Not too long ago, I taught a dear friend how to crochet. It took a few tries, and finding just the right yarn and motivation to really help her get past the initial awkwardness of holding a hook, understanding the anatomy of stitches and basically all of the things that we forget about as obstacles once we get more comfortable in our craft.
Somewhere between the initial try at a lesson and her truly taking off and becoming a confident and prolific crocheter, she gave up a little and asked that I make her a scarf that matched her new coat. That is how the Annabelle Infinity Scarf was born. It was so inspired by my friend, that I see her when I look at it.
I was so pleased that she loved the scarf once it was done, and even more pleased that seeing it inspired her to try again to learn how to crochet. Eventually, she was able to make her own version of the Annabelle scarf to gift to another friend, and I now consider this very beginner-friendly piece sort of the perfect “gateway” project for beginning crocheters.
I love that it looks very Farmhouse Chic (which is pretty on-the-nose trendy), but also uses an approachable and classic granny block technique that can inspire confidence in new crocheters in expanding their skills.
Now, this is one of my go-to projects when I teach people to crochet, so I am pleased and happy to offer it as a free pattern, here on my blog.
It’s also available as a simple PDF on my Ravelry for just $2.99. That copy is ad free!
The Annabelle Infinity Scarf
By Theresa Denham of Teagan and Lu
Any three colors of worsted weight yarn in these amounts:
Yarn A 150 yards
Yarn B 300 yards
Yarn C 75 yards
* Sample scarf pictured uses Big Twist Value Yarn in Beige (A), Medium Denim (B) and Soft Pink (C)
5.5mm crochet hook (US I) I prefer to use <a href="http://Clover 3672 Amour Crochet Hook Set, 10 sizes“>Clover Crochet hooks
CH SP: Chain space
SL ST: Slip Stitch
DC: Double Crochet
SHELL: 5 Double Crochet in the same space
This infinity scarf is worked flat and can be made in any color variations you choose. The scarf measures a total of 72” before joining, and wraps twice comfortably when being worn. Should you choose to increase or decrease the size of the scarf, simply add or subtract from the beginning chain in multiples of 4.
The turning chain for each row DOES count as a stitch.
This pattern is the property of Theresa Denham of Teagan and Lu, 2018. Please do not alter, re-sell or claim this pattern as your own. Should you choose to sell finished items made from this pattern, please credit me, Theresa Denham and Teagan and Lu as designer.
Beginning with Color A, chain 203
Row 1: 2DC in the 3rd CH from hook, CH1 *SK3, 3DC in chain, CH1; Repeat from * to the last four chains, 3DC into last chain. Turn. (51 DC clusters)
Join Color B
Row 2: CH3 (counts as 1 DC + 1 ch) *3DC into next CH SP, CH1; Repeat from * through last CH SP, 1DC into top of turning chain from the previous row. Turn.
Row 3: CH2, 2DC into CH SP, CH1 *3DC, CH1 through last chain but before turning chain, 2DC into turning chain, 1 DC into third chain of Turning chain from the previous row. Turn.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2
Join Color C
Row 5: Repeat Row 3
Join Color B
Row 6-7: Repeat Rows 2 and 3
Row 8: Repeat Row 2
Join Color A
Row 9: Repeat Row 3
Fold Fabric with right sides together (they will look similar, but you may prefer one side to another) to join ends.
Join by slip or whip stitching along the edges.
Turn right side out.
Join the yarn in Color A at the seam, Working around the edge:
*CH 1, SK 2, SHELL into next stitch, SK2, SL ST into next stitch
Repeat around to end. SL ST into remaining stitches (33 shells)
Repeat Edging instructions for the other edge of scarf.
Finish Off and weave in all loose ends.
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