Thursday, September 17, 2015

Charisma Infinity Scarf, Loopy Scarf, Free Crochet Pattern











I am back to designing after a long hiatus and  I am so thrilled to be back. I missed designing new patterns so much, you can expect lots of patterns from me in the upcoming months. As of now, make this charismatic infinity scarf for your Fall Wardrobe. You can wear it in two ways as shown in the picture. The giant flower adds to its charm, Don't you agree?  You can make the flower removable by sewing on a safety pin or crocodile clip behind it. 

I used the color Colonial blue from Vanna's Choice and loved the outcome. It took me less than three skeins.  It would look great in light colors too as the stitch pattern would pop more. I finished the scarf in one day and took me about 6 hours of crocheting. A 5.5 mm hook was used which made it grow fast. The scarf is made flat and then the ends are slip stitched together in a way that keeps the seam invisible on the right side. The flower is worked flat too and then rolled in to shape. 


Materials
1. Worsted weight yarn. I used color Colonial Blue from Vanna's Choice.  
2. Hook- I (5.5 mm)
3. Yarn needle for weaving in the yarn tails
4. One Crocodile Clip or big Safety pin for attaching the flower

Size
One size fits all women. The scarf is 11 1/2 inches wide and 70 inches long.

Gauge
After working a few rows check the width of the scarf to see if it meets the width specified and adjust hook size accordingly. You can make your scarf as long or short as you want by adjusting the number of rows.

Yardage
Around 440 Yards. I used about 2 ½ skeins of Vanna's choice.  

Stitch Abbreviations
The pattern is in standard American terms.
dc- double crochet
sc- single crochet
sl st- slip stitch
ch- chain
sk- skip

Stitch Explanation
1. Ch sp: The gap under a chain loop. When asked to work into a ch sp, insert the hook not into the chains but the space under the chain loop. Ch-2 sp means the space under a ch-2 loop and ch-4 sp means the space under a ch-4 loop.
2. Dc3tog: * (Wrap the yarn around the hook and insert into the ch-space, yarn over and pull through 2 loops), repeat from * a total of 3 times to get 4 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all the 4 loops.---------dc3tog complete


Pattern
Note: The scarf is worked width-wise and it grows in length as you work each row.
Ch 45 (multiple of 8 +5)
Row 1: 1 sc in 7th ch from hook ( 6 chains count as 1 skipped ch, 1 dc and ch 2), *(ch 4, skip next 3 chs, 1 sc in next ch), repeat from * till 2 chains are left, ch 2, skip next ch, 1 dc in last ch. Turn.

Row 2 (Right Side): Ch 1, 1 sc in first dc, ch 3, skip first ch sp, dc3tog in next ch sp, * (ch 3, sc in next ch sp, ch 3, dc3tog in next ch sp ), repeat from * until the last ch sp is left, ch 3, skip 2 ch on the last ch loop and sc in next ch. Turn.------- 5 dc3tog

Row 3: Ch 5( counts as 1st dc and ch 2, here and throughout), sc in first ch sp, *(ch4, 1 sc in next ch sp), repeat from * to last ch sp, ch2, dc in last sc. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 4, skip first ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-4 sp, *(ch 3, dc3tog in next ch-sp, ch 3, 1 sc in next ch sp), repeat from * until the last ch sp is left , ch 4, skip 2 ch on the last ch-loop, sc in next ch. Turn.-----------4 dc3tog

Row 5: Ch 5, sc in first ch sp, *(ch4, 1 sc in next ch sp), repeat from * to last ch sp, ch2, dc in last sc. Turn.

Repeat rows 2-5. Check the width of the scarf to see if it meets the width specified after 2 repeats of rows 2-5.

Repeat rows 2-5 till your scarf measures 70 inches and you end in Row 2. Do not fasten off.


Joining the Ends
Now match the ends of the scarf with the right sides touching together, the last row should be on top facing you. Align the ch-3 loops of both the layers. Sl st through the corner of both the layers, then working only through the front layer (last round), sl st in each ch and st till you cross over the dc3tog and reach the first ch of the ch-3 loop, catching both the layers sl st into the next ch and the middle ch of the ch-loop from the back layer to join them, then again sl st along the front layer only till you reach the middle of the next ch-3 loop, sl st the middle chains of both the layers together. Continue until end and sl st the corners together. Fasten off and weave in any tails left.

Flower

Leaving a long tail, ch 79, 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 2 hdc in next 25 chains, 2 dc in next 25, 2 tr in next 25, 1 hdc in last 2 st. Fasten off. Roll the flower and sew behind using the tails. Take care to catch all the layers when inserting the needle. You might have to go across the base a few times. Sew on a crocodile clip or safety pin to the back of the flower to make it removable. 


Find the free pattern here: Charisma Infinity Scarf

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4 comments:

  1. Just a quick question. I can knit but I'm not very good with a crochet hook. However, I love this scarf. How would you classify the difficulty of it. I didn't see that on the pattern.

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    1. Just need to have beginner crochet skills.

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  2. Thank you, it's beautiful!

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