Tunisian Express by Ruth Brasch

Tunisian Express

Crochet
March 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Tunisian Simple Stitch (dk/fingering weight)
4.0 mm (G)
6.0 mm (J)
300 - 1000 yards (274 - 914 m)
Size Varies Depending on Yarn & Hook (details below)
US
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Are you a knitter who’s wondered about learning crochet, or a crocheter who has wanted to learn Tunisian? You’re in the right place!

This pattern is designed to be a fun introduction to Tunisian Crochet!
Instead of learning by making a boring swatch square, hop on the Tunisian Express and learn this way!

The pattern includes:

  • a pattern for two styles of scarf/shawl
  • 5 pages of photo tutorials to help you learn Tunisian Crochet step by step (even if you’ve never done it before!)
  • A stitch count chart cheat sheet to help you keep track of your stitches easily!

It’s a quick, addictive make - you’ll be wanting to crochet just a few more rows, and before you know it you’ll have a comfy, chic Tunisian crocheted scarf or shawl, and will have learned a new skill!

If you’re brand new to Tunisian and aren’t sure what kind of hook to buy, there are two kinds: a long straight one that looks like a long knitting needle with a hook on the end, and the kind that looks like a crochet hook with a flexible cable attached. Either kind will work for this project, but you can not work it with a regular crochet hook.

I highly recommend buying the pattern and working the first 10 or so rows with a regular crochet hook (that’s about as far as you can go with a regular hook anyway), then checking to see if you like the fabric you’re creating. If you do, grab a Tunisian hook in that size!

Recommended yarn & hook pairings:

  1. Fingering weight yarn & G (4.0mm) hook
  2. Sport weight yarn & I (5.0mm) hook
  3. DK weight yarn & J (6.0mm) hook
  4. Worsted weight yarn & L (8.0mm) hook
  5. Bulky weight yarn & M (9.0mm) hook

Yarn:

  • The size of your finished project depends on the yarn & hook combination you choose, and your gauge as well. In general, however,
  • 100g of fingering weight yarn will yield a small scarf. Approximately 36” (91 cm) top edge, 16” (41 cm) deep
  • 150g of dk weight yarn will yield a medium scarf. Approximately 63” (160 cm) top edge, 19.5” deep

Modifications:
This pattern includes instructions for the long skinny style scarf as shown in the sample photos, as well as a modification if you want larger points on the shawl and a more boomerang/swirl shaped shawl. Yardage requirements and sizing will vary depending on what shape and yarn you choose. I suggest getting a little extra yarn if you’re not sure you’ll have enough.

This pattern has been professionally tech edited and tested. Special thanks for the stitch count cheat sheets goes to Csandiego and Spazums!