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This easy free crochet pattern is called the Tunisian Block Scarf which uses the Tunisian Full Stitch and Furls Crochet Yarn Whims Merino in 2 different colors.
Sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you just have to figure out how to deal with it. Because giving up is never part of my plan, I hope it’s not part of yours either.
Well, I meant to have this scarf finished a long time ago. But first, I threw out my back, then went to a conference which in return made me sick with a cold as I was around over 6000 people. I’m not surprised. But guess what? I still got this gorgeous and super soft Tunisian Block Scarf done, even a few weeks late. But it doesn’t matter. Everything happens for a reason.
As Clover provided me with the Clover’s Interchangeable crochet hooks I knew I had to use them for this scarf pattern. These hooks are very easy to work with and make the yarn simply glide over.
The new yarn from Furls Crochet called Whims Merino really is a crocheter’s dream. It’s made with a Z-twist, instead of an S-twist, which means that the yarn won’t split when you crochet with it. It’s also very soft and easy to work with.
When I first got this yarn in the mail, I was blown away how squishy it is. I’m also surprised how much yarn you’re getting for a #3 light yarn. It’s 196yrds in 100g (3.5oz). This yarn comes currently in 5 different colors. Plus they have some limited hand-dyed yarn options as well.
I decided to go with the light grey and red yarn as I thought they are really nicely matched together. I was also told that this combo reminded them of “Where is Waldo” and the Canadian flag, although I used grey, it might appear in the pictures to be more like white.
But in my opinion, the most amazing feature of the Tunisian Block Scarf is the color blocks. Not only do the red and grey really stand out, but the number of rows change for each color transition.
You start out with 1 row of red, then 2 rows of grey, then 4 rows of red, and then 8 rows of grey, etc. You are doubling the number of rows during each transition. Once you hit 64 rows, you work your way back dividing the number by 2 each time. It really is very unique and eye-catching. This Tunisian Block Scarf really makes a statement.
Let me not hold you off anymore. Let’s get to the pattern. 🙂
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So let me now get started and tell you what you will need in order to crochet this amazing pattern.
How to crochet the Tunisian Block Scarf
- Furls Crochet Whims Merino yarn in the color:
- Red (1 hank)
- Light Grey (1 hank)
- 5.0 mm Tunisian hook
- tapestry needle
Stitches used (US terms):
Click HERE to learn these basic stitches
4 row x 4 sts =1 square inch
One size fits most: 60 (length) x 5 (width) inches
Crochet a chain of 22 in red
R1: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, crochet 1 foundation row using
1 Row in red: tfs in each stitch
2 Rows in grey: tfs in each stitch
4 Rows in red: tfs in each stitch
8 Rows in grey: tfs in each stitch
16 Rows in red: tfs in each stitch
32 Rows in grey: tfs in each stitch
64 Rows in red: tfs in each stitch
64 Rows in grey: tfs in each stitch
32 Rows in red: tfs in each stitch
16 Rows in grey: tfs in each stitch
8 Rows in red: tfs in each stitch
4 Rows in grey: tfs in each stitch
2 Rows in red: tfs in each stitch
1 Row in grey: tfs in each stitch
Fasten off and weave in your ends. Make sure you steam and block your scarf after you finished. The ends tend to curl when crocheting with Tunisian stitches.
How to wear the Tunisian Block Scarf
As you might have noticed the Tunisian Block Scarf makes a big statement when it comes to its color blocks in red and light grey, but also how the color blocks are sized.
So you want to make sure you’re wearing clothes that don’t take the eyes away from this beautiful Tunisian Scarf. As you can see, I chose to wear a black shirt with some blue jeans. That allows me to really focus on the scarf only.
Furthermore, you don’t want to wear any clothing that has additional features, such as stripes, many colors, or even pictures. That is not only distracting, but also can make you dizzy looking at it.
As I made this scarf 60 inches long you can wrap it around once or just hang it loosely around your neck. Furthermore, you can make this scarf even longer if you wish, but you may need extra yarn for it. I would suggest to add 2 extra long color blocks of 128 rows each between the 64 row blocks.
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