Tunisian Ripple Scarf Free Pattern

I’ve developed persistent fondness for Tunisian crochet – two of my most recent paid patterns have been in this style and I’ve recently started exploring a variety of different types of Tunisian stitching. One of those little experiments grew up to be a successful project, which I’m excited to share with you here for free!

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One of my favorite resources for Tunisian is My Tunisian Crochet, which has a nice collection of different stitches for this type of crochet as well as a video channel (yay!). This scarf uses Tunisian Simple Stitch to create the first row and then moves on to Tunisian Knit Stitch for the rest of the pattern.

And speaking of videos, this free pattern comes with a little video demo I put together for this scarf. I’m still at the beginning of the learning curve for making instructional videos, but my goal is to expand some of my past and future patterns by adding video tutorials to accompany the written and/or charted instructions. This video is sort of a little test run! So without further waffling, here’s the pattern.

Tunisian Ripple Scarf

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Materials:
6.5 mm Tunisian crochet hook
Any worsted weight yarn (I used Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek in Light Gray)
Tapestry needle & scissors for weaving in ends

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Ch. 39.

Row 1: In Tunisian Simple Stitch. Pick up a loop from each of the next 38 chain stitches.Work all sts back off the hook.

Row 2: In Tunisian Knit Stitch. Sk first stitch. Pick up a lp from the next 3 stitches. *Pick up a lp from the next space between stitches. Pick up a lp from the next st. Pick up a loop from the next space between stitches. Pick up a lp from the next 5 sts. Insert hook through the next 3 stitches at once and draw up one loop. Pick up a loop from the next 5 sts.* Rpt from * once more. Pick up a lp from the next space between sts, pick up a lp from the next st, pick up a lp from the next space between sts. Pick up a lp from ea of the next 3 sts. Sk next st. Pick up a lp from the final st. Work all sts back off the hook (the same way you would for Tunisian Simple Stitch!) – 39 sts

Rows 3+ : Repeat Row 2.

Repeat Row 2 until your scarf is the length you want it! I made a 75″ scarf, which used about 2 and a half skeins of my yarn (about 645 yards).

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What I ended up loving about this design is that…
a.) It has a very pretty texture on both the right side AND the wrong side
b.) It’s SO thick and cushy, and since I made this one about 2 yards long, there’s plenty of scarf there to wrap around your neck to keep the icy winds out.
c.) It’s gender neutral – my partner claimed this one for his own before it was even halfway done!

If you want more pattern goodness, you should check out my Ravelry page!

-MF

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27 thoughts on “Tunisian Ripple Scarf Free Pattern

  1. Oh my goodness!! I just LOVE this scarf!! It has such a wonderful look to it that’s a bit more knitted. Well that’s it – I am going to have to learn Tunisian Crochet in 2017, something else to add to my ever growing list : )

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  2. Beautiful project and fantastic video instructions! Thank you so much. I have the hardest time understanding tunisian instructions even though I’ve crocheted forever. Maybe it’s because I don’t know how to knit.

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    • Thank you! You’re right, I often find myself wanting to use knitting terminology when I think about Tunisian instructions! It can definitely be confusing especially because it’s so different than regular crochet.

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  4. The scarf is just beautiful. I’m with AJ–I’ve been crocheting forever, but the Tunisian instructions baffle me sometimes. But with the help of your videos, I’m definitely going to give this one a try. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern and helping us all with the terrific videos.

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  5. Hello, beautiful scarf. I don’t know where I’ going wrong 😩 Have tried doing the second row twice but end up not having enough stitches on the hook to complete the row. Will try starting over again…have counted and do have the 39 stitches I started with 😢

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      • Thanks for replying. I get up to the part after the second round where it says to pick up a stitch in the next 3 and then skip one and work the last stitch – I cannot as I end up with two stitches left plus the last one. So I cannot work the next three and skip the last as I don’t have enough left lol 😂 This is my first try at Tunisian – had to try when I saw the beautiful scarf. I’ve watched the videos so many times can’t figure it out. Will start all over again!

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  6. Hello Regina, well finally got the hang of the pattern, but the left side of the scarf is not as neat looking or tight as the right , would you be able to take a guess as to what I may be doing wrong at the end of the row? Wish I could include a picture here. Any suggestion is appreciated. Thank you

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    • Actually, I don’t think I’ve ever made a Tunisian crochet piece where the left side edge was not messier than the right edge. It seems to just be a little quirk of this type of crochet, as far as I can tell. Usually I end up with a few pretty wonky looking loops along the edges, and other than adjust my tension as best as I can, I haven’t really found a solution for this. The only other thing I could say would be to try and block those messy bits out! Although it seems after a few wears, the messy edge did shake out a bit on my scarf.

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  7. Thanks for A well demonstrated ripple stitch. I bought a book at Joannes fabric and it did a lousy job of explanation. This is the best video I found to explain it.

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