I couldn’t quite figure out the the benefits of an infinity scarf over a normal scarf when I was shopping the other day, but I was totally convinced of its awesomeness after seeing this pattern at On the Wings of a Dove. It is the perfect quick and easy Christmas present, so if you are a friend of mine, and a girl, you might be getting one!
The pattern requires 2 skeins of Wool Ease Thick and Quick, but you can also use any bulky yarn. I used some yarn I had bought years ago for a quilt that I never got around to, and then bought some more at Michael’s on Black Friday.
Of course, being me, I forgot my wallet on the busiest shopping day of the year, so I had to fight the traffic, the crowds, and stand in line twice (TWICE!) to buy my yarn.
The pattern is simple and flexible. Just chain as many as you will need to create the circumference that you want. Without twisting the chain, slip stitch into the first chain to connect the ends and create a round. Ch. 2 and then work 1 dc into each stitch around. Join each round with a slip stitch to the first stitch. Make as many rounds as you want for the desired thickness. Fasten off and weave in ends. That’s it!
I’ve made ones of different lengths (chaining between 60 and 100) and different thicknesses (6 or 8 rows) depending on how much yarn I have available. Make it small and tight and you have a cowl!
Looking for another simple infinity scarf pattern? Check out my free pattern for a scarf made with plain old worsted weight yarn:
Take a look at the other free patterns and tutorials on my Crochet page for more gift ideas. Or just make something nice for yourself!