This reversible Tunisian crochet scarf uses basic skills to create a triangle wrap that’s light and flowy, while still maintaining a serious cozy factor. Get the free pattern + beginner video tutorials below or purchase the ad-free, printable PDF here.
When I learned how to Tunisian crochet earlier this year, I wanted to design a pattern that would allow a beginner (me!) to practice basic skills, but result in a really wearable, cool project in the end.
The Brushland Tunisian crochet scarf is what I came up with and I LOVE wearing it so much. Read on for all the yarn and inspiration details, or scroll down for the free pattern and video tutorials.
Perhaps you've been curious about Tunisian crochet, but like me, have been too intimidated by the long crazy hooks to learn how to do it. Well, that routine ends today.
If you're totally new to this beautiful cousin of crochet, head to my How to Tunisian Crochet Crash Course for your full introduction. That video covers everything you need to know to get started with Tunisian crochet and will give you some great skills to put to use on this Tunisian crochet scarf.
You can always find all our free Tunisian crochet patterns, tutorials and resources here.
What skills do I need for this Tunisian crochet scarf pattern?
For this Tunisian crochet scarf pattern you'll use three basic skills:
I specifically designed this pattern with beginners in mind (especially because it was my first Tunisian project too!) The triangle begins with only one color so that you can get the hang of increasing before you add the skill of alternating rows of color.
And since we've got video tutorials here covering each of these basic skills, this can be your first Tunisian crochet project as well!
You can easily substitute yarns--but you won't want to!
Because of the nature of the color blocks in this Tunisian crochet shawl, you can really substitute any colors in any amounts from your worsted weight yarn stash. You might have to adjust the length of each color block to accomodate the amount of yarn you have, but that will just add to the creative personalization of your project.
That said, I totally think this is a pattern where you should try the recommended yarn! 🙂 The Lion Brand LB Collection Chainette yarn I used for the sample is my favorite yarn I've tried all year and I want you to get your paws on it too.
This yarn is a mix of baby alpaca, wool and polyamide and it's "chainette" construction makes it lightweight and airy, while still maintaining some great coziness. The muted, modern colors of Chainette really bring out the best in this Tunisian crochet scarf pattern. (You can check out all the colors of Chainette here!)
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Brushland Tunisian Crochet Scarf
The Brushland Wrap proves Tunisian crochet doesn’t have to be intimidating! This reversible wrap uses basic Tunisian skills to create a scarf that’s light and airy, while still maintaining a serious cozy factor. Wear it with the traditional Tunisian Simple Stitch side out for a richly woven look or flip it around for a cascade of modern stripes.
This pattern is easily modified to use yarn from your stash or to make a scarf of a different size.
• Lion Brand LB Collection Chainette (Weight: 4/medium - 131 yds, 1.75 oz) - 7 skeins
• A: Beige (#478-123) - 2 skeins
• B: Mustard (#478-159) - 2 skeins
• C: Pink (#478-101) - 1 skein
• D: Olive (#478-174) - 1 skein
• E: Sea Foam (#478-108) - 1 skein
• Tapestry needle
• Size L (8 mm) Tunisian crochet hook with varying cord lengths up to 32” (or size needed to obtain gauge)
Yarn Substitution Options:
Chainette is a light, fluffy worsted with beautiful drape. Since the gauge of this pattern is not critical, you may sub another worsted weight yarn and easily adjust the number of rows if the yarn varies slightly from Chainette in thickness.
68” wide x 32” tall (see schematic at end of pattern PDF if desired)
Since yarn is measured by weight, actual yardage can vary slightly from skein to skein. For this reason, you may run out of a color or have a bit extra. Feel free to modify the pattern as necessary, using as much of your yarn as you possibly can for the fullest, coziest wrap.
To adjust size, eliminate rows or work additional rows in each color section.
12.5 TSS x 11 rows = 4”
Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
Bump - strand of yarn on underside of chain
FwP - forward pass
M1 - Make 1 (increase) see instructions below
RetP - return pass
RS - right side
Sc - single crochet
Selvedge Stitch - edge stitch/last stitch on a Fwp
St - stitch
Tslst - Tunisian slip stitch (for binding off)
TSS - Tunisian simple stitch
WS – wrong side
Yo - yarn over
• If you’re new to Tunisian crochet, watch an introductory tutorial that covers all the basics here.
• Watch a brief video tutorial on the color changing technique used in this pattern here.
• Watch a video tutorial on how to work the increases to create a Tunisian crochet triangle here.
Overall Pattern Notes:
• Pattern is worked in Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS). Row instructions are for the Forward Passes (FwP).
• Follow the Foundation Row and each Forward Pass with a Return Pass (RetP) worked as follows: Ch 1, *yo, pull through two loops; rep from * until 1 loop remains on hook.
• To work M1 (see photos below or video tutorial linked above for further instruction):
Insert hook between two stitches. Yo and draw up a loop (increase made). When working RetP, treat as a normal stitch.
• Woven look is achieved by alternating colors for each return pass (RetP) and the next forward pass (FwP). Do not cut yarn after each color change. Instead keep it attached to pick up on the next row.
• To keep this a beginner-level pattern, color changes are introduced after increases have been practiced. You may begin working the color changing technique immediately (right after Row 1) if desired. In this case, alternate between Color A and E for the first and second color sections.
First Color Section:
Foundation Row: Ch 3. Draw up a loop in back bump of second and third chs. (3 sts)
Row 1: Tss, M1, Tss in each st across.
Rep Row 1 until non-increase side edge of triangle measures 14”.
Second Color Section:
Row 2: With A, rep Row 1; complete RetP with B
Row 3: With B, rep Row 1; complete RetP with A.
Rep Rows 2 and 3 until A is gone or second color section measures 8.5”. End with a Row 3.
Third Color Section:
Row 4: With B, rep Row 1; complete RetP with C.
Row 5: With C, rep Row 1; complete RetP with B.
Rep Rows 4 and 5 until B is gone or third color section measures 7”. End with a Row 5.
Fourth Color Section:
Row 6: With C, rep Row 1; complete RetP with D.
Row 7: With D, rep Row 1; complete RetP with C.
Rep Rows 6 and 7 until C is gone or fourth color section measures 6.5”. End with a Row 7.
Fifth Color Section:
Row 8: With D, rep Row 1; complete RetP with A.
Row 9: With A, rep Row 1; complete RetP with D.
Rep Rows 8 and 9 until D is gone or fifth color section measures 4”. End with a Row 9.
Sixth Color Section:
Row 10: With A, rep Row 1; complete RetP with E.
Row 11: With E, rep Row 1; complete RetP with A.
Rep Rows 10 and 11 until A is gone or sixth color section measures 5.5”. End with a Row 11.
Seventh Color Section:
Row 12: With E, rep Row 1; complete RetP with B.
Row 13: With B, rep Row 1; complete RetP with E.
Rep Rows 12 and 13 until E is gone or seventh color section measures 3”. End with a Row 13.
Rows 14-15: With B, rep Row 1; complete RetP also with B.
If extra length is desired, rep Row 14 additional times.
Finishing Row 1: With B; loosely Tslst in each bar across; turn.
(See video tutorial here for walk-through of binding off with Tslst.)
Finishing Row 2 (standard crochet with WS of wrap facing you): With B, ch 1, sc in each st across. Fasten off.
Lightly steam block wrap taking care not to touch iron or steamer to yarn. Weave in ends.
Toss your new autumnal wrap around your neck and head out to find some pie + chai!
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That was so fun! Now what?
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