Maybe you had a loved one teach you years ago, maybe you knit and want to take the plunge into crochet, or maybe you've never owned a ball of yarn in your life! Either way, 2020 is the year YOU learn to crochet, baby! And this chunky infinity scarf is the perfect beginner project. It uses Thick & Quick yarn and the equally thick and quick half double crochet stitch for speedy and motivating progress that will keep you crocheting until you've made something you can truly be proud of.
Fortunately for you visual learners, I have a video tutorial to get you started with making a slip knot, chaining and how to do the half double crochet stitch. You can find the video HERE:
There is also a downloadable Free PDF for this pattern available HERE
Now let's get into the written tutorial.
For this pattern, you'll need to pick up at least 200 yards (180 meters) of size 6 "Super Bulky" weight yarn like Lionbrand Thick & Quick or Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Super Chunky and a size 9mm crochet hook.
To begin, make a slip knot
Place the slip knot on your hook and use your hook to pull a loop through the slip knot to chain 1 and make a total of 95 chains for this pattern (remember, the loop on your hook doesn't count as a chain).
Once you've crocheted your 95 chains, join in the round by slip stitching your last chain to your first chain. To do this, insert your hook into your first chain (making sure your chain isn't twisted) and pull a loop through the first chain and through the loop on your hook.
Now you can make your first half double crochet stitch. Wrap your yarn over your hook, insert your hook into the chain you just worked into, and pull up a loop.
Then wrap your yarn again and pull through all three loops on your hook.