Tunisian Crochet Lace Summer Scarf Tutorial

This week on my regular series, Ask Me Monday I shared the new Clover Takumi Interchangeable Tunisian Hook Set, PLUS showed how to work the Tunisian Crochet Lace Stitch and Purl Bind-off used to make this, easy-breezy Summer scarf. 

Tunisian Crochet Lace Scarf: Watch the episode here!


How to Make the Tunisian Crochet Lace Scarf

Sorbet Scarf
Tunisian Lace Summer Accessory

Clover Takumi Interchangeable Tunisian Hook Set (from which I used Size L and K hooks, and the 36” cord.)
1 Ball, Freia Handpaints Ombre Sport (100% wool; 217 yds), in color: Flame
Clover Tapestry Needle

Approx 3 1/2”/9cm wide x 54”/137 cm circumference

15 sts x 8 rows = 4”/10 cm in Tunisian Lace Stitch on larger hook

Using larger hook and 36”/91 cm cord, ch 209.

Tunisian Crochet Lace Scarf Tutorial | Foundation Row

Foundation Row
Forward: Pick up a loop in each ch all the way across. — 209 sts.
Backward: Ch 1, *YO, pull through 2 loops; rep from * to end.

Row 1 (Purl edging):
Forward: With yarn forward, insert hook into vertical bar, YO, scoop yarn to create purl bump. Repeat this process across.
Backward: Ch 1, *YO, pull through 2 loops; rep from * to end.

Need a refresher on the Foundation Row and Purl Stitch Techniques? Watch the last episode of Ask Me Monday here.

Row 2 (Simple Lace Stitch):
Forward: With yarn backward, insert hook into vertical bar, pull through loop to create stitch. Repeat across.
Backward: Ch 2, *YO, pull through FOUR loops, ch 2; repeat to last 2 sts, ch 1, YO, pull through 2.

Rows 3:
Forward: With yarn backward, insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, pull through loop to create stitch. From here, *pick up stitches in the ch before, the loop created from stitch bunch, and the chain after; repeat to last st, pick up stitch in first ch of beginning ch-2.
Backward: Ch 2, *YO, pull through FOUR loops, ch 2; repeat to last 2 sts, ch 1, YO, pull through 2.– 209 sts.

Rows 4-6: Repeat Row 3.

Row 7: Picking up sts in the same manner as previous rows, repeat Row 1.

Binding off Purl-wise
This row DOES NOT have a Backward pass.
Pick up first purl stitch as for row before, YO, pull through two loops, *pick up next purl stitch, pull through two loops; repeat to last st. Fasten off, leaving tail for seaming.

Using tail and tapestry needle, seam two short ends.

Weave in ends.

Block piece.

10 Responses to “Tunisian Crochet Lace Summer Scarf Tutorial”

  1. Connie

    Hello Vickie! I’m so excited about trying my hand at this Tunisian crochet lace pattern! I have missed your videos and I’m so happy to have found you again! I would love this set of interchangeable crochet hooks from Clover. Going peruse your website suggestions from this episode # 74! Thanks Vickie.
    Sincerely, Connie

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    • Vickie Howell

      Tag @vickiehowell when you get started so I can see your project! 🙂

  2. Dondi

    I am so happy the tutorial. I am looking for tutorial on making hats in the round with Tunisian crochet. I had a book but I just kept getting confused. On a future show could you explore this topic? Thx!!!

  3. Pat

    Love Tunisian crochet! Never made lace, but now I must try this out!!

  4. Dorothy Silver

    Hi Vickie – Thanks for this tutorial – I love the cowl but would like to try doing it as a scarf, working across the short end. Can you please tell me the multiples of the pattern? Cheers from Australia, Dorothy xox