This unique Tunisian Crochet Scarf Pattern is perfect for men and women. Worsted yarn for a warm, squishy scarf that everyone will love.
“Tunisian Nautilus Mens Scarf” free crochet pattern by Kim Guzman © Jun. 2023. All rights reserved.
Technique: Tunisian crochet.
Skill Level: Intermediate.
This Tunisian scarf pattern is made up of a 1-row repeat. Ordinarily I would say that’s an Easy skill level (2 out of 4), but not this time. Because that one row has so many stitches in the same row, I’m moving this one up to Intermediate.
It’s not difficult; you just need to pay attention, especially when you first start out. Who wants to do an entire project in only one stitch anyway? We need some action in our lives and in our crochet.
Crochet Pattern At A Glance
Tunisian Crochet Scarf Pattern for MenDesigner: Kim Guzman © 2022-23. All rights reserved.
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- Red Heart “Super Saver”, size 4 weight, 96% acrylic, 5 oz/141g, 260 yds/238m per skein: 2 skeins or approximately 410 yards color Buff Fleck
- Suggested Tunisian Crochet Hook Size 9mm, or size needed to meet gauge
- Yarn Needle for weaving ends
- Work Row 1 to establish foundation.
- Work Row 2 to establish repeat.
- Repeat Row 2 until 136 rows completed, or until desired length.
- Work a slip stitch bind off row to fill in the tops of the stitches.
This is a free crochet pattern and the written instructions are below. If you prefer a printable download, a PDF is also available for purchase.
My Crochet Pattern Notes
This is a rectangular scarf, worked short edge to short edge. The width can be changed with the provided stitch multiple. To change the length, crochet to the length you want then the binding off to close the top loops.
About The Stitch Pattern
I recently designed a Tunisian ripple baby afghan. I’ve done ripples so many times that I didn’t follow a stitch pattern, but most of the time, a ripple is a ripple, right? It’s all a matter of counting.
Well, maybe not ALL ripples. My Sweetheart Ripple design is pretty special, even if I say so myself. See my About Page for more information on my published books.
While I was stitching up the Tunisian Ripple Baby Afghan, I started wondering what would happen if I just did the top of the rise and the valley, omitting the straight lines: just the 3-up and the 3-down. This beautiful scarf is the outcome of that thought process.
I don’t know if it’s in any stitch pattern books since it just fell out of my head. I made it up, but you never know. someone else could have made it up as well.
The important thing is that it’s gorgeous and such a clever texture. It looks like stacks of little seashells, hence the name Tunisian Nautilus Scarf.
Because of its texture and simplicity, it’s quite versatile, perfect for anyone. It will make a gorgeous throw for a modern living area as well and that may be my next project! Use the stitch multiple and your imagination. It could be used for many different projects.
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8″ wide x 64″ long.
Red Heart “Super Saver“, size 4 weight, 100% acrylic, 5 oz/141g, 260 yds/238m per skein: 2 skeins or approximately 410 yards color Buff Fleck.
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Suggested Tunisian Crochet Hook Size 9mm, or size needed to meet gauge.
Yarn Needle for weaving ends.
Worked in stitch pattern, about 17 stitches for 8 rows measures approximately 4″ x 4″.
If you would like to change the width of this project, you’ll need any multiple of 4, then add 3.
Reading Your Work
Look closely at your work. Each stitch is an inverted rainbow that starts at the bottom, goes up into the chain and then back down the other side. This “rainbow” is made of a front vertical bar and a back vertical bar.
This is just a little cheatsheet, if you’re new to these stitches. There is so much more to Tunisian than the plain simple stitch, or as we’ve called it in the past, the Afghan Stitch.
The front vertical bar is for placement of the simple stitch. The knit stitch goes between the front and back bars of the same stitch. The full stitch goes under the chain between the stitches themselves.
Puff: Insert hook in chain indicated, yarn over, pull loop through, yarn over, insert hook in same chain, yarn over, pull loop through: creates 3 stitches.
Tunisian Knit Stitch (tks): Insert hook from front of work to back of work, between the front and back vertical bars of the same stitch, yarn over, pull loop through. Right-Handed Video | Left-Handed Video.
Tunisian Simple Stitch (tss): Insert hook from side to side (right to left for right-handers or left to right for left-handers) under the front vertical bar, yarn over, pull loop through. Right-Handed Video | Left-Handed Video.
Horizontal Bar (horiz bar): There is a horizontal bar at the top of 3-stitch groups, insert hook from front of work to back of work under that horizontal bar, yarn over, pull loop through.
This free Tunisian crochet scarf pattern is written in US crochet terminology.
ch=chain; lp(s)=loop(s); rep=repeat; sk=skip; sl=slip; st(s)=stitch(es); yo=yarn over.
All numbers after the colon at the end of an instruction are stitch counts. Use the stitch count to check your work.
Free Crochet Pattern Instructions
For best results, make your first row in the back horizontal bar of the chains.
Note: Ordinarily when you close a Tunisian crochet row, you will “yarn over and pull through 1”, also known as a chain 1 at the beginning, to close the first stitch. Watch your closing carefully here because this one is different. In order to maintain the decreases, the first closing is a “yarn over and pull through 2” which closes 2 stitches at the beginning instead of 1. Thereafter, when you see “yarn over and pull through 2”, it closes 1 stitch.
A: Ch 23 loosely, sk 1 ch, puff (see Special Stitches above) in next ch, *[insert hook in next ch, yo, pull lp through] 3 times, puff in next ch, rep from * to last ch, insert hook in last ch, yo, pull lp through: 35 sts on hook.
B: Yo, pull through 2 lps on hook (see Note above), [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] 2 times, *yo, pull through 4 lps on hook (closing 3 sts), [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] 3 times, rep from * to last 7 sts (8 lps now on hook), yo, pull through 4 lps on hook, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] 2 times, yo, pull through 3 lps on hook (closing 2 sts): 1 lp remains on hook.
Note: This row calls for several abbreviations which can all be found in Special Stitches above. I would normally call it out each time, but it would make it difficult to read the instructions on this one.
A: Sk 2 vertical bars, *tfs, tks, tfs, tss, horiz bar, tss, rep from * to last 3 sts, tfs, tks, tfs, insert hook as for tss under last 2 vertical bars: 35 sts.
B: Yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] 2 times, *yo, pull through 4 lps on hook (closing 3 sts), [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] 3 times, rep from * to last 7 sts (8 lps now on hook), yo, pull through 4 lps on hook, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] 2 times, yo, pull through 3 lps on hook (closing 2 sts): 1 lp remains on hook.
Rows 3-136: Rep row 2. Do not fasten off.
Note: This is a slip stitch bind off. Work the slip stitches loosely.
Sk 2 vertical bars, insert hook in next vertical bar as for tss, yo, pull lp through then pull through the lp on hook (slip stitch made), sl st as for tss in next vertical bar, sl st in horiz bar, *[sl st as for tss] 3 times, sl st in horiz bar, rep from * to last 4 sts, [sl st as for tss] 2 times, sl st as for tss under last 2 vertical bars at the same time, fasten off.
Weave in all ends securely.
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