Retro Infinity Scarf

I am super happy to announce the arrival of the Retro Infinity Scarf, a moss stitch crochet scarf pattern. This is was my first guest post as a crochet designer and I cannot tell you how excited I am. This page will give you all the details you need to get excited for this beginner friendly crochet scarf pattern so you can head over to the pattern and be ready to crochet!

I named this crochet infinity scarf pattern the Retro Infinity Scarf because the colors remind me so much of retro fashion. Can you tell I’ve been watching a lot of shows and movies based in the 80’s lately?

I was recently approached by Marie of Underground Crafter to do a guest design on her blog and I can’t tell you how excited this made me! Marie is absolutely lovely to work with and provided yarn support from hands down my favorite yarn – Paintbox. She really knows how to make this designer happy!

Moss Stitch Crochet Scarf pattern by The Loophole Fox

This page is a detailed description page for this moss stitch crochet scarf pattern. You can find the full pattern for free on Marie’s blog, Underground Crafter.

You can also purchase an ad-free, premium PDF version of this pattern on my Etsy or Ravelry! Included in your purchase are both a printer-friendly (without pictures) and a device friendly (with tutorial pictures). Yes!

Moss Stitch Crochet Scarf

I have to say I spent a ridiculous amount of time shopping through the Paintbox Yarn on Lovecrafts.com. Paintbox is my favorite yarn because not only is it absolutely lovely to work with but it also has a ridiculous amount of colors to choose from. Honestly, you can’t go wrong.

When I chose the yarn for this scarf, I chose bulky (5) because I wanted this moss stitch crochet scarf to work up quickly. Not that choosing bulky yarn narrowed down the color choices! I may have enlisted the help of my husband, my best friend, my sister and several people walking by outside to decide on colors. That is an exaggeration but I did want to choose warm colors (which I am not very good at) and ensure that the scarf had a lovely, warm fall feeling.

Spoiler Alert, it totally did! It pairs so cute with a jean jacket and the use of bulky yarn gives it a nice squishy feeling without being too heavy.

I absolutely love how this scarf turned out, and my sibling did, too!

Don’t they look amazing in it!?

So, if you haven’t already figured out why this scarf is so easy to love, let me tell you:

  • It’s beginner friendly
  • It works up quickly
  • The use of the Moss Stitch gives it a lovely texture and stretchy/squishy material
  • It can be created in any colors
  • It’s fun to create and to wear.

SKILL LEVEL

Easy (Beginners should know how to slip stitch, chain and single crochet).

MATERIALS & TOOLS

You will need a 6 mm hook, scissors, and stitch markers (if you prefer to use them).

  • Yarn
    • Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky, bulky/category 5, (100g/3.5oz, 136m/149yds) – You will need 3 colors total. 
      • I used: Champagne White, Vintage Pink and Soft Fudge.
    • Yarn Usage (Approx):
      Color A: 98 yards (2.3 oz, 90m)
      Color B: 81 yards (2 oz, 75m)
      Color C: 90 yards (2.1 oz, 82m)
    • You can substitute this yarn for any other bulky (5) yarn. Make sure to double check the gauge.
  • Crochet Hook: 6 mm/ J-10 or hook necessary to meet gauge
  • Scissors 
  • Tapestry Needle

FINISHED SIZE

Approximately: 25 inches laid flat in length (52 inches around) x 5 inches wide

NOTES

  • This pattern is worked in closed rounds, however, we will need to move over to the next chain 1 space to begin our new round. 
    • To move over to the chain space we need to work in, you will slip stitch into the chain one space following your “slip stitch to close”. This means that your starting round will continually begin one stitch over from your previous row. This helps prevent a noticeable seam and keeps the rounds easy to follow.
  • The chain 1 to begin your round never counts as a stitch. Always place your first single crochet in the same space (this is referenced throughout the pattern).
  • You will need to join new colors every two rows. Always join them in the chain 1 space following the slip stitch you used to close your previous round with a standing single crochet.
    • I prefer to completely finish off the color and then join a new color using a standing single crochet for this pattern in the next chain 1 space to prevent slip stitching with a new color into the chain 1 space.
    • When you join your color in the last stitch of your previous round, this new color will show when you slip stitch into the chain 1 space and can look a bit messy.
  • Every two rows you will be finishing off a color and adding a new color. If you prefer not to weave in a bunch of ends at the end of your project, I recommend taking the time to weave in the ends as you work or crochet over your ends.
    • If you prefer to crochet over your ends for each color change, you will want to work over these ends for two rows to completely hide the tail end of your yarn.
  • If you would prefer a smaller or larger infinity scarf than what is written in the pattern, simply add or subtract stitches in your starting chain to achieve your desired size. You will, however, want to start with an EVEN number of chains regardless.
Moss Stitch Crochet Scarf

You can find this Moss Stitch Crochet Scarf pattern on the Underground Crafter blog for free! Or, if you prefer an ad-free, printable version you can purchase the PDF on Etsy or Ravelry.

I hope you love the Retro Infinity Scarf as much as I do. It’s the perfect scarf for almost any outfit and will keep you warm and stylish with the beautiful retro colors.

Moss Stitch Crochet Pattern by The Loophole Fox

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2 thoughts on “Retro Infinity Scarf”

  1. This is a lovely scarf but I was wondering if it could be done with a #4 weight yarn. I live in the west coast of Canada near Vancouver and honestly chunky yarn is just way too warm for here. Please advise and with any recommendations of extra stitches rows etc.

    1. Hi Kim!

      You can certainly make this with a medium (4) weight instead of a bulky. The bulky I used, Paintbox Simply Chunky, is what I would consider a lighter bulky. It’s not much bulkier than a thicker 4. For example, it’s only slightly heavier than Red Heart with Love or Loops and Threads Impeccable, for example. (I just held my left over Simply Chunky next to those two from my stash).

      With these, you should be able get away with using the stitch count as written, or perhaps add maybe 15-20 extra chains to provide a little extra length if you like your infinity scarves a bit baggier. The nice thing about the Moss Stitch is it isn’t a super dense stitch, so it provides some extra movement and stretch.

      If you were working with a thinner 4, such as Lion Brand’s Pound of Love or Mandala, you might consider doing a gauge swatch for 4 inches x 4 inches and see how much smaller it is. If you do decide to use a thinner 4, you can email me and I can help with the math to make sure your scarf is just how you want it to be.

      I hope this helps!

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