The Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf pattern is super easy, hides a multitude of sins, and comes with just one rule: no stress allowed! This finished scarf is between 50 and 60 inches long, and twists and turns on itself naturally – perfect for wearing doubled as a cowl, as well as long, tied, anything you can come up with! The little button tie embellishment is a separate optional piece, and instructions for that are included as well!
The Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf is a great one skein project that really shows off interesting and luxurious yarns. Perfect for thick and thin yarns, as well as yarns with long color changes, it can be made with any size hook and yarn – just start by chaining until you’ve got your desired length in a multiple of 7 sts plus 5 and go from there. Using this pattern, every cowl will be unique. In the right yarn it’s a wearable work of art!
Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf
US – K, 6.5mm hook
US – I, 5.5mm hook (optional, for making tie on button only)
280 yds Red Heart Unforgettable
Colorway Shown: Tidal
Optional: Button (1 1/4″ or 32mm button shown)
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How to keep it SIMPLE while making this scarf:
- If the starting chain is twisting up on you, try to straighten it out for the first stitch, but don’t worry about getting out every twist – a couple twists are good! Keep going!
- If you finish the first round and find out you’ve started with an “off” number of chains, pretend as if they’re there, stick with the pattern and just keep going!
- If you realize you skipped a stitch 2 rows ago, just keep going!
- If you run out of yarn before you get through all the rows? Well then stop, because you’re out of yarn, silly. Just skip to the end of the pattern and finish off as directed! Though you might want to pull out a row to make the tie at the end.
Here’s a Chart to help you visualize how it comes together:
NOTE: This pattern is worked in a spiral, so there is no join at the end of the rounds.
To start: Using K hook, ch 215.
Round 1: Work a sc in the first ch made, making the loop to work in the round. Dc in the next ch. *Ch 5, sk 5 ch, dc in the next 2 ch. Repeat from * until you have reached the end of the loop and there are approximately 5 chains left unworked.
Round 2: Ch 5, sk the remaining unworked starting chains and the sc from Round 1. Dc in the first dc from Round 1, then dc again in the ch 5 sp. *Ch 5, sk next dc, dc in the next dc and the ch 5 sp. Repeat from * until end of round.
Rounds 3 – 20: Continue working [ch 5, sk next dc, dc in the next dc and the ch 5 sp] in a continuous spiral. The pattern will seem to slant to the left as you work, as seen below. Stop when you count 20 rows of mesh, or when you’re almost out of yarn. To finish off, ch 5, sk next dc, sc in the next dc, and use seamless join in the next ch. Weave in ends.
Instructions for the Button Tie Embellishment (optional):
- Thread button on remaining yarn using a sewing or tapestry needle. Using I hook, ch for 18″.
- Slip the button down close to the hook, and skipping over the button, sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook (trapping the button in the loop). Sl st back along ch for approximately 6″ or until this sl st section is long enough to fit around cowl when doubled, with a little bit of tension.
- Ch 8 sts (for size button shown) or long enough to create a loop that fits tightly around the button. Sl st in the same ch as last sl st, sl st in next 2 ch.
- Ch to same length as remaining unworked ch, approximately 12″. Break yarn and finish off ends.
- To wear, slip button behind cowl and pull it toward the front. Pass button through loop made in Step 3. Let ends fly and jet off to the spa! Or wherever you want to look fabulous.
UPDATE 1/27/13: A few people have expressed the need for more explicit instructions for the tie. If you’re confused by the above step by step instructions, try this:
You start by threading the button on the yarn, and then then push it down the yarn a couple feet, away from the starting end, out of the way. Then you make your slip knot like you normally would, and chain for about 18 inches, pushing the button further down the yarn out of the way as needed. As soon as you’ve got your 18 inches, slide the button back toward your work, so that it’s snug up against the working loop and hook. Then, slip stitch in the 2nd ch from the hook, making sure that you yarn over using the yarn from the other side of the button – effectively trapping the button in that space. Then continue as directed.
This scarf pattern is practically foolproof! What are you waiting for? With just one skein of yarn, you can have a sexy cowl and scarf to wear everywhere this season, and with the button embellishment pattern you can change up the look in seconds! Enjoy! And if you’re gifting it, don’t forget the free printable wrapper – CLICK HERE to get it now!
Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2012. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please feel free to link to this page to share this pattern with others. You are welcome to sell items made from this pattern, but please link back to Moogly with credit for the design on the listing or tag.