What can you make with 100 grams of yarn?
A lot of stuff, actually! I’ve got my third pattern done in my quest to write a book full of patterns for only 100 grams of dk yarn. (Check out my 100g Legwarmers, or my 100g Wrist-Warmer and Coffee Cuff set!) And technically, it’s two patterns. And technically you can use whatever yarn you want.
My other 100 g patterns are going for $2 each while I continue working on the book, just to get them out there for anyone who wants them early. However, this infinity scarf pattern is so ridiculously simple, I figured it could be the freebie of the bunch!
The pattern includes two sample sizes, but really, you’ll see just how easy it is to make your own size depending on your tastes. The first size, the Skinny Infinity Scarf, comes out to a crazy long 74 inches (37 in diameter) and can be wrapped around the head up to three times. For only 100 grams of yarn, that’s pretty dang long! The second pattern is for the Thicker Infinity Scarf, which basically doubles the width and halves the length. It can wrap around the head up to 2 times, but it’s so thick and squishy you probably won’t need to double it up.
I love this pattern for hand dyed yarn because it uses a very large hook size along with BLO stitches to give a natural drape to the fabric, which in turn keeps any drastic color changes from looking confusing. The very subtle touch of texture you get from the ribbed rows is just enough to enhance the look of variegated yarn, without distracting from it. If you have a hank of yarn that you love for the color and the softness, this scarf is an extremely simple and impressive project to use up 100 grams.
Keep reading to see the pattern below on this web page, or you can download the free printable PDF version from my Ravelry Page.
Infinity Scarf Patterns
- ~100 grams of DK yarn (245 yards, see notes for adjusting)
- Size K crochet hook
- Tapestry needle and scissors
US terms used.
V Stitch: Dc, ch 2, dc.
BLO: Stands for Back Loop Only.
Dc2Tog: Double crochet 2 together. Yo, insert hook into next stitch, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through two loops on hook, yo, insert hook into next stitch, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through two loops, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Exchanging yarn and sizing: This scarf is meant to be as long as your skein of yarn will allow for. You’ll use every yard of your luxurious 100 grams. The stitch counts here are for Weight 3 yarn and a size K hook, but any size yarn can be substituted. The bigger the difference between your yarn and hook size, the more drape the scarf will have, so always use sizes K-N if you can, even if you’re using size 1 yarn. Thanks to the type of stitches used, the scarf is slightly elastic and easy to put on.
Dimensions of Skinny Infinity Scarf: 74 inches long (37 inch diameter), 5 inches wide. Can be wrapped around the head 2 or 3 times.
Dimensions of Thicker Infinity Scarf: 37 inches long (18.5 inch diameter), 10 inches wide. Can be wrapped around the head 1 or 2 times.
Tip: Remember that when chaining up 3, you skip the first stitch of the row, and insert you hook into the next stitch. This is because the ch 3 counts as the first dc. If you find your scarf growing wider, check to be sure you are consistently skipping the first stitch of each row after you ch 3.
Skinny Infinity Scarf
R1: Ch 23, dc2tog in 4th and 5th ch from hook, dc in next 7 st, V stitch in next st, dc in next 7 st, dc2tog, dc in last st.
R2: Work in BLO. Ch 3, dc2tog, dc in next 7 st, V stitch in ch 2 space, dc in next 7 st, dc2tog, dc in top of ch 3.
R3-: Repeat R2 until you have only enough yarn left to sew the loop together.
To form the loop: Be sure that there are no twists in the scarf. Fold the scarf so that the first starting chain is closest to you. Ch 1. Insert the hook through the starting chain, and into the BLO of the last row you worked. Sl st across this way, to form the completed infinity scarf.
Thicker Infinity Scarf
R2: Work in BLO. Ch 3, dc2tog, dc 17, V Stitch in ch 2 space, dc 17, dc2tog, dc in top of ch 3.
R1: ch 43, dc2tog in 4th and 5th ch from hook, dc 17, V st in next st, dc 17, dc2tog, dc in last st.
R3-: Repeat R2 until you have only enough yarn to sew the loop together. Refer to Skinny Infinity Scarf above for instructions on forming the loop.
Thanks for Reading!
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