Aspen Infinity Scarf
When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing better than a big ol’ scarf to help keep you warm and cozy. Crochet infinity scarves are fantastic for layering in the warmth and keeping the cold at bay. With this easy crochet infinity scarf pattern, you can make delightfully textured yet classic crochet infinity scarves for everyone you might like to gift them to. They’re also great for donating!
There’s no denying my love for half double crochet’s. They’re my favorite of the basic stitches. I love how many different ways this one stitch can be used to create all sorts of different textures. This quick and easy infinity scarf crochet pattern uses only half double crochets with some simple decreasing and loop techniques to create a gorgeous diagonal ribbing that is fantastic for both men and women.
This easy crochet infinity scarf is a fantastic winter accessory!
This is definitely one of those scarf patterns that you can go back to when you need something quick and easy to make. Despite having what reads as quite a few rows, this easy infinity crochet scarf pattern works up quickly.
What makes it such a great winter accessory, though, is the warmth. Using Medium weight yarn, this crochet infinity scarf can pack a ton of warmth into it depending on the yarn you use. I did use an acrylic yarn for the sample and it was very warm while out hiking in the Northern Oregon State Parks but you could easily pack more warmth in by choosing a natural fiber like Alpaca wool.
Over the years since I first posted this pattern wayyyy back in 2019, I’ve made tons of scarves from this easy crochet infinity scarf pattern. I’ve made them for friends and family and I’ve made them to be donated. They’re a great way to use up yarn that you’re not sure what to do with, too!
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Only Half Double Crochet? Yep!
This entire easy crochet infinity scarf pattern uses half double crochet, so it’s accessible to beginners who are familiar with this stitch.
There are a few advanced techniques but all of them are worked on or with half double crochet. Don’t worry, we’ll go over all of the techniques so that you can feel confident working this pattern.
What I love most about this easy crochet infinity scarf pattern is that it it is accessible to beginners and experienced crocheters alike.
For beginners, you’ll push your skills and learn a couple of techniques that you may not have learned yet and have a ton of room to practice and grow into them.
For experienced crocheters, this is an easy pattern to follow along with and make your own. Easy to continue watching your favorite show while crocheting, which is my favorite!
Love the diagonal ribbing of this pattern?
Me, too! It is also seen in my Aspen Throw Blanket which is a fan favorite pattern that is easy and fun to crochet. If you want a gorgeous throw blanket with the same diagonal ribbing and you’re ready to step up to a project bigger than the Aspen Infinity Scarf, I highly recommend checking out the Aspen Throw Blanket!
Oh, and… Want a scarf that isn’t in the infinity style and has pockets and has the same diagonal ribbing seen in this easy crochet infinity scarf? Check out the Aspen Pocket Scarf!
Where to Get this Easy Crochet Infinity Scarf Pattern
The Aspen Infinity Scarf is a free easy crochet infinity scarf pattern in this blog post. Scroll down to view the free version.
However, if you’d like a more robust pattern with a photo tutorial, the steps for the photo tutorial written out in full sentences and a printer friendly version of the PDF, I recommend you purchase the PDF pattern.
With the PDF pattern, you will receive a detailed photo tutorial for the first few rows which will set you up to work this easy crochet infinity scarf pattern with confidence. The photos include highlighted stitches and details with arrows or dots, when necessary.
Easy/Advanced Beginner – This easy crochet infinity scarf pattern is largely created using half double crochets. Therefore, you will need to know how to chain and half double crochet.
There are two slightly more advanced techniques: Decreasing (hdc2tog – Half Double Crochet 2 Stitches Together) and working in the Back Loop Only (BLO). Prior knowledge of these techniques will make this crochet infinity scarf pattern a breeze.
If you don’t have prior knowledge, that’s okay! I explain these techniques in detail below.
Medium (4) weight yarn of your choice. You will need approximately 4.25 ounces / 120 grams / 268 yards.
Loops and Threads Impeccable in colorway Camo Tweed. I used just about 1 and ½ skeins.
5 mm (H-8) hook
Stitch Markers – I recommend 1 stitch marker.
16 hdc x 9 rows = Approximately 4 inches x 4 inches.
Because this pattern is for a scarf, gauge is not massively important.
Note: I am a tight crocheter, so my tension is usually tighter than others. Learn more about gauge and what this means here.
Length: Approximately 60 inches before seaming.
Width: Approximately 6 inches.
You can easily change the size of this easy crochet infinity scarf if you prefer. It is designed to be 60 inches long before seaming so that it can be worn loosely or double wrapped, for extra warmth.
If you prefer to change the length of the scarf so that it is longer or shorter, simply repeat the rows instructed more or less times until it is your desired length.
If you wish to change the width of the scarf, you can do so by adding or removing chains from the starting chains. The number of chains does not matter in terms of the stitch multiple.
If you change the amount of chains at the start, you will add or remove these chains in the middle of the instructions. For example, this pattern states to place 1 hdc in each of the next 23 stitches. You would add or remove from the 23 stitches for your scarf to work out properly. Do not change the start or end of the row.
ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)
- Ch – Chain
- Sl St – Slip Stitch
- Hdc – Half Double Crochet
- BLO – Back Loop Only
- Hdc2tog – Half Double Crochet 2 Together * See Special Stitch
- St(s) – Stitch(es)
- Chain 2 to start new rows does not count as a stitch. Always make sure to place your first stitch in the same stitch you chained out of.
- The scarf is worked in rows and then later seamed to become an infinity scarf.
- The scarf has diagonal ribbing. When you’re working the rows for this scarf, you will notice your work leaning off to one side diagonally. This is intentional!
- The diagonal ribbing is formed by increasing one side of the scarf and decreasing the other.
- You may wish to place a stitch marker in the first half double crochet created in the first row and move the stitch marker up for each row worked. This will help you know that the edge of the work with a stitch marker has an increase and you will know that the edge without a stitch marker is a decrease.
- Stitch counts are referenced at the end of each round in parentheses and bold italics (#).
Special Stitch – Half Double Crochet 2 Together (hdc2tog)
The hdc2tog is the half double crochet decrease. It means we will half double crochet 2 stitches together.
It is easier than the abbreviation would make it seem.
To hdc2tog, you will: yarn over, insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop.
Do not finish the stitch. Instead, you will: Yarn over, insert your hook into the NEXT stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop.
You will have 5 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 5 loops.
Special Technique – Back Loop Only (BLO)
Working into the back loop only (or BLO) is what creates the beautiful ribbing on this scarf.
The tops of crochet stitches are made up of 2 loops. The front loop, which is nearest to you and the back loop, which is furthest from you. When creating “standard” stitches, we place our hook under both of the loops.
To work in the back loop only, we insert our hook only under the back loop (the loop furthest from you).
Aspen Infinity Scarf – Free Pattern
Row 1 – Place 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and 1 hdc in each of the next 23 chains. You will have 2 chains remaining. Hdc2tog the 2 chains. (26)
Row 2 – Ch 2 (doesn’t count here or throughout), turn. In BLO, hdc2tog first 2 sts. 1 hdc in BLO of each of the next 23 stitches. 2 hdc BLO last st. (26)
Row 3 – Ch 2, turn. 2 hdc BLO first st, 1 hdc BLO each of the next 23 sts, hdc2tog in BLO last 2 sts. (26)
Rows 4 through 108 – Repeat Rows 2 and 3 in sequence.
For example, Row 4 will be a repeat of Row 2 and Row 5 will be a repeat of Row 3. Row 108 will be a repeat of Row 2.
At the end of Row 108, do not cut your yarn. Chain 1, turn and continue directly to the seaming instructions.
Seaming Work into an Infinity Scarf
Lay your scarf flat so that there are no twists in the work. Bring your last row worked to meet the bottom of your chains.
You will notice that your edges are not straight or horizontal; they’re diagonal. This is supposed to happen!
Set the last row worked on top of the first row worked. Make sure that you do not have any twists in your work.
You’ll notice that the bottom of the first row and the top of the last row cross over each other. Readjust these rows so that they don’t cross over each other and are parallel or in line with each other. The length of your scarf will go in opposite directions.
With the edges now aligned, we will slip stitch the two edges together. This means we will insert our hook into the stitch from the last row worked AND the bottom of the chains from the first row.
Place 1 slip stitch in each stitch across through both edges. Once you have placed 1 slip stitch in each stitch across, your seam is complete! You can now cut your yarn and weave in your ends.
When you lay your work flat, you will notice that the two raw edges of the work continue in a straight line despite the ends of the work going in opposite directions. The seam is diagonal, just like the ribbing in the scarf!
You can now weave in your ends because you are all done! Enjoy!
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That’s it for this easy crochet infinity scarf pattern! Isn’t the diagonal ribbing so much fun? I hope you love crocheting the Aspen Infinity Scarf and I hope it keeps you warm and cozy this winter!
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