Yarn

Men's Favorite Scarf

By  Jerry Rigdon  for  Caron International

size: 7"x54"

  • Men's Favorite Scarf

Materials

  • Country yarn (75% Microdenier Acrylic/25% Merino Wool; 3 oz./85g, 185 yds/169m skein), 3 oz.: Loden Forest (A), Deep Taupe (B) (NaturallyCaron.com)

Tools

  • Double-ended Tunisian crochet hook, size U.S. K-10.5 (6.5mm), or size to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle

Project Instructions

    Gauge

  • In pattern using Tunisian crochet hook, 17 sts and 16 rows = 4"/10cm.
  • Special Stitches

  • Tunisian Crochet: Each row of Tunisian crochet is worked in two steps, A forward pass and a return pass. Different Tunisian stitches (Tss and Tps) are created while working the forward pass. The return pass is worked in the same manner for both Tss and Tps.
  • Forward Pass:

  • 1. Tunisian Simple Stitch (Tss)-Working from right to left, hold working yarn behind work, insert hook in next vertical bar, yarn over and draw up a loop. Note: This stitch is worked, when indicated, during the Forward Pass.
  • 2. Tunisian Purl Stitch (Tps)-Working from right to left, hold working yarn in front of work, insert hook in next vertical bar, yarn over and draw up a loop. Note: This stitch is worked, when indicated, during the Forward Pass.
  • Return Pass (Both Tss and Tps):

  • 1. Working from left to right, yarn over and draw through first loop on hook, *yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * across.
  • Notes: Always rotate the work so that the other side is facing you prior to working a return pass ("Rotate to Return").
  • 2. When beginning a forward pass, always skip the first vertical bar that is directly below the hook. At the end of a forward pass, insert hook behind both strands of opposite color on the end of the piece and draw up a loop.
  • Helpful Tip: At the end of each forward pass, count the number of loops on the hook to ensure consistency.
  • Scarf Instructions

  • 1. With B, ch 32.
  • 2. Base Row (Forward Pass): Skip first ch, working in back bumps, *insert hook in next ch, yarn over and draw up a loop, leave loop on hook (2 loops on hook); repeat from * across, drawing up a loop in each ch-32 loops on hook. Drop, but do not fasten off B. Rotate piece to work with opposite end of hook.
  • Color A Rows

  • 1. Return Pass: With A, yarn over and draw through first loop on hook, *yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * across.
  • 2. Forward Pass: With A, skip first vertical bar in previous row, *hold yarn in front of work, insert hook in next vertical bar, yarn over and draw up a loop (tps made), hold yarn in back of work, insert hook in next vertical bar, yarn over and draw up a loop (tss made); repeat from * across to last st, hold yarn in back of work, insert hook under both strands of B on the end of the piece and draw up a loop (tss made). Drop, but do not fasten off, A. Rotate piece to work with opposite end of hook.
  • Color B Rows

  • 1. Return Pass: With B, yarn over and draw through first loop on hook, *yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * across.
  • 2. Forward Pass: With B, skip first vertical bar in previous row, *hold yarn in back of work, insert hook in next vertical bar, yarn over and draw up a loop (tss made), hold yarn in front of work, insert hook in next vertical bar, yarn over and draw up a loop (tps made); repeat from * across to last st, hold yarn in back of work, insert hook under both strands of B on the end of the piece and draw up a loop (tss made). Drop, but do not fasten off, B. Rotate piece to work with opposite end of hook.
  • 3. Continue in pattern, alternating Color A and Color B rows, until piece measures about 54"/137cm from beginning (or until desired length); end with a Return Pass.
  • 4. Last Row (Forward Pass): Skip first vertical bar in previous row, hold yarn in back of work, *insert hook in next vertical bar, yarn over and draw through vertical bar and loop on hook (sl st made); repeat from * across.
  • 5. Fasten off.
  • Finishing

  • Weave in ends.