Are you ready for the last winter accessory pattern in the Newbie Series? We’ve made ribbed hats, twisted ear warmers, fingerless gloves, and today we’ll be crocheting a color-blocked infinity scarf that’s perfect for beginners. Don’t be intimidated by the size — we’ll be using the exact same techniques as yesterday’s fingerless gloves. If you can chain and double crochet, you’re golden!
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Are you an infinity scarf fan, or a regular scarf fan? Or both? I love infinity scarves and wear them all the time (especially in the fall and winter), but I designed this scarf pattern to go both ways. So if you’re more of a standard scarf person, I gotchu! We start off by crocheting a long rectangle, so if you want to leave it that way — I’ve included some tweaks to make it happen.
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Today, we’re using our worsted weight acrylic yarn and a J 6.0 mm hook. This will give our scarf a looser weave that works up quickly.
For my scarf, I used Brava worsted (from WeCrochet) in Tidepool and Cobblestone Heather. I love Brava because it’s soft, durable, and washes well — perfect for winter wearable that will be exposed to all sorts of snow and sleetm. Brava can be washed AND dried without any special modifications.
It’s inexpensive, without feeling or looking cheap (like some of the other “value” brands). At just $2.49 for 100 grams / 218 yards, you can make this scarf for only $5 + labor costs. So if you’re looking for a handmade gift that gets you a lot of bang for your buck — look no further than these color-blocked infinity scarves!
If you’d like to upgrade to a fancier yarn, I recommend Swish or Twill from WeCrochet. They’re both reasonably priced ($12-13 per 100 g) and made of 100% superwash merino, which means they can be machine washed and tumble-dried (on low). If you love colors, Swish is definitely the way to go because they have so many!
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Supplies / Materials
- 2 – 100 g balls of Brava worsted (I used Tidepool and Cobblestone Heather)
- or ~420 yards of your favorite #4 worsted weight yarn (two colors)
- J 6.0 mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
NOTE: My friends at WeCrochet provided the supplies for the Newbie Series.
Size / Gauge
4 x 4 inches = 6 rows of 12 dc
Finished size (before seaming) ~ 11 x 58 inches (infinity scarf) or 8 x 62 inches (standard scarf)
Abbreviations / Techniques
NOTE: This pattern uses US crochet terminology.
Color-Blocked Infinity Scarf – Video Tutorial
This tutorial demonstrates how to crochet the infinity scarf, but also describes modifications to make a traditional scarf with fringe.
- ch 2 does not count as a stitch
- ch 3 counts as the first st and a ch 1
- When crocheting into Row 2 repeats (e.g. Row 3), dc into ch space instead of ch
Color-Blocked Scarf (Standard) – Written Pattern
ch 186 with Color A (I used Cobblestone Heather)
ROW 1: dc in third ch from hook, dc across (185)
ROW 2: ch 2 and turn, dc across (185)
ROW 3: ch 3 and turn, sk 1, dc in third st, *ch 1, sk 1, dc* across (185)
ROW 4 – 5: Repeat Rows 2 – 3
ROW 6: Repeat Row 2
Switch to Color B (I used Tidepool)
ROWS 7 – 10: Repeat Rows 2 – 3
ROW 11 – 12: Repeat Row 2
Trim yarn and weave in ends, or add fringe if desired.
Color-Blocked Infinity Scarf – Written Pattern
Leaving a long starting tail (~12 inches), ch 176 with Color A (I used Cobblestone Heather)
ROW 1: dc in third ch from hook, dc across (175)
ROW 2: ch 2 and turn, dc across (175)
ROW 3: ch 3 and turn, sk 1, dc in third st, *ch 1, sk 1, dc* across (175)
ROW 4 – 7: Repeat Rows 2 – 3
ROW 8: Repeat Row 2
Switch to Color B (I used Tidepool)
ROWS 9 – 14: Repeat Rows 2 – 3
ROW 15 – 16: Repeat Row 2
Trim yarn (leaving an ~ 12 inch tail) and fold your scarf in half so the first and last stitches from each row are touching.
Use your tapestry needle to weave in the ends of each section, using the matching yarn color (e.g. seam to Color A section with Color A).