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Full of texture, color and spring style, the three stitch infinity scarf free crochet pattern is a great project for beginners and experts alike. The alternating stitch pattern makes this scarf look more complex that it is. It only takes three basic stitches to make this scarf shine.
Caron cake yarn has been around for a while and the crafting community just loves it! With the beautiful color ways to choose from and now the different size cakes or yarn thickness, they just meet all your self striping yarn needs. I used the original Caron Cake color way Jellyroll.
Single, half double and double crochet is all you need to accomplish this fun texture. Ok, you do need to know how to chain, but that is still part of the basics. I wanted to create a texture that was easy to make, but looks complex. You will be working your Half Double Crochets in the back loop only. I will give instruction for this further down. When working with a variety of stitches it is important to leave your tension a little loose so your single crochet has the same width as your double crochet. Now lets get started on our Three Stitch Infinity Scarf.
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Trinity Infinity Scarf Free Crochet Pattern
1 Skein of Caron Cakes (or another worsted weight self-striping yarn)
Stitches and Abbreviations:
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
BLO- Back loop only
DC – Double Crochet
SKST – Skip Stitch
ST(S) – Stitch(es)
When working a normal stitch you work under the V at the top of the stitch. For BLO you will be only working under half of the V. You will insert your hook into the middle of the V and out the bask side of the stitch. This causes the stitch to have a ribbed effect.
Please not that I do not treat the turning CH as a stitch.
Note: This scarf is made up by alternating two stitch patterns with a random row of stitches for each. Below I have provided the patterns for both stitch patterns and the transitioning rows. Below this I give you a Outline of which stitches I used for each row. I am testing this way of writing a pattern. Comment below if this is not clear.
Row 1: HDC in the third CH from the hook.
Stitch Pattern A
Row 2 – 10: CH2, turn. HDC in the BLO in each ST across.
Transitioning Row A
Row 11: CH1, turn. SC in the first st. *CH1, SKST, SC in the next ST* repeat from *to* across the rest of the STS. You will end with a SC in the last ST.
Stitch Pattern B
Row 12: CH3, turn. 2DC, *CH1, SKST, DC in CH1 space of previous row* repeat from *to* across the rest of the STS. DC in the last ST.
Row 13: CH1, SC in the first ST *CH1, SKST, SC in CH1 space of previous row* repeat from *to* across the rest of the STS with a SC in the last ST.
Transitioning Row B
Row 33: CH2, turn. HDC in each ST and CH space across.
Above is the pattern covering the first set of stitch patterns. For the rest of the scarf you will just be alternating these two stitch patterns and transitioning rows with a random amount of rows for each. Below I have provided an outline of how I did this for the scarf pictured above. Please do not feel you need to follow this outline to the “T”. Any amount of random rows will look great. I used the color change on my self striping yarn to decide when to change the stitch pattern.
Row 1: Starting Row
Row 2 – 10: Stitch Pattern A
Row 11: Transitioning Row A
Row 12-32: Stitch Pattern B
Row 33: Transitioning Row B
Row 34 – 43: Stitch Pattern A
Row 44: Transitioning Row A
Row 45 – 71: Stitch Pattern B
Row 72: Transitioning Row B
Row 73 – 87: Stitch Pattern A
Row 88: Transitioning Row A
Row 89 – 127: Stitch Pattern B
Row 128: Transitioning Row B
Row 129 – 133: Stitch Pattern A
Row 134: Transitioning Row A
Row 135 – 153: Stitch Pattern B
Row 154: Transitioning Row B
Row 155 – 159: Stitch Pattern A
Row 160: Transitioning Row A
Row 161 – 199: Stitch Pattern B
Row 200: Transitioning Row B
Row 201 – 214: Stitch Pattern A
Row 215: Transitioning Row A
Row 216 – 224: Stitch Pattern B
At the end of row 224 you can fasten off your end and leave a long tail. You will line up this end with the beginning row (make sure you do not twist the scarf) and use a yarn needle to sew the two ends together. Weave in both your ends and your Three Stitch Infinity Scarf is complete.
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