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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Five Braid Infinity Scarf {Free Crochet Pattern}

I made this scarf for my oldest daughter for Christmas. Well, I actually gave it to her a couple days before Christmas, but still... We were going out, looking at Christmas lights, and it was cold.  She needed it. It had absolutely nothing to do with the fact that I have a hard time waiting until Christmas to give gifts.
Really. It didn't.
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I chose to make a five braid scarf for her because they are just so pretty. They are nice and warm, too.
I had made a similar five braid scarf about a year earlier. I wanted this one to be a bit different. Not only did I want the strands to be more narrow, I wanted the construction to be a bit easier. I decided figure out a way to work the scarf up in one piece, instead of five separate strands. I was successful, and as a result, this turned out to be a surprisingly quick scarf to make.

Five Braid Infinity Scarf

Size J Crochet Hook
Worsted Weight Yarn (I used: Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Cherry Red)
Yarn Needle

Ch 203
Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook. dc in each ch across. Do not break off yarn. (200)
Rows 2-5: ch 203, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each ch across. Do not break off yarn. (200)
You now have five strands, all attached along one end.
For the attached end: ch 1, sc 12 evenly across that attached top side of the scarf.
Finish off and weave in the end.

Braid: Use the five strand braid method to braid the scarf. Try not to braid it too tightly or too loosely. Here is my tutorial on how to braid with five strands.

Finishing: line the ends of the braided strands together, and attach yarn to the right hand corner. sc 12 evenly across the bottom of all strands to connect them, as the top strands are connected.
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Being careful not to twist the scarf, use your yarn needle to sew the ends together.
Finish off and weave in all ends.

Happy Crocheting!


  1. What a fun pattern. I love how you made it so it's all one piece instead of 5 individual strands. I have been needing a scarf for my new coat. I know what I am going to be doing this afternoon. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern!

    1. Thanks! I'd love to see your finished project! Feel free to share on my Facebook page. :)

  2. I love the look of this pattern, so pretty! I might try to make ones for my mother and sister for Christmas. :) What I'm wondering though, is how much yarn did you use? I mean, how many yards total, or how many skeins of the Red Heart Yarn did you use? Thanks so much. :)

    1. Thanks! It took just one skein of the Red Heart yarn. :)

    2. Thanks! It took just one skein of the Red Heart yarn. :)


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