My daughter has been eyeing all my scarves and wanting them for herself, so I felt it was about time I make her some more of her own.
I made her a cowl last time, so I thought I would try an infinity scarf this time.
She requested PURPLE! this time, which was a bit a surprise but a nice change of pace, since she’s been such pink all the things girl.
I love mini scarves because they are SO quick to work up and they only use about one skein of yarn.
This scarf is really simple, and uses only very basic stitches. It’s a great beginner project or a quick, afternoon project if you’re more proficient with a hook.
The name for this scarf, Three + One, comes from how it’s worked up, three rows of sc and then a row of dc mesh. It’s also a nod to my daughter’s age. She’s four so she’s technically more preschooler than toddler, but she’s also tiny for her age, so this scarf should still be about right for a toddler.
That said, I worked this up while she was sleeping and it ended up a little more snug than I prefer. I’ve made a few adjustments to the final pattern to give a slightly looser fit (than what you see pictured) so there’s more room to grow. I have also included instructions for sizing up the scarf to older kid and adult sizes!
THREE + ONE TODDLER INFINITY SCARF PATTERN
- approx. 170 yards of worsted weight yarn (4)*
- 5.5 mm hook
- yarn needle and scissors
*I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in purple.
ABBREVIATIONS (American terms)
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
4 x 4 inch square = 11 sc x (3 rows sc + mesh dc row + 3 rows sc + mesh dc row + 3 rows sc + half of mesh dc row)
The scarf is about 5 1/4 inches wide and 36 1/2 inches long when relaxed and not stretched. This is about right for an older baby or toddler, with some room to grow.
To enlarge the pattern, add increments of 3 chains. If making the scarf for an older child (7-10), I recommend adding another 4 – 8 rows in addition to length, for a more proportional look. For teens and adults, add 12 rows.
Ch 102. Slip stitch into first ch, making a loop.
Row 1: Ch 2, sc across row and slip stitch to the top of ch 2 to complete looped row. (102 including ch 2)
Rows 2-3: Repeat Row 1.
Row 4: Ch 4, skip two stitches and dc. * Ch 2, skip 2 stitches, dc. * Repeat from * to * 32 times. Ch 2, slip stitch into 2nd ch in ch 4 worked at the beginning of the row. (34 dc, including ch 4)
Row 5: Ch 2, 2 sc in space, *sc in dc, 2 sc in space.* Repeat from * to * all the way around loop row (102, including ch 2).
Row 6 -7: Repeat Row 1.
Row 8: Repeat Row 4.
Row 9: Repeat Row 5.
Row 10 – 11: Repeat Row 1.
Row 12: Repeat Row 4.
Row 13: Repeat Row 5.
Row 14-15: Repeat Row 1.
Tie of yarn, leaving a tail 8 inches long.
Weave in tails with a yarn needle.
Cozy up for the cold and get kicking! 🙂
Eek, I love her little pigtail buns!! And the scarf looks perfectly cozy on her.
Thank you Charity! I love those pig tail buns on her too. She’s been asking for more low ponytails lately and I’m like whyyy….. 😉 ha!
Oh my gosh – she is adorable. Love the wink, pigtail buns and all the pictures. The scarf is perfect. I want to do this in matching scarves for a friend and her 1 year old —-how many chains do you think I would add for an adult? I know it needs an additional 12 rows but wasn’t sure about the number of chains. I’m going to hopefully get these done this weekend. Love your patterns! I am going to also make your Double Crochet Infinity Scarf for another friend. I have made about 12 scarves for gifts and keep making them when I find these great, easy patterns. Thanks a bunch!
Thanks Esther! What a cute idea to make them matching scarves. I love it! So…I would make the scarf around 55 inches long. That’s not a strict number…just around there. Start with 102 chains like the pattern says, and then add more chains in increments of 3 until you get to about 55 inches. I hope that helps. You are such an awesome friend!
Corinne Schemmer says
I have tried this pattern but I don’t understand why you chain 2 in row 1 when the row is sc. I’m making this for an older child. So I’ve chained 177 but it’s not working out properly. What am I doing wrong???
This is worked in a looped row. So you slip stitch your chains into a loop first, then start row 1 with two chains. I hope that helps. Let me know if that didn’t answer your question and I’ll try to trouble shoot with you the best I can.
Shirley Khumkit says
I am trying to copy this cuteness for my 2 year old. What do you think the dimensions should be?
Thank you 🙂
These dimensions should work for your 2 year old. My daughter was three, well a small three, when I made this for her. Even then the sizing is flexible. She wore it until around 4/5.