This chunky Tunisian crochet scarf pattern is perfect for beginners. It’s a great first Tunisian crochet project and will help you get comfortable working the Tunisian Simple Stitch.
Last week I shared a beginner’s guide to Tunisian crochet. This week I have a pattern for you to try out your newly learned skills.
By the time you finish this scarf, you’ll be comfortable enough with Tunisian crochet to try some new Tunisian Stitches and more difficult projects.
Let me know in the comments if you want to see more Tunisian crochet tutorials and patterns from me!
Materials & Information Needed to Crochet this Scarf
- 200 yds Red Heart Hygge or similar #5 Bulky Yarn (5oz/132 yds. Acryllic/Nylon Blend)
- 8mm Tunisian Crochet Hook
- Scissors & Yarn needle
I bought a couple of skeins of this Red Heart Hygge yarn with the intention of making some sort of cozy crochet scarf. It turned out to be the perfect yarn for this pattern.
This yarn is probably the softest yarn I’ve ever felt. Seriously. It’s a #5 or Bulky Weight Yarn with a 70% acrylic/ 30% nylon composition.
You’ll notice this yarn is a little furry but don’t let that scare you off. This isn’t one of those hard to work with furry yarns. I had no trouble seeing my stitches. It also does not shed, which is a huge bonus because usually, yarns like this leave little fuzzies everywhere.
The skeins that I bought are 5 oz each but then I picked up another skein in a different color and that one is 8 oz. So keep an eye on that when you buy. One of the 8 oz skeins should be enough for this pattern unless you want to change the size.
How to Measure Gauge in Tunisian Crochet.
- Gauge: 6 sts x 5 rows in TSS = 2in
This is one of those patterns that gauge really isn’t important but if you want to check you can.
This was actually something I had to look up how to do! Row gauge was pretty straight-forward but I wasn’t sure about how to count stitches.
To count the stitch gauge, line your ruler/measuring tape up with a vertical bar and count the horizontal v’s in however many inches your pattern states.
- Finished scarf size: unblocked without fringe: 5.5 in x 67 in (approx.)
Helpful Notes and Tips for Making this Scarf
- I use US Terminology
- Ch(s): chain(s)
- St(s): stitch(es)
- Sl st: slip stitch
- Yo: yarnover
- Tss: Tunisian simple stitch
Tunisian Simple Stitch: Insert hook from right to left under the vertical bar of the stitch, yarn over, pull up loop. You can find a tutorial here.
- To make the scarf longer or shorter adjust the number of rows made
- Your scarf will curl, blocking will fix this.
- Last loop on the hook after return pass counts as 1st loop next row forward pass
- Tutorial for Tunisian Simple Stitch
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Briley Tunisian Crochet Scarf Pattern
A (forward pass): Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, yo, pull up loop. *insert hook into next ch, yo, pull up loop. Repeat from * across keeping all loops on hook. (16 loops)
B (return pass): Ch 1, *yo, pull through 2 loops. Repeat from * across until 1 loop remains on hook
A: Skip first vertical bar (same bar as 1st loop), *tss across. (16 loops)
B: Ch 1, *yo, pull through 2 loops. Repeat from * across until 1 loop remains on hook.
Row 2-141: repeat row 1
Bind off Row: Insert your hook under 2nd vertical bar. Yo, pull through the vertical bar and loop on your hook. *insert your hook under next vertical bar, yo, pull through the vertical bar and loop on your hook. Repeat from * across. Finish off.
Finishing your Scarf
Now you’ll probably notice your scarf has a curl to it on the ends. This is completely normal and some blocking will fix this.
To block your scarf. Pin it out flat on some mats, or an ironing board, or even a long piece of cardboard. Be sure to use rust proof pins.
After its pinned flat, get our your garment steamer or iron with steam setting and hit it with some steam. If you are using an iron be sure not to touch the iron to your scarf because it will melt. Then just let it dry.
I added some long fringe to my scarf but that is completely optional.
One more thing to note. My scarf sort of curled inwards on the long edges. This is also completely normal. I like the organic look it has and it also makes it a little less bulky to wear.
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