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This year I had the pleasure of meeting Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby - amazing crochet designer and author. And his latest book, Crochet Geometry: Geometric Patterns to Fit and Flatter, has inspired the Shannon Infinity Scarf!
Crochet Geometry takes simple geometric shapes, pairs them with lovely crochet stitches, and the result is a whole book full of gorgeous crochet sweater and top patterns in sizes Small to 5X! Here are just a few of the eye catching designs:
The really eye opening thing about Crochet Geometry is just how simple garment construction can be! I know how intimidating the idea of making a sweater for yourself can be, but Shannon lays it all out and it's so much simpler with his method.
In fact, if you can make a scarf or cowl, you can make these sweaters and tops! So I recommend you add Crochet Geometry to your crochet library today - I'm not sharing my copy, but you can get your own on Amazon US, Amazon CA, Amazon UK, Amazon DE, and probably your local yarn store or book shop!
While talking to Shannon about his new book, we realized he specializes in full garments, while I tend toward designing small accessories - and that they are the perfect compliment to each other! So taking inspiration from Shannon's Gathered Shoulder Sleeveless Top, I have turned the center of the back panel into a lovely free crochet cowl pattern - adding my own twist of course. So you can give one of his stitch patterns a try, and perfect the stitches... and gather any courage you might need to make the top!
Shannon Infinity Scarf
- US - J, 6.0mm hook (Furls Fiberarts recommended)
- 375 yds Lion Brand LB Collection Cotton Bamboo (DK/yarn symbol "3"; 245 yds/224 m; 3.53 oz)
Color A (CA): 200 yds
Color B (CB): 175 yds
- Notions: Stitch markers; Yarn needle
- Gauge: 3 pattern repeats x 10 rows = 4"
- Finished Size: 6.5" wide x 62" long (or to desired length)
- For crochet abbreviations and tutorials, go to the Crochet Abbreviations page.
- Stitch pattern courtesy of Crochet Geometry by Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby, used with permission.
- 3 dc fan (3 double crochet fan): dc 3 times in same indicated st or sp.
- Dc-V (double crochet V-stitch): (dc, ch 1, dc) in same indicated st or sp.
- Click for video tutorials:
FSC (foundation single crochet)
STDC (standing double crochet)
CSDC (chainless starting double crochet)
Whip stitch seaming
NOTE: This pattern is worked with 2 colors at once, and only turned when directed. To switch colors, remove the hook from the active loop of the previous color, place a stitch marker in the active loop to keep it from coming undone, and start with or insert the hook in the active loop of the new color.
Row 1: With CA, ch 32, skip the ch closest to the hook, sc in each remaining ch to end; turn. (31 sts) [ALTERNATE ROW 1: FSC 31; turn.]
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in the first st, *ch 1, skip next 2 sts, 3 dc fan in the next st, ch 1, skip the next 2 sts, sc in the next st; repeat from * to end; do not turn, remove hook from loop.
Row 3: With CB, STDC in 1st sc of Row 2, dc in same st, ch 1, sc in center dc of next 3 dc fan, *ch 1, dc-v in next sc, ch 1, sc in center dc of next 3 dc fan; repeat from * to last st, ch 1, 2 dc in last st; turn, remove hook from loop.
Row 4: Insert hook in active loop of CA, ch 3, sc in 1st st of previous row, ch 1, 3 dc fan in next sc, ch 1, *sc in ch-1 sp of next dc-v, ch 1, 3 dc fan in next sc, ch 1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, skip next dc, sc in last st; do not turn, remove hook from loop.
Row 5: Insert hook in active loop of CB, ch 1, sl st in 1st st of previous row, CSDC in same st, dc in same st, ch 1, sc in center dc of next 3 dc fan, *ch 1, dc-v in next sc, ch 1, sc in center dc of next 3 dc fan; repeat from * to last st, ch 1, 2 dc in last st; turn, remove hook from loop.
Row 6 - 155 (or to desired length): Repeat Rows 4 and 5, ending with a Row 5 repeat.
Finishing and Assembly: Break CA and weave end in. Break CB leaving a long tail, use tail to whipstitch Row 1 to Row 155 without twisting the scarf.
And that's it! Two easy to memorize rows to make a pretty scarf or cowl (to your own custom length) - and if you can make this cowl, you can make the beautiful patterns in Crochet Geometry! I hope you enjoy them both!
Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2016, all rights reserved. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. To print or download this pattern for personal use, please use the green Print Friendly button at the bottom of the pattern, or go to Print Friendly.com and paste in the URL of this post. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern, or translate it to another language, please visit the About page for details. Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for providing the yarn for this pattern, and thank you to Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby for the stitch pattern inspiration!