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How to Crochet an Infinity Scarf
How to Crochet an Infinity Scarf. Photos © Michael Solovay. All Rights Reserved.

Lately, the hottest new fashion accessories have been cowl-neck-style scarves that don't need tying, because you loop them around your neck to keep them in place. You've probably seen 'em around, and if you want to make one for yourself, you are in good company. With that in mind, here are some free instructions, and a free pattern, so you can make your own stylish infinity scarf (or scarves.)

Choose a Pattern, and Choose Your Materials

There are bunches of lovely patterns available for crocheting infinity scarves. You don't necessarily need to use someone else's pattern for this, especially not if you have your own ideas for designs you would like to make. However, if you are new to crochet and not confident in your design skills, using someone else's pattern can save bunches of time and aggravation.

If you don't already have a pattern in mind, I suggest using this easy infinity scarf pattern from our website. It's a gorgeous design, yet it's also a simple project that any crocheter who knows the basics could complete successfully.

The Process, in a Nutshell

There are many, many different ways you could approach the task of crocheting an infinity scarf. I could write an entire book about this, which I'm guessing you wouldn't have the time or inclination to read right now anyway. You probably just want to get started on a scarf, right? So instead of covering every last technicality and possibility in relationship to the processes you could use, let's just look at one popular, workable approach.

Unlike a typical traditional scarf, an infinity scarf could be crocheted in rounds instead of rows.

You would start off by crocheting a long starting chain, same as you would with most traditional scarves, but then you would use a slip stitch to join the end of the round to the beginning, forming a gigantic loop.

From there, you crochet as many rounds as you want, to make your scarf the desired size.

You can add an edging to the upper and lower edges of the scarf if you like. I did so in the infinity scarf pictured above.

Then you finish your scarf in the usual way, by blocking if desired and weaving in any remaining loose ends.

See More Pages in This Tutorial:

How to Crochet a Scarf | Choosing Materials for a Crocheted Scarf | How to Crochet a Scarf in Long Horizontal Rows | How to Crochet a Scarf in Short Vertical Rows | How to Crochet a Freeform Scarf | How to Finish Your Crocheted Scarf

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Check Out Free Crochet Patterns by Amy Solovay | Meet Amy Solovay, Crochet Pattern Designer and Author for About.com.

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