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Criss Cross Stitch Infinity Scarf

I have heard so many great things about Caron Cakes, so I thought I better buy one and give it a try for myself and see what all this rave is about! I loved the color combination in the Cake Pop Caron Cake, so I settled on that one and then went to work brainstorming ideas for a quick and easy crochet scarf. In completing this project, I found Caron Cakes really do live up to the hype and I can’t wait to try more color combinations and projects!



Look at how well all of these colors complement each other! The blue/teal section adds a nice pop of color to all of those neutral shades.

This Criss Cross Stitch Infinity Scarf was fun to work on and it actually worked up quite quickly! The alternating rows of double crochet with rows of criss cross stitches kept it interesting to work on, along with the changing colors. Am I a huge nerd if I admit that one of favorite parts of this project was the excitement of watching a new color of yarn approaching my hook? Probably!

I also love the detail the criss cross stitches add to this project without really making it more difficult or time consuming. I find they give the scarf a more polished look.

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Materials:

    • Caron Cake yarn in Cake Pop (1 skein) – As an alternative to a Caron Cake, you could also use 383 yards (350 meters) of any other worsted weight yarn. (Affiliate link below)
    • 6.0mm (J-10) crochet hook (I honestly love my new Clover Amour hooks -> Affiliate link below)
    • Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Stitches Used:

  • Ch – chain
  • FDC – Foundation double crochet – there are a lot of great online tutorials that show and explain this stitch very well.  (HERE is a great tutorial). If you would prefer not to start with a foundation double crochet, in the pattern I also gave instructions for starting the usual way with a chain and then double crocheting in each stitch
  • DC –double crochet
  • Criss Cross Stitch – skip a stitch, double crochet in the next stitch, then go back and double crochet in the stitch you skipped.




Important Notes:

  • The chain 3 at the start of each row counts as a double crochet stitch towards your total. Do not crochet in the same stitch as the chain 3 at the start of each row.
  • When you start a row of criss cross stitches, skip the stitch with the chain 3, skip the next stitch, work your first double crochet in the 3rd stitch and then work the next double crochet in the stitch you skipped (2nd stitch).
  • When you start a row of double crochet stitches, skip the stitch with the chain 3 and start your double crochet stitches in the next (2nd) stitch.
  • The last double crochet of each row will be worked in the top of the chain 3 from the previous row.
  • The changes from one color to the next may happen anywhere in the row and are not planned to happen at any particular place. I found that each color lasted about 15 rows.
  • Finished scarf measures about 8.5 inches wide by 55 inches long (before being sewed together to make a loop).




The Pattern:

 Row 1: FDC 30, chain 3 turn

**If you are choosing to start with a chain instead of the foundation stitches, the instructions are chain 33, DC in 4th chain from hook and into each stitch across. Ch 3. Turn (30)**

Row 2: Criss Cross stitch row – DC in 3rd stitch, then DC in 2nd stitch, *skip a stitch, DC in next stitch, DC in skipped stitch* Repeat from * across. DC in last stitch. Ch 3. Turn.  (30)

Row 3: DC in 2nd stitch and in each stitch across. Last DC will be worked into the top of the Ch 3 from the previous row. (30)

Alternate row 2 and 3 until you do not have enough yarn to complete the next row.  Finish on a row 2 (Criss Cross stitch row). Lease a long enough tail to sew the scarf together and weave in the ends. *Note: If your Caron Cake has a color change close to the end, you may choose to end the scarf before the color change so that your color sections look evenly sized and you don’t have one super short color section at the end.

Fasten off. Line up the two ends and sew them together through the outside loops only. Weave in ends.

You’re finished! I hope you love the Criss Cross Infinity Scarf you just made!


 

 

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