I have always loved the look of knitting, but I’ve tried several times to learn it and became frustrated when I made a mistake and had to rip out rows only to find I couldn’t get the work back on the needle. Because of this, I’ve stuck to crochet.

Then I discovered Tunisian Crochet (also referred to as Afghan Crochet). It combines the ease of crochet with the look of knitting, so it seems like a perfect marriage for me! To try it out, I did a simple infinity scarf using some yarn I had on hand and an aluminum Tunisian Crochet hook I bought years ago. I found after working with the hook that it was much too stiff for me and caused a lot of hand pain. I searched for an alternative and settled on the Knitter’s Pride Dreamz 6-inch (15cm) Tunisian/Afghan Crochet Hook Set 600151. I chose them because they included 8 Tunisian Symfonie Dreamz crochet hooks, four cords, one set of connectors, eight end caps, and four cord keys packed in a clear vinyl pouch. The sizes included are US Sizes 7, E/4, G/6, H8, I/9, J/10, K/10.5, L/11. I read the reviews and most picked this as the one set to own. I’ll be using them on my next project, so I’ll let you know how that goes.

I also picked up the Tunisian Crochet Stitch Guide by Kim Guzman. I know all of the stitches can be found online, but I love having the book to reference while I’m working on a project. It’s a tutorial on basic stitches, how to read Tunisian Crochet patterns, what the specific symbols are, and information like how to do foundation rows and cast off.

Easy Tunisian Crochet Infinity Scarf Pattern

I used the video below to help me understand the Tunisian foundation row, the Tunisian Simple Stitch (tss), and casting off. With it, I made a simple scarf as a way to practice the stitch and get more comfortable with the process. I’m pretty excited to learn more stitches and techniques. By the way, the tutorial doesn’t cover changing colors – I pulled the new color through the last tss and then cut and buried the ends.

Easy Tunisian Crochet Infinity Scarf – Free Pattern

Free Tunisian Crochet Infinity Scarf pattern

Tunisian Simple Stitch = tss

Approximate finished size = 66″ x 6″

Ch 25 (see video below for Tunisian Crochet Tutorial)

tss 24

Pattern Repeat:

  • 15 rows of Bone
  • 5 rows Plum Wine
  • 5 rows Bone
  • 5 rows Plum Wine
  • 5 rows Bone
  • 5 rows Plum Wine

Complete 6 pattern repeats then bind off* and sew ends together with darning needle.

Tunisian Simple Stitch

Yarn Substitution; Caron Simply Soft Yarn, 6 Ounces/315 Yards, Bone

Caron Simply Soft Yarn, 6 Ounces/315 Yards, Bone

Caron Simply Soft Yarn, 6 Ounces/315 Yards, Plum Wine

Caron Simply Soft Yarn, 6 Ounces/315 Yards, Plum Wine

Tunisian Crochet Stitch Guide

Tunisian Crochet Stitch Guide

* Tunisian Video Crochet Tutorial

Covers foundation row, tss, and binding off

So what do you think? Have you tried Tunisian?

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