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Herringbone Infinity Scarf A Free Crochet Pattern by The Purple Poncho

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

Yarn needle

Gauge:  3 Hhdc stitches & 4 Rows = 2 Inches

Abbreviations:  ch – chain; sl st – slip stitch; fdsc – foundation single crochet; sc – single crochet

Special StitchHhdc – herringbone half double crochet- yo, insert hook, yo and draw through st and first loop on hook, yo, draw through both loops on hook.

Skill: Intermediate

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Notes:  This infinity scarf is worked in the back loops only when making the herringbone stitch, placing the Hhdc 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 Hhdc and ch 1 throughout); skip 1 st, 1 Hhdc in next st in back loop only, *ch 1, skip 1 st, 1 Hhdc in next st (in back loop only)*; repeat * * around; ch 1, sl st to 2nd ch of beginning ch 3.  (63 Hhdc). 

Row 3:  Ch 3, *1 Hhdc in back loop of ch 1 space, ch 1*; Repeat * * around. Sl st to 2nd ch of beginning ch 3.  (63 Hhdc).

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 Hhdc).

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.

Embellish:  Optional

Add a crochet flower, brooch or a bow to make it your own.

Thank you for your interest in my designs, and I hope you enjoy the pattern!

 Have a great day!


Herringbone Infinity Scarf by The Purple Poncho A Free Crochet Pattern

Wrap it around twice for a warm and cozy neck warmer.

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Herringbone Infinity Scarf A Free Crochet Pattern — 49 Comments

  1. Hello! This looks beautiful! I have a quick question though..if I am working with just worsted weight should I go up a hook size? To which hook? Or work it with k hook and double strand it? Thank you for your beautiful pattern and your time!

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  3. Wonderful scarf!!!!! You should really make a video!!! I am a beginner and have difficulties!!! Pls!!!! Xxx

  4. I love love love this cowl!!!! I love the purple with the grey, it’s such a lovely colour combo!! I can see this is so many combinations it’s insane!


  6. Hi Isabel, I’ve added a language translator feature on the website, just pick your language and it will change for you. I’ve emailed you the pattern as well. 🙂

  7. Im going to try this today…Hope all goes well. I only have worsted weight so gonna try double srand…Never did this so its gonna be an adventure. Thanks for sharing. I love your patterns!

  8. Hi Kathy, it will work with using two yarns of worsted weight together, a few people have linked up on Ravelry and they look great if you want to see how theirs turned out. Have fun. Thank you so much! 🙂

  9. Thanks so much for the free pattern! Thanks, too, for my new reason to run to Michael’s in the morn’…..I see sooo many color combo possibilities w/this!

  10. Hi Lise, Loops & Threads yarn is from Michael’s. You can use any bulky weight yarn or use worsted weight with 2 strands held together at the same time to get the thickness. 🙂

  11. Hi Zita, it is a 2 stitch pattern repeat of 1 HBhdc and 1 chain stitch, and mine measures approximately 50″ around. Hope this helps!

  12. Hi Laura, thanks for asking, yes it does. Look under Abbreviations, I have all the stitches listed there that are used in the pattern 🙂

  13. Lol oh my goodness…I looked four times and didn’t see that. Thanks for getting back to me, 🙂

  14. Hi Carolyn,
    In row three am I only putting the hbhdc in the chain one spaces? Thank you and love the pattern 🙂

  15. My daughter is asking for infinity scarves for Christmas, going to venture and try this out, I thinks it’s stunning.

  16. I plan on making these for Christmas presents next year in a variety of colors!! Thanks! By the way my name is Carolyn I love the color purple and my mother taught me to crochet one year ago and I have been crocheting ever since.

  17. I’ve read the instructions over and over but I don’t see how many you are to chain on? Thanks!

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