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I had asked on Instagram if anyone could guess why I might get in trouble for the colors of the Rival Crochet Infinity Scarf, but no one was brave enough to guess or maybe my clues weren’t clueish enough!

blue and gold team colors crochet infinity scarf

In our house, we are Ohio State Buckeyes fans. Now, I’m a fan by marriage but hubs was born and raised in Ohio so his blood figuratively, and somewhat literally I suppose, runs scarlet and gray.

Since Ohio State and the University of Michigan have pretty much the biggest rivalry ever, I thought I’d be in big trouble for making a team crochet scarf in Michigan colors.

Well, apparently team colors are an area where my man pays attention to nuances. Go figure. I was informed that Michigan’s colors are blue and maize and since the scarf is navy and yellowstone, I’m in the clear. Phew.


Looking for more scarf patterns? Check this gorgeous scarf or this chevron infinity scarf.


a folded color block crochet infinity scarf in gold and blue with shell stitches

How to make the Rival Crochet Infinity Scarf


This is a great scarf to do in team colors no matter who you are cheering for and it looks classy enough to wear beyond the tailgate party.
Let me know in the comments if you are watching (read: crocheting while vaguely listening to) college football and which team colors you will choose!

Stitches Used for the Infinity Scarf

While the stitches used for the Rival Crochet Infinity Scarf are very basic – single crochet, chains, and double crochets – they are combined beautifully to form these stacked diamond shells.

The shells themselves are only made up of 5 dcs but the chains from the row below make the shells look fuller than a normal 5 dc shell.

The main part of the gorgeous stitch pattern only requires learning a two row repeat. One row consists of 5 chains, skipping stitches and single crocheting. The next row is where you 5 dc (shell) into each single crochet. Of course the pattern explains the steps in better detail, but that gives you the idea!

close up of crochet diamond shell stitches

Yarn Used for the Rival Team Crochet Scarf

Perhaps my favorite part of this scarf is that it calls for yarn from 2 different well-known brands. Nothing like joining the competition.

Lion Brand’s Heartland is one of my favorite acrylic yarns because it is soft, has wonderful drape and is smooth to work with. Plus it’s available in 26 heathered or tweedy colors which are so full of depth.

It was hard to capture the actual color of the Yellowstone yarn. It comes out brighter in photos with less depth than is seen in person. The strands spun together look to be a wheaty-yellow and an organgy-gold which just appeared bright golden yellow when photographed.

Red Heart Soft has 42 colors available in both solids and prints. It has a bit more sheen to it than Heartland and is similarly easy to work with.

The two types of yarn worked really well together and I love the color block look of the scarf but I would also love to see it in a completely solid neutral.

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pin image of crochet infinity done in blue and gold

The Rival Crochet Infinity Scarf

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Skill Level

Easy

Materials

1 skein Red Heart soft in Navy (Order from Amazon)

1 skein Lion Brand Heartland in Yellowstone  (Order from Amazon)

Size J/10 (6.0 mm) crochet hook (The J hook comes in this amazing, well-priced set on Amazon)

Size K (6.5 mm) crochet hook (Optional hook for starting chain – you can order my favorite hooks right from Amazon)

Large eye needle (These are my FAVORITE you can order from Amazon)

Abbreviations

ch(s): chain(s)
sc(s): single crochet(s)
dc(s): double crochet(s)
sp: space

Gauge

4″ square= 2.5 shell stitches (done in stitch pattern) by 5 rows

Finished Size

70″ around by 9″ wide

Note

I used the larger hook for the chain and then switched to the J/10 hook for the rest of the pattern

Pattern Instructions for the Rival Crochet Infinity Scarf

Ch 183 using K (6.5mm) hook; join with a slip stitch to form a circle being careful not to twist the chain.

Row 1: Using J hook *ch 5, skip 3, sc in next ch; repeat from * around placing the final sc In the stitch right before the initial ch 5.

Row 2: ch 3, 2 dc in sc below, *sc in center of ch 5 sp, 5 dc in sc; repeat from * around until the reaching the ch 3; 2 dc in the same sc as the 1st 2 dcs; join with a slip stitch to the top of the ch 3.

Row 3: *ch 5, sc in 3rd dc of 5 dc shell; repeat from *all the way around placing the final sc In the stitch right before the initial ch 5.

Repeat rows 2-3 ending on row 10 in the first color.  Change colors and repeat for 11 more rows. (You’ll create 5 shell rows in each color). Fasten off and weave in ends.

Pattern Instructions with Photos

Ch 183 using K (6.5mm) hook; join with a slip stitch to form a circle being careful not to twist the chain

Row 1: Using J hook *ch 5, skip 3, sc in next ch; repeat from * around placing the final sc In the stitch right before the initial ch 5.

Row 2: ch 3, 2 dc in sc below,

crochet diamond shell stitch in progress

*sc in center of ch 5 sp, 5 dc in sc; repeat from * around until the reaching the ch 3; 2 dc in the same sc as the 1st 2 dcs;

crochet diamond shell stitch in progress

join with a slip stitch to the top of the ch 3.

diamond shell crochet stitch in progress

Row 3: *ch 5, sc in 3rd dc of 5 dc shell; repeat from *all the way around placing the final sc In the stitch right before the initial ch 5.

crochet diamond shell stitch in progress

Repeat rows 2-3 ending on row 10 in the first color.  Change colors and repeat for 11 more rows. (You’ll create 5 shell rows in each color). Fasten off and weave in ends.

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blue and gold crochet infinity scarf pin image

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