Yes. You read correctly. I’m posting a pattern. I normally wouldn’t do this without tacking a price up as well, but in this case, I just had SO much fun and I adore my new scarf, so I can’t help but share what I came up with.
Beginners Beware! & Additional Instructions:
- I’ve never written a pattern before. This is going to be VERY un-professionally done, but honestly, what good is crochet without a little comedic relief?
- I’ll be honest, I’ve never truly understood gauging (for knitting or crocheting)… This is why my Etsy shop relies more heavily on things I can measure out simply. That being said, don’t worry about gauging for this project.
- This is art. It will be a little messy, and is not meant to be perfect, though I hope you love what you and your imagination come up with.
- You don’t have to use the same size hook as I did. Just have fun with the piece – use this as an opportunity to practice your slip-stitches. Don’t worry about getting too creative until you’re ready to tie it all off and wrap your ends (I’ll talk more about this ‘wrapping ends’ bit later).
- I’m not worried. Neither should you be. Which is another reason why this pattern is FREE.
Abbreviations Used: ch (chain), sc (single crochet), ss (slip-stitch)
Brief Note – I would use a rainbow type yarn for your first time doing this as I found it easier to keep up with how far to go based on color rather than counting stitches. I find that counting stitches sometimes keeps me from learning all I need to know and understand about the piece, so it helps to be able to do it at least once without bringing any real math into the picture.
- Make your slip knot in your main color. Don’t worry much about the length behind the slip knot, but leave enough of a tail to tighten things down after finishing up.
- Ch until your scarf is the length you want it. Treat it like you would try on a necklace, as this scarf will be a constant circle / oval. The idea is for it to be a loose-fitting eternity or infinity scarf.
- Bring the end of the ch up and ss to your first ch stitch. Sc into the second ch stitch. Should you think it necessary, you can also take your hook under one or two strands of the chain and sc around them to pull the piece together more. I do not recommend doing so each time.
- Ch another length of yarn. Repeat until you have as many chains as needed, or you would like to switch colors.
- Using a yarn needle, weave your ends into the huge mess of an almost knot you’ve created by joining all the chains together.
The Wrap Piece: This is the orange rectangle I used to cover the gross knot. I used the Lily Sugar ‘N Cream yarn for this part.
- Ch the length needed to wrap TIGHTLY around your scarf at the knots. Once you’re happy with the length, ch 1 more stitch – this will be your skipped stitch in the next row.
- Sc several rows until happy with the width leaving enough of a tail to weave through the length of the swatch twice.
- Wrap around your scarf knot, using your yarn needle, use a batting stitch to sew the swatch shut.
- Weave in your ends. Snip.
Wear your scarf with pride. Or give it as a gift 🙂 Let me know if you have any questions, and I’ll do my best to answer them.
Note: I will be adding more photos later on. In the meantime the only photos I have are of the completed project. I am working on another, and will do more photos as soon as the color switches. Thanks!
Thanks for reading!