Midsummer 3-Way Infinity Scarf Crochet Pattern

I wish I could have shared this post earlier, but I actually created this for my friend who is getting married later this month and I wanted to keep it as a surprise until I gave it to her at her bridal shower. I wanted to create something for her that she could use on her wedding day, but given that the wedding was taking place in the middle of July, it's likely not going to be cold enough that she would need a shawl/wrap/shrug, etc.

She has this beautiful strapless wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline and I doubt that she would want to cover that up. But I figured that she could use something to keep her warm when the night is over and still look beautiful.

When designing this piece, I wanted to make sure that it's simple yet elegant enough for a wedding. I also wanted it to be suitable for the summer if she decides to use it on her special day but versatile enough that she would be able to use down the road if she doesn't get to use it for her wedding. Lots of ideas floating around, you see.

The Midsummer 3-Way Infinity Scarf is a bit longer than what you would normally make for an infinity scarf. A standard infinity scarf is about 60 inches long, but this scarf almost 75 inches long (before you sew the ends together). There's a reason for this as it makes the piece a lot more versatile. Let me show you the ways to wear it:

#1) As a Wrap/Shawl

Midsummer 3-Way Infinity Scarf FREE Crochet Pattern

Midsummer 3-Way Infinity Scarf FREE Crochet Pattern

Midsummer 3-Way Infinity Scarf FREE Crochet Pattern

#2) As an Infinity Scarf (wrapped 2 times)

Midsummer 3-Way Infinity Scarf FREE Crochet Pattern

Midsummer 3-Way Infinity Scarf FREE Crochet Pattern

and #3) As a Cowl (wrapped 3 times)

Midsummer 3-Way Infinity Scarf FREE Crochet Pattern

Midsummer 3-Way Infinity Scarf FREE Crochet Pattern

Midsummer 3-Way Infinity Scarf FREE Crochet Pattern

Seriously though, do you love it? Or do you love it? There really is no other answer. This 3-way infinity is so versatile, and it's likely the easiest pattern I've ever created. A beginner who is just learning how to crochet (and have learned how to do a double crochet) can make this! What are you waiting for? Let's begin!

What You Need/Materials

  • 6.0mm crochet hook
  • 5.5mm crochet hook (read my notes)
  • worsted weight yarn
  • satin ribbon
  • stitch markers
  • yarn needle

Stitches

  • ch - chain
  • dc - double crochet
  • st - stitch

Notes

  • Gauge: 14 dc x 9 rows = 10cm x 10cm (4" x 4")
  • 188 cm (~74") in length before tying the ends together with a ribbon.
  • The finished scarf is about 19cm (7.5") wide. If you want it wider, you will have to do more rows.
  • I found that when I was working row 3, my stitches were flaring out a bit, so I decided to use a smaller hook (5.5mm) for the rows that only contain double crochets and no chains (odd rows) and continued using 6.0mm for the others. 
  • When working the rows with alternating double crochet and chains, I put my stitch into the chain space.
  • Sizing:
    • Measure yourself by placing the measuring tape at the tip of the shoulder and wrap it all the way around you like a shawl until it meets back at the same shoulder. The tape should skin the top of your shoulders closely, it almost slips off. This is the widest circumference of your shoulders.
    • Multiply this number by 2
    • 3.5 sts = 1" 
    • Example:
      • Shoulders measure 40"
      • 40" x 2 = 80" (this is how long your scarf needs to be)
      • Foundation chain = 80" x (3.5sts) + 2 sts (for turning) = 282 sts 
      • This is all assuming that you are basing it on the same gauge as stated above

Pattern

ch 261
Row 1: dc into the third loop from the hook and in each st across (259 sts)
Row 2: ch 2, turn, dc into the first st, [ch 1, skip 1 st, dc into the next st] x 129 times (259 sts)
Row 3: dc in each st across (259 sts)
Even Rows: Repeat row 2.
Odd Rows: Repeat row 3.

I worked a total of 17 rows, but you can repeat it until you feel that it's wide enough.

Adding the Ribbon Detail

Thread the ribbon through every other row (I did mine on the solid double crocheted rows). Pull and bunch the sides together, and then tie your ribbon!

Midsummer 3-Way Infinity Scarf FREE Crochet Pattern

Isn't this the easiest thing you've ever made?

Did you make your own Midsummer 3-Way Infinity Scarf? I'd love to see it! Please share it with me on Instagram and/or use the #onceuponacheerio hashtag.

Midsummer 3-Way Infinity Scarf FREE Crochet Pattern





This is an original pattern written by Juli Anne of Once Upon a Cheerio. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. 

You may sell products made from this pattern, but please clearly credit the design to me, Juli Anne of Once Upon a Cheerio and provide a link to my blog www.OnceUponaCheerio.com. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you for understanding!

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