Knitting Pattern: Two-Toned Diamonds Infinity Scarf

Free knitting pattern: Two-Toned Diamonds Infinity Scarf in Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn by Underground Crafter | Traveling eyelets form a diamond pattern in this cozy, color blocked infinity scarf. This unisex project works up quickly with bulky yarn.

If there was an award for the world’s slowest knitter, I’m pretty sure I’d win (or, at least bring home the bronze).

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My slug-like pace doesn’t deter me from knitting, though sometimes, I need a little help from a bulky yarn and larger needles. Although I once preferred working with metal needles, since the Great Cat Bite of 2013, I find that metal needles generally bother my hands. This is especially true when it’s cold outside.

The Clover Takumi circulars are great for this weather. Bamboo isn’t thermal conductive (translation: it doesn’t make your hands cold when it’s cold outside, or make your hands sweat when it’s hot), so it’s wonderful to work with in weather extremes. The nice folks at Clover sent me a pair of circular needles to try out a few weeks ago. When I got the idea for this project, I headed over to Michaels to pick up another set in the right size for this yarn.

Free knitting pattern: Two-Toned Diamonds Infinity Scarf in Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn by Underground Crafter | Traveling eyelets form a diamond pattern in this cozy, color blocked infinity scarf. This unisex project works up quickly with bulky yarn.

I prefer working with circular needles, even when they aren’t necessary for the project. Why, you ask? (Ok, maybe you didn’t ask. But I’m going to tell you anyway.) I like that circular needles can be used for all types of projects. Straight needles are more limited since you can only use them for knitting flat. I prefer the longer, 36″ (91.5 cm) needles, since those can also be used for small circumference knitting in the round. (Since I’m often knitting during my commute, I don’t want to worry about losing a DPN when I switch trains. Plus, other commuters don’t like things with points on all sides.)

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Free knitting pattern: Two-Toned Diamonds Infinity Scarf in Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn by Underground Crafter | Traveling eyelets form a diamond pattern in this cozy, color blocked infinity scarf. This unisex project works up quickly with bulky yarn.So, back to this infinity scarf. After picking up the Clover Takumi 36″ circular needles from Michaels, I started it as a commuter project. I had some Bernat Maker Home Dec in different colors leftover from previous projects so I had color blocking in mind. I was hunting through my stitch guides when I fell in love with the look of this traveling stitch pattern. Although a cotton blend yarn might seem like an odd choice for colder weather, the Bernat Maker Home Dec feels just like your favorite t-shirt. It’s super soft to wear around the neck!

If you make your own Two-Toned Diamonds Infinity Scarf, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, Google+ as +UndergroundCrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter.

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Two-Toned Diamonds Infinity Scarf

Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 505-bulky 50Traveling eyelets form a diamond pattern in this cozy, color blocked infinity scarf.

 

Finished Size

  • Adult: 7.75” (19.5 cm) width x 55” (140 cm) length.

Materials

  • Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn (72% cotton/28% nylon, 8.8 oz/250 g/317 yd/290 m) – 1 skein ea in 11008 Clay (CA) and 11005 Aqua (CB), or approximately 205 yd (187.5 m) in any bulky weight yarn.

Shop for Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn at your favorite retailer! Craftsy | Jo-Ann | Amazon

  • US Size 11/8 mm knitting needles, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 14 sts x 18 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BO – bind off
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CO – cast on
  • ea – each
  • k – knit
  • k2tog – knit 2 sts together (decrease)
  • p – purl
  • rep – repeat
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sk2p – slip 1 k2tog pass (double decrease) – Sl 1 purlwise, k2tog, pass slipped st over k2tog. A video tutorial for this decrease is available on New Stitch A Day.
  • sl – slip
  • ssk – slip slip knit – (Sl 1 knitwise) twice, insert left needle under slipped sts, k2tog. A video tutorial for this decrease is available on New Stitch A Day.
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.


Yarn

Pattern Notes

  • Scarf is knit flat and then joined to create an infinity scarf.
  • Sl 1 at beginning of each row is always worked knitwise.

Pattern Instructions

Scarf

  • With CA, CO 28 (or any multiple of 6 sts, +4).
  • Set-Up Row: K across to last st, p1.
  • Row 1: (RS) Sl 1, *k2tog, yo, k4; rep from * across to last 3 sts, k2tog, yo, p1.
  • Row 2: Sl 1, k across to last st, p1.
  • Row 3: Sl 1, k2, *yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 4: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 5: Sl 1, *k3, yo, sk2p, yo; rep from * across to last 3 sts, k2, p1.
  • Row 6: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 7: Sl 1, *k3, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * across to last 3 sts, k2, p1.
  • Row 8: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 9: Sl 1, k2, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 10: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 11: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, *yo, sk2p, yo, k3; rep from * across to last 3 sts, yo, ssk, p1.
  • Row 12: Rep Row 2.
  • Rep Rows 1-12 until scarf measures approximately 27.5” (70 cm) long, or half of desired length, ending after Row 12.
  • With CB, rep Rows 1-12 until scarf measures approximately 55” (140 cm), or until CB section is just one row shorter than CA section, ending after Row 12.
  • Final Row: Rep Row 2.
  • BO in pattern for Row 2. Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 1 yd/1 m long) for seaming.

Finishing

© 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/11/25/free-knitting-pattern-two-toned-diamonds-infinity-scarf. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own Two-Toned Diamonds Infinity Scarf, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, Google+ as +UndergroundCrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter.

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Free knitting pattern: Ocean Star Infinity Scarf

Free knitting pattern: Ocean Star Infinity Scarf in Patons Classic Wool Roving by Underground Crafter | Bulky yarn and an easy, openwork star stitch combine to form a great last-minute gift or quick project for when cold weather strikes!One of my favorite things about being a crochet and knitting designer and blogger is getting the opportunity to try out new-to-me yarns. When I originally designed this pattern (as the Winter Sea Cowl) for Love of Knitting magazine, I had the chance to choose from any Patons yarn for the sample.

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It’s no secret that I like wool, so I took the chance to try out Patons Classic Wool Roving, and I’m glad I did. The Low Tide and Pacific Teal immediately caught my eye (though I’m an Atlantic Ocean girl myself).

Free knitting pattern: Ocean Star Infinity Scarf in Patons Classic Wool Roving by Underground Crafter | Bulky yarn and an easy, openwork star stitch combine to form a great last-minute gift or quick project for when cold weather strikes!Although this pattern is rated as intermediate, an adventurous beginner could definitely make it. I really love the star stitch pattern, but it takes a bit of getting used to. Once you have mastered it, the infinity scarf will be done in no time!

If you make your own Ocean Star Infinity Scarf, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, Google+ as +UndergroundCrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter.

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Ocean Star Infinity Scarf

Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 505-bulky 50Bulky yarn and an easy, openwork star stitch combine to form a great last-minute gift or quick project for when cold weather strikes!

Finished Size

  • Adult: 4” (10 cm) height x 52” (132 cm) circumference.

Materials

  • Patons Classic Wool Roving (100% wool, 3.5 oz/100 g/120 yd/109 m) – 1 skein ea in 77219 Low Tide (CA) and 77203 Pacific Teal (CB), or approximately 86 yd (78.5 m) in ea of 2 colors in any bulky weight yarn.

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  • US Size 11/8 mm circular knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Stitch marker.

Gauge

  • 12 sts x 14 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in pattern (unblocked). Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BO – bind off
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CO – cast on
  • ea – each
  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • pm – place stitch marker
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • star st – star stitch – K3, pass first of 3 knit sts over second and third sts.
  • sl – slip
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over


Pattern Notes

  • Cowl is knit in the round with the right side facing.
  • Carry unworked yarn up on wrong side of cowl.
  • Knitting needles with sharp points are ideal for passing the star sts over. Alternatively, use a crochet hook or cable needle to lift the st.
  • Slip marker every round unless otherwise noted.

Pattern Instructions

Infinity Scarf

  • With CA, CO 156 sts.
  • Set up row: With CA, p across. Being careful not to twist, pm, join and begin knitting in the round.
  • Rnd 1: With CA, k around.
  • Rnd 2: With CA, *yo, star st; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 3: With CB, k around, remove marker.
  • Rnd 4: With CB, sl 2 sts, pm, *yo, star st; rep from * around to marker.
  • Rnd 5: With CA, k around, remove marker, pm before last st.
  • Rnds 6-9: Rep Rnds 2-5 once.
  • Rnds 10-12: Rep Rnds 2-4 once. Fasten off CB.
  • Rnd 13: Rep Rnd 1.
  • Rnd 14: With CA, p around.
  • BO.

Finishing

© 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/10/11/free-knitting-pattern-ocean-star-infinity-scarf/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own Ocean Star Infinity Scarf, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, Google+ as +UndergroundCrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter.

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Crochet Pattern: Alpaca Caress Infinity Scarf

Alpaca Caress Infinity Scarf, free crochet pattern by Underground CrafterI love the feel of alpaca yarn. It’s so soft and silky. It’s just perfect for wearing around the neck, especially if you have sensitive skin.

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I also loved marled yarns where two different colors of fiber are twisted together to create a tweedy look. Galler Yarns Peruvian Tweed brings together soft alpaca, a marled yarn, and a jumbo skein (8 ounces/227 grams!), and you can make two of these infinity scarves out of one skein – one for you, and one for a gift. Alpaca Caress Infinity Scarf, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter Don’t forget to share a picture on Ravelry or with my Facebook page if you make one! Add to RavelryIf you want an easy print format, you can buy an ad-free PDF version on Craftsy.

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Alpaca Caress Infinity Scarf

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 504-medium 50This lacy and textured infinity scarf is perfect for transitional weather. The soft alpaca yarn will caress your neck and can be wrapped around up to three times.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 60” (152 cm) long x 4” (10 cm) wide after blocking.

Materials

  • Galler Yarns Peruvian Tweed (100% superfine alpaca, 8 oz/227 g/600 yds/550 m) – 1 skein in 121 Pewter Black, or approximately 295 yds (270 m) in any medium weight alpaca yarn.
  • US Size H-8 (5 mm) crochet hook or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Stitch marker or scrap yarn (optional).

Gauge

  • 13 sts x 10 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

CraftsyAbbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • cdc – crossed double crochet – Skip st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st.
  • dc – double crochet
  • FPsc – front post single crochet – Insert hook from front around back to front of pf in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops, sk st behind FPsc.
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • pf – puff stitch – (Yo, insert hook in sts, yo and draw up a loop) 4 times, yo and draw through all 9 loops.
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisks as indicated.

Pattern Instructions

  • Ch 252 (or any multiple of 10 sts, + 2 sts). For tips on how to work with a long foundation chain, read Easy fixes for a foundation chain with too few or too many chains.
  • Set up row: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next st and in ea st across. Being careful not to twist, join with sl st to first sc to begin working in the round. (251 sts) Optional: mark last stitch of Round with stitch marker. Move stitch marker up each Round.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), cdc around, join with sl st to top of first ch 3.
  • Rnd 2: Rep Rnd 1.
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st and in each around.
  • Rnd 4: Ch 3, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first ch 3.
  • Rnd 5: Ch 2 (counts as hdc, here and throughout), *pf in next st, hdc in ch-1 sp; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first ch 2.
  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st, *FPsc around next pf, sc in next st; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 4.
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in same st, *sc in next st, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around.
  • Rnds 9-11: Rep Rnds 1-3. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails. Gently spray block if desired.
© 2015 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2015/11/11/free-pattern-alpaca-caress-infinity-scarf. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Free pattern: Faux Fabric Circle Scarf

I’m releasing a new free crochet pattern every week through December. Each one can be made with 3 skeins of yarn or less, and would make a great gift (for someone else, or as a reward to yourself for all of your holiday crafting!).

Faux Fabric Circle Scarf, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

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One of my best friends loves stretchy, jersey-style infinity cowls. This year, I decided to make her a crochet version as a holiday gift.

Faux Fabric Circle Scarf, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter
A detail of the stitch pattern.

Back in November, I took a trip to Saratoga Springs for work, and I had a chance to visit Common Thread and pick up a skein of Holiday Yarns FlockSock Sock Yarn in Wolverine. This color is a blueish gray that is perfect for my friend’s mostly neutral color palette.

Faux Fabric Circle Scarf, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

Using a much larger than recommended sized hook and crocheting into the back loop only creates a gently textured and super stretchy fabric.

Faux Fabric Circle Scarf, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

The finished circle scarf is long enough to wrap around twice. It’s very lightweight and breathable, too.

Faux Fabric Circle Scarf, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

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Faux Fabric Circle Scarf

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 501_superfineSock yarn, a larger than recommended crochet hook, and a textured stitch pattern create a stretchy as fabric infinity scarf.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 7” (18 cm) wide x 49” (124.5 cm) long (unblocked).

Materials

  • Holiday Yarns FlockSock Sock Yarn (75% Merino wool/25% Nylon, 3.5 oz/100 g, 400 yd/366 m) – 1 skein in Wolverine, or approximately 400 yd (366 m) in any super fine weight yarn.
  • US G-6/4 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 21 sts x 10 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Craftsy

Pattern Instructions

Scarf

  • Ch 40.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 2, (counts as first hdc, here and throughout), *dc in next ch, hdc in next ch; rep from * across. (39 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), *hdcBL in next st, dcBL in next st; rep from * across.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 2, *dcBL in next st, hdcBL in next st; rep from * across.
  • Rep Rows 2-3 60 times (or until scarf measures approximately 49” (124.5 cm) long. Do not fasten off.
  • Fold short ends together and match up sts on each side. Seam together short edges with sl st through ea side. Fasten off. Turn right side out (so seam is inside).

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends. Spray block if necessary.

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© 2014 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2014/12/25/free-pattern-faux-fabric-circle-scarf. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

New crochet pattern: Rough Around the Edges Cowl

I’m continuing my series on new pattern releases for fall and winter with the Rough Around the Edges Cowl, a crochet pattern for an infinity/circle scarf.

Rough Around the Edges Cowl, crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterThis cowl is crocheted in the round with a wonderful fingering weight wool yarn called Wayfarer from Made in America Yarns. The yarn has an excellent drape and great stitch definition.

Rough Around the Edges Cowl, crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterWayfarer is a great match for this lightly textured stitch pattern because it doesn’t become bulky and stiff, but rather stays light and soft while showing off the stitch details.

Rough Around the Edges Cowl, crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterAnd, of course, if you wanted to tuck the cowl into your coat or jacket, it wouldn’t be too bulky to close it. I used one skein each of Distant Hills and Bordeaux in this project.

You can find the pattern for Rough Around the Edges for sale on Ravelry here.

NaBloPoMoI’m participating in BlogHer’s National Blog Post Month (also known as NaBloPoMo) by blogging daily through November, 2014.