Three Cheers for Tunisian Stitches Infinity Scarf

This cozy creation features a series of triples: three colors and three different tunisian stitches. Mix any three colors of worsted weight yarn to create this fall staple and enjoy crocheting with three different types of Tunisian stitches: double stitch, simple stitch and front post double stitch.

Time: Weekend Project

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Approximately 8” wide x 70” long

Gauge: 15 sts and 5 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Tunisian Double Crochet

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Red Heart Super Saver (100% Acrylic; 364 yards [333 meters]/198 grams): 0334 Buff (A, 1 skein), 0661 Frosty (B, 1 skein), 0631 Light Sage (C, 1 skein) you only use about half of each skein

Hook: US size J/10 (6.0 mm) Tunisian hook, US size H/8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook for border only

Notions: Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

TDS: Tunisian Double Stitch

FPTDS: Front Post Tunisian Double Stitch

TSS: Tunisian Simple Stitch

Special Stitches

TDS (Tunisian Double stitch)

Yo, insert hook side to side under front vertical bar, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook. The stitch has now made one new lp on the hook. Continue across row.

Return pass: Yo, pull through 1 lp, *yo, pull through 2 lps to end of row.

TSS: *Yo, pull up a lp in vertical bar; rep from * across.

Return pass: Yo, pull through 1 lp, *yo, pull through 2 lps to end of row.

FDTDC (Front Post Tunisian Double stitch)

Yo, insert hook from front to back around specified st, yo, pull through yo, pull through 2 lps.

Pattern Notes

Each row in Tunisian crochet consists of a forward pass and a return pass.

When changing colors, stop when last 2 lps are on hook, pull up lp with new color, and lp unused colors over the working yarn, ch 1, enclosing the unused color so they are in place when you need them again. Let the unused colors hang behind your work and continue.

Each pattern section is 18 rows/stripes and is about 13” long.

Pattern

Tunisian Double Stitch Section

Starting with A, ch 30.
Row 1: Working in back bars of ch, yo, pick up a lp in the 3rd ch from hook, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, *yo, pick up a lp in next back bar, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook; rep from * across, keeping all lps on the hook. (30 lps on hook at end of the row; you always need to have the same number of lps on the hook as your starting ch).

Row 1 (Return Pass): Yo, draw through 1 lp on hook, *yo, draw through 2 lps on hook; rep from * until 1 lp is on the hook.

Row 2: Ch 1, *yo, pull up lp under next vertical bar, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps, keeping last lp on hook; rep from * across, until 1 st rem, yo, pick up lp under both strands of the last st, yo, pull through 2 lps.

Row 2 (Return Pass): Rep Row 1 Return Pass.

Rows 3-18: Rep Row 2. This completes the first section of the scarf.

Do not fasten off. This section should be about 13” long

3 Color Tweed Section

In this section, all color changes are made on the return pass half of each row.

Row 1: With A, ch 1, *yo, pull up lp under next vertical bar, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps, keeping last lp on hook; rep from * across, until 1 st rem, yo, pick up lp under both strands of the last st, yo, pull through 2 lps.

Row 1 (Return Pass): Drape A over hook from front to back, pull B through first lp on hook, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook to lock dropped color in place, *yo, pull through 2 lps on hook; rep from * across until 1 lp rem on hook.

Row 2: Ch 1, *yo, pull up lp under next vertical bar, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps, keeping last lp on hook; rep from * across, until 1 st rem, yo, pick up lp under both strands of the last st, yo, pull through 2 lps

Row 2 (Return Pass): Drape A and B over hook from front to back, pull C through first lp on hook, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook to lock dropped color in place, *yo, pull through 2 lps on hook; rep from * across until 1 lp rem on hook.

Row 3: Ch 1, *yo, pull up lp under next vertical bar, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps, keeping last lp on hook; rep from * across, until 1 st rem, yo, pick up lp under both strands of the last st, yo, pull through 2 lps

Row 3 (Return Pass): Drape B and C over hook from front to back, pull A through first lp on hook, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook to lock dropped color in place, *yo, pull through 2 lps on hook; rep from * across until 1 lp rem on hook.

Rep Row 3, changing colors in A, B, C sequence, and carrying unused colors up edge until you have 18 rows completed. Fasten off A and C.

Tunisian Double Stitch Section

With B, rep first section having 18 rows of TDS. Do not fasten off.

Tunisian Post Stitch Stripes Section

Section worked in B and C.

Row 1: Using B, TSS in each st across.

Row 1 (Return Pass): Yo, pull through 1 lp on hook, *yo, pull through 2 lps on hook; rep from * across until 1 lp rem.

Row 2: TSS in each st across.

Row 2 (Return Pass): Yo, pull through 1 lp on hook, *yo, pull through 2 lps on hook; rep from * across until 2 lps rem on hook, with C, yo, pull through last 2 lps.

Row 3: With C, *2 TSS, FPTDC around both strands of st 2 rows below; rep from *across until 3 sts rem, 2 TSS, TSS under both lps of last st.

Row 3 (Return Pass): Yo, pull through 1 lp on hook, *yo, pull through 2 lps on hook; rep from * across until 1 lp rem.

Row 4: TSS across, working last st under both strands of last st.

Row 4 (Return Pass): Yo, pull through 1 lp on hook, *yo, pull through 2 lps on hook; rep from * across until 2 lps rem on hook, with B, yo, pull through last 2 lps.

Row 5: With B, rep Row 3.

Row 5 (Return Pass): Yo, pull through 1 lp on hook, *yo, pull through 2 lps on hook; rep from * across until 2 lps rem on hook, with C, yo, pull through last 2 lps.

Rep Rows 2-5 until you have completed 18 stripes.

Tunisian Double Stitch: Rep first section with C.

Tunisian Stripes

With A, B, and C, worked like the Tunisian Tweed except color changes are done on the forward pass instead of the return pass, creating a completely different look

Row 1: With A, rep Row 2, forward pass only.

Row 1 (Return Pass): Yo, pull 1 lp on hook, *yo, pull through 2 lps on hook; rep from * across until 2 lps rem on hook, with B, yo, pull through last 2 lps.

Row 2: Lock dropped color in place by bringing it up from WS and over working yarn, TDS in each st across until 1 st rem, TDS under both strands low hook to left of lp on hook of last st.

Row 2 (Return Pass): Yo, pull 1 lp on hook, *yo, pull through 2 lps on hook; rep from * across until 2 lps rem on hook, with C, yo, pull through last 2 lps.

Row 3: Lock dropped color in place by bringing it up from the WS and over the working yarn, TDS in each st across, until 1 st rem, TDS under both strands of last st.

Row 3 (Return pass): Yo, pull 1 lp on hook, *yo, pull through 2 lps on hook; rep from * across until 2 lps rem on hook, with A, yo, pull through last 2 lps.

Rep Row 3, changing colors in A, B, C sequence, and carrying unused colors up edge until you have18 rows completed.

Last Row: Sl st in each vertical bar across.

Fasten off all colors.

Finishing

Block scarf as Tunisian crochet tends to curl and slant to one side. Being careful not to twist, seam ends to create a lp infinity scarf

Border

Using crochet hook and desired color, (sc, ch 3, sc) in edge of each row around on both edges.

Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

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Comments
  • Terry M.

    so do we have to pay every month this is just a big rip off gold membership?????

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  • Joan F.

    I would like to make I a suggestion. If you were to label the rows as “A pick up”; and “B work off” it might make it easier to understand, especially for a beginner. I think this would help , especially “newbies” understand that there are two parts needed to complete each row.

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    • Nicola P.

      Hi Joan! Thank you for the suggestion! I’ve passed your idea along to the designer and she or I will be in touch if we have any other bits of advice. Thanks! – Nicola

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