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17+ Free Crochet Scarf Infinity Patterns

Crocheting an infinity scarf is a rewarding experience and also gives us a stylish accessory that we can wear in multiple ways.

In this collection of free infinity scarf crochet patterns I’ve chosen a range of designs suitable for all skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner looking to practice your stitches on a finished item or an experienced crocheter seeking a new project, there’s an infinity scarf pattern here for you.

montage of four different crochet infinity scarves

Infinity scarves are a great project if you’re a beginner.  The construction and stitches are beginner-friendly making them an ideal choice for you to make and wear.

If you’re a more experienced crocheter, these infinity scarves make quick, and easy handmade gifts.

Whether you prefer a lightweight and lacy design for summer or a denser, tightly woven stitch pattern for winter you’re sure to find a pattern here that’s suits your unique individuality.

Table Of Contents
  1. Crochet Infinity Scarf Stitches and Techniques
  2. Infinity Scarf Crochet Patterns
  3. Related Crochet Scarf Patterns:
  4. Crochet Infinity Scarfs: Your Questions Answered

Crochet Infinity Scarf Stitches and Techniques

I’ve chosen infinity scarf crochet patterns that have a variety of stitches and techniques.  You might learn a new stitch to you or practise and perfect stitches you already know.

Here are the stitches and techniques in these infinity scarf crochet patterns:

  • Double Crochet (Dc) /  US Single Crochet (Sc)
  • Half Treble Crochet (Htr)  /  US Half Double Crochet (Hdc)
  • Treble Crochet (Tr)  /   US Double Crochet (Dc)
  • Crossed Treble (Xtr)  /  US Crossed Double (Xdc)
  • Double Treble (Dtr)   /  US Treble Crochet (Tr)
  • Back Loop Only (blo)
  • Front Post Treble (FpTr)  /  US Front Post Double (FpDc)
  • Back Post Treble (BpTr)  /  US Back Post Double (BpDc)
  • Iris Stitch
  • Trinity Stitch
  • Clover Fan Stitch
  • Tulip Stitch
  • Chevron Stitch
  • Modified Cluster Stitch
  • Zig Zag Puff Stitch
  • Granny Square
  • Mosaic Crochet
  • Checkerboard
  • Tunisian Crochet
  • Colourwork
  • Worked in the round
  • Seaming the two ends together to make the loop
  • Mobius style join

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Infinity Scarf Crochet Patterns

Click on the numbered pattern name or image to go to the free pattern.

The majority of these infinity scarf free crochet patterns are written in US Crochet Terms.

For my UK crocheters, the table below is a conversion of basic crochet stitches from US to UK.

US Crochet TermsUK Crochet Terms
single crochet (sc)double crochet (dc)
half double crochet (hdc)half treble crochet (htr)
double crochet (dc)treble crochet (tr)
treble (tr)double treble (dtr)
double treble (dtr)triple treble (trtr)

Supplies and Material

You will need two balls of yarn (200g) for these crochet infinity scarves.

The patterns use the following yarn weights:

  • 4ply
  • Fingering
  • DK
  • Aran/Worsted
  • Chunky
  • Super Bulky

I’m predicting you have yarn left over from previous projects that you could use 🙂

Other supplies you need:

  • Crochet hooks: 3.5mm, 4.5mm, 5mm, 5.5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 12mm
  • Tape Measure
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle
  • Ribbon
  • Buttons

1.Ombre Crochet Infinity Scarf Pattern

ombre crochet infinity scarf styled on a mannequin
Jera’s Jamboree

My free crochet pattern for an infinity scarf uses front post, back post and treble crochet stitches to create a fabulous texture.

I’ve used four shades to give an ombre effect which adds interest.  However, you could also use complimentary, compound or square colours – use what you have in your stash to keep costs down.

If you haven’t worked with colour changes before, this pattern for an infinity scarf is a good introduction.

  • Skill Level:  Easy
  • Recommended yarn: Vidalana Ambient Worsted (substitute: Wool of the Andes Worsted
  • Measurements: 52” / 132cm (L) X 5” / 12.5cm (W) before joining ends to form loop

2. Crochet Infinity Scarf Pattern

mosaic crochet infinity scarf in grey and yellow with the loop wrapped round a mannekin twice
Jera’s Jamboree

Using bulky yarn and with only 22 rows, my crochet infinity scarf pattern works up really quickly. 

It’s a great introduction to the inset mosaic technique.  Stitches are worked into the full stitch 3 rows below in the missed stitches.  The pattern is worked in 2 rows of each colour, turning your work at the end of a row.

  • Skill Level: Easy
  • Recommended yarn: Emu Classic Chunky
  • Measurements: 15cm/6” wide x 140cm/55” length  Finished length (once seam is sewn to create the loop) 70cm/27.5”

3. Frosted Berry Infinity Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

close up of the Iris stitch in a crochet infinity scarf
Left in Knots

The Crochet Frosted Berry Infinity Scarf is a chunky but airy infinity scarf made with the Iris Stitch.

It’s such a pretty pattern and would look great in any colour!

The easy stitch repeat makes this a fab project for beginners and it is easy to adapt to a regular scarf.

This pattern is also available to buy as a PDF from Etsy.

4. Off The Rails Infinity Scarf – Free Crochet Pattern

a pink infinity crochet scarf in a chunky yarn wrapped around a woman's neck
Dora Does

I love how snuggly this scarf looks!

This infinity scarf crochet pattern free is worked in the round, joining with a slip stitch to the top of the first stitch at the end of each round and turning your work.

The knit-like look stitch is achieved with double crochet (US single crochet), half treble (US half double) and working in the back loops only.

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Recommended Yarn: Cheeky Chunky Merino
  • Measurements: 150cm / 60in around and is about 12.5cm / 6in wide

Prefer to work from a PDF?  This pattern is also available to buy on Etsy (includes the pompom beanie hat too).

5. Striped Infinity Scarf Crochet Pattern

Blue and Gold striped infinity scarf wrapped round twice
Ned and Mimi

This striped infinity scarf crochet pattern features simple stitch patterns, and the alternating stripe and color block sections are designed to hold your interest from start to finish.

The pattern is written for one size (to fit an average adult), but it is very easy to customize for a smaller size.

Crocheted lengthways, in alternating striped and color block sections, the scarf begins with the stripes in the trinity stitch pattern.

If you prefer to follow a video, this free pattern also has a video tutorial.

  • Skill Level: Easy
  • Recommended yarn: Alpaca Cloud DK and Swish DK
  • Measurements: 8.75″ / 22.5cm in width and 54.75″ / 139cm in length

This pattern is also available to buy as a PDF on Etsy.

6. Lightweight Infinity Scarf Crochet Pattern

Lightweight and lacy infinity scarf in sage green hung on a clothes hanger
Made by Gootie

I love how elegant this modern crochet infinity scarf looks.  Not only would it keep your warm during the cooler months but I think it would layer up to look fab for spring and summer too. 

The pattern uses a modified Clover Fan stitch with a lacy yarn to create a beautifully lightweight infinity scarf.

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Recommended yarn: Stroll Tonal
  • Measurements: 53’’ (134 cm), width 6’’ (15.2 cm)

This pattern is available to buy on Etsy.

7. Heart Motif Infinity Scarf Crochet Pattern

Infinity scarf crocheted in grey with red and pink hearts
Crafts by Amanda

This heart motif infinity scarf looks much harder to crochet than it is! And it’s so cute.

As well as your 2 x 100g balls of yarn, you’ll also need 4 colors of scrap yarn from your stash for the hearts.

Worked by chaining 198 stitches and joining to form the loop, you’ll then crochet 17 rows.

This pattern is available in PDF (ad free) from Etsy.

8. Midsummer 3-Way Infinity Scarf Crochet Pattern

woman wearing an infinity scarf joined with a ribbon to match bridesmaid dress
Once Upon a Cheerio

Designed to be worn as an accessory for a wedding, this infinity scarf crochet pattern can also be worn as a wrap or a cowl. 

You have the choice to wear it 3 different ways – that’s what I call versatile!

Using ribbon to secure the two ends of the scarf together gives this pattern a unique construction.

  • Skill level:  Easy
  • Recommended Yarn:  Bernat Super Value (an alternative substitute 99% match with Stylecraft Special Aran)
  • Measurements: 19cm (W) X 188cm (L)

This pattern is available to purchase on Ravelry.

9. Criss Cross Ridges Infinity Scarf

Infinity scarf in bright colours
Loops and Love Crochet

I think the yarn used in this pattern makes this infinity scarf pop! (I love to wear colors and that’s what drew my eye with this design.)

The front post/back post and crossed treble stitches gives a lovely texture don’t you think?  All squishy but lightweight at the same time.

This scarf is perfect for layering up between seasons.

  • Skill Level:  Easy
  • Recommended Yarn: Lion Brand Mandala Tweed (discontinued) Substitute Lion Brand Mandala Tweed Stripes
  • Measurements:  60 inches (L) X 6 inches (W)

The Criss Cross Ridges Infinity Scarf is available to buy on Etsy.

10.  Infinity Scarf for Spring

Prefer to follow a video?  This tutorial will show you how to crochet an infinity scarf with an easy repetitive pattern of double treble crochet, treble crochet and chains.  

Lightweight and perfect for wearing in the Spring.

  • Skill level:  Easy
  • Recommended Yarn:  I Love This Yarn (Hobby Lobby) – substitute 99% match with Premier Anti-Pilling Worsted as suggested by YarnSub
  • Measurements: 60” (L)
Youtube thumbnail showing an infinity scarf worn over a tshirt

11. Lacy Crochet Scarf Pattern

Infinity scarf in pink and grey crocheted in the Tulip stitch
Craft Mart

Learn how to crochet the tulip stitch while working on this gorgeous infinity scarf.

Each cluster is a combination of 3 double crochet stitches (UK treble crochet), chain 1, and another double crochet stitch.

This stitch is perfect for a light-weight spring infinity scarf.

I love the sparkle in the yarn = added glamour 🙂

12. Truly Plaidly Deeply Infinity Scarf

checkered infinity scarf crocheted in deep red, grey and pink
Lulees Crochet

The checkerboard pattern works really well in this infinity scarf. 

Three colors are used to great effect!

Once the length of the scarf is finished, it is sewn together to form a loop.

You’ll then add a single crochet border on both edges to hide the yarn carried up the sides.

This is a paid pattern, available on Etsy.

13. Granny Square Infinity Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

Infinity scarf constructed by joining granny squares
Left in Knots

This pattern uses the classic granny square but I’m thinking you could substitute any type of granny square to achieve the same effect.

What would work really well is pairing up your scarf with your granny square bag!  Co-ordinated and on trend.

You’ll need to make 12 granny squares of 4 rounds each and then join together to make the loop.

Easy!

  • Skill Level:  Beginner
  • Recommended Yarn: Lion Brand Scarfie Yarn
  • Measurements: Length (before joining): 74” X Width: 6”

For another option, have a browse of my granny square regular scarf pattern.  You could sew the ends together and the length would make a couple of loops around the neck.

The Granny Square Infinity Scarf is available as a PDF on Etsy.

If you enjoy working with granny squares, have a browse of these granny square projects and patterns

14. Havra Crochet Infinity Scarf

Colourful infinity scarf crocheted in chevrons
My Crochetory

Worked in rows, this reversible pattern is an easy and rhythmic 6-row chevron stitch repeat.

This free infinity scarf pattern is perfect for using up your stash.  It can be crocheted with any combination of colors and any yarn weight that you’d like, although you might like to treat yourself to the recommended yarn (a gorgeous alpaca, wool and polyamide blend).

I think this would look great on a cooler summer evening in a pop of color.

  • Skill Level:  Adventurous Beginner
  • Yarn Recommendation:  Drops Nord
  • Measurements: 30cm (11.81’’) W X 172cm (67.72’’) L

If you prefer to work from a PDF, you can purchase the ad free pattern on Etsy.

15. Triangles Crochet Scarf

Open work lightweight infinity scarf with the ends joined by buttons
Stitching Together

I wanted to include a free infinity scarf crochet pattern with buttons in this collection and I’ve chosen this one because the open work means you don’t have to create button holes. 

Once you’ve sewn your buttons on the end, you can close it anywhere you like!

This is a two-row pattern repeat using a modified cluster stitch with a full tutorial on the stitch.

This beautiful light-weight infinity scarf is perfect for the transitioning seasons.

Buy an add free pattern PDF on Etsy.

16. Crochet Zig Zag Puff stitch Infinity Scarf

Follow this tutorial to crochet an infinity scarf with the zig zag puff stitch.

The pattern is in multiples of 3 and you can make your scarf as wide or as thin as you want it to be.

This stitch has a fab texture and will be lovely and soft against your skin.

  • Skill level:  Easy
  • Recommended Yarn: Caron Cakes
  • Measurements: for two loops 150cm
A woman is wearing an infinity scarf crocheted in a zig zag puff stitch

17.  Hooded Alpa Scarf

Woman wearing a black top and a grey hooded infinity scarf
WilMade

An infinity scarf and hoodie in one – how snuggly does this look!

The pattern is worked in one piece starting with the scarf, continuing with the hoodie (without breaking yarn) then seaming the ends together with slip stitches.  The hoodie border is crocheted last and gives a professional finished look to your accessory.

Made with half double crochet stitches it works up fast with an 8mm crochet hook.

There’s also a video tutorial for this pattern – perfect if you’re a visual learner and prefer to follow along.

  • Skill Level:  Beginner Friendly
  • Recommended Yarn: Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca
  • Measurements: Scarf length: 27″  Scarf height: 6″  Hoodie height: 18″

This pattern is also available to purchase as a PDF on Etsy.

18. Top of the Tunisian Infinity Scarf

a pink Tunisian crochet infinity scarf is styled on a mannequin
Moogly

This one skein infinity scarf is sewn together in the mobius style.

(Mobius is the definition of the turning of the end before attaching it to the other end).

Watch the video tutorial linked in the pattern on Tunisian Crochet basics if you’re a beginner at this technique.

  • Skill Level:  Beginner Friendly
  • Recommended Yarn: super bulky
  • Measurements: 51″ long and 6″ wide

19. Infinity Scarf Crochet Pattern

A blue mobius scarf is styled on a coat hanger
Petals to Picots

Quick and fun, this mobius infinity scarf can also be easily customized. The pattern includes detailed instructions to help you achieve the look and fit you want.

The pattern is written as a true mobius infinity scarf and is worked in one continuous piece with a 180° twist … no need for sewing!

This easy-to-follow crochet pattern includes instructions to make the infinity scarf, with added instructions for customization.

Photos are included for the foundation round which will give you the information you need to be successful with the mobius design of this project. Don’t skip the photos!

  • Skill level:
  • Recommended yarn: DK or light worsted-weight yarn
  • Measurements: 48 in. circumference and 12¼ in. at widest part.

I hope you’ve enjoyed browsing these infinity crochet scarf patterns and found one that is perfect for you.

Happy hooking!

Related Crochet Scarf Patterns:

Looking for more one skein projects? Have a browse of these patterns.

Crochet Infinity Scarfs: Your Questions Answered

This section aims to provide answers and guidance on various aspects of creating these fashionable and cozy accessories.

If you have a question I haven’t answered, please let me know and I’ll find out for you.

What is the Best Crochet Stitch for an Infinity Scarf?

The best crochet stitch for an infinity scarf depends on the desired look, texture, and warmth you want to achieve. However, one of the most popular and versatile stitches for infinity scarves is the double crochet stitch (treble crochet UK).

This stitch creates a lovely fabric with good drape and a slightly open texture. It works up relatively quickly, making it suitable for beginners and experienced crocheters alike.

Other stitches like the single crochet (double crochet UK), half double crochet (half treble crochet UK), and even more intricate stitches like shells, cables, or lacework can also be used to create unique and beautiful infinity scarfs.

The best stitch in my opinion, is one that allows you to create a fabric that you love, matches your skill level, and achieves the desired look and feel for your scarf.

How Many Stitches do you Need for an Infinity Scarf?

The number of crochet stitches required for an infinity scarf can vary depending on the width, stitch pattern, and yarn thickness.

Infinity scarves can be customized to your preferences. If you prefer a narrower or wider scarf, you can adjust the stitch count accordingly. Some stitch patterns may require a specific number of stitches to maintain the pattern repeat, so bear that in mind if you modify the stitch count.

Consider your gauge, the pattern instructions, and personal preferences to determine the exact number of stitches needed for your specific infinity scarf project.

How do you Join the Ends of an Infinity Scarf?

Crochet infinity scarfs are mostly joined by seaming the ends together (some patterns use buttons or ribbons as in a couple of the patterns in this collection above).

Here are my 3 tips for joining the ends of an infinity scarf:

  1. Slip stitch join: One common method to join the ends of an infinity scarf is using a slip stitch join. Align the beginning and end of your work, insert your hook through the first stitch of the beginning chain or foundation row and the corresponding stitch on the last row and slip stitch across. This method creates a seamless and nearly invisible join.
  • Whip stitch: Another option is to use a whip stitch to join the ends of your infinity scarf. With the right sides of the fabric facing each other, align the beginning and ending edges. Thread a yarn needle with a matching yarn, and starting from the backside, insert the needle through the front loops of the corresponding stitches on both edges, working from one side to the other. Repeat this process across the entire length of the scarf until the ends are securely joined. This method creates a visible seam, but it can add a decorative touch to your scarf if done neatly.
  • Invisible join: If you’re using a stitch pattern that creates a distinct edge, like a shell or lace pattern, you may want to try an invisible join. Finish your last row or round according to the pattern instructions, then cut the yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread the tail onto a yarn needle and weave it through the remaining stitches, going back and forth between the front and back of the fabric, and gradually pulling the yarn tight. This method creates a seamless and invisible join, blending in with the stitch pattern.

Choose the joining method that best suits your desired look and the specific stitch pattern you used. With a little care and attention, you can seamlessly join the ends of your infinity scarf, creating a beautiful and cohesive finished piece.

Can I Make an Infinity Scarf using Different Colours or Colour-Changing Yarn?

Yes, you can make an infinity scarf using different colours or colour-changing yarn. Using various colors can add visual interest and unique designs to your scarf. There are a couple of ways you can achieve this:

  • Using different colors: You can create stripes, colour blocks, or a specific colour pattern by changing yarn colours at specific points in your scarf. For example, you can crochet a few rows in one colour, then switch to another colour for the next few rows. You can alternate between colours to create a striped effect or use a specific sequence of colours to achieve a desired pattern. The possibilities are endless, allowing you to get creative with colour combinations and create a truly personalized infinity scarf.
  • Colour-changing yarn: Another option is to use yarn specifically designed to change colours as you work. Colour-changing yarns often come in self-striping or variegated patterns, where the yarn transitions from one colour to another in a predetermined sequence. This eliminates the need to manually switch yarn colours and creates a beautiful, effortless colour effect in your scarf. It can be an excellent choice if you want to achieve a gradient or multicoloured look without the extra work of changing yarns.

Both methods offer wonderful opportunities to add visual appeal and individuality to your infinity scarf. Whether you choose to use different colours or colour-changing yarn, consider how the colours will blend or contrast with one another and experiment to find the combination that best suits your style and preferences.

What are Some Ways to Wear and Style a Crochet Infinity Scarf?

Infinity scarves can be worn by looping the scarf around your neck two or three times for a cozy and stylish look.

Here are some popular ways to wear and style a crochet infinity scarf:

  • Single Loop: Simply drape the infinity scarf around your neck, allowing it to hang as a single loop. This style is effortless and adds a touch of warmth and flair to any outfit.
crochet infinity scarf using mosaic technique in yellow and grey looped round the neck once
Infinity Scarf (bulky yarn) looped once
  • Double Loop: Wrap the infinity scarf around your neck twice, creating a snug and cozy double loop. This style provides extra warmth and can be adjusted to different lengths for variation in appearance.
crocheted infinity scarf worn looped around the neck
Infinity Scarf (worsted weight/aran yarn) looped twice
  • Hooded Scarf: Extend one loop of the infinity scarf over your head, turning it into a cozy hood while letting the rest of the scarf drape around your neck. This style is perfect for chilly weather and adds a fashionable twist to your outfit.
  • Hooded Cowl: Similar to the hooded scarf, create a hood by extending one loop of the infinity scarf over your head. Then, double loop the remaining part around your neck for added warmth and style. This versatile combination of a hood and cowl is perfect for colder seasons.
  • Asymmetrical Draping: Drape the infinity scarf around your neck, allowing one side to hang longer than the other. This creates an asymmetrical and trendy look that adds a touch of sophistication.

Crochet infinity scarves are incredibly versatile and can be styled in countless ways, allowing you to showcase your creativity while staying warm and fashionable.

This article ‘How to Wear an Infinity Scarf’ has lots of creative ideas for how to style your scarf.

Experiment with different wrapping styles, knotting techniques, or layering options to find the combination that complements your outfit and personal style.

How do you Crochet an Infinity Scarf for Beginners? 

An infinity scarf is simply a regular scarf that is crocheted to a longer length so that you can loop the scarf a couple of times around your neck. 

If you need help crocheting a regular scarf, you might find my step-by-step instructions in this scarf pattern roundup helpful.

How many chains do you need for an infinity scarf?

How many chains you need for an infinity scarf depends on how many loops you want and whether the pattern is worked from the width to the length or the length to the width.

You’ll also need different chains for different weight yarns. 

For example, a super bulky infinity scarf worked to the width of 15cm will need 16 chains, a chunky weight worked to the length of 132cm will need 176 chains.

How wide should a crocheted infinity scarf be?

Infinity scarves can be made wider than a regular scarf, going up to and beyond 20cm in width.

The table below gives guidance on the width for crochet infinity scarfs.

Infinity Scarf Width Chart

ProjectShortest (cm)Longest (cm)
Skinny810
Thin1315
Standard1820
Wide2530
Blanket3876

How Long should I Crochet an Infinity Scarf?

If you want to loop your infinity scarf around twice, you should crochet 150+ cm long.  If you want more than two loops, add 75cm for each loop.

The table below gives guidance on the length for crochet infinity scarfs.

Infinity Scarf Length Chart

ProjectShort (cm)Long (cm)
Cowl7689
Short102114
Standard127152
Long165178
Extra Long191203

Should an Infinity Scarf have a Twist?

Twisting an infinity scarf is down to personal preference.

If you twist the ends of your scarf before you seam them to form the loop, you’ll get a more flattering fit. 

If you loop the scarf twice or more around your neck after you have crocheted, you can twist it to go behind your head and under your chin.

What is the Difference between an Infinity Scarf and a Cowl?

While both infinity scarves and cowls are cozy neckwear accessories, there are a few differences between the two:

  1. Construction: Infinity scarves are typically constructed by joining the ends together, forming a continuous loop. This loop allows for versatile styling options and the ability to wrap the scarf around the neck multiple times. Cowls are typically designed as a single loop without any ends. They are often shorter in length and sit closer to the neck.
  • Length: Infinity scarves tend to be longer in length, allowing for multiple loops and versatile draping options. Cowls, are generally shorter and sit snugly around the neck without the excess fabric of an infinity scarf.
  • Styling: Infinity scarves offer more styling possibilities due to their longer length and ability to wrap around multiple times. They can be worn in various ways, such as a single or double loop, draped over the shoulders as a shawl, or even converted into a hooded scarf. Cowls are primarily worn as a single loop around the neck, providing warmth and a streamlined appearance.
  • Functionality: Both infinity scarves and cowls serve the purpose of keeping the neck warm and adding a stylish touch to an outfit. However, cowls are often favored for their simplicity and ease of wear, while infinity scarves provide more versatility and styling options.

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