Aura Cowl & Infinity Scarf: A Free Crochet Pattern

Hello Crochet Friends!

I’ve got something wonderful to share with you today ~ a free crochet pattern for Aura, a cowl or infinity scarf pattern that blends incredible color and texture and is so much fun to crochet.

 

 

Here is the Aura Cowl:

 

 

And the Aura Infinity Scarf:

 

Each version uses a different construction method. The cowl is worked in the round seamlessly and the infinity scarf is worked flat and sewn together with a seam.

 

 

Aura adds stunning color and pop of squishable, scrumptious texture to your winter wardrobe! 

 


That sounds so good in mid-June, right? It’s been in the 90’s here in central Illinois, even with the rainstorms we’ve gotten.

 

But hey, when you’re ready to cozy up with the squishy warm yarns, Aura will be here waiting for you.

 

 

Materials

For the cowl:

Red Heart Boutique Treasure (70% Acrylic/30% Wool, 151 yd [138 m] / 100g), Abstract #788 1918; 2 skeins

NOTE: This yarn has been discontinued since I first designed this pattern! I would recommend using 2 skeins of Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable. This is the same yarn used to crochet my Kaleidoscope Shawl that went viral and became Red Heart’s Most Downloaded Pattern of 2018, so it’s a can’t-miss choice for amazing color and cozy softness.

 

For the infinity scarf:

Lion Brand Amazing ( 53% wool/47% acrylic, 147 yd [135 m] / 50 g) ) #825-207 Pink Sands; 6 skeins

 

Hook

For the cowl:

Size K (6.5 mm) hook

 

For the infinity scarf:

Size J (6.0 mm) hook

 

Notions

Yarn needle

 

Gauge

For the cowl:

10 sts & 9 rows in 4 in [10 cm] of pattern stitch worked in size K (6.5 mm) hook.

 

For the loop:

9 sts & 9.75 rows in 4 in [10 cm] of pattern stitch worked in size J (6.0 mm) hook.

 

 

 

Notes

  • Two foundation row methods are offered: foundation half double crochet creates an edge with more stretch than a traditional foundation chain edge.
  • This pattern offers two methods of working this stitch pattern (flat or in rounds). The cowl is worked top-down, in rounds, without turning the work. The infinity loop is worked flat in rows, and the short ends are joined with a crocheted seam to form a loop.
  • This fabric is reversible.

 

Scarf Option: Do not seam the short ends of the Infinity Scarf to create a loop and simply wear as a scarf.

 

Skills Needed

Foundation hdc (optional)

Working in rounds

Post stitches

 

Abbreviations/Stitches Used

Back-post double-treble crochet (bpdtr)
Back-post half double crochet (bphdc)
Chain (ch)
Double-treble crochet (dtr)
Extended turning chain (ETC)
Foundation half double crochet (fhdc)
Front-post double treble crochet (fpdtr)
Front-post half double crochet (fphdc)
Half-double crochet (hdc)
Round (rnd)
Slip stitch (sl st)

 



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Aura Cowl (Red Heart Boutique Treasure, yarn now discontinued)

Cowl Instructions

Foundation Row: Fhdc 70 sts. Do not turn, sl st to join last fhdc to 1st fhdc for working in rounds being careful not to twist the round.

 

OR

 

Foundation Chain + Foundation Row: Ch 72; hdc in 3rd st from hk and each ch across…70 hdc. Do not turn, sl st to join last hdc to 1st hdc for working in rounds being careful not to twist the round.

 

Set-Up Row: ETC, bphdc in next hdc, fpdtr in next hdc, *bphdc in next hdc, fpdtr in next hdc; rep from * around. Do not turn. Sl st to top of ch-2 to join.

 

Row 1: ETC, fphdc in next phdc, bpdtr over next pdtr, * fphdc over next phdc, bpdtr over next pdtr; rep from * around, sl st to top of 1st st to join rnd, do not turn.

 

Row 2: ETC, bphdc in next phdc, fpdtr in next pdtr, * bphdc in next phdc, fpdtr in next pdtr; rep from * around, sl st to top of 1st st to join rnd, do not turn.

 

Rep Rows 1-2 5 times more.

 

Rep Row 1 once more.

 

Fasten off.

 

Weave in all yarn ends. Hand wash and lay flat to dry. Steam lightly if desired.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aura Infinity Scarf (Lion Brand Amazing)

 

 

Infinity Scarf

Foundation Chain: Ch 185.

Foundation Row: ETC, hdc in 1st ch, *dtr in next ch, hdc in next ch; rep from * across…185 sts.

 

Row 1: ETC, bphdc in 1st hdc, *fpdtr in next dtr; bphdc in next hdc; rep from * across.

 

Rep Row 1 21 times more. Do not fasten off.

 

Join 2 short ends by laying the scarf out flat and working a sl st seam from the working yarn edge to the bottom edge. Do not fasten off.

 

From the working yarn work as follows:

Edge Row 1: Ch 1, sc in 1st st and each st around, sl st join rnd.

 

Fasten off. Break yarn leaving a 6” (15 cm) tail.

 

Join yarn at opposite loop edge.

Edge Row 2: Work as for Edge Row 1.

 

Fasten off. Break yarn leaving a 6” (15 cm) tail.

 

Finishing

Weave in all yarn ends. Hand wash and lay flat to dry. Steam lightly if desired.

 

 

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