I promised a double crochet project for Hip Hooks, and I’m here to deliver.
It’s cozy, full of lovely texture, and really simple!
2 skeins of worsted weight yarn (I used Lion Brand Vanna White’s Honey acrylic yarn – 3.5 oz./170 yards)
N-hook, US 9 MM (we want a loose weave, a large hook helps keep the tension loose – but be sure to check your gauge to see if you need to go up or down a needle size to suit your own tension preference)
a yarn needle to weave in ends
Gauge: 6 rows and 12 stitches per 4 inch square
You need to know how to:
slip knot, chain, double crochet, seam your work, weave in ends
Foundation Row (Row 1): Double crochet (dc) in the 3rd chain from the hook (see picture above).
dc 30 across the chain and turn (this will yield a total of 31 dc if you include the 2 chains you skipped at the beginning of the row as a dc)
Tip: Lay the tail of yarn at the end of your chain, over the top and crochet over it as you approach the end. This weaves the that end for you, so you don’t have to do it later.
Row 2: ch 2, dc 30, turn.
Row 3-72 : Repeat Row 2.
* This means that you repeat what you did in row 2, 70 times, so that you end up with a total of 72 rows of double crochets.
This project takes two skeins. When you get to the end of one skein. Tie the end of the new skein to the end of the old one and keep crocheting. Tuck the ends of the knot in as you crochet, so you won’t have to weave those ends in later…in a similar fashion to how you crocheted the tail into your work on your foundation row (see above).
I am picturing this with different yarn, so don’t let that throw you. The idea is the same:
As you crochet make sure to crochet under the top two loops (see #2) instead of the chain space, or gap in between the stitches in the row below (see #1). You can crochet into the chain space, but you will lose the subtle ribbed texture that you achieve when you crochet under the top two loops.
If you are a beginner crocheter, take care not to put too many stitches in each row. Your work will start to grow from side to side as well as long, which you don’t want. I go back and count my stitches every few rows to be sure that I’m still on track. Also, keep in mind, that when you start a new row, it will look crooked. Keep going. It will shape up as you get to the end of each row.
Okay…now that you have your 72 rows of dcs. Let’s seam the ends together to make it an infinity scarf.
There are a lot of ways you could do this. See Aesthetic’s Nest post about seaming your work HERE. I choose to do a slip stitch across.
Just put your needle into both the previous row and the end of the other side, yarn over, and pull all the way through. Continue on down the line… Check out THIS how to from Lion Brand Yarn’s site if you need a visual.
Tie off the yarn by cutting it from the skein and pull it all the way through the loop. It will tie a knot and release your needle from your work.
Weave in the ends with a yarn needle. Go HERE for a tutorial on that.
Tip: Do not slip stitch or seam too tight. The ends will pucker and the seam will be more obvious.
This is what it looks like after it’s seamed together. See the raised ridge?
Now a word about gauge. Gauge is how tight or loose you need to crochet. Go HERE for more information on that.
The gauge for this project is 6 rows and 12 stitches per 4 inch square.
And that’s it! One cozy warm infinity scarf done.
I know I choose this color or colors like it a lot for my projects. I can’t help it. The rich caramel warmth draws me right in!
Okay and a disclaimer about why my patterns might be different than other traditional ones you have used before.
Traditionally, it is assumed to be correct to chain 3 at the beginning of a row before doing a double crochet stitch, and you are supposed to skip the stitch next to the chains before proceeding. Whenever I follow these “correct” patterns, my work personally doesn’t look as nice. There are gaps on the sides of my work and drooping chains. When I work in the round, I also always end up with a noticeable seam. It may not be “proper,” but I make my patterns a little differently to combat what I consider to be flaws in traditional crochet. If you are used to crocheting the traditional way without issues, then please feel free to add another chain and skip a stitch space so that it works for you.
Here is the pattern in quick copy form for your reference:
EASY DOUBLE CROCHET INFINITY SCARF – free pattern
Materials: 2 skeins of worsted weight yarn, N-hook (9.0 MM)
Gauge: 6 rows and 12 stitches per 4 inch square
Row 1 – dc in third chain from hook, 30 dc across, turn (31)
Row 2- ch 2, 30 dc across in top loops only, turn
Row 3-72 – repeat Row 2
Slip stitch short ends together, weave in ends.
Amy Hindman says
Love this!! And that it’s easy enough that I might even be able to do it 🙂
Thanks Amy! I know. It’s so easy, but it looks like it’s not. Gotta love projects like that huh?
hear hear! i’ve been watching your crochet series, and this project is calling my name!
alyssa p says
Ooh! A new simple crochet pattern! I think I might make a Christmas gift with this!
Great idea! I was just thinking my sister in law would like one too. I might be crocheting another one with you! 😉
I can’t crochet to save my life, but this project sure makes me wish I could! 🙂 What a pretty scarf!
Me either Bethany, tried several times, just can’t get it :(… But I can knit and am going to try it knitting, any suggestions Delia? 🙂
I am completely excited to try this! I have been wanting to make a scarf like this for forever but have lacked a clear tutorial. 🙂
I’m excited for you to make one! 🙂
Looks fun! Although I have to say, I’m a VERY experienced crocheter and I have never “crocheted in the large space in the stitch in the row below,” so I’m not sure how “normal” that is. The only variations I have ever done (or seen done) were crocheting through the front or back loop! Guess you learn something new every day 🙂
No you are right! I learned something Addie. 😉 I am self taught and I assumed that crocheting into the chain space (big space between stitches in the row below) was more “normal,” but crocheting into the top loops is considered the standard way. But both are appropriate of course. I’m glad you said something. I adjusted my tutorial wording to highlight the proper technique. Thank you!
love this. did a large chunky double crochet pattern on my blog last year:) love love the color
I absolutely love the color! This makes me want to learn to crochet so I can make it. It’s on my bucket list. 🙂
Lovely! Could you give any more info on the yardage/amount of yarn required? I’d like to use another worsted weight, but don’t know how large the skeins you used are for comparison. THANKS!
Yes! great question!
Each skein is 3.5 ounces or 170 yards. I’ll add that to the tutorial! Thanks!
Made my scarf and I love it!! Thank you for the pattern! Now I just need one for a matching hat!
I am fairly new at crochet. I keep trying this pattern which is super simple but I don’t know how you go from the 31 dc in row 2 to only doing 30 dc the rest of the rows. I keep getting this extra stitch hanging out from from row 2. When I turn and chain 2 do I start double crocheting in the 3rd loop which would be the first loop nest to the 2 chains?
Great question Jen.
So, for the first row, you skip two chain stitches, this is technically the equivalent of a double crochet. When you go to the next row, you chain two and then dc 30, with a total of 31 stitches…Because you have the 30 dc plus the chain two. I hope that makes sense. This just helps when you go back to count and make sure you crocheted the correct amount. There should be 30 dc and a chain 2 piece, OR 31 stitches in each row. Let me know if you have anymore questions! 🙂
Elizabeth Rogers says
I tried following your pattern of chain 23 dc in third chain from hook but I always end up with 31 dc plus the skipped 2 chains and when ending row 2, do I dc on top of the chain 2 or on the last dc? thank you so much in advance!
Elizabeth Rogers says
oops i mean chain 33 not 23
Yes. You crochet into the chain 2. Hmm. Can I ask if you are pulling apart the very tail end of the chain in the first row? You could also crochet into the fourth chain from the hook which is the traditional method. That might fix the math for you?
This happened to me also…I’m thinking she might have counted wrong. Because if you dc in the third chain from the hook a chain of 33, you end up with 31 dc….
I’m new to crocheting, so this may be a dumb question. When you are turning the chain after your foundation row and you chain 2, do you start dc in the first chain of the row below or do you skip one chain and go into the second?
Not a dumb question at all. You skip the first stitch. The chains technically count as the first dc. When you count to see if you crocheted the right amount stitches, count the chains as one dc. I hope that helps! 🙂
Woops…I meant Row 1 not Row 2. 🙂
I LOVE this pattern, I want to make a few scarves as holiday gifts. Most of the yarn I have is super bulky, anyone have any tips for adjusting the pattern?
Sure. Just crochet until you get the width you want, and then crochet two more chains, then crochet probably about 60% of the rows I did…maybe as much as 75% depending on how chunky it is. Does that help?
I’m going to try this ASAP, love it and love the color!
Melissa B. says
Love this pattern and the color. I plan on making it with the same yarn, because I think this is just beautiful! About how long do you think this would take the average crocheter to make?
Good question. I would say about 3 hours if you are fairly quick and as much as 5-6 if you are newer to crochet.
Melissa B. says
Thank you so much! I’ve just started and want to make a few as gifts. 🙂
I loooove this pattern, I’m already making one on purple ’cause I love to use basic colos with bright accents. Thanks from Mexico City.
Hi – thanks for sharing this down to every detail! I’ve been going through many sites n videos on an infinity scarf, but i think yours might actually be the best both from a design, ease of making & clear instructions point of view. Thank you once again, and i look forward to actually completing my scarf! 🙂
Thank you Val! Happy hooking. 😉
I love this pattern. I made myself one over Thanksgiving. My kids said it was so squishy and cozy they wanted some. I made one for each of my children (my 4yo son and 2yo daughter). They both love them and have worn them almost every day this winter. Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year!
Huh? N Hook and worsted weight yarn? I tried it, and it looks nothing like yours. But when I use an H8 hook it looks right. Are there different names for the same size hook because in the pictures it looks like you’re using 5mm, which is USH8? Just wondering!
I definitely used an N hook, 9 mm. This is likely a gauge issue. If you look at the beginning of my pattern, I provide the gauge measurements to help you know if your tension is correct. All crocheters and crochet pattern writers can acceptably and widely vary in tension preference. It’s likely that you prefer to crochet more loosely which is why the H hook worked better for you. I do the same thing with other patterns sometimes. I tend to crochet tighter so I check the pattern gauge and sometimes have to go up a hook size to get it right. Hope that helps. Glad you found a hook that works for you. 🙂
Linda L. says
It may be a tension issue but it could also be the hook size.
People need to know that the hooks that are sized with letters and/or numbers aren’t all the same size. For example, the Skacel ‘P’ hook is a 16mm; the Susan Bates ‘P’ is an 11.5 mm and the Boyes ‘P’ is a 10mm – a difference of up to 6mm. I found this out when I was trying to make another cowl and my first 10 inches looked nothing like the pattern. It was very frustrating having to rip it out and start again with another hook – especially since I was working with Homespun Thick & Quick, a beautiful yarn when things go well.
This is the main reason that the switch is being made to metric hooks since 10mm is always 10mm unless it’s very worn. I’m glad that you’re listing the hook size in both so people can use the metric size as a base.
very helpful…thank you!
How long is the scarf? I know you used 2 skeins, but I’m using a few different colors, and not full skeins. I actually am already doing double crochet for the scarf, I just don’t know how long i should make it before I join the ends. Thanks!
It’s about 61 inches long. Hope that helps! 🙂
This is very simple and cute. I’m going to make it a lil bigger so I can use it as a nursing cover as well. Thanks 🙂
This is the first thing I’ve ever crocheted! With the help of youtube and my talented mother, it was a cinch! I love it. Thanks for the tutorial. 🙂
Thank you for the detailed photos. Being a newbie, reading patterns is a challenge, but with the photos, well written instructions AND the pattern, I will be able to read patterns in no time. Thanks for sharing your skills.
My very first successful crochet project! I just love it and now I think I’m hooked on crochet (excuse the bad pun). Now to make another one!
I just made a scarf loosely based on this pattern with a 6 weight chunky yarn and a 10mm hook and it turned out beautifully! Thanks for a great pattern 🙂 I’m also a beginner at crochet and this was the perfect pattern for my first project!
sounds lovely! I am so glad you enjoyed it!
I’ve been looking for a quick and easy infinity scarf to make my own. I’m making this one with alternating rows of pink and black (started with one row black, then two rows pink, two rows black, etc. I’ll end with one row black to join to my first one row black to equal two rows black)… Loving it! Thanks for the pattern!
Victoria Childers says
Thanks so much for this pattern, I have never made this type of scarf and I am very excited to try your pattern. So I am in the process of making it right now and I am unsure as to how I am going to connect it all together so that it is an infinity scarf. I am assuming that you did the slip stitch length wise but don’t you somehow connect the ends??? I am just really confused about that part, can you give some additional info on how you do this process.
Thanks a million!!!
So sorry for the confusion. After you crochet a nice long regular scarf, you will join the short ends with a slip stitch, which turns it into an infinity scarf. Let me know if you have any more questions. I am happy to help! 🙂
Victoria Childers says
Dear Delia……thanks for your reply, no worries about the confusion but thanks for your help !!! This pattern is wonderful and I just love it and I am already on my 3rd infinity scarf!!! I would love to include some pictures for you but I am not sure how to do that or I would send them!!! The 3rd scarf I am making I have changed it just a bit….I seem to do that with just about every pattern I find, I have been switching off with triples, so I’ll do about 5 rows of dc and then 3 rows of tc, I think it has turned out really nice with the type of yarn I am using which is Loops & Threads***Impeccable*** and I also have been making mine a bit longer than the 2 skeins that you used but thanks so much for your pattern!!! Oh btw just wanted you to know that I read your info about the traditional way vs your way of croching at the beginning of a row and I agree with you about the traditional way and I have started doing it the way you do with croching in the first turn stitch and I really do like the way it looks, thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on that subject!!!
I am a beginning crocheter…..and I absolutely LOVE this scarf. I picked up some apple green yarn yesterday and I began crocheting today. My only issue is, I have about 12 inches of the scarf done and I realized I am using a 6mm crochet hook. How wide is your scarf? I am going to continue with this until it is finished…..being a beginner, I can’t bear to undo what I have done. I am going to get some of the vanna honey colored yarn and a 9 or 10mm crochet hook tomorrow for the next one. The green one I am working on is about 10 inches wide….is this too narrow?
Victoria Childers says
I thought I would respond to your comment for Delia, I don’t think that 10 inches is too narrow, that is about the same as mine. Your hook size will affect the length of the scarf more so than the width. So your doubles will not be as large since you are using a smaller needle, so you will probably need more yarn to finish your project if you want it to be 61 inches long. So just remember the higher number your needle is the larger your stitch! I hope this helps you!!! 🙂
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Mary Lee says
Thanks so much! I was just wondering… how long did it take to complete the scarf?
It depends on your skill level. A beginner should be able to complete it in a weekend. A more experienced crocheter should be able to finish it in a couple of hours.
Mary Lee says
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This is perfect, i love crocheting and making my own scarves, and this is so simple and easy and the scarf looks great!! I love this incredibly easy pattern!!!
Thank you Celia! 🙂
Your scarf is beautiful! I saw you said it is around 60 inches long so I was wondering how wide is the one you made? Thanks!
Thanks Aubrey! It is about 11 inches wide. I hope that helps!
Wow! I just finished a slouchy beanie that is crying for a matching scarf (especially considering fall is upon us and I’m a person who is ALWAYS cold)!
Thanks for the awesome tutorial, I think I’ll go start on one right now so I’ll have it ready to go out in the cold rain later 😀
You are most welcome. Enjoy!
Julia FaULKNER says
How long did your scarf end up before you sewed together? I always either get them too short to double or too long. I just made a scarf but it is wide and i think too bulky to double.I also think like you on the ch3 leaving holes Many times I have though of doing just 2 now I will that I know it doesn’t mess up the pattern. Thanks
It was about 75-76 inches long. It is pretty wide and long, but I like my scarfs kind of bulky. 🙂 I hope that helps!
Love this pattern, although I used super chunky yarn and didn’t double it up. Looking forward to wearing it this winter
oooh. I bet it’s lovely!
There is some confusion with the amount of stitches in this pattern. If you chain 33, skip the first two chain and crochet in the 3rd stitch, that makes 31 double crochet plus the 2 chain that were skipped makes a total of 32 stitches for the row.
I got 32 after my chain for the first row…
Thank you for the infinity scarf pattern! Just finished one in a merlot color for my 20 year old daughter and she loves it!!!
So glad you and she like it! Thank you for commenting to let me know. Makes my day!
I got 33 for my first row after my chain (including the 2 chains skipped. What should I do?
Actually I went back and I saw that I double crocheted twice in two different chains….oops. Now I gotta go back and start all over from the chain. Live and learn.
Oh I hate it when that happens. Sorry about that! Glad you were able to figure it out though!
I was wondering- doea the scarf rap around twice? It appears to in the picture. If it doesn’t, do I just make it longer? Thanks!
It does. Sorry, I should have made that more clear. You don’t have to wrap it around twice, but I prefer to wear it that way.
Thank you so much! I can’t wait till it’s finished!
this is gorgeous …. will be my first true project with no reason not to complete. Thanks so much for sharing this ~ excited to give it a try!
Thank you for the pattern and the excellent tutorials.
Thank you Nancy!
This is a lovely pattern, and the first one I have attempted since learning to crochet successfully. I completed one in a dusty pink and have already gifted it to my Mum, she loves it!! Thank you for the pattern x
Thank you! I am so glad you like the pattern. The dusty pink sounds lovely!
JoAnn Hoyt says
Your infinity scarf uses the same dc stitches as the afghans that I make. When you make your chain, just chain whatever width you want. I make mine wide enough for an adult sitting a recliner. I have made afghans for my family including my grandchildren. Just make the width that you want and do not join the ends. Even a beginner can make a nice warm and cozy afghan.
I just picked up some lovely blue variegated yarn for this pattern. It’s such a simple pattern. I can’t wait to show off my new scarf. Thanks for sharing!
Ooh. That yarn sounds beautiful! So glad you like the pattern. Enjoy!
I like you easy pattern and I was wondering if I would get a good result by doing a double crochet on the front post, starting at the row after the first double crochet row.
Since I’m an advanced beginner, I thought it could give a nice touch to the scarf and a bit of a challenge to the crocheter… 😉
That would be beautiful! It would make the scarf a little shorter, so you may want to add a few more rows to maintain the same dimensions. I would love to see the finished scarf, if you want to post a link here when you’re done?
I would like to make this for my nine-year-old grand-daughter. Can you recommend length and width? Thank you.
Hi Janine! Great question. I think you could shorten it by taking off about 3 rows, if she is petite. If not though, I would stick with the adult size, so she can wear it for more seasons. I wouldn’t mess with width either. Sometimes the fuller and chunkier the scarf is, the better. 🙂 For the best fit, you could fit it on her by crocheting the full amount of rows in the pattern and joining them temporarily with safety pins. From there you can try it on her to see if taking out a few rows would be necessary.
Hope that helps! Happy crocheting!
Thank you. She will be 10 on Valentine’s Day, but she is tall and thin. I will evaluate as I crochet. Looks like a lovely scarf. Thanks again.
Hi, I was wondering how long is the scarf before the ends are sewn together? I ask because I’m using a smaller hook that is easier for me to use.
Great question. It is about 61 inches long before seaming it together. I hope that helps!
Crystal L. says
I am hoping that gauge is not that important for this project, my gauge is a bit looser than yours but I think that this will be the first pattern I am able to complete. Thank you for posting this pattern!
You’re right. It isn’t! It will just make your scarf a little larger and fluffier. 🙂 Have fun! I’m so glad you like the pattern.