I hope your week is going well. Even though I’m writing this post in June, it is never a bad idea to start making hats and scarves so you’re prepared for the coming winter. What was that story about the grasshopper who sang all summer?
Ah, never mind. You get my point.
It’s also funny to think that even though, here in Pennsylvania, we are just beginning our summer, the whole other side of the world is working their way through fall and into winter. So I suppose technically, winter hats and scarves can be relevant year round for at least someone!
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I love the Strawberries and Cream X’s & O’s Infinity Scarf! It’s just adorable. I designed this scarf back in February before Valentine’s Day. The little crocheted X’s with “O” shapes in between reminded me of hugs and kisses—perfect for the holiday dedicated to love!
Now, even though it’s strawberry colored and was created around Valentine’s Day, I believe that you could use this infinity scarf during all of your winter months.
Change the colors to match your or someone else’s coat or jacket.
There’s no reason why it would have to be made for a single month of the year unless you wanted it that way.
I will always encourage you to be creative and make things your own. There’s nothing wrong with making exact copies of my patterns, but there is always the option to modify it to suit your needs.
Everyone likes different things. (I’m constantly telling my boys that…”everyone is different” LOL! Because it’s true.)
You could even make this scarf a little shorter by decreasing your rows and make this pattern child-size! I would suggest taking off 12-15 rows (or more) from the pattern.
The “X” stitch, if you haven’t done it before, can be a little tricky at first, but I’ve added a photo tutorial at the end of the pattern. It will get much easier as you go along.
When I searched for tutorials on this stitch, I only found ones that did not skip a stitch in between the posts of the “X”. I liked my version of the stitch much better because it created a more pronounced “X” shape and a more rounded “O”.
The stitch tutorial I need might be floating around out there in cyberspace, but I couldn’t find it. Maybe one of these days, I will start making video tutorials.
We’ll see. 😉
Strawberries and Cream X’s & O’s Infinity Scarf
- 1 skein of Caron Simply Soft – Strawberry 6 oz / 170.1 g; 315 yds / 288 m
- Less than 1 skein (1 oz) of Caron Simply Soft – Vanilla 6 oz / 170.1 g; 315 yds / 288 m
Or any medium weight yarn of your choice.
- 5 mm (H/8) hook.
Adjust your hook size if needed to obtain the required gauge.
- Tapestry needle
Finished Size Approximately:
55”L (around) x 6”W
7 “X” stitches by 11 rows (“X” to “X”) in a 4” (10cm) square.
YO, sk 1 st, insert hook into next st, YO, draw through st, (3 loops on hook) YO, draw through 2 loops, YO, draw through 2 loops (dc made). Ch 1. Working over top of the first dc made, YO, insert hook in the first st that you skipped (there will be one st left empty in between), push the first dc you made back behind your hook head so it’s out of the way, YO, draw through st, (3 loops on hook) YO, draw through 2 loops, YO, draw through 2 loops (second dc made).
Photo tutorial of X-st is at the end of this pattern.
YO – yarn over
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
sk – skip
st(s) – stitch(es)
sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain
FC – foundation chain
ea – each
- The first “X” stitch of every Row 2 repeat, sk 2 sts (the stitch where the chain 2 comes out of and the next empty stitch). For the rest of the X’s, only sk 1 st before the first dc post.
- In Row 3 and all repeating rows, don’t sc in top of initial ch 3 (turning chain) of previous row or the last dc st. Instead, sc in next st, in ch-1 sp, in next 2 dc, in ch-1 sp, in next 2 dc across. Continue to the end.
- There are 7 “X” sts made for every Row 2 repeat; 21 sc sts for every Row 3 repeat.
*** American crochet terms used throughout.
FC: ch 22
Row 1: In 2nd chain from hook, sc across; ch 2, turn. (21 sc)
Row 2: Beginning in 3rd sc of Row 1 (this includes the sc the ch-2 comes out of), dc; ch 1; (working over first dc made) dc in same st as the ch 2 (X stitch made). *Sk 2 sc; dc; ch 1; (working over dc made) dc in first skipped st.* Repeat from * to * across. Dc in last st, ch 1, turn. (7 X’s)
Row 3: Sc in ea st across; ch 2, turn. (21 sc)
Row 4: Repeat Row 2
Row 5: Repeat Row 3
Continue alternating and repeating rows 2 and 3, ending on Row 150.
Finish off. Leave a 6”-8” tail.
Without twisting scarf, place both ends together with right sides facing each other. Whip stitch the 2 ends together. Flip scarf so that the right side is facing out.
Round 1: Sc evenly around entire scarf, sl st in top of first sc made of round. Finish off.
*** You can either weave in any tails or sc the next round over top of it.
Round 2: Sc around, sl st in top of first sc made of round, ch 1, Do not turn.
Round 3: Repeat round 2. Finish off.
Round 4: Sc around, sl st in top of first sc made of round. Finish off. Weave in end.
On opposite edge of scarf, repeat Rounds 1-4. Finish off. Weave in end.
Photo Tutorial for “X” Stitch
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