Friday, 25 September 2015

Free Pattern Friday

I will post a free pattern every Friday.  Sometimes it will be one of mine, and sometimes it will be someone else's that I have crocheted.

Why I crochet:  My husband likes to watch TV in the evenings as a way to relax and unwind.  I can’t just sit on the couch and stare at the TV, I get bored.  About 6 years ago I was talking to someone about crafting and she mentioned that she made scarves for the homeless with a knitting loom in the evenings while watching TV.  Awesome!  So I decided I would purchase some yarn and a crochet hook and do the same.  That was many many skeins of yarn ago, and my crochet hook collection has grown immensely…. LOL

 We moved 9 months ago, and I had some difficulty finding a place to donate items too.  Met a wonderful woman in Valemount who crochets dolls for sick children (will have to see if I can feature some of her dolls one day).  She also has an aunt who volunteers at a homeless shelter and also a shelter for abused women in another town.  They will take whatever I crochet!  WOOHOO!!!  It makes me happy to have found a place to donate my items.  I figure that even though you are homeless, or in need of help you should still have nice warm handmade items to remind you that someone does care.


The yarn I used came in a huge bag of yarn I purchased from someone who didn’t want it any more.  I have never used this yarn or even seen it in a store or online.  It’s 100% acrylic, but quite soft and light.  Not usually what I crochet with.  But it’s what I have on hand.  

Couldn’t find a pattern I liked, so came up with this one.  Hopefully you can understand the instructions.  I have never tried to write out a pattern before, for someone else.

The Whimsy Darlene Infinity Scarf

150 g of Yarn – any worsted weight yarn will work. 
If you make it larger or use a different size hook you might need more or less yarn.
6mm (J 10) hook & 5.5mm (I 9) hook
yarn needle for sewing

Stitches used:
SLST (slip stitch)
DC (double crochet)
SC (single crochet)
V-stitch (DC, CH 1, DC) in same stitch
Cluster (3 DC in ch1 space)


With the 6mm hook: Chain 181 (or mutiples of 3 +1)

Switch to 5.5mm hook to continue.

Row 1: SC in 2nd chain from hook and in each stitch across.  SLST into first SC,  taking care not to twist the chain.

Row 2: DC in each stitch around, SLST into the top of the first DC or the round.

Row 3: Chain 4, DC into same stitch (first V-stitch made, Chain 4 makes the DC plus CH1).  [*Skip next 2 DC, V-stitch in the top of the next DC*], Repeat around and SLST join into the 3rd stitch of the beginning CH4.

Row 4: SLST into CH1 space, Chain 3, 2 DC in same space (first Cluster made).  Do a Cluster into each CH1 space around.  Join with a SLST into top of the first CH3.

Row 5: SLST into the top of the next DC (center of Cluster), CH4, DC in same stitch (V-Stitch made), [*Skip 2 DC, V-Stitch in next DC*] around , join with a SLST into CH3 of the first CH4 in the row.
(V-Stitches should be in the center of each Cluster)

Rows 6 – 11: Repeat rows 4 & 5, ending with row 5

Row 12: Chain 3, DC in the next stitch and every stitch around.  Join with a SLST to the top of Chain 3.

Row 13: Chain 1, SC in same stitch and every stitch around. Join with a SLST into the first SC.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

I really like the look and feel of this pattern.  And it’s easy to do :)
If you have any questions feel free to ask!  

Have an Awesome Day my Friends!


  1. Thank you Audrey. I'm going to work this scarf before we take off for Colorado in October.

    1. You are very welcome! Have a safe trip :)

  2. Thank you Audrey. I'm going to work this scarf before we take off for Colorado in October.

  3. It is great reading your blog and finding out what you are up to since you moved and of course to read your free patterns. Thanks, Katherine

  4. Great blog post. Lovely scarf & pattern.