This time each year my local store brings out the Red Heart Holiday yarn. I pick it up, wonder what I would make and set it back down. I am not a huge fan of glittery things, but this year I was determined to try the yarn. There were several choices, including two choices of red, one with silver metallic and one with red. I grabbed two skeins of the red on red and two skeins of white. I wanted to stick with red and white so the scarf could be worn for Valentine’s Day or even patriotic celebrations.
I had decided to try two strands together and make an infinity scarf. I had just finished making wash cloths with a fun stitch combo and thought it would also make a gorgeous scarf. I was right!
About the Yarn
The yarn is easy to use and has a subtle, but lovely, glimmer to it. Not TOO much shine. It will be pretty for the holidays and Valentine’s Day too.
Because the yarn is on the thinner side, the scarf ends up a really nice weight. Not too heavy.
It has a great texture which added a lot of dimension to this stitch. It looks like the stripes are actually overlap onto the next.
Sparkling Infinity Scarf
by Heidi Yates
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Red Heart Holiday Yarn: 1 skein red (230 yards) and 1 skein white (230 yards; Similar yarns could be substituted.
Note: I started with 2 skeins of each color, but it only took the equivalent of one skein (of each). I prefer to work with 2 skeins when using 2 strands together.
Crochet Hook: J
Yarn needle for weaving in ends.
Size (measured flat): 31″ long x 6″ wide
FSC (Foundation Single Crochet): Click HERE for a tutorial by Moogly.
1. With J hook and 2 strands red holiday yarn, start with a fsc (foundation single crochet) of 180, sl st to join in the round. Be careful to make sure chain is not twisted. (180sts)
Note: this can be started with a regular chain if desired. Make sure to have 180sts after chain is joined in the round.
2. Ch 2 (counts as first dc), (hdc, sc) in same st as beginning chain, sk 2, *(dc, hdc, sc) in next st, sk 2*, repeat to end of row, sl st in top of ch 2 to join. (60 clusters)
3. Ch 2, TURN, (hdc, sc) in same st as beginning chain, sk 2, *(dc, hdc, sc) in next st, sk 2*, repeat to end of row, sl st in top of ch 2 to join. (60 clusters)
4-5. Change to white yarn and repeat steps 2-3.
6-7. Change to red yarn and repeat steps 2-3.
8-9. Change to white yarn and repeat steps 2-3.
10-11. Change to red yarn and repeat steps 2-3.
12. Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to end of row. Finish off and weave in ends.
If there is a small gap in the beginning round from the foundation chain, sew that closed with matching yarn and a yarn needle.