The Madly In Love Infinity Scarf and Cowl pattern was the Winter 2015 Mini Crochet-Along pattern! The first half of the pattern debuted here on February 6th, and the second half was added February 13th.
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Madly In Love
- US - H, 5.0 mm hook (Furls Fiberarts)
- 575 - 1150 yds DK/8ply weight yarn - LB Collection Superwash Merino
- 3 buttons, your choice (1.5″ buttons used)
- For abbreviations and stitch definitions and tutorials, please see the Crochet Abbreviations page.
- Matching Patterns: Madly In Love Hat; Madly In Love Mitts
Special Stitch: Puff Stitch - *Yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, pull up a loop to the full height of the stitch; repeat from * twice more, until 7 loops are on the hook, yo and pull through all 7 loops. (Basic video tutorial for the puff stitch HERE)
PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS PART 1 - Click HERE for video tutorial!
Row 1: Ch 46, puff st in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, skip 1 ch, *puff st in next ch, ch 1, skip 1 ch; repeat from * until 1 ch remains, dc in last ch, turn. (21 puffs)
Row 2: Ch 3, *puff st in next ch sp, ch 1, skip the next puff st; repeat from * to end, dc in top of ch-3, turn. (21 puffs)
Repeat Row 2 until the scarf measures 24" long for a Cowl, or 65" for an Infinity Scarf. Do not break yarn.
PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS PART 2
Now we will divide the scarf into 3 sections widthwise. If you started with a different number of chains or stitches, you'll need to adjust your stitch counts for this section accordingly. Each of these sections should be worked in a different stitch pattern, in order to make the braid really pop. I've included directions for simple patterns for each section below, but feel free to mix it up and use your favorites instead!
Row 1: Ch 3, *puff st in next ch sp, ch 1, skip the next puff st; repeat from * until 7 puffs made, dc in next puff st, turn. (7 puffs)
Repeat Row 1 until this section measures 14" from the end of the main part of the scarf, break yarn and finish off, leaving a 12" tail.
Row 1: Join yarn to the ch 1 sp next to the first row of the first section, ch 2, dc in same ch sp, dc in next 13 sts and ch sps, turn. (14 sts)
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in each st across, turn. (14 sts)
Repeat Row 2 until this section measures 14" from the end of the main part of the scarf, break yarn and finish off, leaving a 12" tail.
Row 1: Join to ch 1 sp next to the first row of the second section, ch 2, dc in same ch sp, dc in next 14 sts and ch sps, turn. (15 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in 1st st, *fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st; repeat from * until 2 sts remain, fpdc in next st, hdc in last st, turn. (15 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in 1st st, *bpdc in next st, fpdc in next st; repeat from * until 2 sts remain, bpdc in next st, hdc in last st, turn. (15 sts)
Repeat Rows 2 - 3 until this section measures 14" from the end of the main part of the scarf, finishing on an even numbered row, do NOT break yarn.
Sc evenly down along the inside edge of Section #3, and up the side of Section #2.
At the top of Section #2, sc2tog 7 times, sc evenly along the next edge of Section #2, and up the side of Section #1.
At the top of Section #1, sc2tog 7 times, sc evenly along the outside edge of Section #1, and continue down along Part 1 of the scarf.
Sc evenly across the beginning / foundation chain of the scarf.
Sc evenly along the remaining side of the scarf, on up along the outside edge of Section #3.
At the top of Section #3, sc2tog 7 times, sc in last st; join to first st of edging and break yarn, leaving a 12" tail.
Braid the 3 sections you've just finished, making the braid as tight or as loose as desired. Overlap the ends of the 3 sections on the first few inches of the beginning edge of the scarf, and sew them in place using the 12" tails left at the end of each section. Add a button to each section for a decorative touch.
And that's it! I hope you've enjoyed Madly In Love - the Winter 2015 Mini Crochet-Along here on Moogly! The spring mini CAL will begin in just a few months!
Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2015. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern, please visit the About page for details. Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for providing the yarn for this pattern!