February Elemental Infinity Scarf
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February Elemental Infinity Scarf
- Yarn: 2 balls of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Stripes – 1 color (Sample Uses: Hudson Bay)
This is a #6 Super Bulky yarn. 5 oz/140 g; 87 yd/80 m. The Infinity Scarf used 160 m.
- Hook 10 mm (N/P)
- Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (optional)
88 inches long (44 inches doubled) and 4.5 inches wide
6 sts in 4 inches and 6 rows in 4 inches
US Terminology used
beg – beginning
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
R – row/round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
 – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
Invisible Join / Invisible Finish
3rd loop (scroll to R7 for the photos for the 3rd loop)
- Slip stitches do not count as stitches unless specified.
- Ch 2 will count as 1 hdc. This means you do not work into the base of it – because the ch 2 is the stitch.
- Stitch Multiple of 2
R1: Leaving a 7 inch tail of yarn, ch 160, without twisting your starting chain, bring both ends together and in the back bump of the 1st ch of R1 work 1 hdc. 1 hdc in the back bump of each rem st around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. 
Take your 7 inch tail of yarn and your yarn needle and neatly close the small gap at the beginning and end of R1. I worked whip-stitches in the back of the stitches, finished off and weaved in the end securely.
R2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 hdc and ch 1) and sk the next hdc. (Note: Since the initial ch 2 counts as a hdc you do not work into the base of the stitch; I am asking you to skip the hdc after it as well). *1 hdc in the 3rd loop of the next hdc, ch 1, sk 1 hdc**. Work from * to ** around finishing the round by working a sl st into the 2nd ch from the initial ch 3. [80 hdc, 80 ch1sp]
R3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 hdc and ch 1), sk the next ch1sp. *1 hdc in the 3rd loop of the next hdc, ch 1, sk the next ch1sp**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd ch from the initial ch 3 to join. [80 hdc, 80 ch1sp]
R4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), 1 hdc in the back bump of the next ch, *1 hdc in the 3rd loop of the next hdc, 1 hdc in the back bump of the next ch**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the initial ch 2 to join. 
R5: Rep R3
R6: Rep R3
R7: Rep R4, finish off with an invisible join. Weave in any ends.
Hi Rachel, There was a huge error in this and I apologize! I’ve updated the instructions and this is what it should be for R3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 hdc and ch 1), sk the next ch1sp. *1 hdc in the 3rd loop of the next hdc, ch 1, sk the next ch1sp**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd ch from the initial ch 3 to join. [80 hdc, 80 ch1sp] and each time it says Rep R2, I’ve updated it to say Rep R3. Thank you so much for letting me know!! I hate making mistakes so I really appreciate you telling me this was posted incorrectly. All the best, Rhondda
I’m having trouble following this pattern. For the 3rd row, it says to repeat row 2… does this mean that I continue to skip hdc, leaving only 40 hdc by the end of row 3?
Hi Donna, Here is a video look at where the 3rd loop (or back bar) of the stitch is located: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=799&v=HPxVApnVYf0&feature=youtu.be I’ve forwarded to the spot in the video where I show you where the 3rd loop is located in a different pattern. Hope this helps 🙂 Rhondda
I am not finding your example of crocheting in the third loop. Can you send me the correct link or explain what you mean?
Hi Patty! I’m so happy to hear you got it to work 🙂 I understand how the starting chain can be troublesome – it is my least favorite part of crocheting! both the counting of that many stitches and the twisting it seems to do so easily! I’m glad you didn’t give up 🙂 All the best, Rhondda
Thank you!!! I got it to work now with just the hdc, but I had to go back and turn over one of the loops…so there is something about the way I’m putting them together that twists it I think. Is that possible? Anyway, I needed the confidence you provided and am now about to start R4. Thanks again!
Hi Patty, You are supposed to work the hdc into the back bump of first starting chain but if this is causing you some trouble you can start by slip stitching to join your chain and then ch 1 and work 1 hdc into the back bump of the same first chain. I’d recommend you mark these 2 extra stitches though so you don’t work into them on the way back around though! The sl st and ch 1 I mean 🙂 Hope this helps! Rhondda
Hello! I’m confused as to how to join the ends of my starting chain. This is my first project, and I already had to rip out the whole first row because the foundation chain was on the top at one end and the bottom at the other end. I checked so many times for twists, but I think I misunderstood how to join. Do I chain two in this case? And do I skip the first back bump? Am I supposed to slip stitch first and then chain two and skip the first bump? If so, how do you know which way to insert your hook in that first stich to get thhe slip stitch the correct way? I originally did a hdc in the back bump right away, and that’s when I had to undo everything. Forgive my ignorance! Any help would be great.
Very welcome 🙂
Thank you Rhondda!
Hi Becky 🙂 If you look at your hdc stitch you will have the front loop and the back loop (the ‘top 2’) now rotate your row slightly toward you and you will see another loop just below the back loop – this is called the 3rd loop (or the back bar) of the stitch. When you work in this loop it forces the front and back loop forward and it makes them show more prominently. You can see an example on this post here: https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/lest-we-forget-poppy-afghan-square-free-pattern/ – scroll to row 7 at that link to see an example of the 3rd loop 🙂 Thanks for trying my patterns and doing the CAL with us! Have a lovely week, Rhondda
What does it mean to crochet into the third loop of the hdc? Is that just the top of the hdc? Under both loops? Thank you! Almost done with January and will start Feb tomorrow.