Infinity Crochet

Supplies Abbreviations
 Size US H-8 (5mm) crochet hook 4-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

Keep scrolling for a video of this swatch at the bottom of this page. 

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.

 

Row Instructions SC Stitch
Count
Float Stitch
Count
1 Fsc 18, turn
OR chain 19, sc in second chain from hook and across, turn
18 0
2 Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn 18 0
3 Ch 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
18 6
4 Every 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
18 6
5 Ch 1, sc 5, FF3DC, sc 8, FF3DC, sc 5, turn 18 6
6 Ch 1, sc 5, sk3fs, sc 8, sk3fs, sc 5, turn 18 6
7 Ch 1, sc 4, FF3DC, sc 10, FF3DC, sc 4, turn 18 6
8 Ch 1, sc 4, sk3fs, sc 10, sk3fs, sc 4, turn 18 6
9 Ch 1, sc 5, FF3DC, sc 8, FF3DC, sc 5, turn 18 6
10 Ch 1, sc 5, sk3fs, sc 8, sk3fs, sc 5, turn 18 6
11 Ch 1, sc 7, FF3DC, sc 4, FF3DC, sc 7, turn 18 6
12 Ch 1, sc 7, sk3fs, sc 4, sk3fs, sc 7, turn 18 6
13 Ch 1, sc 9, FF3DC twice, sc 9, turn 18 6
14 Ch 1, sc 9, sk6fs, sc 9. Turn 18 6
15 Ch 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, turn 18 6
16 Ch 1, sc 7, sk3fs, sc 4, sk3fs, sc 7, turn 18 6
17 Ch 1, sc 5, FF3DC, sc 8, FF3DC, sc 5, turn 18 6
18 Ch 1, sc 5, sk3fs, sc 8, sk3fs, sc 5, turn 18 6
19 Ch 1, sc 4, FF3DC, sc 10, FF3DC, sc 4, turn 18 6
20 Ch 1, sc 4, sk3fs, sc 10, sk3fs, sc 4, turn 18 6
21 Ch 1, sc 5, FF3DC, sc 8, FF3DC, sc 5, turn 18 6
22 Ch 1, sc 5, sk3fs, sc 8, sk3fs, sc 5, turn 18 6
23 Ch 1, sc 7, FF3DC, sc 4, FF3DC, sc 7, turn 18 6
24 Ch 1, sc 7, sk3fs, sc 4, sk3fs, sc 7, turn 18 6
25 Ch 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
18 0
26 Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, continue to crochet a border if desired, fasten off and weave in ends. 18 0

 

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