scarf

I completed a pretty nifty infinity scarf for myself over holiday break and wanted to share. I used the stitch pattern called the Pavement Infinity Scarf, which is found here.  Please note that I used a few different materials than what the pattern called for. Here are the details:

I used a much bigger hook (US S) for the project as I crochet tighter and also wanted a much loser fabric for my scarf. I also used more yarn and choose to carry a medium weight yarn (Vanna’s Choice) along with the Thick & Quick to get a multicolored and chunkier look to the piece.

Hook size used:

Yarn used:

Also, when working through the pattern, I did come across one issue in the following part shown in bold:
 
Foundation Row: In the 4th chain from the hook, work dc, ch 1, dc in the same ch. *Skip two chains and then in the next ch, work dc, ch 1, dc in the same ch. Repeat 3 more times from * to end, then in the last ch, work 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in the same ch.
 
When I worked this part in the last chain (ch), it didn’t look right as too much was being worked into that last chain, so I worked just 1 dc in that last chain stitch and the foundation row worked out much better. So, with this fix, the pattern looks as follows:
 
Foundation Row: In the 4th chain from the hook, work dc, ch 1, dc in the same ch. *Skip two chains and then in the next ch, work dc, ch 1, dc in the same ch. Repeat 3 more times from * to end, then in the last ch, work 1 dc.
 
Then, I continued on with Row 1 of the pattern. I worked until my scarf was 80 inches long as I wanted one that I could wrap around my neck and shoulders a few times. It also is wide enough that I can pull it up and wear it as a hood when it is wrapped up tightly around my neck.
 
Here is how my scarf turned out:

 

It is quite a lovely pattern that works up very quickly and can be worn in so many different ways.  I have worn it a lot since finishing and have gotten numerous compliments. I encourage everyone to check out the pattern designer’s website and give the pattern a try.

Enjoy!

 

 

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I finished my mom’s Christmas present over the weekend: a chunky stitch infinity scarf. It was done in double crochet with 4 rows of each color:

1 skein each of Caron Simply Soft Yarn Brites! in the following colors:

Each of these were held/crocheted together with 1 skein of Lion Brand Pound of Love in Antique White.

These yarns provide such a soft fabric! I worked with about 125 loosely chained stitches with a size N (10mm) crochet hook for my foundation chain. I added a single crochet edging with just the Antique White yarn (2 strands held together still) to give the piece more structure and a nice finish, and then I joined the bottoms together with the white yarn using a whip stitch seam.

Here are some pictures of the scarf. It can be worn many ways. This is how it looks when doubled up around the neck:

You can pull it up over your head to wear as a hood. I tried to illustrate this as best as I could with this picture. My dress form doesn’t have a head, so I pulled it up around the neck to show it off like a hoodie.

 

 Here is a picture of the scarf worn as a shawl. I love how big, cozy, and soft it is!

This is how it looks when not worn and folded over:

I also finished a purple-blue-green slouchy cowl, which was also done in double crochet with two yarns held together: 1 skein of Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Grape and 1 skein of another acrylic yarn (with purple, blue, green, and turquoise colors running through it)  that doesn’t have a label from my stash. 

Here are some pictures of the cowl. I like how slouchy it turned out.

It’s also long enough that it can be pulled up over the ears to protect them on really cold days:

 

If you are interested, the purple-blue-green cowl is for sale in my Etsy shop:

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