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Today I have a new free pattern for you that is made with Red Heart’s Super Saver Ombre yarn – Have you seen this yarn? The gradual monochromatic color changes are so pretty that it makes your project come out great! This pattern uses a variation of the half double crochet stitch that is easy to do (see instructions below or check out this video to master this stitch). So, all you have to do is sit back and let the yarn do the work!
I named this scarf “Ombre Log Cabin Infinity Scarf” because I created it and crocheted about half of it while my family and I were staying in this cabin in the mountains. We tried something new this year by going away for a few days before Christmas – it was fun to relax in the woods and enjoy the winter wonderland of snow. Of course, part of my relaxation included crocheting.
I love this stitch and how it has a knit-like texture. The key to making it look this way is to complete it in the round and always have the Right Side facing you. I made mine very long (66″) but if you would like yours a little shorter, then ch 150 instead of 200 (see below). The yarn is very soft and has a lot of drape so it hangs nicely around your neck and over a coat.
Red Heart Super Saver – Ombre – Spearmint – 1 skein – Click here to purchase: Coats & Clark E305.3970 Super Saver Yarn, 10 oz
J/10/6 mm Hook
First a long row of sc is created and then joined together to make a large ring.
After this first row, project is worked in the round with the Right Side facing.
Measurements: 7 ½” wide x 52” long (or 66”)
Herringbone Half Double Crochet (Hhdc): YO (yarn over), insert hook into next st, YO, draw up a lp, pull hook through first loop on hook, YO, pull hook through 2 loops on hook
**UPDATE: I now have a video tutorial for this stitch which you can find here – it’s one of my first videos on my new Youtube Channel – head on over to subscribe! **
Ch 150 (for 52” length)
Ch 200 (for 66” length)
Row 1 (Right Side): Working in the back bar of the chain, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Do not turn. Join with a sl st in 1st sc of row making sure not to twist the row.
Round 2: Now working in rounds, ch 2, Hhdc in first st and each st around; join with sl st to 1st Hhdc (passing over the starting ch-2);
Rounds 3 – 20: Repeat Round 2
Round 21: Ch 1, sc in same st and in each st around; join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
Weave in ends. Use yarn tail at beginning to sew up edge of Row 1 below 1st sl st.
Hope you enjoy making this scarf as much as I did – Please send along a photo of your project or post on Ravelry – I would love to see what you make!
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