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I’m all about matching sets. I love sets! So naturally I had to make the Navy Clusters Infinity Scarf to match the Navy Clusters Hat. Sounds logical, right?
When I looked at the original design of the Cream Clusters Infinity Scarf, which is super long, I decided that I’d go shorter this time. Maybe something that could still wrap around the neck snugly to fight off that cold winter chill or even something that could be worn around the neck like a giant fiber art necklace—a statement piece.
Either way, this scarf is so versatile that you can dress it up or dress it down and still look like a million bucks!
I adore the cluster stitch; it’s one of my favorites! You may have noticed that I use it a lot. It’s not like the bobble stitch that produces a rather large “bump”. I like that this one only uses three double crochets, which produces a flatter cluster that reminds me of little flower buds. This stitch works up very quickly once you get the hang of it. I was able to work on this infinity scarf while still watching TV since there were no stitches to count, other than the foundation chain, that is. I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in this example, but you are free to use whatever brand medium weight yarn you choose to complete the pattern.
You also have the option to pair it with a messy bun or ponytail hat, whichever you prefer to call it. You can get the Jess Mess-y Bun Hat pattern here. Of the four patterns I offer that are all within the same style family, you can mix and match and make as many variations as you choose. Get creative with the colors, make it your own. Any or all of these options would also make great gifts for any woman in your life!
Navy Clusters Infinity Scarf
* 1 skein of Caron Simply Soft – Dark Country Blue 6 oz / 170.1 g; 315 yds / 288 m
Or any medium weight yarn.
* Boye Aluminum 6-Inch Crochet Hook, H8/5mm
Adjust your hook size to obtain the required gauge.
* Tapestry needle
Finished Size Approximately:
50” (around) x 5 ¼”W
6 clusters plus 2 dc of a cluster by 7 and a half rounds in a 4” (10cm) square.
YO, insert hook in st, YO, draw back through st, YO, draw through 2 loops on hook, (YO, insert hook back into same st, YO, draw back through st, YO, draw through 2 loops on hook) twice, YO, draw through all 4 loops on hook, ch 1.
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
dc – double crochet
YO – yarn over
FC – foundation chain
When making the first cluster stitch of a round, the ch 2 counts as the first stage of the cluster. So, ch 2, (YO, insert hook back into same st, YO, draw back through st, YO, draw through 2 loops on hook) twice, YO, draw through all 3 loops on hook, ch 1. This will be indicated by “complete cluster” after instructions to ch 2.
* American crochet terms used throughout.
FC: Ch 172
Row 1: In 3rd ch from hook, complete cluster st. (Don’t forget the ch 1 to complete every cluster st) *Sk next ch; cluster st* Repeat from * to * across. (85 cluster sts)
Without twisting, sl st in top of 1st cluster st on ch. The FC ends will be attached later on when you add the edging.
Row 2 – Row 8: Sl st to ch-1 sp; ch 2, complete cluster st. Cluster st in every ch-1 sp around; sl st in top of 1st cluster st made of row. (85 cluster sts)
Row 9: Ch 1; *sc in ch-1 sp; sc in next st* Repeat from * to * around; sl st in top of 1st sc made of row.
Row 10: Ch 1; sc in every st around; sl st in top of 1st sc made of row. Finish off. Weave in end.
Flip scarf over to FC side. This row will hold the FC together where it is separated.
Row 11: Attach yarn to ch-1 sp and repeat Row 9.
Row 12: Repeat Row 10.
Finish off. Weave in end.
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