It’s wintertime and you can crochet this infinity scarf for a child! (Psst… I also let you know how to crochet it for an adult. Just in case you want one for yourself)
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The friend that asked me to crochet her a scarf had also asked me to crochet a scarf for her daughter. I said, “Of course!” But, I didn’t know where to begin. I’ve only made one scarf before for a child and it was a knitted scarf.
But, I wasn’t going to let question marks stop me from creating crochet items.
Which stitch is great to use for a child’s scarf?
I went online to figure out what the standard size of scarves should be for children. Typical sizes are around 30” in length and 5” – 8” in width. Then, I looked through my 500 Crochet Stitches: The Ultimate Crochet Stitch Bible. I wanted to find a stitch that would look great in a scarf that is made for a girl.
I ended up in using the Wavy Shell stitch since it’s a solid pattern and not lacy. Great for a child’s scarf.
Wavy Shell Stitch
The Wavy Shell stitch is a multiple of 14 chains plus 1 chain. So, the pattern for the scarf can easily be adapted to fit an adult or it can be a blanket by making the width larger.
Chain X amount of stitches that is a multiple of 14 chain until you reach width of the scarf. Then, add 1 chain. So, for this scarf, I chained 28 chains plus 1 chain.
Which yarn to use?
She chose the Caron Cakes in the Bumbleberry colorway because the yarn will change colors on its own and purple is her little girl’s favorite color. To read more about the yarn, check out my post Yarn 101: Caron Cakes. I used one Caron Cakes to make this scarf. But, if you want to make this for an adult, then you would need two Caron Cakes.
I hope you enjoy making this scarf just as much I did and that the child that you are making this scarf for loves it just as much!!!
Wavy Infinity Scarf
Unseamed – 7” x 60”
Seamed – 7” x 30”
Caron Cake, 2 cakes (I used Bumbleberry)
Locking stitch markers (optional)
Row counter (optional)
ch – chain
rep – repeat
sk – skip
st(s) – stitch(es)
tch – turning chain
Ch 29 (add 2 chains to the foundation chain)
Row 1 – Sk 2 ch (count as a dc), 3 dc in next ch, *sk 3 ch, 1 sc in each of next 7 sts, sk 3 ch, 7 dc in next ch; rep from * to last ch, 4 dc, turn.
Row 2 – Ch 1, 1 sc in first st, 1 sc in each st to end of row with 1 sc in top of tech, turn.
Row 3 – Ch 1, 1 sc in each of first 4 its, *sk 3 sts, 7 dc in next ch, sk 3 sts, 1 sc in each of next 7 sts; rep from * until 11 sts remaining, sk 3 sts, 7 dc in next st, 1 sc in each of remaining 4 sts, sk tch, turn.
Row 4 – Ch 1, 1 sc in first st, 1 sc in each st to end of row, sk tch, turn.
Row 5 – Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 3 dc in first st, *sk 3 sts, 1 sc in each of next 7 sts, sk 3 sts, 7 dc in next st; rep from * ending with 4 dc in last st, sk tch, turn.
Repeat Rows 2 through 5 over and over until you reach the double of the desired length for your scarf (ending in Row 5).
This scarf measures 60” unseamed. Fold the scarf in half and line up of the stitches of both ends to seam the ends using the whip stitch.
Using 18” – 24” yarn, thread your darning needle. Starting on end A, insert the darning needle through the two loops of the first stitch and then the two loops of the first stitch of end B.
Then insert the darning needle through the two loops of the second stitch of end A and then through the second stitch of end B. Repeat this process until you reach the end.
Once you finished seaming the two ends together, work the whip stitch through the last stitch on both ends leaving a loop so that you can insert the darning needle to create the knot to fasten off.
Repeat once more and snip off the yarn leaving 6” – 8” tail.
Weave in your ends. Turn the scarf inside out.
Once the scarf was finished, I blocked it using the blocking mat and pins to soften the yarn. Perfect for this time of the year as it can be wrapped around one’s neck a couple of times.
Check out my post on how to block your finished project here.
So, what do you think? Are you going to crochet this scarf for a child that you know or for an adult? Comment below and let me know how it goes!
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