Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Crochet Braided Scarf

The temps are beginning to drop around here and it is beginning to look a little like autumn.
Have you been noticing the braided infinity scarves showing up on Pinterest and on blogs?
They work up quickly and are very adaptable to changes. 


 Now, you can follow the very easy pattern directions or you can do as I did to make three strips.

  • Use yarn in your stash and run short
  • Call local shops and learn that not only do they not have the same color but the brand has been discontinued.
  • Purchase additional yarn that coordinates but is slightly thicker so that you have to begin with a shorter chain length and alter directions slightly so coordinating strip is not too wide.

 Even still, this is a very easy project.
 After crocheting the three strips, make a braid being careful not to twist as you go.
After curving the braids around to form a circle, you will notice that my three colors did not match up.
It really didn't bother me as this part of the scarf would be worn at the back of neck.
Here is how the scarf would look.
But since I often clip my hair up I thought it better to match them up.
 I re-pinned the strips so that the colors matched.  This made the braids a little looser.
 Using a large-eye needle and a length of yarn, neatly stitch the edges of each strip together.
Finished
I pulled a jacket from the back of the foyer closet to try with my new scarf.
When those cooler days finally arrive, I will be ready.
 :)

Notes about my scarf
Two strips were made using the now discontinued Red Heart Eco-Ways, color Fern and one strip in Lion Brand Yarn Boucle Homespun, color Pesto.  Since the Boucle yarn is thicker, I chained a shorter length and worked in all double crochet but completed the last row in half double crochet so this strip would be the same width as first two.

You can easily make the scarf longer or shorter by the number of chains you begin with. Make it thicker or thinner by using double crochet, half double crochet, single crochet or a combination.  Use all the same color or three different colors. It is very adaptable.

{As soon as I can get some photos with my granddaughter, I will share two more variations of the pattern.}

Infinity Braided Scarf
inspirtion from: Rookie Crafter and WindsorKnits and Pinterest pins

Hook G
Chain desired length,  (the scarf above began with 125 chains)
Row 1: Double crochet in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across. Turn
Row 2: Chain 2; double crochet in each double crochet across
Row 3 and 4: Repeat Row 2

Knot and trim yarn ends.
Braid the three mini scarves together without twisting
Stitch ends together with a needle and length of yarn.

24 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

How very pretty. You certainly are talented.

Adrienne said...

Gorgeous! And the scarf is pretty, too! You've inspired me to get out my knitting and crocheting and enjoy some time to create.
~Adrienne~

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love the scarf and it looks so chic on you!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

BOY, I have to learn how to crochet, this scarf is awesome. Now if I only understood the instructions.

Beautiful pictures as always.

Joy said...

Wow, your scarf looks beautiful, I know I can do this (if my arthritis co-operates) and a person could use completely different colors. Just one question, who is that super model in the black jacket?

marie said...

Beautiful scarf...and awesome photos as well!

Sandy said...

How I love green and these colors are gorgeous. You did a wonderful job with this scarf and you look fabulous, darling, just fabulous!!

EMMA said...

Thats beautiful. I think this is going to be my next project.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty! I love your idea of making strips for all of the reasons you list! Enjoy your new scarf, it looks great:@)

Gypsy Heart said...

I love it! You look gorgeous too! I've never learned to knit or crochet...so wish I could.

xo
Pat

Ann said...

I love this. I've been admiring all the infinity scarves I've been seeing and have been wanting to try one. I like the way you did this. I'm gonna pin it for later

podso said...

Thank you for posting this! It looks lovely and seems to be a simple pattern.

podso said...

What size hook did you use?

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of This and That said...

Oooh ... I love it, and you are a sexy mama in it, girlfriend.

Nonnie said...

Absolutely beautiful. How I wish I could wear it and look that terrific.

Sue said...

Beautiful Lorraine, shades of green are my favorite, and that model is gorgeous. ~smile~
The apple coffee cake is a must try for me, I am still picking apples from my orchard. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Sue

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

How beautiful and you are too fun with that camera! Cute, cute.
Oh on my neglected decorating blog...no I didn't do any prep, I think my furniture was so old it just soaked up the paint..both the blue and the stain. It has been on there for four year without any problem.

Carol Z said...

I love the colors and think it looks so pretty. This might be a project for a crochet beginner, like me.

Barbara F. said...

Love the infinity scarves, Lorraine. I love the different shades of green in yours. You look so cool with the scarf and the jacket! xo

Barbara F. said...

Love the infinity scarves, Lorraine. I love the different shades of green in yours. You look so cool with the scarf and the jacket! xo

Sangeetha said...

Pretty cowl. The colors are lovely too.

Winnie said...

Very beautiful scarf!!

Helen said...

Beautiful!

Kristi VerHage said...

Thanks for the note about my blog, I appreciate it!

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