Kaira Tunisian Scarf by Alexandra Halsey

Kaira Tunisian Scarf

by Alexandra Halsey
March 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in Tunisian Full Stitch (tfs)
5.5 mm (I)
230 - 250 yards (210 - 229 m)
18 inches by 63 inches
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This pattern is available for free.

Join Alexandra Halsey and Furls Crochet for their March CAL. This month we are making a free Tunisian scarf, the Kaira Tunisian Scarf. Blocks of color make this asymmetrical, Tunisian shawl fun and perfect for spring and summer! See CAL schedule below

The Kaira Tunisian shawl is a wonderful addition to any outfit this spring, layer it over a spring dress or even wear it as a scarf with a groovy denim jacket.

The name Kaira means unique and peaceful and you will be at peace while you make this simple yet elegant shawl. This shawl has a wide end that tapers to a point making this wrap unique. I love all of the different ways this shawl can be worn and arranged as either a small shawl or a scarf.

This shawl is a great beginner pattern for those looking to widen their crochet skills and learn a new technique. Simple increases make this a fun and easy shawl to crochet and the blocks of color give the maker a chance to add their own touch to it!

CAL Schedule
Tuesday, March 3rd- Supply List and Pattern Details
Tuesday, March 10th- Part One
Tuesday, March 17th- Part Two


18 inches by 63 inches

Using 5.5mm hook
16 sts and 12 rows = 4” in Tunisian Full Stitch (tfs)
Learn how with this video tutorial

tks: tunisian knit stitch
tfs: tunisian full stitch
ch: chain
st(s): stitch(es)
yo: yarn over
ea: each
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch

Notes and Tips

  • This pattern is worked flat with the right side of the work facing.

  • At the beginning of each row, the first stitch is on the hook and counts as a Tunisian knit stitch.

  • Do not turn your work at the beginning of each new row. Each row is worked from right to left (forward pass) and then from left to right (return pass).

  • When working a tunisian full stitch and tunisian knit stitch into the last stitch, this counts as an increase.

  • Color changes will be made in the return pass.

  • How To Work Into The Last Stitch Of Each Row: When you have 1 stitch remaining, tilt the work and insert the hook into the last 2 vertical bars at the end of the row. This counts as a tunisian knit stitch.

  • Border color changes should be made by inserting the hook into the next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over with the new color and pull through the loops on the hook to complete the single crochet.