I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! I was lucky enough to spend the day with Michael and James and received a plethora of new goodies. I always love getting gifts but trying to figure out how to fit all my new gadgets into my tiny kitchen is never fun! James got a new set of toys and he has been in heaven:
Destroying toys is his favorite hobby. My sisters gifted me a new set of bamboo crochet hooks that I absolutely love! I have been using metal hooks since I started crocheting and never realized how heavy they were until I tried the bamboo hooks.
With a new set of hooks and a brand new charcoal winter coat (Thanks, Mom!) I knew I was going to have to whip up a new scarf. I knew I wanted an infinity scarf that was light and could be worn for warmth with my coat or just as an accessory. I also knew I wanted it to be gray and yellow (still my favorite color combo!). After a little interweb inspiration, I came up with this:
It’s light yet warm. And the pattern is so easy. You can whip it up in an hour with less than a skein of yarn!
“Carefree” Infinity Scarf
Hook: Gray- K hook; Yellow- I hook
Yarn: Any yarn is fine. For mine, I used Loops & Threads Impeccable in True Grey and Vanna’s Choice in Mustard. I used less than one skein of each.
Notes: You should use the K hook with the gray yarn and the I hook with the yellow yarn. Remember to crochet loosely so that your scarf is very lightweight. Turn after each round.
DC: double crochet
sc: single crochet
With gray, ch 200
Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, *dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in next 3 sts*, repeat from * to end
Row 2: With yellow, *ch 2, 2 sc in ch 1 sp*, repeat from * until last st, ch 2, 2 sc in last dc
Row 3: With gray, ch 3, *3 dc in ch 2 sp, ch 1*, repeat from * to last ch 2 sp, ending with 3 dc
Row 4: With yellow, *ch 2, 2 sc in ch 1 sp*, repeat from * until last st, ch 2, 2 sc in last dc
Row 5: With gray, ch 3, *3 dc in in ch 2 sp, ch 1*, repeat from * until last ch 2 sp, ending with 3 dc
Repeat rows 4 and 5, alternating as before until you reach row 11, ending with a gray row.
Do not fasten off. I find it best to weave in your ends at this point, then slip stitch the short ends together to make your infinity scarf. Weave in your last end and you’re done!
This will be my last post of 2013. This year has been such a great year for The Batter’s Box. I have learned so much about crocheting and have loved being able to create and share patterns with the crochet community. I also sold my first crochet items to people other than my family and friends which has been nerve wracking but also exciting. I am looking forward to what new adventures are in store for myself and for the blog!
Have a safe and happy new year! Here’s to 2014!
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