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Ombre Crochet Infinity Scarf Pattern (Neopolitan)

Crochet an infinity scarf with my easy pattern using yarn from your stash.

montage of four photos showing an ombre crochet infinity scarf looped around the neck, styled on a mannequin, right side and the wrong side

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

The repetitive stitches make this project suitable for beginners.

ombre crochet infinity scarf styled on a mannequin

I’ve used four shades to give an ombre effect which adds interest.  However, you could also use complimentary, compound or square colours. 

Wondering if the colours you have in your stash will go together?  You’ll get a visual representation using the Adobe Colour Wheel (free).  I love using this resource when working with colour!

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

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crocheted infinity scarf worn looped around the neck

Design Inspiration

The Knitcrate yarn from my subscription box inspired this design. 

I wanted to create a scarf with texture and rich fall colours so had a rummage through my yarn stash.

I had 4 x 50g of Vidalana Ambient Worsted from a previous box that I thought would work perfectly to give an ombre effect in this pattern for an infinity scarf.

I knew I didn’t want to use waffle stitch (such a yarn eater!) but I did want front post and back post stitches to create texture.

Sometimes I have to frog/unpick a design because the yarn or texture of the pattern doesn’t give the best drape.  As the infinity scarf grew, I knew I’d made the right decision! 

Staying with the ice-cream theme (my bucket hat reminded me of Raspberry Ripple!), I’ve named this scarf Neapolitan.

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How the pattern is worked

This crochet infinity scarf pattern is an easy two row pattern repeat and is completed in 12 rows.

The foundation row is worked in the back loop only and then alternating rows of front post treble crochet (US double crochet) and back post treble crochet with three trebles in-between each post stitch completes the pattern.

close up of front post and back post treble crochet stitches in an infinity scarf

Colour changes take place every third row at the end of the row.

The stitches at the start and end of rows maintains the pattern once the loop is made and sewn together.

To assemble, the scarf is joined together to form a loop by seaming the ends together.

And that’s it!  Easy!

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Yarn

Vidalana Ambient Worsted is a 100% Peruvian Highland Wool.

Made exclusively for Knitcrate, this yarn is hand wash and dry flat.

Each ball is 100 yards (91 metres) / 50g.  This pattern uses 4 balls in these colourways:

  • Stipple
  • Contraposto
  • Dawn Blush
  • Titan

YarnSub suggest Wool of the Andes Worsted as a suitable substitute.

Tension/gauge is not critical for this project so you can substitute any Worsted/Aran yarn weight.

Pattern Notes

  • Chain 2 counts as a stitch
  • The yarn colours are written as Yarn A (Titan), Yarn B (Dawn Blush), Yarn C (Contraposto) and Yarn D (Stipple)
  • Colour changes take place on the last pull through of the treble crochet stitch at the end of a row.  Photos from my checkered bag pattern will give you a visual on what this looks like
  • Colour changes take place at the ends of row 3, 6 and 9
  • Once the colour change has taken place, fasten off the previous colour and weave in ends
  • One row is front post treble crochet and the next row works back post treble crochet into those stitches to maintain a straight line of ridged stitches
  • The post stitches are made around the post of the stitch below so that the stitch being made sits at the front of the work
  • The right side of the work is the raised stitches
The right side of crocheted fabric in an infinity scarf pattern
Right side of work
Wrong side of the fabric on the pattern for an infinity scarf
Wrong side of work
  • Placing a stitch marker at the end of a row will help you to keep a straight edge (browse my crochet tips for other suggestions for using stitch markers)
  • Weave in ends as you go

Level

Easy

Materials

  • 5mm crochet hook
  • 4 x 50g Aran/Worsted weight
  • Stitch marker
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Stitches and Abbreviations

UK Front Post Treble Crochet (fptr) / US Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc):

Yarn over, insert hook between the stitches (to the right of the stitch to be worked and out again on the left), yarn over, pull through, complete the treble in the usual way (yarn over, pull through first 2 loops, yarn over, pull through the remaining 2 loops)

UK Back Post Treble Crochet (bptr) / US Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc):

Yarn over, insert hook from the back between the stitches (to the right of the stitch to be worked) and out to the back to the left of the stitch, yarn over, pull through (the loop will be behind the work), complete the treble in the usual way (yarn over, pull through first 2 loops, yarn over, pull through the remaining 2 loops)

Back Loop Only (blo):

Instead of working under both bars of the stitch of the row below as usual, the stitches are worked into the back bar only, leaving the front bar unworked.

UK Treble Crochet (tr) / US Double Crochet (dc)

  • Ch = chain
  • St/s = stitch/es
  • Rep = repeat

Measurements

52” / 132cm (L) X 5” / 12.5cm (W) before joining ends to form loop

Crochet Infinity Scarf Pattern Instructions UK Crochet Terms

With a 5mm hook and Yarn A  ch 176

Row 1: tr blo in 2nd ch from hook, tr blo across to end, ch2, turn

Row 2: tr in next st, *fptr, tr in next 3 sts, *rep to last st, tr in last st, ch2, turn

Row 3: *bptr, tr in next 3 sts, *rep to last 2 sts, tr in last 2 sts change to Yarn B on last pull through of last tr, ch2, turn

Row 4: rep row 2

Row 5: rep row 3

Row 6: rep row 2 change to Yarn C on last pull through of last tr, ch2, turn

Row 7: rep row 3

Row 8: rep row 2

Row 9: rep row 3 change to Yarn D on last pull through of last tr, ch2, turn

Row 10: rep row 2

Row 11: rep row 3

Row 12: rep row 2

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing seam.

Assembly

Place two ends of the scarf together and sew a seam.

Fasten off and weave in end.

Crochet Infinity Scarf Pattern Instructions US Crochet Terms

With a 5mm hook and Yarn A  ch 176

Row 1: dc blo in 2nd ch from hook, dc blo across to end, ch2, turn

Row 2: dc in next st, *fpdc, dc in next 3 sts, *rep to last st, dc in last st, ch2, turn

Row 3: *bpdc, dc in next 3 sts, *rep to last 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts change to Yarn B on last pull through of last dc, ch2, turn

Row 4: rep row 2

Row 5: rep row 3

Row 6: rep row 2 change to Yarn C on last pull through of last dc, ch2, turn

Row 7: rep row 3

Row 8: rep row 2

Row 9: rep row 3 change to Yarn D on last pull through of last dc, ch2, turn

Row 10: rep row 2

Row 11: rep row 3

Row 12: rep row 2

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing seam.

Assembly

Place two ends of the scarf together and sew a seam.

Fasten off and weave in end.

Happy crocheting!

Copyright Notice

The pattern and photographs of this design are the property of Sharon Goodwin at Jera’s Jamboree.  This pattern and design are subject to copyright and are for personal, non-commercial use only.  You may not share, resell, alter or redistribute this pattern in part or in whole. You may, however, sell any finished items you make.  If you would like to include this pattern in a roundup, you may take one photo and link back to this pattern.

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