Infinity Crochet

SuppliesAbbreviations
 Size US H-8 (5mm) crochet hook4-st LC * – 4-stitch left cross
4-st RC * – 4-stitch right cross
ch – chain
CC * – closing curve
FFDC * – front float double crochet
FFTR * – front float treble crochet
OC * – opening curve
sc – single crochet
sk3fs – skip 3 floating stitches
sk6fs– skip 6 floating stitches
st(s) – stitch(es)
yo – yarn over
* See “Special Stitches”
Yarn
Any Worsted Weight Yarn with minimal texture.
I chose to use a cotton.
Gauge
16 sc and 17 rows = 4″ (10 cm)
Skill Level
Intermediate

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Infinity Crochet by Briana K©

The cable design on this swatch is worked in a new and innovative crochet method developed by Briana Kepner, which creates clean and beautiful stitching, Infinity Crochet.

All of the post stitches are ‘floated’ on a single crochet background, and no single crochet stitches are skipped. This allows the cable design to be raised further from the background than a with traditional raised stitches, as well as maintaining an undisturbed gauge in the main fabric.

Follow the new exclusive Infinity Crochet by Briana K© process by reading the techniques in the Special Stitches section below.

 

Special Stitches

4-st LC (4-st left cross)
This group of sts counts as 4 sc and 6 floating sts.
Worked as follows: sk3fs, FF3TR around next floating sts, sc in each of next 4 sc, working over floating sts just created FF3TR around skipped floating st.4-st RC (4-st right cross)
This group of sts counts as 4 sc and 6 floating sts.
Worked as follows: sk3fs, FF3TR around next floating sts, sc in each of next 4 sc, working under floating sts just created FF3TR around skipped floating st.CC (closing curve)
Completed CC counts as 1 sc and no floating sts.
Worked as follows: sk3fs, FFDC around 4th floating st stopping with 2 loops on hook, FFDC around 3rd skipped floating st stopping with 2 loops on the hook, FFDC around 5th floating st stopping with 2 loops on hook, FFDC around 2nd skipped floating st stopping with 2 loops on hook, FFDC around 6th floating st. stopping with 2 loops on hook, FFDC around 1st floating st. stopping with 2 loops on hook, insert hook into next sc and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all loops on hook.

FF3DC (front float double crochet)
Yo, insert hook from front-to back-to-front around post of first floating st (or next available floating st, if no st is indicated) and pull up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice. Repeat steps for 2nd and 3rd floating sts

FF3TR (front float treble crochet)
Yo twice, insert hook from front-to back-to-front around post of first floating st (or next available floating st, if no st is indicated) and pull up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops] 3 times. Repeat steps for 2nd and 3rd floating sts

OC (opening curve)
This group of sts counts as 4 sc and 6 floating sts.
Worked as follows: Skip 2 sc, FF3TR around next sc 1 row below, sc in each of 2 skipped sc and in each of next 2 sc, FF3TR around base of each stitch in the FF3TR just made, starting with the 3rd floating stitch. *tip, rotating your work when completing the OC is helpful

Notes

• The chain at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
• Some rounds will increase in stitch count due to floating stitches, and then decrease again on the next round.
• If the cables pull in too much and the fabric does not lay flat, simply add one yarn over to each floating stitch.
• If the cables are too loose, take away one yarn over from each floating stitch.

 

RowInstructionsSC Stitch
Count
Float Stitch
Count
1Fsc 18, turn
OR chain 19, sc in second chain from hook and across, turn
180
2Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn180
3Ch 1, sc 7, OC (opening curve), this group of sts counts as 4 sc and 6 floating sts.
Worked as follows: Skip 2 sc, FF3TR around next sc 1 row below, sc in each of 2 skipped sc and in each of next 2 sc, FF3TR around base of each stitch in the FF3TR just made, starting with the 3rd floating stitch, sc 7, turn
186
4Every even row will skip the floating stitches, simply leave them un-worked and continue to sc the background stitches only:
Ch 1, sc 7, sk3fs, sc 4, sk3fs, sc 7, turn
186
5Ch 1, sc 5, FF3DC, sc 8, FF3DC, sc 5, turn186
6Ch 1, sc 5, sk3fs, sc 8, sk3fs, sc 5, turn186
7Ch 1, sc 4, FF3DC, sc 10, FF3DC, sc 4, turn186
8Ch 1, sc 4, sk3fs, sc 10, sk3fs, sc 4, turn186
9Ch 1, sc 5, FF3DC, sc 8, FF3DC, sc 5, turn186
10Ch 1, sc 5, sk3fs, sc 8, sk3fs, sc 5, turn186
11Ch 1, sc 7, FF3DC, sc 4, FF3DC, sc 7, turn186
12Ch 1, sc 7, sk3fs, sc 4, sk3fs, sc 7, turn186
13Ch 1, sc 9, FF3DC twice, sc 9, turn186
14Ch 1, sc 9, sk6fs, sc 9. Turn186
15Ch 1, sc 7, 4-st LC (4-st left cross), this group of sts counts as 4 sc and 6 floating sts. Worked as follows: sk3fs, FF3TR around next floating sts, sc in each of next 4 sc, working over floating sts just created FF3TR around skipped floating st., sc 7, turn186
16Ch 1, sc 7, sk3fs, sc 4, sk3fs, sc 7, turn186
17Ch 1, sc 5, FF3DC, sc 8, FF3DC, sc 5, turn186
18Ch 1, sc 5, sk3fs, sc 8, sk3fs, sc 5, turn186
19Ch 1, sc 4, FF3DC, sc 10, FF3DC, sc 4, turn186
20Ch 1, sc 4, sk3fs, sc 10, sk3fs, sc 4, turn186
21Ch 1, sc 5, FF3DC, sc 8, FF3DC, sc 5, turn186
22Ch 1, sc 5, sk3fs, sc 8, sk3fs, sc 5, turn186
23Ch 1, sc 7, FF3DC, sc 4, FF3DC, sc 7, turn186
24Ch 1, sc 7, sk3fs, sc 4, sk3fs, sc 7, turn186
25Ch 1, sc 9, CC (closing curve), counts as 1 sc and no floating sts.,
Worked as follows: sk3fs, FFDC around 4th floating st stopping with 2 loops on hook, FFDC around third skipped floating st stopping with 2 loops on the hook, FFDC around 5th floating st. stopping with 2 loops on hook, FFDC around second skipped floating st stopping with 2 loops on hook, FFDC around 6th floating st. stopping with 2 loops on hook, FFDC around 1st floating st. stopping with 2 loops on hook, insert hook into next sc and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all loops on hook. Sc 8, turn
180
26Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, continue to crochet a border if desired, fasten off and weave in ends.180

 

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