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Orla Striped Crochet Infinity Scarf Pattern

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This striped crochet infinity scarf pattern is a feast of texture and color! The cozy scarf features simple stitch patterns, and the alternating stripe and color block sections are designed to hold your interest from start to finish.

You will need a #3/DK/Light weight yarn in 3 different colors – this pattern really offers you the chance to let your creativity shine through in your color choices.

The pattern is written for one size (to fit an average adult), but it is very easy to customize. It also comes with a full video tutorial (below).

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What you’ll need for this infinity scarf crochet pattern

Yarn

This pattern calls for any #3/DK/Light weight yarn.

I used a combination of WeCrochet Alpaca Cloud DK and WeCrochet Kindred for my scarf. Unfortunately, the WeCrochet Kindred line is no longer available, but I have listed similar colorways in the pattern from the Alpaca Cloud DK line. This yarn was very generously provided by WeCrochet for this design 🙂

Some great alternatives (in a selection of different fibers) for your infinity scarf include:

Hook

For my scarf, I used two different hook sizes. For the striped section I used a 5.5mm (I-9) crochet hook, and for the color-block section I used a 4.5mm (US 7) crochet hook.

The reason for the different hook sizes is that for me, the stitch pattern on the striped section resulted in a tighter gauge. So, by using a smaller hook, I was able to keep the scarf width measurement the same as for the color-block section.

You can use any hooks that allow you to meet the gauge listed in the pattern 🙂

Crochet Infinity Scarf Sizing

This infinity scarf is designed for one size, but it is a very, very easy pattern to adjust!

For the adult size in the pattern, the finished scarf measures approx. 8.75″ / 22.5cm in width and 54.75″ / 139cm in length/circumference.

For a smaller or larger scarf, you can easily adjust the width and length as follows:

  • Width: To make the scarf narrower/wider, simply adjust your starting chain to any even number.
  • Length: To make the scarf longer/shorter, work more or less rows for each section. (More detail is given in the pattern below.)

How to crochet this striped infinity scarf

This scarf is crocheted lengthways, in alternating striped and color block sections, beginning with the stripes in the trinity stitch pattern.

The color you choose for Row 1 will be called C1, and this will also be the color for the first color block. As you move on to the second striped section, your starting color will be C2, and this will be the same color for the second color block. Finally, you will work a third striped section beginning with C3, and a third color block in C3.

(The print-friendly PDF contains a handy chart to illustrate the colors and rows in each section.)

Orla Infinity Scarf

Video Tutorial

Orla Infinity Scarf

Written Crochet Pattern


Finished Measurements

Width: 8.75″ / 22.5cm

Length/Circumference: 54.75″ / 139cm

Please see notes in the pattern for instructions on how to adjust the width and length.


Notes

Please read through the entire pattern before beginning.

Skill Level

Construction

This scarf is worked lengthways as follows:

  • Striped Section 1: Begin with C1. Work in trinity stitch pattern, alternating colors every row. Cut yarn for C2 and C3.
  • Color Block 1: With C1, work in color block pattern.
  • Striped Section 2: Begin with C2. Work in trinity stitch pattern, alternating colors every row. Cut yarn for C1 and C3.
  • Color Block 2: With C2, work in color block pattern.
  • Striped Section 3: Begin with C3. Work in trinity stitch pattern, alternating colors every row. Cut yarn for C1 and C2.
  • Color Block 3: With C3, work in color block pattern.
  • Seam first and last rows to create the infinity scarf.

Please see the Color Sequence Chart in the print-friendly PDF for a visual representation of the colors and rows in each section.

General Pattern Notes

  • The stitch count for each row is given in [ ] at the end of the row.
  • Ch 1 at the start of a row does not count as a stitch.
  • For the Striped Sections (which uses the trinity stitch pattern), the stitch count includes chains (with the exception of the tch-1).
  • When working a Color Block Section, for the rows that start/end with a dc, you have two options for beginning the row:
    • Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc)
    • Stacked double crochet (stdc) (see Special Stitches)
  • It is important to match gauge for both sections, as not doing so will result in different width measurements for each section.

Color Changes

For the striped section, do not cut yarn at the end of a row unless instructed otherwise. Float the new color up the side of your work and change color as follows:

  • With working yarn, finish row as normal.
  • Keeping working yarn to the back of your work, yarn over new color (floating it up the side) and pull through.
  • Pull gently on previous color to pull the new color into the correct starting position for the next row.
  • With the new color, ch 1 and work next row as per pattern.

Gauge

Striped Section: 14 sts x 12 rows = 3.75″ x 4″ / 9.5 cm x 10 cm measured over trinity stitch patt (using larger hook).

Color Block Section: ​​15 sts x 13 rows = 4″ x 4″ / 10 cm x 10 cm measured over color block patt (using smaller hook).

Note: for your gauge swatches, ch 20 and work approximately 15 rows of the pattern in each section.


Materials

Yarn

The amounts given here are for WeCrochet Alpaca Cloud DK (123yds/112m per 50g skein; Weight: #3/DK/Lightweight; 100% Baby Alpaca).

Note: two of the colors used in the sample (C1 and C2) are from the WeCrochet Kindred line, which unfortunately is no longer available. C3 is from the WeCrochet Alpaca Cloud DK line, and the colorways listed below are from this line.

Colorwayyds/mskeins
C1Evander205 yds / 187m2
C2Victor205 yds / 187m2
C3Sophia205 yds / 187m2
TOTAL615 yds / 561m6

Hooks

Striped Section: 5.5mm (I-9) crochet hook

Color Block Section: 4.5mm (US 7) crochet hook

(or hooks required to meet gauge)

Other items

  • Yarn needle

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch
  • sk = skip
  • tch = turning chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • sc3tog = single crochet three together (see Special Stitches)
  • stdc = stacked double crochet (see Special Stitches)
  • beg = beginning
  • rem = remaining
  • patt = pattern

Special Stitches

Stacked Double Crochet (stdc)

Video: Please watch this video for a detailed tutorial on how to work a stacked double crochet: https://youtu.be/d3kEz0zvnJ8

Step 1: Do not chain one at the beginning of your row. Insert hook into the first stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. [2 loops on hook]

Step 2: Yarn over and pull through both loops. [First sc made]

Step 3: Find the left vertical bar of the stitch just made. Insert hook to the right of this vertical bar, yarn over and pull up a loop. [2 loops on hook]

Step 4: Yarn over and pull through both loops. [Second sc made]

This second sc is “stacked” on top of the first one to give a stitch equal to the height of a double crochet i.e. a stacked double crochet (stdc). This stdc is the first stitch in the row, and can be used in place of a turning ch-3 to begin a row.

Single Crochet 3 Together (sc3tog)

Step 1: Insert hook into indicated st, yarn over and pull up a loop. [2 loops on hook]

Step 2: Insert hook into next st, yarn over and pull up a loop. [3 loops on hook]

Step 3: Insert hook into next st, yarn over and pull up a loop. [4 loops on hook]

Step 4: Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops.


Written Pattern

Striped Section 1

With C1 and larger hook, ch 34.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, *sc3tog (working first leg in same ch as st just made, second leg in next ch, third leg in next ch), ch 1; repeat from * across until 2 ch rem, sc3tog (working first leg in same ch as third leg of sc3tog just made, second leg in next ch, third leg in last ch), sc in last ch, turn. [33]

Change to C2.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, *sc3tog (working first leg in same st as st just made, second leg in next st, third leg in next st), ch 1; repeat from * across until 2 st rem, sc3tog (working first leg in same st as third leg of sc3tog just made, second leg in next st, third leg in last st), sc in last st, turn.

Change to C3.

Rows 3 – 18: Repeat Row 2, changing colors on each row, following color sequence C1, C2, C3, and ending on a C3 row.

Change to C1. Cut C2 and C3.

Color Block Section 1

Row 1: With C1 and smaller hook, ch 1, sc in first st, *dc in next st, sc in next st; repeat from * across, turn. [33]

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc, here and throughout) OR stdc, *sc in next st, dc in next st; repeat from * across, turn.

Rows 3 – 40: Repeat Rows 1 and 2.

At end of last row, do not cut C1. Change to C2.

Striped Section 2

Row 1: With C2 and larger hook, ch 1, sc in first st, *sc3tog (working first leg in same st as sc just made, second leg in next st, third leg in next st), ch 1; repeat from * across until 2 st rem, sc3tog (working first leg in same st as third leg of sc3tog just made, second leg in next st, third leg in last st), sc in last st, turn.

Rows 2 – 18: Repeat Row 1, changing colors on each row, following color sequence C2, C3, C1, and ending on a C1 row. Change to C2. Cut C1 and C3.

Color Block Section 2

With C2 and smaller hook, work as for Color Block Section 1.

At end of last row, do not cut C2. Change to C3.

Striped Section 3

Beginning with C3 and with larger hook, work as for Striped Section 2, following color sequence C3, C1, C2, and ending on a C2 row.

Change to C3. Cut C1 and C2.

Color Block Section 3

With C3 and smaller hook, work as for Color Block Section 1.

Fasten off C3, leaving a long tail for seaming.


Finishing

With long tail, seam first and last rows together to create the infinity scarf.

Weave in ends.

All done!


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