I used one ball of Bernat Pop in the colour Cosmic to make this fabulous infinity scarf for my daughter. This is a beginner friendly scarf that looks elegant because of the stitch I used. It could actually be a normal scarf as well because it is crocheted long then seamed to create the infinity loop. In fact I think I will use the second ball to create a second scarf with Pom poms on the end so be on the lookout for that!
The stitch I used for this entire scarf is:
HHDC = Herringbone Half Double Crochet
You can find a great tutorial on this stitch by Rich Textures Crochet here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H8pt_FySwGw
Don’t be intimidated by learning a new stitch! This one is simple and looks so polished. One of the things I personally love about the HHDC is how flat the finished product is. Sometimes you want a fluffy, bulky stitch but when you don’t, this stitch is a great option.
Bernat Pop is a #4 yarn but to me it feels more like a #5 so I always size up on my hook when I use it. I dislike stiff crochet fabric for most projects so sizing up allows me to create a more fluid fabric. You can easily substitute any yarn you like for this scarf. If you use a more bulky yarn but still want a scarf about 8 inches wide like mine all you have to do is chose the hook you want to use and chain until you have 8 inches then add 2 more chains. You will do the exact same thing if you want to use a thinner yarn and a smaller hook. So thinner yarn and smaller hook = more starting chains. Thicker yarn and larger hook = fewer starting chains.
For this scarf I just kept crocheting until I ran out of yarn. I did leave a piece to sew my ends together but all I have left of my ball of yarn is a 12 inch piece. Pretty great use of the yarn, no waste!
The final measurements of my scarf are 60 inches(153 cm) long and 8 inches (20.5 cm) wide.
Ok let’s get started
Bernat Pop Yarn – 1 ball
7mm crochet hook. I couldn’t find a U.S. version of a 7 mm so I would say use a K/10.5 if you crochet loosely and use an L/11 if you crochet tightly.
SK = slip knot
CH = chain stitch
HHDC = herringbone half double crochet
I like to chain 2 then turn and do my first HHDC in the same stitch as the chain. This gives me two things I love. The first is a cool scalloped effect on the edge of my scarf like this:
The second is an easy way to tell when I am at the end of my row. You will see as you crochet that you can always tell where to place your last stitch. I tend to count every row when I crochet but if I get distracted by a conversation or a tv show it’s no big deal because I can still see where to place that last stitch. Bonus!
How to make this scarf:
- Make an SK and place it on your crochet hook.
- CH 22
- Skip the first two chains and do a HHDC in the 3rd chain
- Do 1 HHDC in each chains stitch
- 20 HHDC for first and every row
- CH 2 and turn your work
- Do your first HHDC in the same stitch as the chain
- Continue like this until you run out of yarn or your scarf reaches the length you want.
- CH 1 and pull your yarn through this chain to secure it
- Match up your edges and sew them together
- Weave in your yarn ends
- Congratulations you are now the proud owner, gifted or seller of a beautiful new infinity scarf!
A few more pictures.
I hope you try this easy but quite satisfying project 😁
Have a great day from Tracy K.