Have you been watching Outlander? It’s a TV series on STARZ based on one of my favourite book series of all time, Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander.” I’ve loved these books for years, but when the show came on something happened and I am now obsessed. I think it might be that Sam Heughan, the actor that plays Jamie Fraser is such a dreamy hunk, but I could be wrong. (I’m not.) But what does my fangirl (fanwoman? fancougar?) attraction have to do with crocheting an infinity scarf? Well, Claire – Jamie’s love interest – is wearing some of the most beautiful and practical knits on this show, on television even, and if I’m wrapped up in a cozy little something, maybe Jamie will love me too. Oh I’m kidding, I haven’t gone that far…yet. Claire’s wardrobe is pretty incredible though, and it has inspired me to try and recreate some of her best knit accessories. The only problem is that I don’t knit. But I do crochet and surely, for the love of Jamie, I can make it work. Right?
I found this great pattern on Pinterest, but I wanted my scarf a little wider so that I could actually pull it up over my head a little, you know, for when Jamie and I are out on the Scottish moors in winter.
Here’s what you’ll need if you too want to make a chunky infinity scarf to wear while fantasizing about your favourite fictional character:
- 8mm crochet hook
- 4 skeins (100g/3.5oz each) of chunky weight yarn. I used 60% Acrylic, 40% super wash merino wool blend
- ch 37
- Foundation row: In the 4th chain from the hook: work dc, ch 1, dc in the same ch. *Skip two chains and then in the next ch: work dc, ch 1, dc in the same ch. Repeat from * ending with dc, ch1, dc in the last chain (the first ch of the ch 37).
- Row 1: Turn, ch 3. Work dc, ch 1, dc in each of the ch 1 spaces from the previous row (through the center gap of each “V”). At the end of the row, finish with a dc in the last space (made by the ch 3 turning stitches).
- Repeat row 1 until 60-65 inches long or desired length.
- Finish: Whip stitch the two ends together and weave in all the yarn end threads.