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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Hooked Holla Infinity Scarf Almost Done!

So I have not been ignoring my crocheting, but there has been a lot going on. Last week I ended my old job and this week I started a great new one. At the same time, I’ve been working on some new designs and in some cases, they’ve been taking a lot longer to work out than expected.

I just finished the crochet for the Hooked Holla Infinity Scarf and I am super excited to be in the home stretch of assembly. I am still hoping to have the pattern posted by the end of the month, probably this weekend.

I’ve been mulling the design of this scarf over in my head for a while now. I loved the Challah Infinity Scarf since I first came across the pattern on Ravelry, but alas, it is a knit pattern and I don’t do that. While I was tempted to purchase the knit pattern to see if I could just make a crocheted translation, the $7 price tag got me to get creative instead.

I was very inspired by the Challah Infinity Scarf and decided to make the Hooked Holla Infinity Scarf. Since it is a little knockoffy I chose to keep the pattern free, even after extensive reworking. It’s two ribbed strands with reversible post stitches between segments and one textured strand made of a griddle stitch variation. I worked the textured strand so many times I lost count. It was a long time before I was happy with the way the texture looked and worked with the ribbed strands. So after you make these three strands, you braid them together and sew the ends together to make it continuous. That’s the part I’m about to do (with fingers crossed).

After a lot of work and reworking, I hope this becomes the amazing scarf I know the Hooked Holla was meant to be.

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