Saturday, May 4, 2013

Houndstooth infinity scarf

  • Caron Simply Soft Yarn which is medium (4) worsted weight.  These colors are off-white and black. A soft yarn for this project is best because otherwise the scarf will be very “stiff” due to the type of stitches used. 
  • Crochet Hook Size – I
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in the ends
ch – chain
st – stitches
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
YO – yarn over
Special Instructions:
When changing colors do not cut your yarn!  Instead, on your last dc, work the dc as normal but when you have the 2 loops left on your hook this is where you will want to change your color and then YO and draw through both loops on the hook then continue with the instructions. You will then just take the unused color and crochet it along in the row.  It will allow for a sturdier scarf and save you from weaving in all the ends!  You will be changing color at the end of each row.
9 stitches = approximately 2 inches or 5 cm
  1. Row 1:  Chain 23.  Sc in second ch from hook, dc in next ch, *sc in next ch, dc in next ch; repeat from * across (change color and see special instructions for changing color) ch 1 and turn (22 sts).
  2. Row 2:  sc in first dc, dc in next sc *sc in next dc, dc in next sc; repeat from * across  (change color and see special instructions for changing color) ch 1 and turn (22 sts).
  3. Repeat Row 2 until you have the length desired.  Once you have the desired length, you will want your last row to end with the opposite color.  For example, if row 1 was black, you will want the last row in the scarf to be ivory.  Leave a long tail and fasten off.
  4. If you want to make an infinity scarf, sew ends together using long tail and tapestry needle to join the side just fastened off, working the front loop only of the stitch and the bottom loop of each sc and dc on the first row.  Fasten off and weave in the ends.