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The Malia Infinity Scarf

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This pattern is part of the Fall 2017 Malia CAL (Crochet-Along). To view the other patterns in this collection (including a beanie, slouch, and buttoned cowl), please visit the Malia CAL Homepage.

 

The third pattern in the Malia CAL is a gorgeous infinity scarf! The texture in this scarf is just to die for, and the addition of the fringe gives it a casual, relaxed vibe.

VIDEO TUTORIAL

If you need a little extra help with the pattern, here is a video tutorial, and the free pattern is at the bottom of the page!

Free Printable Tags

I made some cute printable tags for this pattern that you are welcome to use! If you’re selling or gifting this cowl, a tag just ups the professionalism, in my opinion. Print on cardstock for best results!

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This is a FREE pattern, and by using it, you're agreeing to the following legally-protected conditions. You're welcome to sell what you make with it; for online listings, please link back to my blog using something like this:

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  • Do not resell the pattern, altered or in its original form.
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Malia Infinity Scarf

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Difficulty: Easy

Finished Size: 56" around x 6.5" wide

Hook: I (5.50 mm) or whichever hook is needed to obtain correct gauge

Yarn: 580 yards of #4 aran weight. Yarn used in sample photos is Yarn Bee's Rustic Romantic in "Okie Wheat."

Gauge:  To ensure the best results, the gauge check is a swatch taken straight from the pattern. Upon completion, you should have a 4” square. If yours is larger, consider using a smaller hook or a thinner #4 yarn. If yours is smaller, consider using a larger hook.

Pattern for Gauge:
CH17.
Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook and in each remaining CH. (16)
Row 2: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. (SK next ST, LBS in next ST) 7 times. SC in final ST. (16)
Row 3: CH1, turn. HDC in each ST across. (16)
Row 4: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in 3rd loop of each of the next 14 STS. SC in final ST. (16)
Row 5: CH1, turn. SC in each ST across. (16)
Row 6: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. (LBS in next ST, SK next ST) 7 times. SC in final ST. (16)
Row 7: CH1, turn. HDC in each ST across. (16)
Row 8: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in 3rd loop of each of the next 14 STS. SC in final ST. (16)
Row 9: CH1, turn. SC in each ST across. (16)
Rows 10-16: Repeat Rows 2-8. (16)

You'll also need: Yarn needle, 4 buttons (1" - 1-1/8")

Terms and Abbreviations:
FHDC 
(foundation half double crochet - see "Special Stitches")
ST/STS
 (stitch/stitches)
SL ST (slip stitch)
SK (skip)
CH (chain)
SC (single crochet)
HDC (half double crochet)
LBS (large bean stitch - see "Special Stitches")
BLO (back loop only)
3rd LOOP (work stitch into 3rd loop only - see "Special Stitches")

Special Stitches:

Foundation Half Double Crochet (FHDC)
This is the recommended way of beginning the pattern and is better shown than explained, so please watch the included tutorial video as a guide. There is also an optional classic chain start noted in the pattern, if you would like to do that instead.

Large Bean Stitch (LBS)
Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through (2 loops on hook). Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over and pull through (4 loops on hook). Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over and pull through (6 loops on hook). Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over and pull through (8 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through all 8 loops. Chain 1 to close the stitch. (Because this stitch creates two sets of loops - one when creating the bean, and one when closing the stitch - each completed Large Bean Stitch will count for two stitches in the row or round's final stitch count.)

3rd Loop Only
Half double crochet stitches have a 3rd loop that we utilize in this pattern. When working in turned rows, as in this pattern, the 3rd loop can be found just below the front loop on the side of the work that is facing you. When instructed to work in "3rd loop only", insert your hook into this special loop. This creates a delicate braided look on the opposite side of the pattern.

Notes:
(1) This pattern is written in American Standard Terms.
(2) CH1s at the beginning of rows do not count as a stitch in the final stitch count.
(3) Pattern is worked as a flat piece and then secured into an infinity style with buttons.
(4) A video tutorial is available up in the post, or by clicking here.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Row 1: FHDC* 204. (*Alternate start: CH205, HDC in 2nd CH from hook and in each remaining CH.) (204)

Row 2: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in 3rd loop of each of the next 202 STS. SC in final ST. (204)

Row 3: CH1, turn. SC in each ST across. (204)

Row 4: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. (SK next ST, LBS in next ST) 101 times. SC in final ST. (204)

Row 5: CH1, turn. HDC in each ST across.

Row 6: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in 3rd loop of each of the next 202 STS. SC in final ST. (204)

Row 7: CH1, turn. SC in each ST across. (204)

Row 8: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. (LBS in next ST, SK next ST) 101 times. SC in final ST. (204)

Row 9: CH1, turn. HDC in each ST across.

Rows 10-25: Repeat Rows 2-9, in order, 2 more times. (204)

Row 26: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in 3rd loop of each of the next 202 STS. SC in final ST. (204)

Edging (1 side only, optional): CH1, SC in same ST to round corner. Working down the short edge of the scarf, SC in each row (26). SL ST to the 2nd corner, fasten off and weave in all ends.

Fringe: Cut about 160 9" long strands of yarn. (I wrap mine around a 9" cutting board.) Start at one corner and attach them in groups of 3, every 4 stitches along the entire bottom edge of the scarf.

Buttons: Lay the scarf out in front of you wrong side up and bring the short ends together, overlapping the end with the edging (if applicable) over the edge without the edging by about 1". (Ends should now be right side facing up.) Pin it in place if desired. Use yarn and yarn needle or a sewing needle and thread to sew each button onto the edge, evenly spaced, sewing through both layers to hold the scarf together. To help with spacing, start with the top and bottom buttons and then move on to the middle two.

Done! If you're sharing on social media, be sure to hashtag #maliacal and #maliascarf, and tag me @littlemonkeyscrochet. Hope you enjoyed it!

Pattern Permissions

This is a FREE pattern, and by using it, you’re agreeing to the following legally-protected conditions.

You’re welcome to sell what you make with it; for online listings, please link back to my blog using something like this:

Pattern by
Little Monkeys Crochet
littlemonkeyscrochet.com

Here are the “do nots”:

  • Do not resell the pattern, altered or in its original form.
  • Do not copy and paste the pattern onto your own blog, in a Facebook group, or anywhere else. Simply link to this page instead. Anything beyond this is copyright theft. You are welcome to copy/paste it into a document for printing, for personal use only.
  • Do not pull any of my photos from this site (or any of my other sites) to promote yourself or your crochet business on your own blog, Facebook page, or anywhere else. The exception to this is if you want to share my article link(s) on your own blog; in this case, you are welcome to take one photo per post for use on your site as long as it is accompanied by a direct link back to my post and does not include any portion of the pattern itself.
  • Do not post a translation of the pattern anywhere – this is copyright theft. If you would like to help make a translation available, I am happy to publish it on my blog with a link to your blog or Crochet-related Facebook page.
  • Do not make a video tutorial of this pattern (or any of my patterns). For a detailed explanation of why this hurts designers, please contact me.
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  • Janice November 19, 2017, 5:10 pm

    First, I LOVE this whole suite of accessories!
    I have some super chunky weight yarn that I’m dying to use up, so I’ was gonna give it a go on this pattern, so obviously I need to adjust stitch count. Is there a guide for this pattern? Like a multiple of 4 +1? to ensure the LBS works?

    • Rebecca November 19, 2017, 5:39 pm

      Hi Janice! Thank you! Actually the multiple is 2+1. So if you’re starting with FHDC, just do an even number, and if you’re starting with chains, chain an odd number. 🙂

  • amy November 26, 2017, 1:16 pm

    I’ve made three of the beanies and am getting started on the scarf. Love the textured look of this pattern. I also loved the vertical design. Thank you for sharing your talents!

  • Gina December 2, 2017, 9:34 pm

    Thank you so much for the use of these patterns. LOVE all the Malia crochet patterns! They are my new favorite project for Christmas this year!