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I knew I wasn’t done with this stitch pattern yet, and that was reaffirmed to me when I was asked by several of you for a matching scarf pattern!
I’ve been really into fringe lately, and this is my first pattern that includes it.
I’ve been wearing this scarf everywhere. It has great drape and detailing, but the light #3 yarn makes it easy to tuck into a winter coat.
(If #3 yarn scares you like it did me when I was a crochet newbie, you can pretty easily make this scarf with #4 worsted and an appropriately sized hook, too. But I strongly encourage you to give #3 yarn a try. You might fall in love like I did!)
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YENNI INFINITY FRINGE SCARF
Scarf measures 54″ long before seaming, and 6″ wide (not including fringe)
- H hook (5.00mm) and G hook (4.25mm)
- Yarn needle
- #3 (light) yarn, about 410-420 yards. I used 2 skeins of Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn (Sport) in “Graybeard”.
Gauge: With H hook, 4HDC = 1″
SL ST (slip stitch)
SC (single crochet)
HDC (half double crochet)
DC (double crochet)
SC+DC (this just means to put a single crochet and a double crochet in the same stitch)
3rd Loop – Some rows call for the stitches to be 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.
(1) This pattern is written in American Standard terms.
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Using H Hook, and leaving a 12″ tail, CH23.
Row 1: SC+DC in 3rd CH from hook. (SK next ST, SC+DC in next ST) across. (22)
Row 2: CH1, turn. SK 1st ST, SC+DC in next ST. (SK next ST, SC+DC in next ST) across. (22)
Row 3: CH1, turn. SK 1st ST, SC+DC in next ST. (SK next ST, SC+DC in next ST) across. (22)
Row 4: CH1, turn. SK 1st ST. HDC in each of the next 20 STS. 2HDC in last ST. (22)
Row 5: CH1, turn. Working in 3rd loops, (SK next ST, SC+DC in next ST) across. (22)
Rows 6-152: Repeat Rows 2-5 in order until you have 152 total rows (or until your scarf measures approximately 54″ long), being sure to end on a repeat of Row 4. (This will help the seam look the most natural.) Fasten off your yarn and weave in the end.
Bring the two ends of the scarf together, being careful to not twist it. Use your starting tail to whip stitch them together, utilizing the 3rd loop of the final row in order to hide the seam. Weave in the remainder of the tail securely.
Switch to G hook.
Top Band, Round 1: With G hook, reattach your yarn at the seam; CH1. SC evenly around the scarf, putting 5SC between each ribbed row, as shown below. Join to the top of the first SC with a SL ST.
Top Band, Rounds 2-8: CH1, turn. SC around. Join to the top of the first SC with a SL ST.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
We need to cut approximately 80 pieces of yarn for the fringe. Find a sturdy, thin object in your home that measures somewhere between 8-10″. I used my 9″ cutting board and it worked perfectly! Here’s how you make fringe (the numbers correspond to the photos below):
1. Wrap the yarn around the cutting board about 45 times (this will give us a little wiggle room). Wrap it snug, but don’t wrap it crazy-tight. Try to be consistent.
2. Take a good pair of scissors and carefully cut the yarn right down the center of the pile.
3. You now have a pile of yarn approximately 18″ long. Very carefully, fold it in half and cut at the halfway point again. You should now have about 90 strands of yarn.
4. Choose a starting point at the bottom of one of the ribbed rows. Using a crochet hook and one strand of yarn, fold the yarn in half and use the hook to pull it halfway through the scarf (right at the bottom). The two ends of the strand should be poking out the front of the entry point.
5. Remove your hook and insert the two ends of the strand through the loop.
6. Pull tight.
7. Continue around the scarf, adding fringe at every two rows (so you’ll add fringe at every ribbed row, as well as halfway between each ribbed row). Use the photo for a visual.