Need something that can be worked up quickly when you're taken unawares by winter? This infinity scarf is New England weather approved for keeping you toasty warm when the temperatures unexpectedly plunge. The best part is the buttoned ends that can make it more of a cowl, or a long scarf - perfect for getting different looks out of the same accessory, or if you're just plain indecisive like me!
Step 1: What You Need
Approximately 300 yards chunky yarn (shown in Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick)
Size N/10mm crochet hook
4 large 1” diameter buttons
Sewing needle and thread
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
RS: right side
WS: wrong side
Ch1 at end of row does not count towards total stitches. All stitches in this pattern will be done in the back loop only of the stitches below. This creates a stretchy ribbing that also prevents your project edges from curling.
Step 2: Setup
Row 1 (RS): sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (16 sts) ch1, turn.
Step 3: Buttonholes
We are next going to create buttonhole gaps by inserting an extra ch in between stitches. Reminder, we’ll also be doing sc in back lp only throughout.
WS: sc 2, *ch1, and without skipping any stitches, sc 4, repeat from * twice more, ch1, sc 2. (20 sts) ch1, turn.
Next row (RS): sc in back lp only across all stitches, including ch’s. (20 sts) ch1, turn.
Step 4: Scarf Length
Body of scarf: sc in back lp only to end of row. ch1, turn. (20 sts).
Repeat until scarf measures approximately 60”, ending on RS row. (to easily tell if you are on a RS or a WS row, look at your first row. If it is on the RS, so is the row you are currently on).
Step 5: Rounded Corners
To match the slightly rounded corners we set up in the buttonhole rows:
(WS): sc2tog, sc 16, sc2tog. (18 sts) ch1, turn.
Step 6: Fasten Off
Next row (RS): Sl st into the back lp of each st across. Fasten off and cut yarn.
Step 7: Buttons
Place buttons four rows up from end of scarf. (Use the button holes on the other end of the scarf to align)
Sew each button in place with needle and thread.
Step 8: Finishing
Use the tapestry needle to weave yarn ends into fabric of scarf. Slip buttons into button holes to create infinity loop.
Step 9: Ways to Wear
Double up the long infinity loop for an extra cozy scarf to keep winter at bay. Or, unbutton the ends and style like any regular long scarf.
Stay warm, everyone!