Free Crochet Pattern…Gelato Infinity Scarf

Like a luscious scoop of berry gelato, this soft and decadent infinity scarf is all you need to be fabulously cozy.  Crocheted in a worsted weight yarn, it has a wonderful drape and looks lovely in both solid and variegated yarns.  This scarf is the lighter, worsted weight version of the Pavement Infinity Scarf.

Gelato Infinity Scarf

By Jennifer Dickerson


  • J (6.0 mm) Crochet Hook
  • 1 Skein Knit Picks Preciosa Yarn in “Mulled” (246 Yards), or any worsted weight yarn…I used the entire skein with no leftovers, so be sure to plan accordingly.

Note: A wonderful yarn substitute that I recommend is Malabrigo Worsted.  It comes in skeins of 210 yards, so be sure to plan for that.

  • Tapestry Needle (for weaving in ends)


  • Width-6.5 inches
  • Circumference-Scarf pictured is 52 inches long.  Easily customize the length you need by adding or subtracting rows.


Ch 25

Foundation Row: In the 4th chain from the hook, work dc, ch 1, dc in the same ch. *Skip two chains and then in the next ch, work dc, ch 1, dc in the same ch.  Repeat from * to end, working 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in the last ch.  You should have a total of 8 Vs when you finish this row.

Row 1: Chain 3 and turn. Work (dc, ch 1, dc) in each of the chain 1 spaces from the previous row (center of each “V”).  At the end of the row, finish with a dc in the last space (ch 3 turning space). You should have a total of 8 Vs in this row (along with the turning chain where the row started and a dc at the end of the row).

Repeat row 1 until scarf is desired length.

Here’s a video that shows you how to work the scarf stitch by stitch:


Optional: If you’d like to add a mobius twist before seaming, click here to learn how to do it.

Whip stitch the two ends together. Weave in all ends and you’re finished!

© Jennifer Dickerson

The Gelato Infinity Scarf is the lighter, worsted weight version of the Pavement Infinity Scarf.  If you like the Gelato pattern, you’ll like this one too!

Click here for Pavement Infinity Scarf Pattern

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66 thoughts on “Free Crochet Pattern…Gelato Infinity Scarf

  1. I Love the color of this scarf I went on knit picks web looking for it but could not find it any leads to where it is at I would appreciate. Thanks

    1. Hi Lucielou,

      I just got my skein last month, that is odd. I just emailed Knit Picks to ask them about it…I will let you know as soon as I find out. They have awesome customer service, so I feel confident they will respond soon. Thanks!

  2. Hi folks!

    Heard back from from Knit Picks…apparently the yarn was "special reserve" which means when they sold out of it, that was it. Not sure if for now or forever though.

    In the meantime, a yarn that is a really wonderful substitute and a similar price point is Malabrigo Worsted. It is actually one of my most favorites. I just worked up a swatch of Gelato with some I have on hand and it looks fabulous.

    I will be sure to add a note about the Malabrigo to the yarn requirements of the pattern too. Thanks for your patience everyone! Please let me know if you have any other questions. 🙂

  3. i get more V stitches than I'm suppose to in the foundation row. If I'm counting right I should get 6 but I work up 9 please help!

    1. Hi Susu! Hmmm, is the beginning chain count 25? How about the skipping of the chains? You'll want to skip two and in that next (third) chain, is where you'll place the "V" Hope that helps!

    2. I am having the same problem, it just doesn't work out. If you make the first v stitch in chain 22, the next one in chain 19, (then 3 more) one in chain16, one in chain 13, one in chain 10, you will still have 9 chains left…

    3. The way the pattern reads, there are only 6 Vs total in the foundation row, leaving an excess of chains. I was confused and kept starting over until I read your comment saying there should be 8 Vs total. I think the pattern should read "repeat 5 more times" instead of "repeat 3 more times."

    4. Hi everyone! Thanks for your questions! I've updated the verbiage in the foundation row and row 1 to include the total number of Vs in each row. Hope that is much clearer!

  4. Just made this for a friend in Hunter Green, can't wait to give it to her! Super easy and fast, thank for sharing!

  5. I am working on this right now, and its very easy to do. Thanks for sharing it. It it my first infinity, so I was wondering how many rows you made yours.

    1. Thanks! I didn't count the rows, just worked it until it was 52 inches. I found it was the perfect length for me…I kept this one for myself!

  6. Making this now in a similar but paler vaerigated. Liking it a lot. Will try it in an angora next just for variety. 🙂

  7. Never made an infinity scarf before. Giving this a try. So far it is a very simple pattern but is turning out really pretty. I am using "I love this yarn" cranapple stripe.

  8. I found this pattern on pinterest and was just wondering how easy it is? I'm a complete novice (actually I've never crocheted anything in my life!) , but I love trying new crafts and this pattern is beautiful. I'd love to give it a go, but not sure if it'll be too difficult. Thanks in advance for any advice!

    1. "V" stitch is really simple and one that I come back to over and over for making scarves. Do a practice swatch in a sample yarn and you should agree…have fun, relax, and enjoy.

  9. What length did you use for your scarf? I'm looking to do an infinity that wraps just once, and I'm not sure how long to make it.

    1. I made mine 52 inches long and found it was perfect to wrap around my neck twice…I'm about average height. One thing you can do is try it on as you go, I usually end up doing that. 🙂

  10. Awesome pattern making mine now and already loving it. I also have 8 V on foundation row and 1 post at beginning and 1 post at end hope I can make it identical and with the twist =) Thanks for all your patterns

    1. Thanks! That is the correct number of Vs for each row…I updated the pattern a few minutes ago with this information in case it may help others too!

      Thanks again! 🙂

  11. I'm am a newbie. I made my foundation chain and am starting row 1. Kinda confused on the where I'm supposed to start with my dc. And also my holes in my foundation row look a lot bigger than the ones in your pic. Any advice? Does it mean I've done it wrong?

    1. Hi there!

      In the 4th chain from the hook is where you want to work the first "V" Each V is made by working a double crochet, then a chain 1, then a a double crochet all in the same chain.

      Hope that helps!

    2. I'm a beginner, but my spaces look bigger than the picture, too, and my scarves were wider. On the Gelato, I used only 19 chain stitches, and it's turning out beautifully. 🙂

  12. Thank you very much! Its comin along nicely only I'm worried Im doin something else wrong. I can't keep a straight edge. It seems like its gettin wider with every row vs a straight edge. Like I'm poss doing an extra stitch or something.

    1. To keep it from growing wider, make sure you are only working 1 double crochet in the turning chain and not another V…this will keep it rectangular-shaped. Hope that helps!

    2. Thanks for the reminder to only work 1 DC at the very end of each row in the turning chain.
      I'm a newbie crocheter, and another error that I made a couple of times (and had to re-do the row) was that I mistakenly worked in the space that is NOT one of the V's (the spaces that are between the V's and are not shaped exactly like the V's). That made me have too many V's in the new row, and I had to unravel that row and re-do it. After a while, it got much easier for me to recognize the V's and not confuse them with the other spaces. And my V's and the other spaces look more open than the picture, but the scarves turned out great. Good luck with yours!

  13. I had the same problem and started counting the v's before I turned to start a new row. Make sure you are only doing the double crochet the v.

  14. I want to use a different yarn weight and need a longer starting chain. Is there an easy way to increase the number (multiples ) and keep the pattern correct?

    1. The Gelato uses 25 chain stitches (and gives 8 V's), and the similar Pavement scarf uses 19 chain stitches (and gives 6 V's), a difference of 6 stitches (2 V's), so I'm wondering if you could add sets of three stitches? The pattern repeat is to skip 2 stitches and use the next stitch (2+1=3), for a total of three stitches for each repeat. I'm a beginner, but I think that might work. Try adding in 3's and see if the first couple of rows turn out right when you get to the end of each row.

  15. I was so pleased with the Pavement scarf that I'm also making the Gelato Infinity scarf, using Lion Wool-Ease worsted weight yarn in White Frost, but I had to reduce the starting chain to 19 chain stitches. Using 25, the scarf was too wide, almost 9 inches. It is turning out beautifully now, though!

    When I made the heavier Pavement scarf that uses the same repeats, instead of super-bulky yarn, I used two strands of Caron Simply Soft Party medium weight yarn in Silver Sparkle (a medium gray with tiny metallic flecks). Using 19 chain stitches, it turned out to be 8 inches wide and required extra yarn, but works well for a warm, outerwear scarf. I did not sew the ends together, leaving it a traditional scarf. It's very warm and looks great with my deep pink coat.

    I used the correct size hooks, but got wider scarves. Mine also have a more open-looking pattern–perhaps I'm crocheting more loosely?

    I love these patterns! They are easy and fairly quick even for a beginner like me. Both patterns produce beautiful scarves. Thanks so much for sharing these.

    1. They both sound gorgeous! It could be more open looking because of the yarn substitution? Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  16. I can't tell you how disappointed I am that "Mulled" in Preciosa is discontinued. That's what just riveted me to this project – those gorgeous colors are shown off so perfectly by this stitch pattern. Uggh. Sigh. I bought some Malabrigo Mecha – but that's a 5 wt. Not sure if I should attempt it – as it's not the perfect match to this colorway or weight. Huh. First world problem, right? lol

    1. The yarn you chose sounds lovely! I was sorry too to hear about the yarn. 🙁 What I would do is perhaps make a small swatch to see if it looks how you would like it to look. I like to do that to get a feel for sizing, but also to see how the colors will present themselves when stitched up, especially variegated yarn. Happy stitching to you!

  17. Hello,
    Thanks so much for posting the pattern!
    I am using a bit different yarn….but was hoping to make it work. You wrote that the width for yours is 6.5"? Just double checking that that is correct? With the yarn I am using (with the same 25 chain to start, etc…) it's about 11.5" wide!!

    I am thinking of working the pattern so there is only 4 "v"'s…. do you think that would work? I can't figure out what my initial chain count would be though…
    Any help would be great!
    Thanks so much!!

  18. This is my favorite scarf pattern! I'm a beginner, but your directions and videos are easy to follow. Thank you so much for sharing this and the similar Gelato pattern.
    I find that I have to use a shorter beginning chain than the directions say, or my scarves are much too wide. (I must crochet much more loosely than you do or something.) On the bulky yarn (or using two strands of medium weight), I can use only 16 or even 13 chain stitches and it's wide enough. I use only 19 on the Gelato scarf. "Unknown", try that. Subtracting multiples of 3 works for me (25, 22, 19, 16, 13, etc.) HTH
    I love this pattern! 🙂

  19. I have made 2 of the pavement infinity scarves so far. I used Loops and Threads Charisma, one in Ashes and the other in Blackberry and they are gorgeous !! I am looking forward to stitching one with regular worsted weight yarn. My daughter wants a scarf in her school colors, so I am going to use this pattern for it.
    I just got finished crocheting your Lemon Balm Button Cowl this morning. I used Lion Brand Wool Ease Chunky in Wheat and it looks wonderful.
    Thank you for making patterns that are so beautiful, yet easy enough for newbies to understand. I haven't crocheted in over 20 years, but your patterns have me hooked again =)
    I just sent hubby out to the store to buy the yarn for the Estelle button cowl, so I will be making that one very soon.
    Thanks again !!

  20. Thank you, I have perfect yarn for this pattern. I have tried several of the Fiber Flux scarf patterns, love them.

  21. Could this be made with baby yard as a light wrap for the summer, by doubling the foundation row? what size crochet hook would I use. May I copy the pattern to print for me to use? I have to have the pattern in fromt of me and I dont have a website or a blog.

  22. Hi, I'm trying out this scarf, but whatever wool i'm using is very hard, it works up very stiff. any tips? I'm using a 4mm (uk) needle…… any tips would be lovely. thank you.

  23. Hi, I loooove this scarf!!! Thank you for posting it! I was hoping that you may help me answer my question. I'm using Wool-Ease Lion Brand yarn medium weight (4) and I'm just finishing the first skein. I realized I would like to have my scarf little bit longer longer. Could you please tell me how (and where) to add another skein? Thank you!!!

  24. i understand the pattern is not to be shared on my own site but rather i should provide the link — i need to know if it permissible to sell the finished product on my site — thank you — lynn bullock

  25. Just coming across this pattern now and can't wait to start! My girls love infinity scarves, so I see Christmas gifts in the making! Thank you!

  26. I LOVE this pattern and I thank you so much for sharing it. Leading up to last Christmas I made 16 of these scarves all in different colours and yarns that were given as presents and for charities. They are the nicest scarves and everyone who got one just loved them. I will be starting in on them again soon!

  27. How Jennifer! I love this pattern so much!! I am hoping you can help me…I want to make this into a throw blanket, can you tell me how many chains I would need?? If not, can you tell me what multiples the pattern is in?? Thanks so much for all you do😊

  28. I am going to apologize in advance if I am sending this post again…I am hoping you can help me, I want to make this pattern into a throw blanket, can you tell me the amount of chains I should do?

  29. Hi Jennifer. I just made this today for a friend that travels back and forth on a ferry. I chained 75 and made a wrap instead of a scarf. Took a bit more yarn, but I was successful. Thank you for these tutorials.

  30. Hi. I made two of these but with 7 v's in the foundation row and made them regular scarves and I love how they turned out. I am making another right now with chunky yarn and did the 8 v's and I am going to make it infinity. I love this pattern because it is so easy and such a quick work up. Thanks for sharing.

  31. Hi, this is the first one of your patterns I've tried abs decided on a chunky yarn called Charisma by Loops and Threads, the colorway is Mulberry Bush, it's a gorgeous variegated and is turning out wonderful! I love this pattern, wish I could post a picture!

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