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Tunisian Crochet Blanket Scarf – by Ned & Mimi

This is a picture of a woman with short, light brown hair standing in a field of green. She is wearing a long sleeved blue shirt and blue jeans. The woman is displaying a Tunisian crochet blanket scarf. The scarf is made from 3 panels of Tunisian crochet to create a Herringbone pattern.

This warm and squishy Tunisian crochet blanket scarf pattern features a striking herringbone pattern. Get the free pattern for this statement piece below or purchase the printable PDF here.

This is a photo of a woman with short, light brown hair standing in a field of green grass and big, green leafy trees. She is wearing a long sleeved blue shirt with blue jeans, and has a thick blanket scarf wrapped around her neck. The scarf is made from 3 panels of Tunisian crochet, in colors creme and brown.
Thanks to Lion Brand Yarns for supplying the yarn for this free Tunisian crochet blanket scarf pattern. This post contains affiliate links.

Welcome back to the Make & Do Crew guest designer series where talented designers from across the internet share their free patterns with you, right here on Make & Do Crew.

Today Sarah from Ned & Mimi is here with her free Tunisian crochet blanket scarf pattern! You can see lots of of Sarah’s crochet patterns her blog, Ned & Mimi. And be sure to check her out on social media too: Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Sarah, take it away!

Warm and cozy! This is a picture of a woman with short, light brown hair standing in a field of green. She is displaying a Tunisian crochet blanket scarf. The scarf is made from 3 panels of Tunisian crochet to create a Herringbone pattern.

Why Make a Tunisian Crochet Blanket Scarf?

Hi there, I’m Sarah, crochet designer and blogger at Ned & Mimi. I’m excited to share this Herringbone Tunisian Blanket Scarf with you!

This warm and squishy blanket scarf is perfect for keeping the cold at bay as temperatures drop. This oversized scarf with its striking herringbone pattern is a real statement piece. Herringbone is one of those classic patterns that pops up year after year, so you can be sure that your scarf will always be on trend!

New to Tunisian crochet? Learn all the basics using a just standard crochet hook. START HERE!

This is a picture of a woman with short, light brown hair standing in a field of green. She is wearing a long sleeved blue shirt and blue jeans. The woman is displaying a Tunisian crochet blanket scarf. The scarf is made from 3 panels of Tunisian crochet to create a Herringbone pattern.

I pretty much live in jeans and boots come fall and winter time, and this scarf is a perfect accessory for any casual outfit. It almost has me wishing for more cooler weather!

A Wearable, Washable Worsted-Weight

I used Lion Brand Heartland for my blanket scarf – this yarn is super soft, and combined with the dense fabric created by Tunisian crochet, it makes for a gorgeous, warm and cozy scarf.

This is a photo of a Tunisian crochet blanket scarf pattern, with a herringbone pattern. The photo shows that the scarf is made with Lion Brand Heartland yarn in colors Mammoth and Acadia.

I love neutral shades and I chose Acadia and Mammoth Cave for a muted monochrome color palette. Heartland is available in a great selection of light and dark colors, so creating this scarf in your own style will be a piece of cake. (See all the colors of Heartland here!)

Related: More free modern Tunisian crochet patterns

Skills Needed

If you have dabbled in Tunisian crochet and want to take your skills to the next level, this is a great project to try. You’ll learn about Tunisian crochet colorwork and how to seamlessly join panels with the “join-as-you-go” method.

And if you are picturing a tangled mess of yarn when you think of colorwork, then I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with this blanket scarf! It is crocheted in 3 strips or panels, with each one joined to the previous panel as you go. So, at most you’ll have 3 bobbins to manage at any one time – it’s absolutely workable, even for couch crocheters!

Woman standing in front of white wall. She has light brown hair and is wearing a long sleeved blue shirt. Wrapped around her shoulders is a thick, chunky blanket scarf made with Tunisian crochet.

The construction of the scarf makes it very easy to adjust. Make it longer or shorter by crocheting more or less herringbone repeats (see colorwork charts below). Or turn it into an afghan by adding more panels. I actually think I’m going to give this a go!

Full disclosure: there are ends to weave in. But if you weave in as you go, or even at the end of each panel, it will make your life much easier.

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More Free Beginner Tunisian Crochet Patterns

Does this crochet scarf have you tempted for more Tunisian patterns? Here are some more beginner-friendly, stylish Tunisian crochet patterns from Make & Do Crew. Find all our free Tunisian crochet patterns here.

Brushland Wrap
Stay at Home Shawl
Mercantile Cardigan

Herringbone Tunisian Blanket Scarf
Free Pattern

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Explanation: This warm and squishy blanket scarf is perfect for keeping the cold at bay as temperatures drop. This oversized scarf with its striking herringbone pattern is a real statement piece. Herringbone is one of those classic patterns that pops up year after year, so you can be sure that your scarf will always be on trend 🙂

If you are new to Tunisian crochet, don’t worry. You don’t need a special hook, and the pattern uses just one stitch – the Tunisian Simple Stitch. The pattern also includes all the instructions you’ll need to change colors and join panels like a pro.

Supplies:
Lion Brand Heartland (Weight: 4/medium – 251 Yds, 5 oz)
Acadia (#136-098) – 3 balls
Mammoth Caves (#136-125) – 3 balls
U.S L (8.00 mm) crochet hook (Note: You do not need a special Tunisian crochet hook for this project, but you may find it a little easier if you have one with a stopper at the end)
• Yarn needle
• Colorwork Charts (click here to download a higher-resolution, printable version)

Three graphs showing how to make a herringbone Tunisian crochet blanket scarf.

Sizes/Measurements:
Measurements in cm:
– Width: approx. 21.5″ / 54.5 cm
– Length: approx. 65.5″ / 166.5 cm

Gauge:
• 12 stitches x 11 rows = 4” x 4” / 10cm x 10cm measured over Tss. Note: It is not essential to match gauge for this project, but not meeting gauge will impact the amount of yarn you need.

Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
ch = chain
st = stitch
yo = yarn over
Tss = Tunisian Simple Stitch
FwP = Forward Pass
RetP = Return Pass
C1 = Color 1
C2 = Color 2

Overall Pattern Notes:
• This pattern assumes that you are familiar with the basics of Tunisian crochet and the Tunisian Simple Stitch (Tss).

• Blanket Scarf Construction
– This scarf is crocheted in 3 panels.
– After working the first panel, you will join each subsequent panel using the “join-as-you-go” method.

• Colorwork Notes
– This pattern uses the “intarsia” technique for colorwork.
– For each block of color, you will require a separate bobbin of yarn. Approx. bobbin amount for each block of color is 17yds/16m (10g). Note: This amount is dependent on your yarn choice and gauge.
– Change color as required on the FwP, and then complete the RetP with the corresponding color. Please see this Tunisian Crochet Tutorial: Color Changes for more details.
– Unless instructed to introduce a new bobbin, float the new color up from the previous row at each color change.

• Chart & Written Instructions
– For the colorwork section, you can either use the Colorwork Charts below or follow the written instructions.
– There are 3 charts – one for each panel. Each chart repeats every 20 rows.
– Start at the bottom right corner and work right-to-left. Each square on the chart corresponds to 1 Tss.
– If using the written instructions, for each block of color in a row, the instruction is written as follows:
(COLOR) stitch COUNT
e.g. (C1) Tss 10

• General Pattern Notes
– Row instructions are given for the Forward Pass (FwP).
– After the foundation row, the first loop on hook does not count as a stitch.
– First Tss of each row is made in the second vertical bar.
– Follow the foundation row and each FwP with a Return Pass (RetP). Note: RetP is worked differently on joined panels than on Panel 1.

• Panel 1
– Work standard RetP as follows: yo and pull through first loop on hook i.e. ch 1. *yo and pull through first two loops on hook, repeat from * until one loop remains.

• Subsequent Panels
– Omit “ch 1” at the start of the RetP, instead work a “joining stitch” (see Tunisian Crochet Tutorial: Join-as-you-go).

• Stitch counts are given as “loops on hook” in [ ] at the end of each row. Each row in a panel will have the same stitch count.

• End stitch: This is the last stitch on a Forward Pass (FwP). You will always work this stitch through both loops. In this pattern, the end stitch is written separately as “work end st.”

• Bind off: The bind off method for this pattern is the slip stitch bind off, and is worked as follows: starting in the second vertical bar, *insert hook into vertical bar, yo and pull through both loops on hook; repeat from * across until 1 loop remains. Cut yarn, pull through final loop to fasten off.

• Helpful Tutorials
Tunisian Simple Stitch (Tss)
Tunisian Crochet Tutorial: Join-as-you-go
Tunisian Crochet Tutorial: Color Changes

PANEL 1

Row 1 – Foundation: With C1, ch 22. Pull up a loop in back bump of second ch from hook and in each ch across. RetP. [22 loops on hook]

Row 2: (C1) Tss 10, (C2) Tss 10, work end st. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 3: (C1) Tss 9, (C2) Tss 10, (C1 – new bobbin) Tss 1, work end st. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 4: (C1) Tss 8, (C2) Tss 10, (C1) Tss 2, work end st. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 5: (C1) Tss 7, (C2) Tss 10, (C1) Tss 3, work end st. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 6: (C1) Tss 6, (C2) Tss 10, (C1) Tss 4, work end st. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 7: (C1) Tss 5, (C2) Tss 10, (C1) Tss 5, work end st. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 8: (C1) Tss 4, (C2) Tss 10, (C1) Tss 6, work end st. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 9: (C1) Tss 3, (C2) Tss 10, (C1) Tss 7, work end st. RetP using corresponding colors.

Rows 22 – 181: Repeat Rows 2 – 21 eight times.

Row 182: Repeat Row 2.

Row 183: With C1, Tss in each st across, work end st. RetP.

Work bind off row. Cut yarn and fasten off. (C1) Tss 2, (C2) Tss 10, (C1) Tss 8, work end st. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 11: (C1) Tss 1, (C2) Tss 10, (C1) Tss 9, work end st. RetP using corresponding colors, yarn over C2 on last st.

Row 12: (C2) Tss 10, (C1) Tss 10, work end st. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 13: (C2) Tss 9, (C1) Tss 10, (C2 – new bobbin) Tss 1, work end st. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 14: (C2) Tss 8, (C1) Tss 10, (C2) Tss 2, work end st. RetP using corresponding colors

Row 15: (C2) Tss 7, (C1) Tss 10, (C2) Tss 3, work end st. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 16: (C2) Tss 6, (C1) Tss 10, (C2) Tss 4, work end st. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 17: (C2) Tss 5, (C1) Tss 10, (C2) Tss 5, work end st. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 18: (C2) Tss 4, (C1) Tss 10, (C2) Tss 6, work end st. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 19: (C2) Tss 3, (C1) Tss 10, (C2) Tss 7, work end st. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 20: (C2) Tss 2, (C1) Tss 10, (C2) Tss 8, work end st. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 21: (C2) Tss 1, (C1) Tss 10, (C2) Tss 9, work end st. RetP using corresponding colors, yarn over C1 on last st.

Rows 22 – 181: Repeat Rows 2 – 21 eight times.

Row 182: Repeat Row 2.

Row 183: With C1, Tss in each st across, work end st. RetP.

Work bind off row. Cut yarn and fasten off.

PANEL 2

Row 1 – Foundation: With C1, join yarn to ch at the bottom-right corner of Panel 1 with sl st, ch 21. Pull up a loop in back bump of second ch from hook and in each ch across, join to first row of Panel 1 (see Tunisian Crochet Tutorial: Join-as-you-go). RetP. [21 loops on hook]

Row 2: (C1) Tss 10, (C2) Tss 10, join to corresponding row of Panel 1. RetP using corresponding colors, yarn over C2 (new bobbin) on last st.

Row 3: (C2 – new bobbin) Tss 1, (C1) Tss 10, (C2) Tss 9, join to corresponding row of Panel 1. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 4: (C2) Tss 2, (C1) Tss 10, (C2) Tss 8, join to corresponding row of Panel 1. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 5: (C2) Tss 3, (C1) Tss 10, (C2) Tss 7, join to corresponding row of Panel 1. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 6: (C2) Tss 4, (C1) Tss 10, (C2) Tss 6, join to corresponding row of Panel 1. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 7: (C2) Tss 5, (C1) Tss 10, (C2) Tss 5, join to corresponding row of Panel 1. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 8: (C2) Tss 6, (C1) Tss 10, (C2) Tss 4, join to corresponding row of Panel 1. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 9: (C2) Tss 7, (C1) Tss 10, (C2) Tss 3, join to corresponding row of Panel 1. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 10: (C2) Tss 8, (C1) Tss 10, (C2) Tss 2, join to corresponding row of Panel 1. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 11: (C2) Tss 9, (C1) Tss 10, (C2) Tss 1, join to corresponding row of Panel 1. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 12: (C2) Tss 10, (C1) Tss 10, join to corresponding row of Panel 1. RetP using corresponding colors, yarn over C1 (new bobbin) on last st.

Row 13: (C1 – new bobbin) Tss 1, (C2) Tss 10, (C1) Tss 9, join to corresponding row of Panel 1. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 14: (C1) Tss 2, (C2) Tss 10, (C1) Tss 8, join to corresponding row of Panel 1. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 15: (C1) Tss 3, (C2) Tss 10, (C1) Tss 7, join to corresponding row of Panel 1. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 16: (C1) Tss 4, (C2) Tss 10, (C1) Tss 6, join to corresponding row of Panel 1. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 17: (C1) Tss 5, (C2) Tss 10, (C1) Tss 5, join to corresponding row of Panel 1. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 18: (C1) Tss 6, (C2) Tss 10, (C1) Tss 4, join to corresponding row of Panel 1. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 19: (C1) Tss 7, (C2) Tss 10, (C1) Tss 3, join to corresponding row of Panel 1. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 20: (C1) Tss 8, (C2) Tss 10, (C1) Tss 2, join to corresponding row of Panel 1. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 21: (C1) Tss 9, (C2) Tss 10, (C1) Tss 1, join to corresponding row of Panel 1. RetP using corresponding colors.

Rows 22 – 181: Repeat Rows 2 – 21 eight times.

Row 182: Repeat Row 2.

Row 183: With C1, Tss in each st across, work end st. RetP.

Work bind off row, sl st to join to bind off row of Panel 1.

Cut yarn and fasten off.

PANEL 3

Row 1 – Foundation: With C1, join yarn to ch at the bottom-right corner of Panel 2, ch 21. Pull up a loop in back bump of second ch from hook and in each ch across, join to first row of Panel 2. RetP. [21 loops on hook]

Row 2: (C1) Tss 10, (C2) Tss 10, join to corresponding row of Panel 2. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 3: (C1) Tss 9, (C2) Tss 10, (C1 – new bobbin) Tss 1, join to corresponding row of Panel 2. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 4: (C1) Tss 8, (C2) Tss 10, (C1) Tss 2, join to corresponding row of Panel 2. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 5: (C1) Tss 7, (C2) Tss 10, (C1) Tss 3, join to corresponding row of Panel 2. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 6: (C1) Tss 6, (C2) Tss 10, (C1) Tss 4, join to corresponding row of Panel 2. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 7: (C1) Tss 5, (C2) Tss 10, (C1) Tss 5, join to corresponding row of Panel 2. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 8: (C1) Tss 4, (C2) Tss 10, (C1) Tss 6, join to corresponding row of Panel 2. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 9: (C1) Tss 3, (C2) Tss 10, (C1) Tss 7, join to corresponding row of Panel 2. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 10: (C1) Tss 2, (C2) Tss 10, (C1) Tss 8, join to corresponding row of Panel 2. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 11: (C1) Tss 1, (C2) Tss 10, (C1) Tss 9, join to corresponding row of Panel 2. RetP using corresponding colors, yarn over C2 on last st.

Row 12: (C2) Tss 10, (C1) Tss 10, join to corresponding row of Panel 2. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 13: (C2) Tss 9, (C1) Tss 10, (C2 – new bobbin) Tss 1, join to corresponding row of Panel 2. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 14: (C2) Tss 8, (C1) Tss 10, (C2) Tss 2, join to corresponding row of Panel 2. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 15: (C2) Tss 7, (C1) Tss 10, (C2) Tss 3, join to corresponding row of Panel 2. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 16: (C2) Tss 6, (C1) Tss 10, (C2) Tss 4, join to corresponding row of Panel 2. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 17: (C2) Tss 5, (C1) Tss 10, (C2) Tss 5, join to corresponding row of Panel 2. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 18: (C2) Tss 4, (C1) Tss 10, (C2) Tss 6, join to corresponding row of Panel 2. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 19: (C2) Tss 3, (C1) Tss 10, (C2) Tss 7, join to corresponding row of Panel 2. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 20: (C2) Tss 2, (C1) Tss 10, (C2) Tss 8, join to corresponding row of Panel 2. RetP using corresponding colors.

Row 21: (C2) Tss 1, (C1) Tss 10, (C2) Tss 9, join to corresponding row of Panel 1. RetP using corresponding colors, yarn over C1 on last st. Cut last-used strand of C2.

Rows 22 – 181: Repeat Rows 2 – 21 eight times.

Row 182: Repeat Row 2.

Row 183: With C1, Tss in each st across, work end st. RetP.

Work bind off row, sl st to join to bind off row of Panel 2.

Cut yarn and fasten off.

Thanks again to Sarah from Ned & Mimi for sharing this free Tunisian crochet blanket scarf pattern! Be sure to check out Sarah’s blog for lots more free modern crochet patterns!

More Free Tunisian Crochet Patterns

Excited to add some more Tunisian crochet wearables to your handmade wardrobe? Here are some more free Tunisian crochet patterns and detailed tutorials. Find all our Tunisian crochet patterns here.

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