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May 31, 2014

Lilly Pilly Infinity Scarf


I've only recently rediscovered crochet and I'm loving how quick and easy it is! 

With the arrival of the cooler weather this Autumn, I wanted a scarf that wasn't too chunky and was long enough to be worn looped around my neck either doubled or tripled, depending on how cozy I need to be.



A few people have asked about my scarf so I thought I'd endeavour to write down the pattern. (Please note though, this is the first time I've actually written down a crochet pattern, so do let me know if my instructions can be improved!)

If you're new to crochet, be aware that different names are used for the same stitches in the US and in Australia/UK. Ravelry is an amazing resource for patterns but it can be confusing when you're not sure which terminology a pattern uses - you need to check where the designer is from if the pattern doesn't specify which terminology is used.  

Hence, I've included instructions using both terminologies here, with links to tutorials for each stitch. If you're new to crochet, I've found Paula Daniele's video tutorials helpful, with extended demonstrations of both US and UK/Australian stitches.


Lilly Pilly Infinity Scarf

Yarn: 3 x 50g balls of 8 ply / DK yarn (280 m)
I've used the buttery soft Woolganic Organic Merino 8ply DK, which is sadly no longer being manufactured, but any 8 ply yarn is fine (I recommend using a solid colour to highlight the texture of the pattern).

Hook: 4mm / USG/6 / UK8 (or size to achieve a relaxed stitch and flexible fabric) 

Length (circumference): 204cm / 80 inches
Width: 13cm / 5 inches

The pattern is worked in the round, with each row a complete round (rather than being worked in a sprial fashion).

Instructions (Australian/UK terminology)

TR - treble crochet
DC - double crochet
Note: Throughout this project, insert your hook into the top loop of each stitch only, not both loops.

Row 1: Chain 300 stitches. Join the round using a slip stitch, ensuring your chain is not twisted.
Row 2: Chain 3 stitches. TR into first chain stitch and repeat for each stitch to end of row. Join round using a slip stitch.
Row 3: Chain 4 stitches. *TR into the 2nd stitch. Chain 1 stitch. * Repeat to end of row, inserting hook into every second stitch. Join the round using a slip stitch.
Rows 4-7: Repeat Rows 2 & 3, twice.
Row 8-9: Repeat Row 3 twice more.
Row 10: Chain 1 stitch. DC into first stitch and repeat for each stitch to end of row. Join round using a slip stitch.
Row 11: Repeat Row 2.
Row 12: Repeat Row 3.
Row 13: Repeat Row 10.
Sew in ends.

Instructions (US terminology)

DC - double crochet
SC - single crochet
Note: Throughout this project, insert your hook into the top loop of each stitch only, not both loops.

Row 1: Chain 300 stitches. Join the round using a slip stitch, ensuring your chain is not twisted.
Row 2: Chain 3 stitches. DC into first chain stitch and repeat for each stitch to end of row. Join round using a slip stitch.
Row 3: Chain 4 stitches. *DC into 2nd stitch. Chain 1 stitch.* Repeat to end of row. Join round using a slip stitch. Note: Throughout this project, insert hook into the top loop of each stitch only, not both loops.
Rows 4-7: Repeat Rows 2 & 3, twice.
Row 8-9: Repeat Row 3 twice more.
Row 10: Chain 1 stitch. SC into first stitch and repeat for each stitch to end of row. Join round using a slip stitch.
Row 11: Repeat Row 2.
Row 12: Repeat Row 3.
Row 13: Repeat Row 10.
Sew in ends.

Ravelry link here.

6 comments:

  1. How relaxed should the fabric be? I'm about halfway through and mine seems much more relaxed than it should be.

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    1. what yarn are you using? Could it be your tension?
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    2. Hi Ellen, It should feel soft and drapey but not look too loose. Are you using a 4mm hook - not a UK size 4 (6mm) hook?
      Let me know how you go... :)
      Amber

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    3. Yep, I'm using a 4mm (US G) hook. It does feel soft, but it seems unusually drapey- it's sort of folding over on itself. I'm pretty sure I've got the right weight yarn- I'm using Cascade Sunseeker, which is an 8 ply yarn.

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    4. I think I figured out what happened. I tried to keep it straight, but somehow my chain got twisted. How do I keep it from getting twisted?

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  2. this is such an easy pattern! Although I will say that acrylic is rather stiff, so use the softer yarns. :-)

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