Caron Simply Soft Her Infinity & His Fringed Christmas Scarves

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by Darla Fanton, Caron

Caron Simply Soft Her Infinity & His Fringed Christmas Scarves

Stay warm in style this holiday season!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of about 12 hdc and 9 rounds (about 4 inch) to crochet an infinity scarf that measures about 5-1/4 inch in width and 52 inch in length. Use a gauge of about 14 sts (about 4 inch) and about 2 ExTss plus 2 eyelet rows (about 2 inch) to crochet a fringed scarf that measures about 6 inch in width and 56 inch in length. Be sure to check your gauge. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches to make a 4 inch square, try using a smaller size hook; if it takes you more stitches, try a larger size hook.
    Download the template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere.
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    Infinity Scarf:
    Special Stitches:
    Fhdc = Foundation half double crochet (This technique creates a foundation chain and a row of half double crochet stitches in one) – Step 1: Place a slip knot on hook, ch 3, yarn over, insert hook in 3rd ch from hook and draw up a loop; yarn over and draw through one loop on hook (the "chain"); yarn over and draw through 3 loops on hook (the "half double crochet"). Step 2: Yarn over, insert hook into the "chain" of the previous stitch and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through one loop on hook (the "chain"), yarn over and draw through 3 loops on hook (the "half double crochet"). Repeat step 2 for the length of foundation.
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    Notes:
    To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Proceed with new color.
    Designer recommends fastening off Kelly Green, after changing from Kelly Green to Red. After changing from Red to Kelly Green, you do not need to fasten off Red. Carry Red up inside of piece until next needed.
    Scarf is worked in joined rounds. Join last stitch of each round to first stitch of round. Turn work at the ends of Rounds 1–4, but do not turn work at the end of Round 5.
    If you prefer to begin scarf with a traditional foundation chain, work as follows: Ch 153; taking care not to twist ch; join with sl st in first ch.
  • 4
    Round 1: Ch 1, hdc in same ch as join, hdc in each remaining ch around; join with sl st in first hdc, turn—153 sts. Then proceed to Round 2 of instructions.
    Round 1: With Kelly Green and leaving an 8 inch tail, Fhdc 153; taking care not to twist sts, join with sl st in top of first Fhdc to form a ring, turn—153 sts.
    Round 2: Ch 1, hdc in each st around; join with sl st in first hdc and change to Red, turn. Fasten off Kelly Green.
    Round 3: With Red, ch 2, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook and draw up a loop, insert hook in same st as join and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), [insert hook in next st and draw up a loop] 2 times (5 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook, *ch 1 (eyelet cluster completed, ch-1 forms the eyelet), insert hook in eyelet just made and draw up a loop, insert hook in same st as last loop of previous eyelet cluster and draw up a loop, [insert hook in next st and draw up a loop] 2 times (5 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch (final eyelet cluster completed), turn—76 eyelet clusters.
    Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), 2 hdc in first eyelet (created by join), 2 hdc in each remaining eyelet around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch and change to Kelly Green, turn—153 sts. Drop, but do not cut Red.
    Round 5: With Kelly Green, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch and change to Red, do not turn. Fasten off Kelly Green.
    Rounds 6–8: Repeat Rounds 3–5.
    Rounds 9 and 10: Repeat Round 3 and 4. Fasten off Red.
    Rounds 11 and 12: With Kelly Green, ch 1, hdc in each st around; join with sl st in top of first hdc, turn.
    Fasten off.
  • 5
    Finishing:
    With beginning tail, sew together first and last hdc of first round. Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.
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    Fringed Scarf:
    Special Technique:
    Tunisian Crochet = Each row of Tunisian crochet is worked in two steps, a forward pass and a return pass. The forward pass is worked from right to left, and the return pass is worked from left to right. Different Tunisian stitches (Tss, ExTss) are created while working the forward pass. The return pass is worked in the same manner for all stitches.
    Forward Pass = Tunisian Simple Stitch (Tss) Insert hook under next vertical bar, yarn over and draw up a loop. Extended Tunisian Simple Stitch (ExTss) Insert hook under next vertical bar, yarn over and draw up a loop, ch 1.
    Return Pass = Yarn over and draw through first loop on hook, *yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * across.
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    Notes:
    Scarf is worked vertically.
    Leave 10 inch yarn tails when changing colors, to be worked into fringe later.
    Scarf is a combination of Tunisian crochet and standard crochet.
    In Tunisian crochet, the RS of the work is always facing you; do not turn at the ends of passes.
    Skip the first vertical bar (at side edge) in a row (this stitch is already on your hook), unless otherwise instructed.
    Always work last stitch of the row under both strands of final vertical bar.
    Change color at the end of a return pass, as follows: When only 2 loops remain on hook, yarn over with new color and draw through the final 2 loops.
    To change color in standard crochet, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Proceed with new color. Fasten off old color.
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    With Kelly Green, leaving a 10 inch beginning tail, ch 195.
    Row 1 (RS): Forward Pass: Working in back bumps of ch, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook and draw up a loop, ch 1, *insert hook in next ch and draw up a loop, ch 1; repeat from * across—195 loops. Return Pass: Working from left to right, yarn over and draw through first loop on hook, *yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * until only 1 loop remains on hook.
    Row 2: Forward Pass: ExTss in each st across, working under both strands of last vertical bar. Return Pass: Work Return Pass; change to Red at end of pass. Change to standard crochet hook.
    Row 3: With Red, ch 2, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook and draw up a loop, Tss under first vertical bar (at side edge), Tss under each of next 2 vertical bars, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook, *ch 1 (eyelet made), insert hook in eyelet just made and draw up a loop, Tss under last vertical bar worked, Tss under each of next 2 vertical bars, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook; repeat from * across, working under both strands of final vertical bar, turn—97 eyelets. Note: Last eyelet isn't completed until first ch of beginning ch-3 on next round is worked.
    Row 4: Ch 3, sk eyelet just completed, 2 hdc in next eyelet and in each eyelet across, hdc in top of beginning ch-2 and change to Kelly Green—193 hdc. Change to Tunisian hook.
    Row 5: Forward Pass: With Kelly Green, ch 1, *insert hook under lower horizontal strand and front loop at top of next hdc, yarn over and draw up a loop, ch 1; repeat from * across, insert hook in top of beginning ch-3, yarn over and draw up a loop, ch 1—195 loops on hook. Return Pass: Work Return Pass; change to Red at end of pass.
    Rows 6–11: Repeat Rows 3–5 twice; do not change to Red at the end of Row 11.
    Row 12: Repeat Row 2; do not change to Red.
    Bind off: Sl st in each st as if to Tss. Fasten off.
  • 9
    Finishing:
    Fringe:
    For each fringe on end of scarf with tails, cut 7 strands of yarn, 20 inch long. For each fringe on end of scarf without tails, cut 8 strands of yarn, 20 inch long. Hold the 7 or 8 strands together and fold in half, forming a loop at folded end. Draw loop through edge of scarf, thread ends of strands through loop and pull to tighten and secure. Trim ends. Repeat this process to attach fringes across both short ends of scarf, incorporating the tails as needed.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Supplies

  • Caron Simply Soft Yarn Red 104212801 (2)
  • Caron Simply Soft Yarn Kelly Green 104769727 (2)
  • Crochet Hook K 10.5/6.5 mm (for Infinity Scarf)
  • Crochet Hook L 11.0/8.0 mm (for Fringed Scarf)
  • Tunisian/Afghan Crochet Hook L 11.0/8.0 mm (for Fringed Scarf)
  • Yarn Needle
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