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Criss Cross Scarf

You may know this already, but I have been addicted to the criss cross stitch lately!

Recently, I used my Criss Cross Stitch Infinity Scarf pattern and made a few changes to make a child-sized scarf to match the beanie and ear warmer I made for my 4 year old daughter recently.

Below are the changes I made to the pattern to make the child sized scarf. If you’d like to make this scarf, it would be a good idea to read through the original Criss Cross Stitch Infinity Scarf pattern before making the child-sized adaptation below.

You can also check out the whole set of Criss Cross Stitch Crochet Patterns.

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 Important Notes:

  • Chain 2 at the end of each row. This counts as a DC stitch towards your stitch count.
  • Last DC of each row will be in the top of the ch 2 of the previous row.
  • See photos and important notes from the Criss Cross Infinity Scarf Pattern.
  • Finished scarf measures about 6 inches wide and 43 inches long. You can make it any width and length you’d like, just start with an even number of FDC stitches.

The Pattern

Row 1: FDC 22, chain 2, turn. (22)

**If you are choosing to start with a chain instead of the foundation stitches, the instructions are chain 23, DC in 3rd chain from hook and into each stitch across, ch 2, turn. (22)

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 2, turn. (22)

Row 3: DC in 2nd stitch and in each stitch across, last DC of the row will be worked into top of ch 2 from previous row, ch 2, turn. (22)

Alternate rows 2 and 3 until your scarf is the desired length, finishing with a row 2 (criss cross stitches).

This child sized scarf is approximately 43 inches long, which was perfect for a 4-year-old. Depending on the age or size of child you are making it for, you might want to make it a different length.

Fasten off and weave in your ends. Or, if you’d like it to be an infinity scarf, leave a long tail for sewing the ends together.

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.

If you are interested in more patterns featuring the criss cross stitch, check out the Criss Cross Stitch Collection of patterns on the blog!

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