Crochet Infinity Scarf

crochet infinity scarf

This is one of those special scarves that looks tricky but is really very easy to create. It uses only two different crochet stitches and variegated yarn to get beautiful colours without changing yarns all the time. It is a crochet Infinity scarf, so-called because the loop has a twist in it like an infinity symbol. It can be worn as a long loop or wrapped twice to be a warm muffler. It is super snuggly so I’ll be wearing this one on the side of the soccer field this season.

crochet infinity scarf

What You Need

  • two 100g balls of variegated 8 ply yarn – mine was Cleckheaton California 100% wool in a colour called Ocean
  • 6.00mm crochet hook (U.S. size 10/ J or U.K. size 4)

As with all crochet projects, this scarf would work with different yarn as well. This yarn is a nice thick soft one with a lovely mix of colours, but you might use a plain yarn or change colours as you go along, or try something light and wispy instead. you may need to choose a different size hook with different yarn. There are probably guidelines out there, but I tend to crochet a few rows and see what I think!

crochet infinity scarf

What To Do

  • Chain 36 for the base row – this gave me a width of 29cm (11.5″). You could do more or less if you wish.
  • Turn and treble stitch into the 4th chain. Treble into each chain along the row
  • Turn and chain 1
  • Single crochet into the top of each treble along the row
  • Turn and chain 3
  • Treble crochet the next row, then turn and chain 1
  • Single crochet the next row, then turn and chain 3
  • Keep going alternating treble and single crochet rows
  • I continued using 2 balls of yarn until my scarf was about 130cm (51″) long

Joining:

Instead of joining the scarf ends to create a flat loop, I turned one end so there was a single twist in my scarf, creating the “infinity” loop. Just lay our your scarf on the table with the ends on top of each other at one side. Then lift the top end and turn it over so there is a twist in the top piece.

There are two ways you can join your scarf:

  1. I joined my scarf with the last row of crochet. As I crocheted that last row, I put the hook through the stitch and then through the corresponding stitch on the other end of the scarf, then pulled the yarn through both layers.
  2. Alternatively, finish off your crochet then sew the ends together with a yarn needle and extra yarn.

crochet infinity scarf

Not sure how to crochet? Want to learn? Check out these tutorials: Crochet for Beginners

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  1. Mary Preston says

    I have a lot of scarves and when I remember I actually wear them. This scarf is gorgeous. It looks so warm – in every way.

    • says

      Yes, Julie, any yarn will work. Just keep in mind that you might want to choose a smaller hook if your yarn is thinner, or a larger hook if your yarn is thicker.

      The easy way to choose the hook? Crochet a few rows with the hook you think best and if you like how it looks, you’re set! If it seems a bit tight or small, then switch to a larger hook. If you’ve only crocheted a few rows it is quick to unravel them and start again.

  2. Ngaire says

    Hi, I have just bought the same yarn and this would be perfect! I would just like to know is it US treble (which would be double treble in UK) or UK treble (which is Double crochet in US). The picture looks like the UK treble, and the pattern has a ch 3 turning chain, which I usually interpret it as a UK treble (US DC). but just want to clarify. Thx!

    • says

      Hi Sandra,
      I’d suggest you look at your print preview and just print the pages you need to. There is not really an easy way to print only the writing.
      Hope that helps,
      Tonya

  3. Sheils says

    Hope I am not being redundant but was wondering if your treb crochet is under British terms and would that be dc under US?

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