I love the look of color blocking and this herringbone stitch adds so much texture to the scarf. It works up quickly and once you get the rhythm of the stitch, it is one of those patterns that you can make on autopilot. It’s very versatile, the size and gauge can easily be adjusted to make it longer (2 st repeat) or wider (add more rows). This is a very attractive scarf and looks great in a solid or variegated yarn too!
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Yarn: Charisma in Charcoal & Dark Purple
Yarn weight: Bulky #5, 109 yards each color, 218 yards total
Hook: US K / 6.50 MM
Gauge: 3 HBhdc stitches & 4 Rows = 2 Inches
Abbreviations: ch – chain; sl st – slip stitch; fdsc – foundation single crochet; sc – single crochet
Special Stitch: HBhdc – herringbone half double crochet- yo, insert hook, yo and draw through st and first loop on hook, yo, draw through both loops on hook.
Notes: This infinity scarf is worked in the back loops only when making the herringbone stitch, placing the HBhdc stitch in the chain 1 space from the previous row. It gives one side a textured look and the other side a smoother finish. Do not turn your work, always keeping the right side facing you. This stitch count will use up most of your skeins, if you make it longer or wider, you will need 2 skeins of each color.
Instructions: Begin with Charcoal color-
Row 1: Fdsc 126 sc stitches, sl st to beginning stitch, careful not to twist your work, to form the circle. (126 sc).
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 HBhdc and ch 1 throughout); skip 1 st, 1 HBhdc in next st in back loop only, *ch 1, skip 1 st, 1 HBhdc in next st (in back loop only)*; repeat * * around; ch 1, sl st to 2nd ch of beginning ch 3. (63 HBhdc).
Row 3: Ch 3, *1 HBhdc in back loop of ch 1 space, ch 1*; Repeat * * around. Sl st to 2nd ch of beginning ch 3. (63 HBhdc).
Rows 4-7: Repeat Row 3. End off yarn, weave in end.
Join Dark Purple color by sl st to any ch 1 space.
Rows 8-14: Repeat Row 3. (63 HBhdc).
Row 15: Ch 1, 1 sc in back loop of each stitch around, sl st to beginning st. (126 sc). End off yarn, weave in end.
Add a crochet flower, brooch or a bow to make it your own.
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