The fun thing about scarves, is that even when it's too hot to wear them, it's cool enough to make them! And the Top of the Tunisian Infinity Scarf is a fun and easy one skein scarf that uses Tunisian stitches in a way I haven't seen before!
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How to Crochet the Tunisian Top Stitch
If you aren't familiar with Tunisian crochet, you can learn the basics in a Moogly video tutorial - CLICK HERE! It's a whole lot easier than you might think! And this scarf uses only the basic stitches, but with one simple twist...
Instead of working into the vertical loops on the forward pass, you go through the back horizontal bar of the return pass, which I've pointed out in the photo above, taken in the middle of making this pattern. The white arrows point at where the previous row's stitches were made, and the black arrows point at where the next row's stitches will go. Right under that top loop, front to back, yo and pull up a loop, all the way across.
I've named it Tunisian Top Stitch (TTS) because I couldn't find any official name for it already out there, and it's going under that top, horizontal loop!
The Top of the Tunisian Scarf features Red Heart Boutique Infinity Yarn, which has great sparkle (in person - sparkle is hard to photograph!), and these gentle color changes. And one skein is all it takes! I show it sewn together to recreate a mobius style, because I love how both the front (right side) and back (wrong side) of the fabric look! You can do the same, or sew it straight, or even leave the ends loose - it's up to you!
Top of the Tunisian Infinity Scarf
- US - P/16, 11.5mm Tunisian Hook
- 129 yds Super Bulky yarn
(Discontinued: Red Heart Boutique Infinity; 69% Acrylic/11% Wool/10% Polyester/6% Nylon; 129 yds/118 m; 100 g/3.53 oz; Colorway: Blossom)
- Large Yarn Needle
- Finished Size: approximately 51" long and 6" wide
- Click HERE for a tutorial on Tunisian Crochet Basics
Special Stitches and Abbreviations:
- FP: Forward Pass
- RP: Return Pass
- TTS (Tunisian Top Stitch): Made on the Forward Pass by inserting the hook under the back horizontal bar of the return pass, as seen in the photo above.
Row 1 FP: Ch 17, then working into the second loop from the hook, insert the hook and pull up a loop from each chain to the end. (17 loops on hook)
Row 1 RP: Yo and pull through the first loop,*yo and pull through 2 loops, repeating from * to end. (1 loop left on hook)
Row 2 FP: Skip the 1st st, work TTS in each remaining stitch across. (17 loops on hook)
Row 2 RP: Yo and pull through the first loop,*yo and pull through 2 loops, repeating from * to end. (1 loop left on hook)
Row 3 - 74: Repeat Row 2 FP and Row 2 RP until there is just enough yarn left to sew the ends together. Twist the scarf once and whip stitch ends together to create a mobius-look infinity scarf so you can show off both sides, or leave it straight if desired.
And that's it! It's a simple twist on the standard Tunisian stitches that gives a light, airy fabric. One that still holds lots of warmth! It was so fun to make, I was a little sad when I came to the end of the skein. I hope you enjoy it just as much! And I want to give a big big thank you to Kim Guzman for her help figuring out how to talk about this Tunisian stitch!
The Fine Print
Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2015, all rights reserved. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern, please visit the About page for details. Thank you to Red Heart for providing the yarn for this pattern!