This quick and easy scarf is a great way to practice Tunisian crochet stitches, including the Tunisian knit and Tunisian purl stitches, both crochet stitches that create a look similar to knit stitches. Make it in colors that suit your coats and jackets or make several for different seasons.
The first stitch of the row tends to be tall and loose, while the last tends to be tight and short. To keep the right and left edges of work even, give a tug to the loop on the hook at the beginning of each row to tighten it slightly. At the end of the forward pass, draw the last loop up high to loosen it.
Purl stitches also can vary in tension. Loose stitches are easy to tighten up by giving a tug on working yarn after completing each stitch. Experiment with tighter and looser stitches on a swatch to determine what looks best.
Instructions are for forward pass; work basic return pass unless otherwise directed.
With A, ch 21.
Foundation Row: Work basic foundation row.
Row 1: Work 4 Tks, work 3 Tps, work 5 Tks, work 3 Tps, work 4 Tks, draw up lp in last bar. Rep Row 1 until work measures 24", change to B. Rep Row 1 with B until work measures 48", change to C. Rep Row 1 with C until work measures 72".
Last row: Inserting hook to match pat, work Tslst in each st across. Fasten off. Weave in loose ends. Block as desired.
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