Free Pattern: Hooked Holla Infinity Scarf

Hooked Holla CloseupTo celebrate both the end of NATCROMO (National Crochet Month) and Knit and Crochet Blog Week, I am posting my long worked on and much more difficult than I thought it would be Hooked Holla Infinity Scarf. Inspired by the knit Challah Infinity Scarf, this pattern was a lot of fun and very challenging to create. I think the results are stunning, so expect a few more variations in the future.

Hooked Holla Infinity Scarf Pattern:

Hooked Holla Infinity ScarfYou will be making two ribbed strands and one textured strand, then braiding them together, sewing together the ends and sewing together the strands in two additional places to keep the braid even.

Materials:

500 yards worsted weight yarn (I used 3 skeins of Stitch Nation’s Bamboo Ewe, 2 in Mermaid and 1 in Beach Glass). You can use one, two, or three colors, your choice.

J (6.0mm) Crochet Hook

Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations (US terms):

Hooked Holla Braid Closeup

SS (Slip Stitch)

SC (Single Crochet)

HDC (Half Double Crochet)

DC (Double Crochet)

FSC (Foundation Single Crochet)

FHDC (Foundation Half Double Crochet)

FO (Finish Off)

FPdc (Front Post Double Crochet)

FPhdtc (Front Post Half Double Triple Crochet): YO 3x, insert hook through front post of stitch, (YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops) 2x, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through all loops on hook.

FFLO (Front Front Loops Only): when you look at the top of the HDC, instead of the usual 2 loops, you see 3. You will only be working in the the loop closest to you, the front front loop.

Ribbed Strands (make 2):

You have two options for the ribbed strands, either with or without the reversible post stitches to create segments in the scarf. While it was a fun and challenging stitch for me to come up with, I could take it or leave it in the final scarf, so I give you the choice. If you are a beginner, go with Option 2, it’s a lot easier.

Option 1 (with reversible post):

The reversible post is created using front post stitches on each row, hooking into the post stitch and continuing from the row below, then ending with a back-front post stitch, and a finishing row of slip stitches.

Special Stitch, Back-Front Post stitch (B-FPhdtc): Yo, insert hook through post of back post stitch, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO 3x, insert hook through post of front post stitch, (YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops) 2x, YO, pull through all loops on hook.

Row 1: Ch 2, 225 FHDC

Front Front Loops Only

Front Front Loops Only

FFLO view 2FFLO view 3

Row 2: Ch 2, (40 HDC in FFLO, 2 FPdc, SC, 2 FPdc) 5x

Row 3: Turn, Ch 2, (2 FPhdtc, SC, 2 FPhdtc, 40 HDC in FFLO) 5x

Row 4: Turn, Ch 2, (40 HDC in FFLO, 2 FPhdtc, SC, 2 FPhdtc) 5x

Row 5: Repeat Row 3

Row 6: Repeat Row 4

Fow 7: Turn, Ch 2, (2 B-FPhdtc, SC, 2 B-FPhdtc, 40 HDC in FFLO) 5x

Row 8: Turn, Working in FFLO, SS across

FO leaving a long tail to later sew the ends of the scarf together.

Option 2 (no reversible post):

Row 1: Ch 2, 225 FHDC

Row 2: Turn, Ch 2, Working in FFLO, HDC across

Row 3 – 7: repeat Row 2

Row 8: Working in FFLO, Slip Stitch across

FO leaving a long tail to later sew the ends of the scarf together.

Textured Strand (make 1):

This uses kind of a Griddle stitch and Bead stitch variation. Since this strand is not as dense as the Ribbed Strands, I found using less stitches produced the correct length.

Row 1: Ch 2, 166 FSC

Row 2: Turn, Ch 1, (SC, DC, SC, TC) repeat across, its 52x

Row 3: repeat Row 2

Row 4: Turn, Ch 1, (SC, TC, SC, DC) repeat across.

Row 5: repeat Row 4

Row 6: repeat Row 2

Row 7: Turn, Ch 1, SC across (166 SC)

FO leaving a long tail to later sew the ends of the scarf together.

Assembly:

Braid the Scarf

Braid the three strands

Lay all three strands flat.

Braid them together.

Sew the ends together to turn this into an infinity scarf.

At thirds, sew the scarf at two additional points to keep your braid even.

Done!

Hooked Holla Infinity

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20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. blankeyindustries
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 12:59:19

    This looks great…… I love it. I love the color combination. Great work.. I may have to attempt this. My to-do list is getting really long.

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  3. Arzillia Dixon
    Aug 28, 2011 @ 19:35:49

    Would you please explain how many change you start out with you have ch 2 then 225 fhdc . I love this pattern and would like to make it but the way you wrote it up is difficulty to understand how to make it and I want to try it.

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  4. Valerie Martin
    Sep 30, 2011 @ 07:43:00

    OMG – I can’t wait to make this. It’s beautiful. I have all kinds of color combinations in my head for this.

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  5. brilliantpamela
    Jan 07, 2012 @ 22:40:50

    I’ve had this pattern saved for a few months and finally going to start it this month. Now that my daughter wants one, I have a reason to make one. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

    Reply

  6. brilliantpamela
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 20:46:52

    Ok ok ok, I just attempted the scarf. Aarrgh! I’m taking this one to my crochet group for hand holding. I will say that if you’re a beginner, this is not an easy scarf. I’ll keep you posted.

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  7. Can't Stop Crocheting
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 20:25:37

    The foundation stitches and the weird special post stitch are both more intermediate, but there are some alternatives.

    Option 2 for the ribbed strands is a lot easier (and probably looks better). I REALLY wanted to include the segmented look that the Challah Infinity Scarf had, but in the end I’m not sure it was worth it.

    Instead of using foundation stitches, you can always use a starting chain instead. For the ribbed strand, Ch 227, HDC in the third ch from hook and in each ch across, then work the rest as listed.
    For the textured strand, Ch 167, SC in the second ch from hook and in each ch across, then work the rest as listed.

    I think that was all the weirdness. I hope that helps.

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  8. Kathie
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 10:29:58

    So I’ve made both of the ribbed strands and I began the textured strand only to find I am very confused by your directions. 52 doesn’t go into 166 so how can you have 52 repeats? Are you doing (sc, dc, sc, tc) in EACH sc from the foundation row? Are you skipping any sc as you go along? Please help, I love this scarf and would like to finish it.

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  9. Maud Pouliot
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 23:16:43

    Thank you very much for sharing this project. I have completed min and I hope my best friend will love it as much as I do.
    If you want to see my finish product here is the link
    http://34creations.com/crocheting-for-christmas/

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  11. Krisztina
    Dec 23, 2012 @ 22:33:31

    I am a little bit confused as to how to do the FPhdtc. Would you be able to point me in the direction of a visual tutorial of the stitch?

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  12. Jen D
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 22:02:35

    Love it thanks for sharing

    Reply

  13. Nauya Vidahl
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 10:45:18

    Okay, the textured strip, when you do the sc dc sc tc , do you do it all in a single stitch, or in the four stitches?

    Reply

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