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Beginner Infinity Cowl – intro and inspo
Do you love scarves, cowls and cosy accessories? Me too. I LOVE easy accessories and scarves are definitely at the top of my list and this easy beginner infinity scarf is my current new favourite. The Stella Infinity Cowl came into being following some prompting from my friends Trista and Leigh – thank you ladies.
The Stella pattern started its life as a shawl, which you can read about here. While I sometimes find that I get bored by a repetitive pattern, this one is a favourite – probably because it is one of my first ever designs. Also, because I love it in all the colours I have seen it in so far and I keep getting ideas on how to use it.
I love cowls and scarves do you? This love of cowls is my first spark of inspiration behind this pattern. The Stella Infinity cowl is an easy crochet cowl or infinity scarf pattern, depending on how you describe things. It is the perfect beginner project for those just starting out in crochet. All you need to know to complete this is – how to create a chain and how to create a double crochet!
The pdf pattern also includes a photo tutorial on how to create the puff stitch, which you can also see here.
Easy crochet cowl yarn and materials
Snuggly and tight, my example is made using Scheepjes Whirl Fine Art in Dadaism colour way. I am obsessed with this yarn. Super soft texture, featuring an ombre gradient, dk weight and a 50% merino blend, this yarn is definitely near the top of my current favourites list. It is SO easy to work with.
Easy Crochet cowl – yarn love
If, however, you don’t happen to have one of these cakes around, any dk weight yarn will work for this design, making it versatile and a great stash buster. Some great alternatives are – Paintbox Simply Dk, King Cole Riot Dk – for an alternative take on gradients. One thing to note – if you do go for the riot or a similar yarn roving style yarn it does not frog well. Be mindful of your stitches and if you do have to frog a bit, go slowly.
Beginner Infinity Cowl – Collaborations
Thank you to Fiona from Cosie Rosie UK for including me in her New Years Resolution Blog Hop 2021. Every day, from the 1st – the 21st January, Fiona will feature on her blog a single pattern with a theme of making or starting resolutions.
It takes 21 days to form a new habit, hopefully you will find something in there to inspire your resolution choices this year!
Today, the 5th January 2021, you can get your hands on a FREE pdf copy of the Stella Beginner Infinity Cowl. Learn a new stitch – the puff stitch and make your first cowl or start your christmas present goals off with a bang!
Head over to Cosie Rosie UK to find out about the blog hop, other patterns that were included in the event.
Beginner infinity cowl pattern info & tips
Skill level: Intermediate
Terms: US Crochet terms
Yarn: Scheepjes Whirl Fine Art or 400-450m of any dk weight yarn. I love gradient cakes and think this would work with most gradient or long striping yarns. The effect with a pooling or mottled yarn would be interesting and I think a solid colour would be gorgeous.
- Double Crochet
- Single Crochet
- Puff Stitch
Infinity Scarf pattern
Buy your copy of the beginner infinity cowl pattern, the Stella Infinity here
Easy crochet cowl FREE pattern
Skill Level: Beginner
Terms: US Terms
1 Scheepjes Whirl Fine Art – Dadaism, or 450 mtrs of any dk weight yarn
Scissors, darning needle, stitch marker
Gauge: 12 rows x 20 stitches = 4in
Size: 52 inches – before joining
- Ch3 at the start of the row counts as a (dc)
- Final length is before joining
- I use the back bump of stitches – this is a personal preference and using regular loops will not affect the pattern
- When placing stitches into the puff it doesn’t matter which loop of the puff you choose as long as you are consistent
- The finished cowl will wrap once, to make a longer piece repeat rows 15 – 119 once
Double crochet – dc
Chain – ch
Space – sp(s)
Puff – yarn over and insert hook in the next space, yarn over and pull up a loop 4 times (xx loops on the hook), yarn over and pull through all the loops on the hook (9 loops), ch1 to secure the puff. This final chain does not count as a stitch
Ch43, dc in the back bump of the 4th chain from the hook (ch 3 counts as a dc), dc in each stitch across. Turn (41)
Ch3, dc in the next, [ch1, sk1, dc in the next] repeat until 1 stitch remains, dc in the last. Turn (22 dc, 19 ch-sps)
Ch3, dc in the next, puff (see special stitches), [ch1, sk1, puff] repeat to the last sp, dc in the next 2. Turn (4dc, 19 puffs, 18 ch-sps) I would clarify that puffs are in the chain one spaces, I am only getting 18 ch sps
Ch3, dc in the next dc, dc in every puff and sp to the last puff, dc in the next 2 dc. Turn (41 dc)
Rows 5 – 10:
Repeat rows “2 – 4 twice.”
Rows 11 – 14:
Ch3, dc in each stitch across. Turn (41)
Rows 15 – 119:
Repeat rows “2 – 14 eight times.”
Row 120 – 128:
Repeat rows “2 – 4 3 times.*
Rows 129 – 131:
Ch3, dc in each stitch across. Turn (41)
Fold the scarf in half and join the two ends using the mattress stitch to create a flat seam.
I hope you enjoyed the post and look forward to seeing your Stella Infinity Cowls!
Pop into the Facebook Group and let me know what colour you plan to make your wrap in and share your progress.
Bye for now,