Saturday, August 24, 2013

Lacy Infinity Scarf, my free crochet pattern



I finished my infinity scarf!

But it’s still at least a couple of months before I will be able to wear it as autumn arrives late to California. I’m not in a hurry though and I’m very much enjoying summer days. 

I’m more than pleased with how my scarf turned out. It’s soft and nice to touch. And it definitely looks much better on me than on the hanger in the photos. I might post more pictures once I actually get to wear my scarf.









This pattern is my original design. It cannot be posted on other sites or distributed in any other form. If you would like to share this pattern, you can post ONE image on your site with the link to my original post. You can use this pattern to make items for personal use or for sale. If you sell finished items from this pattern, you must give design credit to Lacy Crochet blog (lacycrochet.blogspot.com). Please, respect my work. Thank you!

Skill Level: Easy

Size: about 9.5 inches wide, about 65 inches long (before stitching) 



Materials: Baby Alpaca Worsted Glow yarn in Olive by Plymouth Yarn, 5 balls (500 yards)


Crochet Hook US size F (3.75 mm)



Shell in this pattern: (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in same space.

Ch 58 loosely.



Row 1: shell in 6th ch from hook, *ch 3, skip 5 ch, sc in next ch, ch 3, skip 5 ch, shell in next ch* across, skip 3 ch, dc in last ch.



Row 2: ch 6, turn; *sc in next shell, ch 3, shell in next sc, ch 3* across, end with sc in last shell, ch 3, dc in last dc (Note, here by last dc I actually mean the turning ch, so in Row 2 make last dc in top of turning chain. But starting from Row 4 and onward, make last dc into 2nd (not 3rd) ch of turning ch-3. This way you will have a nice, straight edge). 



Row 3: ch 3, turn; *shell in next sc, ch 3, sc in next shell, ch 3,* across, end with shell in next sc, dc into 2nd (count from bottom) ch of turning ch-6.



Repeat Row 2 – Row 3 until your scarf measures about 65 inches, ending with Row 2. Fasten off, but leave a tail long enough to stitch the shorter ends of the scarf together (about 18-20 inches).



Lay your scarf on a flat surface. Flip one side to form a twist. Stitch the shorter ends together using a tapestry needle. Wave in the ends.


January 2014 update: if you need help with this pattern, check out my photo tutorial


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97 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Olga! You are so great at this. I am saving the directions. xo

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  2. super cute! I love the color and the stitch, thanks for sharing the pattern :)

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  3. So pretty. And I love the color!
    Where in CA do you live?
    xo Kris

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  4. Wow .. That is really pretty! I'm going to try to make one for myself. Thanks for the pattern. :)

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  5. It's lovely it looks so cosy and warm. :)

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  6. Beautiful pattern, beautiful color !
    Have a nice Sunday !
    Anna

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  7. Beautiful scarf and pattern, thank you so much for sharing it with us.

    Love color, too.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  8. Compliments, the scarf is beautiful.
    Bye, bye Elli

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  9. Beautiful scarf!! I liked the color too, it looks serene and fresh :)

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  10. Beautiful cowl, Olga. I love the color :-)

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  11. Ольга, шарф смотрится очень красиво!

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  12. It is so pretty. I have never heard of an infinity scarf until recently and now it is very popular.

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  13. Too beautiful shawl .....
    Ajka

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  14. Lovely! Thank you VERY much for such a pretty pattern. I'm making it right now, just started this evening. I'm using a deep turquoise yarn, Simply Soft, with a size G hook. Very pretty!

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  15. This looks so pretty! Love your lacy patterns! :)

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  16. que preciosidad!!! me encanta!! un besito.maria:)

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  17. For what it's worth, I've now down about 12" of the scarf and the pattern is working fine, no glitches. I probably won't make it the full length b/c I don't think I have that much yarn. Thanks again!

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  18. looks fantastic, will add it to my project list! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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  19. Olga, it's beautiful! How big are the balls of yarn?

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  20. Olga, it's beautiful! How big are the balls of yarn?

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  21. I love it and it looks so great.
    Thanks so much for sharing the pattern .
    I still have some beautiful yarn for a scarf left for a gift.
    Will give it a try.

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  22. I LOVE it!!! I collect scarfs, and I know this one needs to be added to the collection! I am not sure what you mean by sc into shell... The shell is 6 stiches, right? So do you sc into all of them? Sorry to be a pain, but I am a complete beginner at crocheting.

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    1. No problem, don't hesitate asking questions.

      The shell is (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc),

      so you would make sc (only one!) in the middle of the shell, which would be ch-2 space.

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  23. Super cute! I'm in the process of making one in black for myself. Question: is it really 65 inches in length before stitching together? That seems like it would hang to low. Maybe it covers the back more than I can see in the picture.

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    1. Yes, it's 65 inches before stitching. Mine looks ok when I wrap it around my neck twice, not too low.

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  24. Is it alright if I reblog this on my blog with a link to the pattern? This is such a pretty scarf!

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    1. You can post about this scarf on your blog, but please don't repost the pattern, give a link to my original pattern on Lacy Crochet. You can use my picture if you wish.

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  25. Olga is this in US terminology

    Love

    Fran

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  26. thanks for sharing....would love to make one for myself

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  27. So beautiful! Will be making as my next project. Thank you!

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  28. I love this pattern, I am now making one for myself and know others will beg for it!

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  29. This is so pretty! I think I'm going to make one just like it! I'm betting my mom will love one in that color! Thank you! Sounds easy enough that maybe I can do it LOL!

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  30. So, so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. I followed the pattern and my scarf is so thick! I think it could have been less wide to have less material to bunch up around the neck... or a gage on the pattern to compare it to!

    thankyou! It is so warm!

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  32. So pretty -making one now. Do you just stitch ends together straight - I'm not getting how to twist. Thank you

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    1. Hi Leigh, you need to put your scarf straight on a flat service, then flap one end to the other side, so the whole crocheted piece is twisted now. Keeping that twist, stitch together the ends.
      Hope this helps. Can't think of any other way to explain.

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  33. Thank you for this pattern. I just finished making one and it came out great. Very nice pattern!

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  34. What other yarn would work as well as the Plymouth Baby Alpaca Worsted which is not readily available to me?

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    1. Try other wool yarns. I wouldn't recommend acrylic because I think it's too stiff compared to wool and will not create that flowy and drapy affect.

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  35. Hi Olga..thank u for sharing such beautiful work. I think I'm a moron because I cant seem to get it right when it comes to the 2nd and 3rd rows. My work looks like a mess and maybe I'm just not understanding. Please help!

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    1. Hi Lisa, I'll make a photo tutorial for this stitch after the Holidays. In the meantime, if you send me a close-up picture of your work, I'll try to help (you can find my e-mail in my profile).

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  36. Hello :-) very beautiful have 1 question u might have wrote it already but i didnt c it sorry how wide is it u said 65 inches long but the first 58 chains? Sorry n thanks

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  37. Blogged and cited your blog! http://megandewitt.blogspot.com/2013/12/infinity-scarf.html

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  38. Just see this scarf on Pinterest. I LOVE it! It's fabulous and the color is wonderful ! Do you sell such ones?!

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  39. Thank you for the pattern. I'm trying to make it but I find my edges aren't coming out straight. I've started over many times and each time I'm having the same problem. Are they supposed to be straight? One side seems to be more straight than the other. One side is scalloped. Can you give me any advice, please?

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  40. Thank you for this. Very easy and came out great. I will have to make a couple more for gifts to make sure mine doesn't disappear when my daughter leaves for college.

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  41. Thank you for this. Very easy and came out great. I will have to make a couple more for gifts to make sure mine doesn't disappear when my daughter leaves for college.

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  42. Wow this is so pretty! Very feminine. I just knitted a drop stitch scarf that is really pretty but I think I might have to make one of these too!

    -Leslie @ Mama G's Big Crafty Blog

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  44. Thank you for posting this scarf!! it sure is lovely.. my question is.. do you have any simple skirt/ or beach skirt for summer. I am looking for one, I find some but they are in a different language .. love you work

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  45. I blocked this scarf last night (my first time) and now the scarf is way longer!! Should I unravel back to 65"? Did I do something wrong?

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  46. Beautiful! I just finished mine and I LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing! I have one question, I want to make another one a little thinner. In the beginning chain what multiples do you use for this pattern?

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  47. Beautiful! I just finished mine and I LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing! I have one question, I want to make another one a little thinner. In the beginning chain what multiples do you use for this pattern?

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  48. Estou aos poucos voltando a esse mundo encantado
    onde nossas amizades se eternizam com o passar
    do tempo somos vidas que se une através de sonhos ,
    e sonhos dos mais lindos ,
    é esta amizade que atravessa mares ficando sem fronteiras ,
    sem barreiras .
    A semente boa e plantada em solo forte será
    nossa colheita farta de amizades eterna,
    que seguiram nossas vidas com nossos
    mais absolutos sonhos em que sonhar é possível..
    Deus esteja contigo e comigo.
    Uma semana linda e abençoada.
    Beijos carinhos na alma.
    Evanir..

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  49. I'm loving this pattern. I'm using a standing double crochet at the ends in place of the chain 3 and it makes for a nice straight edge :) Thank you!!

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  50. Love the scarf - such a beautiful color - u do such amazing work - hope I can do a smidgeon of what yours looks like - tk u so much for sharing.

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  51. walmart does not carry this particular yarn but does carry caron simply soft yarn. can i use this yarn for the project instead?

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  52. I love this pattern but walmart does not carry this particular yarn. I do have other kinds of yarn. I live in a very small town so I am limited on types of yarn to purchase. I am still waiting for a response, please help!

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  53. I'm using a bulkier alpaca yarn and larger hook (J) and wondering if adjustments can be made to make it more narrow? Is the starting chain done in certain multiples?

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  54. Beautiful pattern! I am making some for Christmas gifts. So pretty, and relatively easy. Thank you for sharing.

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  55. My first time visiting your blog. Definitely going to bookmark your page. Lovely scarf.

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  56. Love this! I have actually made 6 of them! But made the base ch24 longer so it was a bit wider, then added buttons to one edge! http://katidcreations.com/lacy-cowl/

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    1. I love your variation Kati. Your cowls look great!

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  57. I just made this in a grey alpaca yarn. I used the same hook and mine is a bit narrower but I love it! I will have to make it again someday as the alpaca was fuzzy and there is a sort of "halo" so the stitches are not super clear. And this is a beautiful pattern! I want to try the spider shawl - someday!

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  58. I have some yarn I'd like to use to try this...it's barely a 4 weight. Very light. About how many yards does your pattern take and what weight yarn is the baby alpaca? Thanks!

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  59. I can't figure out for the life of me how to fold this scarf, but hopefully I will one day.

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    1. You lay the scarf on a flat surface, then flip one end over, then attach each end together. It is really easy and makes a perfect infinity scarf.

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  60. I'm struggling with the 2nd row dc, could you possibly upload a video on how to do it?

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  61. Lovely. I bought some very pretty denium blue colors. I am making this for my daughter. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  62. Lovely. I bought some very pretty denium blue colors. I am making this for my daughter. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  63. So, how many yards of yarn? You state 5 balls, but how much is 5 balls? Thanks.

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  64. So, how many yards of yarn? You state 5 balls, but how much is 5 balls? Thanks.

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  65. Hi! I love this scarf but I'm having challenges following the pattern. It really helps me when you show the step by step photos, if not maybe a video? Thanks so much. I cannot wait to make this scarf!

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    1. The link to the tutorial is at the end of the post.

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  66. I am making your infinity scarf and have a question....when the instructions say " sc in next shell". Do you mean place sc in CH 2 space of shell?

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    1. That's exactly what I mean!

      Also at the end of the post, there is a link to the photo tutorial.

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  67. Hello Olga.. I simply love your paterns. Your instructions are so easy to follow. & I love this Infinity Scarfe. Thank you so much

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  68. YOUR DESIGNS ARE AWESOME!!! Need a little help on the spider stitch (the opattern in green)The diagram is somewhat simple but i really could use a written pattern, stitch count for rows in particular. My brain just can't grasp diagrms yet. Thank you and have a fantabulous day!

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  69. forgot to give you my email addy....animeowsilk2u@yahoo.com TOODLES!!!

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  70. Thank you Olga for your generosity in sharing this pattern. I love it and will make six in different colors for my nieces as Christmas gifts. Thank you again.

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  71. I love this pattern! Thank you so much for sharing it! I'm making this scarf to take with me to Paris this Christmas.
    Blessings,
    Dana

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  72. I'm adapting this by making a loop, mobius style. Will see how it comes out! :) Thank you!

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  74. I started this scarf last night and what a joy to make. The scarf is just beautiful and your pattern instructions are wonderful. I can't tell you how many 'commercial' patterns are ambiguous or have errors in them so I appreciate the clarity of your pattern. Thank you for sharing and I can't wait to follow you to discover other gems.

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  75. Just finished this in Wolltraum's 'river' gradient yarn and it looks amazing! Thanks so much!

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