The Mermaid Vibes Infinity Crochet Scarf - Darn Good Yarn

The Mermaid Vibes Infinity Crochet Scarf

Project Intro

The Mermaid Vibes infinity scarf is a relaxing crochet project that uses Darn Good Yarn’s Lace Weight Silk Yarn. If you have been intimidated by using lightweight fibers in the past then this project is perfect for you! The yarn is held double to provide extra warmth, but your finished object will still have the amazing drape of silk. The stitch pattern is a relaxing one-row repeat, so you can work on this while watching TV! The scarf is finished off with an optional border that adds endless opportunities for fun color combinations as well as an additional feminine touch! Best of all, your new scarf can be worn as one long loop or doubled up for extra coziness and warmth!

"I haven't taken it off since finishing it." says the designer, Jennifer who you probably know as @TwoWinks. The scarf you see here is a dye project, so you can dye your own that is totally unique, or choose one of the many colors our Lace Weight Silk Yarn comes in.

Close Up of Dye Job
Almost Too Gorgeous to Make Anything With 😍
Mermaid Vibes Infinity Scarf
Banned from Sidewalks for Stopping Traffic 🚨

Pattern Information

  • Craft:  Crochet

  • Skill Level:  Basic

  • Time Required: Several Hours

  • Finished Dimensions: 8 inches wide x 27 inches tall after light blocking.

  • Gauge: 4 rows in pattern 2 inches in height. Gauge is not critical for the overall look of the scarf. The scarf will look great in a variety of gauges.

  • This infinity scarf is worked flat and joined in the round at the end by slip stitching the first and last rows together. Once joined, the border is added on by working in the round on both the top and bottom edges of the scarf.

  • Throughout the project the yarn is held double. I find that it is easiest to complete double-stranded projects by winding the cakes of the yarn as double stranded cakes from the beginning. Here is how one does that: Wind the hanks of yarn into cakes or balls as you normally would. Once you have your cake of yarn, feed the center-pull end of yarn and the outside end of yarn together through the ball winder and wind a second cake. You will now have a new cake of yarn where the yarn is held double throughout. The outside strand will be a loop—you can cut this if you want but it isn’t necessary. Say goodbye to tangled yarn and dealing with two balls at once during your double-stranded projects!

Tools and Materials

  • 4 Skeins DGY Lace Weight Silk Yarn (50g/300yds)

    • Body: 3 skeins
    • Border: 1 skein
  • US G/6 (4 mm) Crochet Hook (not included)

  • Tapestry Needle and Scissors (not included)

  • Stitch Markers (not included)

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The Pattern


  • ST(S): Stitch(es)  

  • SL ST: Slip Stitch

  • CO: Cast On

  • CH: Chain

  • DC: Double Crochet

  • SC: Single Crochet


    1. CO, Ch 36
    2. Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, sc in next ch * skip 2 chs. 2 dc in next ch, ch 2, sc in next ch. Repeat from * across. Turn.

    3. Row 2: Ch 2, Skip 1st st. (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in ch 2 sp. *Skip 3 sts. (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in ch 2 sp. Repeat from * across. Turn. (See photo for picture of what your work will look like at this point)

    4. Repeat Row 2 until your work measures 58 inches from beginning. (See photo for appearance before joining)

Step 3 - reference picture for starting body of infinity scarf
Step 3: Row 2 + repeats
Step 4 - repeating row 2 until work measures 58 inches long
Step 4: The perfect bingewatching project 📺
    1. Join work into a loop: Turn work as you normally would and Ch 1. With right side of work facing together, join first and last rows with a row of Sl Sts. For me, 2 sl sts per pattern repeat was perfect. Find the number that works for you that does not pucker or leave any gaps in your scarf. If changing color for border, fasten off.

    2. Border: Turn work right side out and begin working shell border in the round. You will do this for a total of two times – once for the top and once for the bottom.

    3. Join Border color yarn at seam and Ch 1 (see photo).

    4. Border Row 1: Border Row 1: Single crochet 112 stitches evenly around; or any multiple of 4 for shell border to work just make sure to do enough SC so the border isn’t so tight that it’s distorting the scarf. And if you choose to do a number different than 112, make note so both sides are the same. Join with Sl St to first SC.

    5. Border Row 2: Ch 1, Sc in first st, *skip 1 st, 5 DCcin next st, skip 1 st, 1 Sc in next st; Rep from * around, Sc in turning ch, Join to first Sc with Sl St. Fasten off. Repeat steps 6-8 on other side of scarf. (see photo for shell border appearance)

Step 7 - Joining border color yarn at seam
Step 7 - Joining border color yarn at seam
Step 9 - Shell border appearance
Step 9 - That shell border, though 😍
  1. Weave in any loose ends! Your scarf is finished! You can lightly block if you like. I pinned my scarf to desired shape and sprayed with room temperature water. Let dry naturally.

Finished - Mermaid Vibes infinity scarf
Go on a jaunt and flaunt 💃🏻

Weave in any loose ends! Your scarf is finished! You can lightly block if you like. I pinned my scarf to desired shape and sprayed with room temperature water. Let dry naturally.

Get the kit and show us your final scarf @DarnGoodYarn - we'd love to see!