Easy Knit Infinity Scarf


If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then my Dear Daughter and her mother-in-law should be very flattered right now.  My daughter came over a few weeks ago with a cute little hand knit scarf on that was a Christmas present from her mother-in-law.

Did I say it was a cute little scarf?  Yes, it was cute!  And I wanted to be a total copycat and have one just like it.

I did some internet searching  and craft store searching for the pattern and came up empty handed.  BUT it was a very simple scarf, all in garter stitch, so of course . . . .

I just made my own.

infinity scarf

(If this pattern looks familiar to anyone, let me know.  I will certainly give credit where credit is due)

This knit scarf is just a long narrow piece that you knit with a Super Bulky yarn.  It ends up being quite stretchy.  You then sew the ends together to create your “Infinity” scarf and sew a couple of buttons on for decoration over the seam. I bought a couple buttons for one scarf, but for the other I just raided my button box.

Does anyone else have a button box?

I {love} my button box.

button box

This is a super simple pattern that would be great for beginners.  It knits up fast too and can easily be made over the course of a couple of nights or in a weekend.

In fact they knit up so fast, that I made two!  I made one using the Lion Brand Hometown USA Yarn in Houston Cream and a second one using  Hometown USA Yarn in Portland Wine.  I was able to find both these yarns at a local Jo-Ann Fabric Store.

Apparently the Hometown USA brand of yarn names all the colors of their yarn using the name of an American city.   And guess what? There’s a color for my town too!  Yup, there’s a Grand Rapids Green.   *How sweet of them to do that*

The Hometown USA yarns are sold in 5 oz balls.  I just knit up the entire ball of yarn for my scarf.  Once again, easy peasy.

infinity scarf

Here’s how to do it.


You Will Need:

  • Size 13 Knitting Needles

  • Ball of Super Bulky Yarn (I used Lion Brand Hometown USA)

  • Two Large Decorative Buttons

  • Large Eye Blunt Needle for sewing scarf ends together

  • Regular Needle and Thread for sewing on buttons

Gauge:     9 stitches = 4 inches

Cast on 9 Stitches

Knit in garter stitch (knit every row) until piece measure approximately 45″ inches and/or your ball of yarn is used up.  (Make sure, however, that you leave enough yarn to sew up the final seam).

Bind off, leaving a long tail of yarn to sew the seam.

Sew the ends of the scarf together to create a long loop.  Be careful not to twist the scarf when sewing the ends together.  You will need a Large-Eye Blunt Needle for sewing with bulky yarn (or any yarn for that matter).

Easy Knit Infinity Scarf Pattern

infinity scarf cream color

Ready to go – See ya later – Bye!

Finish off your scarf by sewing a couple of large decorative buttons over the seam.  You will need to use a regular needle and thread for this step so that the needle will fit through the holes on your buttons.


To wear, twist the scarf around your neck a couple times and you’re good to go!







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  1. says

    Wow, some people are so creative. I am just doing some newborn baby hats for charity,thanks for pattern, and will soon be doing a couple of scarves they look great.