Half Double Crochet Infinity Scarf Pattern

Are you looking for an easy to crochet scarf? If so, then this half double crochet scarf or hdc crochet scarf pattern is it!

This pattern is not only great for all skill levels to make, the super bulky yarn makes for an extra cozy scarf too! Learn more below…

infinity crochet cowl pattern

This easy half double crochet scarf is perfect for crocheters who are beginners but want to try something a bit more challenging.

While the main rows of the scarf use a half double crochet, the rows after are worked using a half double crochet in the back loop, which creates a beautiful-looking texture.

If you have every made ribbing for crochet projects, this is the same technique. Scroll down to learn more about how to make a scarf using the back loop to create ridges.

Hdc Crochet Scarf Pattern

The Stitches

The full infinity scarf pattern is below, but take a look at the explanation of the rows for a deeper understanding of what exactly this scarf entails in terms of stitches.

If you can crochet the half double crochet stitch and the chain stitch, then this infinity scarf will work up in not time at all.

First: To begin crocheting this scarf, you’ll need a starting chain followed by a half double crochets for the first row.

Starting ch of the hdc infinity scarf

Secondly: The second row seems like it may be tricky to crochet just from the looks of it, but it is not! To start the second row, you will work a half double crochet in the back loop into each stitch across.

Up close view of how the hdc crochet stitch in the back loop creates texture

Video Tutorial

A scarf video tutorial is below if you aren’t sure where the back loop is in the stitch, and Will help you crochet this scarf quickly.

The Yarn For An Infinity Scarf

This scarf design may seem intimidating at first, but I can promise you it is not hard to get the hang of and can be made in less than 2 hours! Let’s discuss the yarn you’ll want to get to make this infinity scarf before you get started.

The Yarn

Wool-Ease Thick and Quick

This yarn is made by Lion Brand, and is a Weight 6 – Super Bulky yarn.

Wool-Ease Thick and Quick

Fiber: Acrylic (80%), Wool (20%)
Yardage: 106 yards (87 in prints/stripes, 92 in metallic)
Hook: 9 mm (M/N-13)
Substitute: Lion Brand Hometown USA

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You will need a little more than two skeins of this color, so you will need to know all about changing yarn colors in crochet. It is easy, so be sure to check out the tutorial I linked up for it and take a look at the video tutorial too.

This scarf design is worked up with Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Sea Glass. The Sea Glass is one of my new favorite colorways of Thick & Quick to date (close behind is the Hudson Bay color!) and has such a beautiful mixture of colors.

According to Lion Brand, the color of this yarn is Ice Blue mixed with Bark Brown, Navy Blue, Jade Green and Oatmeal.

Wool-Ease Thick & Quick it is a great yarn for winter patterns like scarves (or infinity scarves like this one), hats and more! It is considered a super bulky six yarn, which means that you’ll be able to work up a project fairly quickly and start another, which is always a good thing when crocheting.

Tip: I used less than 2 skeins of this yarn for my infinity scarf, but you are welcome to buy one extra skein to account for differences in crocheting (crocheting tight or crocheting loosely).

You will want to try to get approximately 72″ per row, which is about a little over a half an inch per stitch.

Substitute Yarn

Hometown Usa Yarn Lion Brand

If you are allergic to wool, a good substitution would be Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn, which is 100% acrylic. The Hometown USA line has a sizeable variety of colors available to pick from, so you can still have the chunky infinity scarf look that this pattern was created around.

I also wanted to mention that there is a Thick & Quick yarn that Lion Brand has that has ZERO wool that would also work well in this scarf design and is also an exact match as a substitute. With either yarn choice, the infinity scarf will turn out as intended!

Let’s Get Started

Now that we’ve learned about the stitches and yarn in this scarf, it’s actually time to start crocheting! Enjoy and have fun!

Half Double Crochets Infinity Scarf

Skill Level: Easy


  • < 174 yards (159 meters) of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Sea Glass (Color A) or any super bulky six yarn
  • Crochet hook 9 mm
  • Large yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape

Crochet Abbreviations

  • ch = chain
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • bl = back loop
  • st = stitch


  • Written in standard US terms
  • Stitch counts are shown in () at the end of each row
  • This pattern requires the 2 skeins of yarn, which will require yarn to be changed to a new skein
  • Change the size by using any # of chains in the foundation chain
  • Gauge is not relevant.
  • Finished size as written is approximately a 72″ circumference and 6″ wide

The Pattern

With Color A Ch 126

Row 1: In the second ch from the hook hdc, hdc into each ch across, turn. (125)

Row 2: Ch 1, hdc into the bl of the first st, hdc bl st into each st across, turn. (125)

Row 3 – 7 : Repeat row 2 for the rest of the pattern. (125)

Fasten off.

Infinity scarf before the two short ends are woven together.


Join two short ends together making sure rows line up and weave together using a whip stitch.

See the whip stitch link above to learn how to join the ends together

With a yarn needle, weave in loose ends throughout the rest of the infinity scarf.

More Free Crochet Scarf Patterns

I hope you enjoyed this easy to crochet infinity scarf pattern. If you’d like to try your hand at other patterns, take a look at the list I collected below.

Half Double Crochet Infinity Scarf Pattern


  1. HI, super NEW to crocheting and wanted to make sure it’s only 11 chain stitches to start out…seems small but you know better. Using the lionhearted brand super bulky like you did. Just checking, thanks

    1. Hi M,

      You will need 126 chains to start for this scarf pattern. Please let me know where you saw 11, so I can fix it. Thanks!

      Happy Crocheting!


    1. Hi Darci,

      I’d start with the same starting chain but join with a slip stitch to the first chain to form a circle. After that I’d chain 1 and work the pattern as written but join each round at the end with a slip stitch and a ch 1.

      Hope that helps!


  2. Hi! I was wondering what crochet hook size you need. I clicked the link for the hook you had but it was 0.9 mm instead of the 9 mm you said we would need. I am pretty sure 0.9 mm would be too small for a weight 6 yarn but I just wanted to make sure before I purchase the correct hook.

  3. I just started this! It will be the first wearable I’ve ever made! I plan on gifting it to a co-worker for Christmas Thank you!

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