Hi there! Are you ready for some fun fringe? If you said yes (even to yourself in your head, that counts) then I’ve got the answer – this week’s new free pattern, the Loretta Infinity Scarf crochet pattern.
If this pattern looks familiar to you, I’m glad because it’s based on my Loretta Line and even more specifically, October’s Loretta Cardigan (I had leftover yarn so of course I was gonna make something squishy). And I realized it’s been a while since I made a scarf I thought it’d be good to brush off my scarf skills and make something cozy. And boy howdy, this scarf is cozy.
Like all good infinity scarves, this one is long. On me, at 5’4″, this scarf all open can hang down to my hips or doubled up can wrap around my neck a couple times. And this size was deliberate, I wanted to be able to tuck it long into a coat or wrap it close to keep my neck and lower face warm. I also just love the look of a doubled over scarf, don’t you? It’s like a hug from yarn. But oh no, I didn’t stop there with this design… I brought back vibes from the original Loretta design, the Loretta Shawl and added some fringe to really bump up the fun.
Now if you wanted, you could absolutely leave off the fringe and make the pattern smaller. It’s worked long like a non-cowl/infinity scarf and then you seam it up so if you wanted you could make it longer (add repeats in multiples of 1 but make sure your stitch count is odd) or shorter (same idea, just remove sts) and then add the fringe at the ends. Ooh, that would be so cute. I like that idea. Please, someone make that and tag me so I can see your cute scarf.
Anyway, I really hope you like this week’s new free pattern and give it a try. It’s got lots of squishy texture and some versatility in your customization options. I bet you could make one for everyone on your gift lists and never run out of new ways to make it unique.
Anyway, happy holidays. Keep warm and cozy wherever you are
& as always to be kind to each other, wash your masks, and stay safe friends <3 <3
Please note: I was provided City Tweed yarn for this pattern by WeCrochet for the purposes of designing the Loretta Infinity Scarf crochet pattern, with compensation. I wasn’t provided the yarn with the expectations of positive or negative reviews but I honestly can say I do enjoy this yarn, I used it on my Loretta Cardigan and it is a fantastic tweed. If you purchase yarn through any of the links in this post, I will be compensated.
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Where to purchase the Loretta Infinity Scarf crochet pattern
- US I (5.50 mm) crochet hook
- Heavy worsted/ medium/ size #4 weight yarn
- 10.5 oz/ 488 yds
- I used City Tweed by WeCrochet in the color Lemon Curd.
- Notions: scissors, measuring tape, yarn needle
- 11 hbhdc x 8 rows = 4″ (blocked)
Terms/ Stitches used
- RS: Right side
- St: Stitch
- Ch: Chain
- Sk: Skip
- Sc: Single crochet
- Hdc: Half double crochet
- HBhdc: Herringbone half double crochet (explained below)
- HHPS: Half Double Crochet Horizontal Puff Stitch (explained below)
- HBhdc (herringbone half double crochet): yarn over, insert your hook into the st, yarn over, pull up a loop and draw through the first loop on your hook, yarn over, draw through both loops on your hook.
- Half Double Crochet Horizontal Puff Stitch (HHPS): hdc into the next st, *yarn over, insert hook around the hdc, pull up a loop (approx the height of 2 chs),* repeat from * to * 2 more times, yarn over, pull through all 7 loops on the hook. You will work into the puff (not the hdc) when you work into this row later.
- The ch 1 at the beginning of the rows does not count as a stitch.
- This pattern is worked flat in rows, with at turn at the beginning/end of the row. You will make the whole scarf, add the fringe (optional), and then seam the ends together.
- Blocking is suggested for this pattern.
- In the photos the yarn used is City Tweed in the color Lemon Curd by We Crochet.
Approx Finished Product Details for the Loretta Infinity Scarf crochet pattern (blocked)
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Loretta Infinity Scarf Crochet Pattern Instructions
Row 1: Ch 165, sc into the 2nd ch from the hook and across — 164 sc
Note: You can also do a foundation sc for row 1 if you’d prefer, to keep your tension more even.
Rows 2 – 4: Ch 1, turn, Hbhdc across — 164 Hbhdc
Row 5: Ch 1, hdc into the first st, *HHPS into the next st, ch 1, sk the next st,* repeat from * to * across until 1 st remains, hdc into the last st — 2 hdc, 81 HHPS, 81 ch 1 spaces
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, Hbhdc across (this includes HHPS and ch 1 spaces here and throughout) — 164 Hbhdc
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, Hbhdc into the first st, *ch 1, sk the next st, Hbhdc into the next st,* repeat across until 1 st remains, Hbhdc into thel ast st – 83 Hbhdc, 81 ch 1 spaces
Row 8: Ch 1, turn, Hbhdc across (this includes Hbhdc and ch 1 spaces here and throughout) — 164 Hbhdc
Row 9: Ch 1, hdc into the first st, *HHPS into the next st, ch 1, sk the next st,* repeat from * to * across until 1 st remains, hdc into the last st — 2 hdc, 81 HHPS, 81 ch 1 spaces
Rows 10 – 17: repeat rows 2 – 9, once more.
Rows 18 – 20: Ch 1, turn, Hbhdc across — 164 Hbhdc
Row 21: Ch 1, turn, sc across — 164 sc
Fasten off leaving a tail long enough to seam your row ends together. Block your scarf before you seam so it measures 9.5” high and 60” long.
Cut 164 3.5” – 4” pieces of yarn and then loop them through every other Hbhdc on rows 7 and 15.
Line up your row ends and using the long tail you left, seam together the first and last st of each row in your preferred method of seaming. Be sure not to twist your scarf unless you’d like a twist in the finished scarf.
And don’t forget you can buy this pattern on Ravelry.