This past weekend was pretty warm here, and by warm, I mean, it’s still January, and the temperature is above freezing. The snow is melting, and the magnolia next door is thinking about budding. But it’s still winter, and we can get hit by frigid temps and snowy weather any day, at least until April. So even though I’m already looking forward to Easter and spring and sunshine, there is still a need to stay warm.
Here’s a smaller sized infinity scarf (or cowl) that’s light yet cozy and will keep you warm and brighten your days until spring! This was worked using a classic V-stitch, crocheted in the round. For added bulk, use 2 strands of yarn held together.
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Update: I made some minor corrections after some questions came up. There’s a round of sc before the V-stitches start. Then the number of V-stitch rounds is optional. I used 6, but you can work up as many or as little as you want.
Double-Strand Infinity Cowl
M size (9.0 mm) crochet hook
2 balls of worsted weight yarn.
Abbreviations, in US terms:
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
dc = double crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
V-stitch = Work 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc into the same stitch.
Foundation: Ch 99 with 2 strands of yarn held together. Join with a sl st in the back ridge of first chain. This means you will twist the chain slightly in order to work into the back ridge or hump of the chain.
Round 1: Ch 1. Work 1 sc into each st around. Join to ch-1 with a sl st.
Round 2: Ch 3. Work 1 dc into same st as join. *Skip 2 st. Work (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st. This is one V-stitch made. Repeat from * around. Skip 2 st. Join with a sl st into 2nd chain of round. – 99 sts
At this point, count your stitches and make sure you still have the same number you started with.
Round 3: Ch 3. Work 1 dc into next ch-1 sp. *Skip 2 st. Work (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp. Repeat from * around. Skip 1 st, then join with a sl st into 2nd chain of round. – 99 sts
Round 4: Repeat Round 3.
Round 5: Repeat Round 3.
Round 6: Repeat Round 3.
Round 7: Repeat Round 3.
Round 8: Ch 1 (does not count as st). Work 1 sc into each st around. Join with a sl st.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
The Crochet Itch
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Good Morning ChiWei, I can crochet, but it has been a long time since I have made anything, so I think this cowl type scarf would be perfect. I am going to give it a go, I will let you know how I get on.
It’s gorgeous, ChiWei – I LOVE these cowls. It saves me from having to figure out the most stylish way to wrap my scarf, LOL! We have full-on winter here this morning, the first “real” snow of the winter, so this would have been cute and handy this morning!! Blech!
This is beautiful – and what a great color to perk up the winter wardrobe! I have never learned to crochet but might need to try my hand at it. Happy Monday!
That color is fantastic!I haven’t crocheted in awhile. Makes me want to do it again soon 😉
Oooh, have fun! I’d love to see yours when you are done!
Thank you Kirsten! I’ll be having a crochet-along in a few weeks, if you’d care to join and learn with us. Have a great week!
I decided yesterday I was going to make myself an infinity scarf, cuz I’m tired of the added bulkyness of a normal scarf under my coat. So your pattern comes in at the right time. I think this smaller one will be better than the full infinity scarf you have, but which do you prefer? Now to get some yarn!
I love the look of V-stitch, and find it a relaxing crochet! Your cowl looks lovely!
It’s beautiful! Wish I knew how to crochet. Love it!!
So pretty!!! Love the color! Thanks so much for sharing.
Have a fabulous week!
Hugs from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
Wonderful! I’d love to have you come share some of your projects at my link party that just went live!
I’m your newest follower!
I love it! I have pinned the pattern to make next on my list! Thank you!
Love the color! You are so talented :).
This is another reason, I need to learn to crochet! Love it!!
So pretty! I love the bright pink you used, breaks up the gray of winter!
This pink color is so cool, spice up a regular winter outfit! I love your pattern!
Looks cozy! Love the color :o)
I LOVE it! I’m hosting a CAL right now using the Calm Cowl pattern by Suzana Davidovic so I was especially interested in your cowl. I love that it is made using a bulky yarn.
TracyAnn from http://www.crochethappy.com
This is too cute! Mine does not look this good, probably because I did not you use your awesome pattern lol Found you on “Hookin On Hump Day’
This is so cute! Thanks for sharing the pattern.
pinning!! I love this, and the yarn color is great. Would love for you to share this at my party…http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/01/valentines-pie-and-tasteful-tuesday.html
Love the shade of pink you used here ChiWei! So pretty! Thanks for sharing!
Very cute! I love the fun color.
Cute! I love that color of pink!
What a beautiful scarf, the color just jumps off the page!
Very pretty scarf. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
Oh, I like this! I may start this today. Great project for an icy day here in NC! Thanks for the pattern. Pinning to my yappy yarn board. 🙂
Found your pattern via petalsandpicots….thanks for this pattern! Been looking for a crochet infinity cowl (most ive found are knitted). Going to give it a try this weekend. You have a lovely blog :).
This seems like the perfect project right now! Pinned this for future reference. Thanks for linking up at Hookin on Hump Day!
Thanks so much for sharing this at Link It Up Thursday last week! You were the most viewed link YAY and will be featured at the party that goes live tomorrow. Way to go girl.:)
Hi once done where do we post picture of finished cowl thanks Kathy
Hi Kathy! You can post pictures on a blog, or Flickr or a Picasa website or Instagram or Pinterest, anywhere that can be publicly accessible, so when you share it at the link party, everyone else can see what you made.
I am on row 2. Wondering what stich to do v stitch in. Chain space or dc?
Thanks Heather – actually, I reviewed the pattern and missed one round of sc. And the V stitch is in the chain space. Thanks for the great catch!
Beautiful. I have to learn to crochet.
I am almost done with mine, and would love to make some fingerless gloves or hat (or both) with the same yarn. Do you have any ideas or patterns that you think are good?
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Try the pattern for Rachel’s hat. It’s normally made with Bulky yarn but I’ve made it with two strands of worsted like this pattern and it’s turned out the same. I’ve put the link below. 🙂
I’ve also added the Slinky Crochet flower to it as well and it’s turned out awesome!
Great. Looks like just what I was thinking of!! Thanks!!
Once you join into back ridge of chain should you be sc in the front or back of the chain. Sorry new to crochet and I’d like to get this right.
I was wondering the same thing.
Help, I am wondering if I am a bit thick. But what is sc? the first round after the chain. I cannot find anyone else asking the question so I think somewhere I have missed it. Thanks so much. karen http://www.madewithmytwohands.blogspot.com
“sc” is single crochet. Hope that helps!
I like this! Got you from Sewing Barefoot’s link at Diana’s pin me link party. Pinned this, too!
This is beautiful. I really should make me one too.
Our party is live today, and we would like to invite you to link up and share this: http://thebusybhive.blogspot.com/ We would really appreciate it.
Hope you have a great day!
The Busy Bee’s,
Myrna and Joye.
I crochet in the front of the chain. It gives it a slight twist but I think that’s what makes this cowl so perfect.
I was wondering if this could be worked up with an N hook instead of M. For some odd reason, I have everything but an M and I’m too lazy to go buy one unless I really need to. Or could this be worked up with just one strand of yarn using like an H or J?
Sure, you can use any size hook really – you just have to adjust yarn and gauge. The difference between an M and an N isn’t big enough to noticeably change the outcome. Working with 1 strand of yarn may make the scarf too small to be cozy, but it’s definitely doable!
I am wondering if each row of vstitch goes into the middle of th v stitch in the previous row? Or does it go into horne top of a dc?
I must have been half asleep last night! The answer is in round three! Sorry!
I’m just getting into crochet and think this looks like a good first “real” project for me. You say two balls of worsted weight yarn. Can you expand on that with yardage or weight? I’m finding the amount of yarn needed for things to be the biggest mystery for me so far! Many thanks in advance!
I loved the way mine came out using this pattern was seriously quick easy and soo cute! Thank you! Keep em comin!
You betcha! Stay tuned! 🙂
I have made a few different cowls, but my first row is always too tight. When I get finished all the rows look great, but the first row sucks the rest of them towards it. I hope my description makes sense. The only thing I can think, is that I make the first 99 stitches too tight? Any advice would be greatly appreciated 🙂
Hi Molly, That happens to me a lot too. I force myself to make the foundation chain really loose. Sometimes, I use a larger hook to make the chain, and then switch to the correct hook for the rest of the piece. I also rip out the first couple of rows, a lot, once I realize I made my chain too tightly, so yup, you’re not alone there!
Have you ever thought about making a how to video. I would love to make this scarf but can’t figure out what exactly to do by reading a pattern. Would love to see it! 🙂
I’ve been told I should do videos, but to be super honest, I don’t like the sound of my voice, lol. So I’ve always shied away from video. If I do venture into the deep water that is video, I will definitely share it!
I am almost finished with the cowl – coming out great! (present for my sister) Mine is definitley not as long as in the picture. Is it because this is the smaller size? Or is it because I am using a K hook or crocheting too tightly?
Thank you! Fabulous pattern:)
Needing some help. I chain the 99. Make the sc row which is ch 1 and 99sc. Join to the ch1 and make a double crochet in that same join. Skip two sts…..then when I could to the end of that row I have 3 sc left before the join to start on the next row when there so be two sc. Any idea what I might be doing right?
* I do chain the 3 then make a double crochet in the same st. That’s all worked in the join.
If you have 3 stitches left, then maybe not crochet in the same stitch when you begin the round? I’m sorry I can’t help more.
Hi, I have just started your end of Winter Infinity scarf and I love the pattern. I have just started Round 3 and I am unsure whether I do the V stitch where it says “dc ch1 dc into the ch 1 space” which is the bigger space made from previous round where I skipped 2 stitches or the smaller space just under the ch 1 as they are both located close together. I have been doing the V stitch into the bigger space lower down – is this right? Please reply before I go any further. Thank you for sharing this pattern, I have made this scarf longer and I have 163 stitches and made it using a light grey bulky Bernat yarn and size 9 hook. Thanks again!
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