Thanks to Webs for donating the yarn!
Size E/3.5mm hook or size needed to obtain gauge
16 sts and 16 rows = 4″ [10cm] in sc
60 (75)” [152 (191) cm] circumference and 7” (17.75cm) wide
We’ve shown the small cowl in the pictures.
See our standard abbreviations.
trtr: triple treble crochet: yo x4, insert hook into indicated st/sp, yo, pull up a lp, (yo, pull through 2 loops) x4.
trtrtog: Trtr in next leaving last 2 lps on hook, sk next st, TrTr in next st leaving last 2 lps on hook, yo, pull through all lps on hook.
- This scarf is worked lengthwise as a flat rectangle, then the short sides are sewn together to form an infinity loop.
- If you want to make a single color, you’ll use less yarn because you won’t be using partial-balls of three colors and striping them. You’ll only need 3 skeins for the smaller cowl and we approximate 5 skeins for the larger cowl.
- Size is easily adjustable: the starting chain can be any multiple of 3.
- Ch6 at the beginning of rows counts as first TrTr.
Infinity Scarf Instructions
With C1, ch 243 (303).
Row 1 (WS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn (242 (302) sc).
Row 2 (RS): Ch1, sc in same st, 1sc in each st across, turn (242 (302) sc).
Row 3: Rep Row 2.
Row 4: Ch6, *sk next 2 sts, TrTr in next st, ch1, TrTr in 1st of the 2 skipped sts, working the 2nd TrTr in front of the 1st; rep from * to last 2 sts, sk next st, TrTr in last st, turn (162 (202) TrTr, 80 (100) ch1).
Row 5: Ch1, sc in same st, *sc in next st, sc in next ch sp, sc in next st, rep from * to starting ch, sc in starting ch, turn (242 (302) sc).
Rows 6 – 7: Rep Row 2.
Change to C2.
Row 8: Ch7 (counts as TrTr and ch1), *TrTrTog, ch2; rep from * to last 4 sts, TrTrTog in next 3 sts, ch1, TrTr in last st, turn (2TrTr, 80 (100) TrTrTog, 79 (99) ch2).
Row 9: Ch1, 1sc in same st, sc in next ch sp, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next ch2 sp, rep from * to last ch7, 1 sc in 1st ch sp, 1 sc in top of ch6, turn (242 (302) sc).
Row 10 – 11: Rep Row 2.
Row 12: Ch6, sk next st, *(TrTr, ch1, TrTr) in next st, sk next 2 sts, rep from * to last st, TrTr, turn (162 (202) TrTr, 80 (100) ch1).
Change to C3.
Rows 13 – 15: Rep Rows 5 – 7.
Row 16: Ch6, *sk next 2 sts, TrTr in next st, ch1, TrTr in 1st of the 2 skipped sts, working the 2nd TrTr behind the 1st; rep from * to last 2 sts, sk next st, TrTr in last st, turn (162 (202) TrTr, 80 (100) ch1).
Rows 17 – 19: Rep Rows 5 – 7.
Leaving a long yarn tail, fasten off. Using whipstitch, sew the short sides of the scarf together. Weave in ends. Wash and block to measurements.
About the Designer: Varsha V.
Varsha is an aspiring fashion designer and crochet entrepreneur from India. She learned to crochet at the age of 5 from her mother and has loved it ever since.
She has always been interested in designing her own patterns and loves to sport what she makes. Her favorite techniques are Tunisian crochet, modular crochet and color work.
A fan of the classics, Varsha loves to use simple stitches in short repeats to create symmetric patterns that are easy to follow. Her preferred fibers to workwith are cotton and silk, but she can’t resist the crunch of chunky wool! Shecan often be found petting and cooing over a big, fat ball of yarn before getting to work!