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Thank you to Cascade Yarns for providing the yarn for this sample!
So there is this gorgeous classic knit scarf style that I’ve been seeing everywhere (like here), and I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind. Mostly because when I first saw it and fell in love with it, I knew I could recreate it as a crochet scarf.
It just looked so plush and warm and comfy… which is why I knew that just as important as finding the right stitches, was choosing the right yarn. There was no doubt in my mind that Cascade Yarns had what I needed!
After using Cascade’s Longwood Sport (a #3 light yarn) to create the Yenni Slouch Hat pattern, I always knew I’d use that yarn again. For this scarf, I opted instead for the #4 yarn in the same product line. When the Longwood 100% Superwash Extrafine Merino Wool showed up on my doorstep, I was soooo happy with my decision. This yarn is so plush. Every so often I wanted to put my hook down and just bury my face in it. It’s like crocheting with bunnies. Honestly. Baby bunnies.
The best part? Even using a somewhat pricier yarn, I still spent half of what I would’ve spent buying this scarf. What do you think… can you tell the difference?
I really think you’re going to love this pattern! If you choose the right yarn, it’ll look and feel like luxury. All your friends will want to know where you bought it!
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SUPER PLUSH FAUX-KNIT INFINITY SCARF
Size: 58” around, 7” wide
Gauge: With H hook, 4HDC = 1”
Hook: H (5.0mm) – please see notes section
You’ll also need: Yarn needle
Yarn: Longwood 100% Superwash Extrafine Merino Wool (by Cascade Yarns)*, 550-560 yards. The color in the photos is Cream.
*About Longwood 100% Superwash Extrafine Merino Wool:
Weight: #4 worsted
Fiber: 100% Superwash Extrafine Merino Wool
Yardage: 100 g (3.5 oz) / 191 yds (175 m)
Gauge: 18 sts = 4″ (10 cm), US 7-8 (4.5-5 mm)
SL ST (slip stitch)
HDC (half double crochet)
FHDC (foundation half double crochet — optional, but recommended. View tutorial at http://goo.gl/OiU7Mb)
3rd Loop – The bulk of this pattern is completed in the “3rd loop”. When working in turned rows, and after completing a row of HDC, these loops will be visible just below the front loop. So instead of inserting your hook into the top loops, you’ll only insert it into that 3rd loop. This will force the top loops to go to the front of your work, which is how we get the “ribbing” effect. View tutorial here.
(1) This pattern is written in American Standard terms.
(2) Be sure to choose a soft, breathable worsted weight yarn with good drape for this pattern. If you choose a heavier yarn, such as Aran, you’ll need to adjust your hook size so it doesn’t become stiff.
(3) You can make the scarf shorter or longer simply by changing the number of stitches in your starting row. There is no formula needed.
(4) CH1 at the beginning of rounds does not count as a stitch.
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Round 1: FHDC* 220, or until your foundation chain is about 54″ long (it will stretch). Join to the top of the first FHDC with a SL ST, being careful that you don’t twist the round.
*Alternate start, if you aren’t comfortable with the Foundation method: CH221. HDC in 2nd CH from hook and in each remaining CH (220 HDC). Join to the top of the first HDC with a SL ST.
Round 2: CH1, turn. In 3rd loops, HDC in each ST around. Join to the top of the first HDC with a SL ST. (220)
Rounds 3-27 (or until scarf is the width you prefer: Repeat Round 2.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Pretty simple, right? Enjoy!
I keep finding all these beautiful patterns online and I follow the links to your patterns ! I’m really becoming quite a fan of your work ! Thanks for all the beautiful patterns like this one – please keep posting and I’ll keep following 🙂
Can you direct me to where Incould find the knitted pattern for your scarf? I love it, but knit rather than crochet. Have been searching without success. Appreciate your help!
Love this pattern. I bought the yarn you used and it turned out soft and yummy. I have since made it two more times and given them ask gifts! I always mention your website, even to some of my middle schoolers who actually helped me crochet preemie hats! God bless on your new little Monkey…he’s almost a year old!
Amei, amei, amei esse padrão. Gostaria de tecê-lo para mim, mas não tenho como comprar o ebook. Lamento muito. Parabéns!!! É muito lindo.
The pattern is written out in full on this blog post. You don’t need to purchase the PDF or the E-book to complete it. 🙂
Hi! So I’m trying your pattern out. I have the first two rows done now problem. When I turn the scarf for row 3, I can’t seem to find the third loop? Am I crazy?
I’m sure you’re not crazy, but yes, the third loop should be there 🙂
Oh I forgot to ask – if I use a different size hook and yarn do you think it will look the same?
How do you make all the twists in the scarf in the photo
I hold the scarf out with both hands, then I do a 360 degree twist of one end into itself. Shake it out a bit so the twist gets evenly dispersed along the scarf, then double wrap it and put it on.
No, if you change the yarn or hook size it’s going to look different. What yarn you choose and what hook size you use will determine how different it will be. If you’re using yarn in the same weight category (#4) and an appropriately sized hook, the difference shouldn’t be huge. But if you’re using a different weight of yarn, you’ll significantly change the finished dimensions.
Thanks for sharing Rebecca – haven’t made it yet but I think it will look great!
He is adorable. Congratulations. I love your crochet patterns. They are beautiful and enjoy making them for my friends and family. I also donate a lot of what I make for the homeless. Can’t wait for some new patterns. Thank you.
Happy blogiversity. The baby is too adorable! ! I love all of your patterns, the colors and styles are simply elegant. God bless you and your family always.
I just started making this scarf. It says 3-27 rounds but can I ask how many are in the scarf pictured? I love the thickness of it but 27 Rounds seems quite a lot.
The scarf in the photo followed the pattern exactly with 27 rounds. (“Rounds 3-27” doesn’t mean to choose any number between 3 and 27, it means repeat these instructions for every round from round 3 to round 27.) The third loop stitch creates a more condensed fabric, so it will be skinnier than if you were to do 27 regular HDC rounds. The stitch and number of stitches also contributes to the plushness. Of course, you’re welcome to do as many rounds as you want until you’re happy with the look.
Hello. I love your scarf and bought the Longwood yarn in Doeskin. Will be making for my niece. My grandma taught me to crochet 44 years ago! I picked it back up last year after checking a book out of the library, and my aunt sent me some of my grandma’s hooks (which I cherish and think of her while using). I do have a question, I don’t have a yarn needle and need to know what size and type is best for this pattern? Thanks for your time and for sharing your talent! Laura
A yarn needle is just what you’ll use for weaving in your ends. So whatever you’ve been using for the last year should work fine. 🙂
Rebecca, thanks for getting back with me.
I’ve never used a needle and don’t own one so want to make sure I buy the right type and size. I’m sure is personal preference, but I was looking on-line at the website you recommend and there are several pages and so many sizes I just need some guidance. Thank you so much. Laura
Ahh. I’m not sure what size mine is (I actually have several different ones). As long as the eye is large enough to thread your worsted yarn through, you should be fine. It might be easier to shop for it in person.
Do you block it?
No, but I never block anything 🙂
Pattern isn’t there when I click print?
Yeah, something has happened with PrintFriendly in the last few days that has caused it to stop recognizing the field where I input my pattern. 🙁 I’ve found that you CAN still copy/paste the URL and plug it in on printfriendly.com, and it will bring up the whole thing for you.
I can’t wait to try your pattern; it’s gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and making it free!
How you get the scarf into that twisted shape?
It’s how I always wear my infinity scarves, but a little hard to explain. Basically I hold the scarf out in front of me with the left side draped over my left hand and the right side draped over my right, then I take my right hand and twist the scarf in on itself a full 360 degrees. I shake the scarf out a little to distribute the twist evenly, then I double it up and put it around my neck. 🙂
I have question: this scarf is done in the round with a slipstitch so why am I turning? Will I be alternating the directions?
Yes, you’ll be working in opposite directions, that’s how you get the look 🙂