Lucky Celtic Infinity Scarf

February is almost over and St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner!  Celebrate in style with a vivid, one-skein infinity scarf that is beautiful for any occasion. I am only about 1/8th Irish, but I know my Grandpa would never forgive me if I didn't celebrate his favorite holiday!  

This pattern uses the same stitch as my Celtic Winters Cowl and that means that there is a video tutorial that can help you out with this stitch if it's one you aren't familiar with.  The Celtic weave stitch make a unique woven texture that looks amazing when paired with multiple colors.  Fortunately, Caron Cakes yarn does the color striping for you in this infinity scarf.  But don't worry!  If you don't like or can't get Caron Cakes yarn, this pattern can be made with any worsted weight yarn of your preference.

Don't you just love that criss-crossed look?  I think it looks so cool, especially with all the different colors!

This stitch does have a tendency to curl a bit, so I highly recommend wet blocking.  It's not as intimidating as it sounds though!  Just get the scarf wet, and let it dry flat.  This helps relax the yarn a lot!  If you really want to get fancy you can pin it down on some blocking mats.  If you really don't want any curl, you could also add a few more rounds of the Celtic weave stitch.

Supplies

Abbreviations:

  • Ch: chain
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • HDC: half-double crochet
  • FPTr: Front post treble crochet

Finished Size:

Length = approx. 38"

Width = approx. 5"

Gauge is not particularly important for this piece

Pattern Notes

  • Chain stitches do not count as a stitch
  • The end of each round is attached to the first stitch of that round with a slip stitch.
  • This pattern can be adjusted in length by adding or subtracting in multiples of 4 from the foundation chain.
  • Wet block your scarf when you are finished to relax the "curling" tendency of this stitch.  Or add extra rounds if you prefer.

Instructions (Please watch this video tutorial to get you started):

Ch 200, join to first ch st with a sl st.  Make sure there are no twists in the chain.

Rounds 1-3: Ch 1 , HDC around (200).

Round 4 (first round of Celtic weave stitch): Ch 3,  *skip 2 sts, FPTr in next 2, working OVER your previous two stitches- FPTr in the two skipped stitches.  Repeat from * around.  This will create a round of crossed stitches (50 sets total).

Round 5: Ch 3, skip 4 stitches, FPTr in next 2 sts, working BEHIND the posts of your previous two stitches- FPTr in the 3rd and 4th stitch you skipped at the beginning of the round, *skip 2, FPTr in next 2 sts, working BEHIND the posts of your previous two stitches FPTr in the two skipped stitches.  Repeat from * around.

Round 6: Ch 3, skip 4 stitches, FPTr in next 2 sts, working OVER the posts of your previous two stitches- FPTr in the 3rd and 4th stitch you skipped at the beginning of the round, *skip 2, FPTr in next 2 sts, working OVER the posts of your previous two stitches FPTr in the two skipped stitches.  Repeat from * around.

Round 7-9: Repeat Round 5 on odd rounds and Round 6 on even rounds.

Round 10-12: Ch 1, HDC around (200)

Tie off and weave in ends.

Now the legal stuff...You may sell items made from this pattern, but please credit me as the original designer.  Also, please do not share the written pattern in print or electronically.  The photos on this webpage belong to Megan Meyer of Left in Knots and may not be used for product sales/product listings.  You may share a link back to my blog if you would like someone else to see or work with this pattern.  Thank you for your cooperation and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me!

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