I am not an expert crocheter by any means, but I like to dabble now and again (like with this easy beginner crochet infinity scarf). However, if I break out my yarn and crochet hook — it’s gotta be simple. Super Easy Peasy. I found the perfect stitch pattern that was easy to handle and easy to alter to suit my needs. I started with this original shawl pattern and altered it to be a little longer (so I could double it over), and less wide to make the perfect scarf size.
My adjustments to make my Beginner Crochet Infinity Scarf, was chaining about 100 stitches to start, and, only about 12 rounds with chunky Lion’s Brand yarn. This got me to the perfect double infinity scarf size. I used about 1.5 skeins of yarn and it took me about 5 hours (but I’m not the fastest crocheter around). This design is super easy to adjust to be whatever size you choose.
By the way — have you got some fun yarn projects? Be sure to follow me and my bloggy friends over on Instagram and share your creation! Nope, doesn’t need to be a crochet or knitting project — just all things yarn, we’ll be sharing our fave across all 12 profiles at the end of the month!
This accompanying you tube video has a couple really great tricks for 1. Creating an untangled round (making a crochet circle chain). and, 2. Adding a simple twist to your design that, especially with my infinity scarf design, allows it to sit nicely when flat or doubled. Other than that, if you can chain and double stitch, then you are off to the races!
The simple twist in the design allows the scarf to sit flat when you want to wear it long. Then it will tuck in perfectly into your jacket, adding that extra layer of warmth against your zipper and keep it out of your way when necessary.
But I gotta admit, my favourite way to wear it is doubled. Then you get that cozy feeling against your cheeks on those blustery days… and heck, it looks great with a braid!
From one novice crocheter to another, you can do this! The youtube video above from Natazia had me chaining away in no time. And, I think I might want to give that full-sized shawl a try too! Seems to me it’d be pretty cozy inside with some Netflix, the fireplace going, and maybe some hot chocolate? That reminds me, I need to pick up marshmellows!
Be sure to check out all the other yarn creations from my blogging pals for our very last 12 Months of DIY! It’s been a great year. Don’t forget to find us on Instagram and show us your stuff!
Now it’s time to see the rest of the DIY YARN project ideas from my Canadian blogging friends.
From the top left, they are: