I think I was 8 years old when my dear grandma showed me how to make chains with a hook and some yarn. I can’t even describe you how much I loved it. I made hundreds of it again and again feeling so proud for my accomplishment. Then she showed me sc stitch and dc stitch and when I made my first motif it felt magic. I must of wasted a lot of yarn from my grandma’s yarn basket, but she never complained.
Crocheting is one of my favorite crafting techniques, as I don’t consider myself a crocheter but more of a crafter. I love the endless possibilities a hook and some yarn can give me and when a project is completed the enthusiasm is always the same as the day I made my first chains. Every time I find myself in a yarn shop I feel like a child in a toy store. I become so greedy and excited that I can’t make up my mind. Usually I end up buying more than I need but truth is… you can never have too much yarn if you are into crocheting.
For my first post about crocheting I would like to share with you the pattern of the first real piece (not chains and motifs) I ever made and what a coincidence … it’s called Boho-Chic Infinity Scarf. Don’t let this title frustrate you, it’s much easier than it sounds. In fact it’s great for beginners. All you need to do is some chains and a special stitch which I don’t really know how it’s named but it’s actually a half butterfly stitch.
Through the years I made many Boho-Chic scarfs for me and my friends and it has always been a great hit. What I love about this project is that you can modify it in sizes (widths and lengths) according to your needs.
For this project you will need
Yarn : I recommend a ball of 100g / 3.5oz – 240mt / 262yds ,but it works really fine with thinner yard as well (with the appropriate hook) depending on your taste and needs.
Hook : Size 6mm / J hook (for recommended yarn)
*you might need 2 balls of yearn if you want a more bulky scarf.
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
* = repeat
special stitch : Insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull one out (2 loops on your hook) yarn over and pull one out (again 2 loops on your hook) yarn over and pull out both loops, chain one.
To start : Chain 220 – 260 for a double wrap around your neck (according to your size) and connect the two edges with a slip stitch.
Row 1 : Ch 4, skip one stitch and Special Stitch in next * (repeat special stitch on every other stitch until the end of row where you close with sl st)
Row 2 : Ch 4, Special Stitch all around inserting your hook on the top left part of every square created in the previous row * (repeat all around and close with sl st)
Repeat Row 2 for a total of at least 30 rows (or more according to you needs)
My good friend Michaela wearing it ( along with the hat I made for her but that’s another story). Thank you Michaela for this wonderful picture.
Give it a try and don’t forget to let me know how it goes. If you need more details don’t hesitate to contact me or check this instruction video.
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