Banana Fiber Infinity Scarf/Cowl
This may be the easiest pattern you’ll ever create. If you follow my patterns you will notice a trend; I aim for high impact, yet simple, designs. I prefer to achieve visual interest with textures, colors, shapes, and simple stitches rather than complicated designs. I want everyone to be able to make my patterns, from the basic of beginners to the more advanced crafters.
That is one reason I LOVE banana fiber yarn. The texture is amazing and the visual interest is superb. There are many things I love about this yarn. It is a super soft yet durable yarn, that comes from the outer layers of the banana fiber tree. These fibers are harvested, then soaked in water to quicken the natural dissolving of the chlorophyll structures, leaving just the cellulose fibers. These fibers are then extruded into pulp and spun into yarn. Because of this banana fiber is a self renewable fiber, which is the other reason I love it so.
I have the honor of designing crochet patterns for Darn Good Yarn, which affords me the opportunity to use amazing reclaimed and recycled yarns such as Banana Fiber. As a affiliate for Darn Good Yarn I can also offer my followers a discount when they purchase Darn Good Yarn of their own. Use promo code “cre8” for an extra 5% off any Darn Good Yarn.
This infinity scarf/cowl pattern can be worn in a variety of different ways and can be designed in a variety of seasonal colors. So versatile.
35″ diameter (70″ long before joining)
your finished size may be slightly different, since this yarn is hand spun with natural fibers, none of it is exactly the same
Dry Clean OR Cool Water Wash
Lay flat to dry
Cost of Materials:
less than $25.00
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approx 3 hours
Recommended Retail Price:
I’m retailing these at $120
9 sts and 8 rows = 4″ x 4″
finished product will be stretched
your gauge may be slightly different, since this yarn is hand spun with natural fibers, none of it is exactly the same
Banana fiber will become more pliable as you work with it. After your item is made I recommend twisting, stretching and gently pulling at the scarf (avoiding the seam) to give the item more pliability.
There is no turning chain in this pattern
As you are working with the banana fiber, you may find that one color is thicker than the other. You may need to increase or decrease by 1 stitch to maintain the same width when changing colors. In my instance the yellow was thinner than the lime and magenta. I began with the yellow (thinner) color and decreased by one when I did the first row of magenta. I maintained this stitch count with the lime.
9.00mm (N) hook
3 Skeins of DGY Banana Fiber (each skein is 100g and yields 65 yards)
in your choice of colors I used
Lime Green and
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Abbreviations and Stitches Used:
sl st– slip stitch
insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over and pull through stitch, (two loops on hook), pull loop closest to hook through other loop
sc– single crochet
insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over and pull through stitch (two loops on hook), yarn over and pull through both loops on hook
- Chain 10
- turn and sc in the 2nd ch from hook. 1sc in every ch across <9>
- turn and 1sc in every st <9>
- repeat row 3 until you reach the end of the skein
- change color and repeat row 4
- change color and repeat row 4, leave enough yarn to join
- sl st or whip stitch ends together to join
I hope you enjoyed the Tropical Twist banana fiber infinity scarf. You may also enjoy these other FREE Darn Good Yarn patterns.
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