This pattern is part of the Fall 2017 Malia CAL (Crochet-Along). To view the other patterns in this collection (including a beanie, slouch, and buttoned cowl), please visit the Malia CAL Homepage.
The third pattern in the Malia CAL is a gorgeous infinity scarf! The texture in this scarf is just to die for, and the addition of the fringe gives it a casual, relaxed vibe.
If you need a little extra help with the pattern, here is a video tutorial, and the free pattern is at the bottom of the page!
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MALIA INFINITY SCARF
Finished Size: 56″ around x 6.5″ wide
Hook: I (5.50 mm) or whichever hook is needed to obtain correct gauge
Yarn: 580 yards of #4 aran weight. Yarn used in sample photos is Yarn Bee’s Rustic Romantic in “Okie Wheat.”
Gauge: To ensure the best results, the gauge check is a swatch taken straight from the pattern. Upon completion, you should have a 4” square. If yours is larger, consider using a smaller hook or a thinner #4 yarn. If yours is smaller, consider using a larger hook.
Pattern for Gauge:
Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook and in each remaining CH. (16)
Row 2: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. (SK next ST, LBS in next ST) 7 times. SC in final ST. (16)
Row 3: CH1, turn. HDC in each ST across. (16)
Row 4: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in 3rd loop of each of the next 14 STS. SC in final ST. (16)
Row 5: CH1, turn. SC in each ST across. (16)
Row 6: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. (LBS in next ST, SK next ST) 7 times. SC in final ST. (16)
Row 7: CH1, turn. HDC in each ST across. (16)
Row 8: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in 3rd loop of each of the next 14 STS. SC in final ST. (16)
Row 9: CH1, turn. SC in each ST across. (16)
Rows 10-16: Repeat Rows 2-8. (16)
You’ll also need: Yarn needle, 4 buttons (1″ – 1-1/8″)
Terms and Abbreviations:
FHDC (foundation half double crochet – see “Special Stitches”)
SL ST (slip stitch)
SC (single crochet)
HDC (half double crochet)
LBS (large bean stitch – see “Special Stitches”)
BLO (back loop only)
3rd LOOP (work stitch into 3rd loop only – see “Special Stitches”)
Foundation Half Double Crochet (FHDC)
This is the recommended way of beginning the pattern and is better shown than explained, so please watch the included tutorial video as a guide. There is also an optional classic chain start noted in the pattern, if you would like to do that instead.
Large Bean Stitch (LBS)
Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through (2 loops on hook). Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over and pull through (4 loops on hook). Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over and pull through (6 loops on hook). Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over and pull through (8 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through all 8 loops. Chain 1 to close the stitch. (Because this stitch creates two sets of loops – one when creating the bean, and one when closing the stitch – each completed Large Bean Stitch will count for two stitches in the row or round’s final stitch count.)
3rd Loop Only
Half double crochet stitches have a 3rd loop that we utilize in this pattern. When working in turned rows, as in this pattern, the 3rd loop can be found just below the front loop on the side of the work that is facing you. When instructed to work in “3rd loop only”, insert your hook into this special loop. This creates a delicate braided look on the opposite side of the pattern.
(1) This pattern is written in American Standard Terms.
(2) CH1s at the beginning of rows do not count as a stitch in the final stitch count.
(3) Pattern is worked as a flat piece and then secured into an infinity style with buttons.
(4) A video tutorial is available up in the post, or by clicking here.
Row 1: FHDC* 204. (*Alternate start: CH205, HDC in 2nd CH from hook and in each remaining CH.) (204)
Row 2: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in 3rd loop of each of the next 202 STS. SC in final ST. (204)
Row 3: CH1, turn. SC in each ST across. (204)
Row 4: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. (SK next ST, LBS in next ST) 101 times. SC in final ST. (204)
Row 5: CH1, turn. HDC in each ST across.
Row 6: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in 3rd loop of each of the next 202 STS. SC in final ST. (204)
Row 7: CH1, turn. SC in each ST across. (204)
Row 8: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. (LBS in next ST, SK next ST) 101 times. SC in final ST. (204)
Row 9: CH1, turn. HDC in each ST across.
Rows 10-25: Repeat Rows 2-9, in order, 2 more times. (204)
Row 26: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in 3rd loop of each of the next 202 STS. SC in final ST. (204)
Edging (1 side only, optional): CH1, SC in same ST to round corner. Working down the short edge of the scarf, SC in each row (26). SL ST to the 2nd corner, fasten off and weave in all ends.
Fringe: Cut about 160 9″ long strands of yarn. (I wrap mine around a 9″ cutting board.) Start at one corner and attach them in groups of 3, every 4 stitches along the entire bottom edge of the scarf.
Buttons: Lay the scarf out in front of you wrong side up and bring the short ends together, overlapping the end with the edging (if applicable) over the edge without the edging by about 1″. (Ends should now be right side facing up.) Pin it in place if desired. Use yarn and yarn needle or a sewing needle and thread to sew each button onto the edge, evenly spaced, sewing through both layers to hold the scarf together. To help with spacing, start with the top and bottom buttons and then move on to the middle two.
Done! If you’re sharing on social media, be sure to hashtag #maliacaland #maliascarf, and tag me @littlemonkeyscrochet. Hope you enjoyed it!
Thank you so much for sharing the pattern for the infinity scarf. Your written pattern and video tutorial made this so easy to understand and make. I learned some new stitches too.
This is really beautiful and has worked up easily with your written pattern and video! Thank you!
I absolutely love this cowl pattern. Once you get the repeats it goes very quickly! I have made at least a dozen for birthday, Christmas and ‘just because’ gifts. It works with all kinds of yarn, from bulky to two strands of light weight. Have made it with and without fringe in a fisherman wool for my husband. My original pattern is ratty looking with coffee stains because I took everywhere, just in case I had a bit of down time to work on another cowl. Great stash burner too!
Could this pattern be made in the round also?
I recently joined your newsletter, I love your patterns and your blog! Thank you so much for all the patterns and the time you take to write your blog and the patterns you give to all of us ?. Happy Valentine’s Day?
Can’t wait to start this! It is so cute!!
What do you think about using the Mandala yarn for this pattern, seeing as you have used it before. Thanks!
I think it would be beautiful, you’ll just have to adjust for a #3 yarn. 🙂
Thank you. I’m a new follower and I’ve been looking for infinity scarf to make for my granddaughter. The video was awesome for me because I’ am in know way an expert. Im so excited to finish and try more of your designs. Thank you. Merry Christmas
Thank you so much for the use of these patterns. LOVE all the Malia crochet patterns! They are my new favorite project for Christmas this year!
I’ve made three of the beanies and am getting started on the scarf. Love the textured look of this pattern. I also loved the vertical design. Thank you for sharing your talents!
First, I LOVE this whole suite of accessories!
I have some super chunky weight yarn that I’m dying to use up, so I’ was gonna give it a go on this pattern, so obviously I need to adjust stitch count. Is there a guide for this pattern? Like a multiple of 4 +1? to ensure the LBS works?
Hi Janice! Thank you! Actually the multiple is 2+1. So if you’re starting with FHDC, just do an even number, and if you’re starting with chains, chain an odd number. 🙂