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Criss Cross Stitch Infinity Scarf

The Criss Cross Stitch Infinity Scarf is a quick and easy crochet pattern that has beautiful texture without adding difficult crochet stitches. It’s the perfect pattern to work on while you watch your favorite show or take it with you on-the-go.

This scarf looks great in any color combination or solid colors too. When I designed this pattern, I had so heard so many great things about Caron Cakes, thatI thought I better buy one and give it a try for myself and see what all the rave was about – and so the Criss Cross Infinity Scarf was born!

Working with a self-striping yarn is so much fun. The scarf above was made with the Caron Cake in the Cake Pop colorway. This yarn had large blocks of neutral colors with a pop of fun with the teal color.

Look at how well all of these colors complement each other! The blue/teal section adds a nice pop of color to all of those neutral shades.

This scarf is approximately 8 inches wide and 58 inches long.

*UPDATE – Shortly after designing the Criss Cross Stitch Infinity Scarf, I created a child-size version as well. To see how I adapted the pattern to make the child-sized version, check out the Criss Cross Scarf.

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This Criss Cross Stitch Infinity Scarf was fun to work on and it actually worked up quite quickly! The alternating rows of double crochet with rows of criss cross stitches kept it interesting to work on, along with the changing colors.

Am I a huge nerd if I admit that one of favorite parts of this project was the excitement of watching a new color of yarn approaching my hook?!

I also love the detail the criss cross stitches add to this project without really making it more difficult or time consuming. I find they give the scarf a more polished look.

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  • Caron Cake – 1 cake (skein). The cake I picked was called “Cake Pop.” As an alternative to a Caron Cake, you could also use 383 yards (350 meters) of any other worsted weight yarn.
  • 6.0mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends
Stitches Used:
  • Ch – chain
  • FDC – Foundation double crochet – I have a photo tutorial for this stitch HERE.  You can also find a video on my YouTube channel HERE. If you would prefer not to start with a foundation double crochet, in the pattern I also gave instructions for starting the usual way with a chain and then double crocheting in each stitch
  • DC –double crochet
  • Criss Cross Stitch – skip a stitch, double crochet in the next stitch, then go back and double crochet in the stitch you skipped.
Important Notes:
  • The chain 3 at the start of each row counts as a double crochet stitch towards your total. Do not crochet in the same stitch as the chain 3 at the start of each row.
  • When you start a row of criss cross stitches, skip the stitch with the chain 3, skip the next stitch, work your first double crochet in the 3rd stitch and then work the next double crochet in the stitch you skipped (2nd stitch).
  • When you start a row of double crochet stitches, skip the stitch with the chain 3 and start your double crochet stitches in the next (2nd) stitch.
  • The last double crochet of each row will be worked in the top of the chain 3 from the previous row.
  • The changes from one color to the next may happen anywhere in the row and are not planned to happen at any particular place. I found that each color lasted about 15 rows.
  • Finished scarf measures about 8.5 inches wide by 55 inches long (before being sewed together to make a loop).

The Pattern:

Row 1: FDC 30, chain 3, turn. (30)

**If you are choosing to start with a chain instead of the foundation stitches, the instructions are chain 32, DC in 4th chain from hook and into each stitch across. Ch 3. Turn (30)**

Row 2: (Criss Cross Stitches) DC in 3rd stitch, then go back and DC in 2nd stitch, *skip a stitch, DC in next stitch, go back and DC in skipped stitch, repeat from * across, DC in last stitch, ch 3, turn. (30)

Row 3: DC in 2nd stitch and in each stitch across, last DC of the row will be worked into top of ch 3 from previous row, ch 3, turn. (30)

Alternate rows 2 and 3 until your scarf is your desired length, finishing with a row 2 (criss cross stitches). The scarf pictured is approximately 58 inches long (before sewing ends together), which was the perfect length to loop over itself once to wear comfortable around the neck. You may want to add or remove rows to make your scarf longer or shorter.  

Fasten off and cut yarn, leaving a long enough tail to sew the two ends of the scarf together and weave in the ends.

To join the ends of the scarf, start by folding your scarf in half and lining up the two ends. Make sure your scarf is not twisted. Using your yarn needle and yarn tail, sew the ends together by passing through the outside loops only. Weave in ends.

You’re finished! I hope you loved making your Criss Cross Stitch Infinity Scarf!

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