Saturday, November 24, 2007

Tunisian Scarflet

I designed this scarflet after seeing the infamous Pidge that sells online for upwards of $300. I loved the idea of a neck scarf and thought that I could create a beautiful scarflet with Tunisian crochet stitches. This project works up very fast. It is nice and thick due to the nature of Tunisian, which is created with a forward pass and return row.


Tunisian Scarflet

 

 Copyright - Kara Buerck, 2007. 

All rights reserved.  You may use this pattern for your own personal use.  Please do not sell this pattern as your own design.  You may sell products made from this pattern.

Materials:

-       Heavy worsted weight yarn (I used 1 skein Lion Brand Organic Cotton)

-       Tunisian/Afghan Crochet Hook, Size “I” or 5.5mm

-       Two 1” buttons of your choosing

-       Tapestry needle

 

Gauge: 14 stitches & 11 rows in stitch pattern = 4”x4”

 

Finished Size: 5”x25”

 

 Important notes regarding Tunisian Crochet:

-       If you don’t have experience with Tunisian Crochet, I highly recommend that you watch these great video tutorials at http://www.nexstitch.com/v_Tutorials.html

-       I’ve found that Tunisian Crochet turns out best when worked loosely.  If worked too tightly, it can be difficult to see where your stitches are & where to insert your hook.

-       I recommend periodically counting the loops on your hook at the end of a forward pass to make sure you have the right number of stitches.


SPECIAL STITCHES

Basic Forward Pass (FP) & Return Row (RR):

Forward Pass - The first loop on hook counts as first stitch. Pull up a loop in all stitches of previous, or foundation, row, with the exception of the first vertical bar. For the last stitch of the forward pass, a cleaner edge will be made if you insert hook into the vertical bar and the bar behind it before pulling up loop. Leave all loops on the hook.

Return Row - YO and pull through one loop on hook. * YO and pull through two loops on hook* repeat from * to * until all but one loop is off the hook.

 

Tunisian Knit Stitch (TKS):

Insert hook from front to back through the front and back vertical bar, YO, pull up a loop

 

Tunisian Reverse Stitch (TRS):

Insert hook from backside of work and through center of front and back vertical bars, and out the backside, YO, pull up a loop

 

DIRECTIONS

 

Foundation Row: Ch 16 loosely.  Skip first ch, then pull up a loop in the back bumps of each remaining ch across.  Count here to be sure you have 16 loops on your hook.  Now work a standard RR.

 

Row 1: Skip first vertical bar.  * 1 TKS, 1 TRS, repeat from * across.  Remember to work the last stitch as described above. 

Work a standard RR.

 

Row 2: Skip first vertical bar.  * 1 TRS, 1 TKS, repeat from * across.  Remember to work the last stitch as described above. 

Work a standard RR.

 

Continue to alternate Row 1 & Row 2 until scarf measures 24” in length.

 

Buttonhole Row:

FP - Skip first vertical bar.  1 TKS, 1 TRS, 1 TKS. Insert hook in next stitch as for the TRS, YO, pull up a loop then pull that loop through the next loop on your hook (this is a slip stitch bind off).  Insert hook in next stitch as for the TKS, YO, pull up a loop then pull that loop through the next loop on your hook.  Now work in the 1 TRS/1 TKS pattern for 6 more sts.  Repeat the slip stitch bind off across the next 2 sts, then finish the last 3 sts in pattern. 

 

It should look like this:


 

RR - YO and pull through one loop on hook. [YO and pull through two loops] 2 times, ch 2, [YO and pull through two loops] 6 times, ch 2, [YO and pull through two loops] 3 more times.

 

It should look like this:


 

 

 

Next Row: Skip first vertical bar.  1 TRS, 1 TKS, [pull up loop in back bump of next ch] 2 times, [1 TRS, 1 TKS] 3 times, [pull up loop in back bump of next ch] 2 times, 1 TRS, 1 TKS, 1 TKS.

Work a standard RR.

 

Final Row: Skip first vertical bar.  * 1 TKS, 1 TRS, repeat from * across.  Remember to work the last stitch as described above. 

Work a standard RR

 

Bind Off Row: Skip first vertical bar.  * Insert hook in next stitch as for the TKS, YO, pull up a loop then pull that loop through the next loop on your hook.  Repeat from * to end until there is just one loop on your hook.

 

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Attach buttons to correspond with button holes.


 

1 comment:

Cathy said...

Found your site through Crochet pattern central. Thanks for the pattern. I just discovered learned Tunisian crochet and it's wonderful. Love how tight the stitches are compare to the regular crochet stitch.

Again, thanks for the pattern!