Lately I have been exploring new techniques in crochet. Tunisian crochet has always been something I’ve been interested in learning more about. For some reason I never got around to actually doing it! I think somewhere in the back of my mind I told myself it looked too complicated. I could not of been more wrong!
This scarf pattern is made primarily of two tunisian crochet stitches, the tunisian knit stitch (tks) and the tunisian purl stitch (tps). When alternating these two stitches, what you end up with is a ribbed like effect. This pattern is very easy to follow. Even if you are just learning traditional crochet, tunisian crochet should be fairly easy to understand.
I just love how this scarf looks and how well it turned out! I promise you won’t be disappointed with the finished product!
Although my hubby is sporting the scarf in these pictures, the pattern will certainly work for women as well! I have a feeling we both will be wearing this scarf!
The yarn I used in this pattern is Lion Brand Wool-Ease Tonal. It is such a beautiful yarn. It is a bulky weight yarn that is hand-dyed, giving it an artisanal look.
I really hope you try this pattern. It was a lot of fun!
3 Skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Tonal in Grey Marble
Note – If you do not want to add fringe to your scarf then you will only need 2 skeins.
6.5mm tunisian crochet hook. The hook that I use you can find HERE.
Tunisian Knit Stitch (tks) Video Tutorial Here
Tunisian Purl Stitch (tps) Video Tutorial Here
Yarn Over (yo)
I will be honest, written patterns for tunisian crochet can be very confusing. To really get a better understanding of the ribbed pattern please check out this video first from the Crochet Crowd. The video shows how to work the ribbed pattern when creating a hat. The concept is the exact same with the only difference being the stitch count.
Note – You will be working in the horizontal bumps found at the back of your foundation chains for your first row. If you are confused as to what the horizontal bumps are, here is a great VIDEO to watch.
Row 1- Forward pass: (Right to left). Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook. yo, draw loop through and leave on hook. *Insert hook in next ch. YO and draw loop through and leave on hook. Rep from * to end of chain. Do not turn (18 loops on your hook)
Row 1 – Return pass: (Left to right). Yo and draw through first loop on hook. *Yo and draw through 2 loops on hook. Repeat from * until you have 1 loop remaining on hook. Do not turn. Loop remaining on hook becomes first stitch of next row.
Row 2 – Forward pass: (Right to left, work tks and tps ribbing). *(Insert hook from front to back below chain formed by previous reverse row, to right of front vertical thread, but to left of corresponding back thread. Yo and draw up a loop and leave on hook. Complete 2 more tks for a total of 3 stitches. If still confused refer to tks video above.
Bring yarn to front of hook. Insert hook from right to left behind single vertical thread. Wrap yarn around hook from back to front and pull yarn through vertical thread and draw up a loop on hook. Complete 2 more tps for a total of three stitches. If still confused refer to tps video above.
Repeat this pattern creating 3 tks then 3 tps til end of row. The return pass will always be the same.
Row 2 – Return pass: (Left to right). Yo and draw through first loop on hook. *Yo and draw through 2 loops on hook. Rep from * until 1 loop remains on hook. Do not turn. Loop remaining on hook becomes first st of next row.*
Continue to work in rows until your scarf reaches the desired length.
To bind off : The bind off in Tunisian crochet is similar to how you work slip stitches in traditional crochet. To do a Simple Stitch Bind Off, insert hook under the next vertical bar from right to left, yarn over and pull up a loop through both the vertical bar and the loop on hook. Here is a video to demonstrate the bind off.
Note – There will be a point where your first skein will run out and will have to join your new skein. To add a new skein, insert hook through the designated stitch, wrap new yarn around hook, and pull up a loop. If you are joining a new skein at the beginning of a row, you will add your new skein on the return pass of the previous row. When you have the last two remaining loops on your hook, wrap yarn around the hook and pull through last two loops.
If you would like to add fringe to your scarf, there is a great video tutorial here explaining the process. For the scarf pattern, I cut my yarn pieces into 14′ strips. This left about 7′ of fringe for the scarf.
Note – You may notice a certain “stiffness” to your finished scarf. This is due to the tightness of the tunisian stitches. To eliminate this stiffness, submerge the finished scarf in water mixed with 2 tbs of fabric softener. Let it sit in the water for 15 minutes. Ring out excess water and let air dry.
Thank you so much for following along. I really hope you enjoy this pattern! Be sure to check out my other PATTERNS as well!