I’m joining Oombawka Design Crochet and The Stitchin’ Mommy for the eighth annual Scarf of the Month Crochet Along with the Alex Infinity Scarf crochet pattern. The Alex is slightly challenging for beginners, but the frequent repeats of two different stitch patterns will keep things interesting while making a scarf with a great texture.
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I was excited to be invited back to Oombawka Design Crochet and The Stitchin’ Mommy’s annual Scarf of the Month Crochet Along (get the details here on Oombawka Design Crochet and here on The Stitchin’ Mommy). In this year’s version, Rhondda and Amy have invited 12 guest designers, so each month you get 3 free scarf patterns. Whether you like to make scarves to wear, gift, or donate, this is the perfect CAL for you!
For my contribution to this month’s CAL, I decided to make an infinity scarf crochet pattern (because those are the scarves I personally love to wear) as part of a matching scarf and hat set. (Come back next week for the matching Alex Slouchy Beanie pattern!) I had full and partial skeins of King Cole Fashion Aran yarn left over from the Cuddly Jamie cat rag doll pattern, so I already knew how the colors would work together. For the Alex Infinity Scarf, I used one color of Fashion Aran, which is available from your local yarn shop or online at LoveCrafts or Wool Warehouse UK. If you wanted to make your version striped, I would recommend changing colors at the end of each stitch pattern repeat (so at the end of Row 5, Row 10, Row 15, and Row 20, etc.).
Scroll down for the free pattern for the Alex Infinity Scarf. Don’t forget to visit Oombawka Design Crochet to get Rhondda’s March pattern, the Shades of Midnight Infinity Scarf, and The Stitchin’ Mommy to get Amy’s March pattern, the Prismatic Cowl.
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Alex Infinity Scarf
Infinity Scarf Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter
The Alex Infinity Scarf alternates stitch patterns to create an interesting texture and a fun project to make! This pattern was designed for the Scarf of the Month Crochet Along with Oombawka Design Crochet and The Stitchin’ Mommy.
- Teen/Adult: 6.75” (17 cm) wide x 55” (140 cm) circumference after seaming.
- King Cole Fashion Aran yarn (70% acrylic/30% wool, 3 oz/100 g, 219 yd/200 m) – 2 skeins in 3057 Ginger (CA) and 1 skein in 630 Lewis (CB), or approximately 225 yd (206 m) in CA and 40 yd (35.5 m) in CB in any medium weight acrylic or acrylic blend yarn.
- US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or size needed to get gauge.
- Yarn needle.
- 20 sts in pattern = 6.5” (16.5 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- cdc – crossed double crochet – Skip next st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st. Each cdc counts as 2 sts. A helpful video tutorial for this stitch is available below.
- If you can’t see the video tutorial for the crossed double crochet above, click HERE to watch it on YouTube.
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- pf – 3-repeat puff stitch – [Yo, insert hook into st, yo and draw up a loop] 3 times in same st, yo and draw through all 7 loops on hook. A helpful video tutorial for this stitch is available below.
- If you can’t see the video tutorial for the crossed double crochet above, click HERE to watch it on Instagram.
- rep – repeat
- sc – single crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- yo – yarn over
-  – Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
- This infinity scarf is crocheted flat in rows, and seamed while adding a single crochet edging.
- To make your scarf wider or narrower, add (or subtract) a multiple of 3 sts from the starting chain. To make your scarf longer or shorter, add (or subtract) repeats of Rows 11-20.
- Ch 22 (or any multiple of 3 sts, + 4 sts)
- Row 1: Turn, skip 3 ch (counts as first dc), cdc 9 times/across 18 sts, dc in next ch. (20 sts)
- Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as first dc), cdc to last st, dc in next st.
- Rows 3-5: Rep Row 2, 3 more times.
- Row 6: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across.
- Row 7: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, [pf in next st, sc in next 2 sts] across to last st, sc in next st.
- Row 8: Rep Row 6 once.
- Row 9: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, [sc in next 2 sts, pf in next st] across to last st, sc in next st.
- Row 10: Rep Row 6 once.
- Rows 11-15: Rep Row 2, 5 times.
- Rows 16-20: Rep Row 6-10.
- Rep Rows 11-20 until scarf measures approximately 54” (137 cm), ending after a repeat of Row 10. Do not fasten off.
Border and Assembly
- Turn along long edge of scarf, ch 1, (Right Side) [sc in side of next 5 rows (see video below), 2 sc in side of next 5 rows] across to end of long edge. Do not fasten off.
- If you can’t see the video above demonstrating how to crochet along the side of your project, click HERE to watch it on YouTube.
- Fold scarf in half lengthwise so that short edges are aligned and being careful not to twist, ch 1, join with slip stitch seam (see video below) across Wrong Side of short edges. Do not fasten off.
- If you can’t see the video above demonstrating how to join with a slip stitch seam, click HERE to watch it on YouTube.
- Turn scarf right side out, ch 1, begin working along long edge, [2 sc in next 5 rows, sc in next 5 rows] across, join with sl st to first sc.
- Fasten off.
- With yarn needle, weave in ends on Wrong Side.