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I’m so excited to be able to share another free pattern with my readers!  This is my Pumpkin Infinity Scarf.

I learned how to crochet almost exactly 1 year ago.  At the time when I decided to learn, I did not have much faith that I would even be any good at crochet, let alone that I’d be making my own patterns in just under a year later.  So, if you’re just starting to crochet, keep it up!!  And if you want to learn, but you haven’t yet brought yourself to buy a hook and yarn, go to the store and then come home and watch some you tube videos!  You’ll be so happy you did.

This infinity scarf uses only chain, hdc and the star stitch which, once you get used to it, is super easy to do!  So I would say it is a beginner to advanced beginner pattern.  There is a link below in the instructions to a you tube video on the full star stitch.

Your Supplies:
2 balls worsted weight yarn (I used Loops and Threads Impeccable in Pumpkin.  Each ball was 268 yards)
Size H crochet hook
Yarn needle

Finished measurements: 64″ around x 5.5″ wide

Special Stitch: Full Star Stitch
Full Star Stitch Video – Part 1
Full Star Stitch Video – Part 2

EDITED 12-03-12: Please note that although the above videos do show that you turn your work at the end of each row, my pattern is worked in rounds and has NO turns.  You’ll be joining the first and last stitches of each round with a sl st and then starting a new round with either a ch 2 or a ch 3 depending on the round you’re working.  You can work in rows by making a ch 2 or ch 3 and then turning and then sew the edges together at the end if you choose.  This might make the scarf reversible, but I wanted it to look very clean and seamless on the front so I chose to do rounds which makes a very noticeable difference between the front and back sides.

To begin the full star stitch at the start of a new row, you will first ch 3.  Insert hook into 2nd chain from hook and pull up a loop, then do the same in the next chain, then do the same in the top of the first 3 stitches of the previous row.  There should be 6 loops on your hook.  Next, yarn over and pull through all 6 loops.  This makes the spokes of the bottom half of the star.  Chain one to close the stitch.  Next, insert hook in “eyelet” created by the last chain 1 and pull up a loop.  Then,  insert hook in last spoke of the star stitch you just made and pull up a loop.  Then insert hook in same stitch from previous row that you made the last spoke of last star in and pull up a loop.  Then, insert hook and pull up a loop in next two stitches from previous row.  There should again be 6 loops on your hook.  Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops and chain 1 to close.  Continue until end of row and join to top of first star stitch with a slip stitch.

To complete the full star stitch, chain 2, then make 2 hdc in the eyelet of each incomplete start stitch from previous row.  Do this to end of row and join to the first hdc (not the ch 2) with a slip stitch.

This all sounds much more complicated than it really is!  Please watch the videos to see how easy it really is and to clear up any confusion from reading the instructions.  It’s hard to write this out in a way that makes sense!

Here is a detail photo so you can see what your stitches should be looking like:

Pattern Instructions:

Round 1: Chain your desired length, being careful to end on an odd number.  I chained 231 for the scarf pictured, which ended up being 64″ around when finished.  Hdc in ridge of each chain to end.  Join with first hdc with a slip stitch.  Take a moment to weave in the end from the beginning and join the two bottom chains.

*Note: if you choose not to hdc in the ridge, but in the loops of the chain, your scarf will not look symmetrical on both sides as the one in the picture does.  If you don’t want to be able to tell which side was the top and which was the bottom, be sure to make your first row of hdc in the ridge of the chains.  It seems to take a little longer, but is well worth the results.

Round 2: Follow instructions above for the full star stitch, beginning with a chain 3.  If you get to the end of the row and end up with one too many hdc for some reason, don’t despair!!  Just insert your hook into that “extra” hdc for 7 loops on your hook and continue on.  No one will ever know the difference and you won’t have to pull out all your work thus far.

Round 3: Follow instructions above to complete the full star stitch, beginning with a chain 2.

Round 4: Ch 2, then hdc in each stitch across to end of row.  Join to top of 1st hdc with a sl st.

Rounds 5-6: Repeat Row 4.

Round 7: Follow instructions above for the full star stitch, beginning with a chain 3.

Round 8: Follow instructions above to complete the full star stitch, beginning with a chain 2.

Rounds 9-11: Repeat Row 4.

Round 12: Follow instructions above for the full star stitch, beginning with a chain 3.

Round 13: Follow instructions above to complete the full star stitch, beginning with a chain 2.

Round 14: Repeat Row 4, but do not join with sl st.  Instead, use the seamless finish method shown in this video here.

Weave in ends if you did not do so at beginning and with seamless finish.  Now, put on your favorite tee, throw on some cute boots over your favorite jeans and rock that gorgeous infinity scarf!

I really hope you’ve enjoyed my pattern.  Please feel free to share it, pin it, like it and of course make it!  But PLEASE, link back to my page and give me credit for my pattern.  Also, feel free to sell finished items made with this pattern, but again, give credit to me as the author of the pattern used.  Karma works for you or against you, peeps! ;)

Go…………create something beautiful today!

-Heather

PS…I am linking up over at The 36th Avenue.  Please go check out some of the awesome projects others have been up to!  Great stuff over there, as always!!

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