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FREE CROCHET PATTERN: Sensible Tunisian Scarf


This scarf is super-warm and double-thick. The yarn color changes every row, making a tiny zig-zag pattern on the front side and a horizontal stripe effect on the back of the fabric. One size fits all.

The scarf shown is 4” x 64”, not including the fringe. This scarf is a companion accessory to the Sensible Hat (Cro-Hook) pattern in my Etsy shop,

Materials for scarf:  260 yards (238 m), 130 yds each of two colors of worsted weight (#4) yarn. Sample shown uses Red Heart Super Saver Solids in White and Aruba Sea

Tools:  6.5 mm (K) Tunisian hook

Gauge:  4 stitches and 4 rows = 1 inch in Tunisian knit stitch

Size:  4 inches x 64 inches, not counting fringe

This condensed version of the pattern consists of “bare bones instructions,” which are provided as a courtesy to those already skilled with the Tunisian knit stitch and changing yarn colors.

To obtain the super-enhanced, downloadable/printable version of this scarf pattern, please visit my Etsy shop.

Lots of photos in the enhanced version make it easy to learn changing colors in Tunisian knit stitch. Some of my pattern testers had never done Tunisian crochet before attempting this pattern and found that it has sufficient instruction that they were able to execute the project beautifully.

SPECIAL NOTE:  At four inches wide, this scarf is narrow enough that it could be worked with a regular crochet hook. Just wind a rubber band around the end, to keep the stitches from sliding off. However, I don’t recommend doing Tunisian crochet this way long term. It’s much better to use the correct tool for the job. If you’re new to Tunisian crochet, don’t have a Tunisian hook yet, and want to give it a try, though, it can be done.


Chain 20.

R1 – forward:  Color A – pull up loop in every st across.
R1 – return:  Color A – yo, pull through 1 lp. Yo, pull through 2 lps repeatedly, until only 2 lps remain. Yo with Color B, pull through last 2 lps.

R2 – forward:  Color B – TKS every st across.
R2 – return:  Color B – yo, pull through 1 lp. Yo, pull through 2 lps repeatedly, until only 2 lps remain. Yo with Color A, pull through last 2 lps.

R3 – forward:  Color A – TKS every st across.
R3 – return:  Color A – repeat R1 return.

R4 and beyond:  Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until scarf is desired length.

Last row:  slip stitch in every st across with same color as last row worked. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Add fringe or pompoms, as desired.

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