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Free Tunisian Scarf Pattern- Kaira

Posted on March 03, 2020 by Lorene Eppolite | 0 Comments

 

Blocks of color make this asymmetrical, Tunisian shawl fun and perfect for spring and summer! 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!

ABOUT OUR DESIGNER

Hello! I’m Alex, the crochet and Tunisian crochet designer behind With Alex. I love to design crochet patterns that are cozy, but beautiful with simple and fun techniques that create amazing texture with a little bit of whimsy as well. I also love to design adorable amigurumi animals and dolls. “Nap often and dream big” is my slogan and I live by this everyday and try to inspire others to go after their dreams too. All of my patterns are free on my blog and website and I also have video tutorials for some of my patterns, as well as stitch tutorials on my youtube channel. Subscribe to my website and youtube channel or follow me on social media for new free patterns. 

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SUPPLIES

- Whims Merino DK in 3 colors: (one skein each)
Color a (pink) = 91 yards/96 grams
Color b (gray) = 61 yards/ 65 grams
Color c (blue) = 79 yards/ 85 grams

- Furls Tunisian Hook Size I 5.5 mm (mine is maple and ebony)

- Scissors 

- Darning Needle

- Optional but very helpful: Stitch Marker

 

PATTERN DETAILS

Difficulty
Easy

Size
18 inches by 63 inches

Gauge
Using 5.5mm hook
16 sts and 12 rows = 4" in Tunisian Full Stitch (tfs)

Learn how with this video tutorial 

Abbreviations
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.

We will begin with choosing our yarn and swatching to meet gauge. If your gauge swatch is not coming out the right measurement, try going up or down a hook size. Have fun choosing your 3 colors to make your Kaira Tunisian Shawl, there are too many options to count!

For part one, we will be jumping right into crocheting the shawl and we will crochet the first half of the shawl by starting at the smallest point and increasing till the widest point.

PART ONE

Now it’s time to start our shawl! We will be crocheting the first half of the shawl, starting at the smallest point of the shawl and continuing until we are about half finished with the shawl. Happy crocheting!

with color a:
R1: Forward pass:  ch 2, insert hook into the 2nd ch from the hook, yo and draw up a loop. Do not turn the work. =2 loops
Return pass: yo and draw through the first loop on the hook, yo and draw through the last 2 loops on the hook. 1 loop should remain on the hook.

R2: Forward pass: tks (on the hook), tfs and tks into the last st. =3 loops
Return pass: yo and draw through the first loop on the hook, *yo and draw through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.

R3: Forward pass: tks, tfs into the next st, tfs and tks into the last st. =4 loops
Return pass: yo and draw through the first loop on the hook, *yo and draw through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.

R4: Forward pass: tks, tfs into the next 2 sts, tfs and tks into the last st. =5 loops  
Return pass: yo and draw through the first loop on the hook, *yo and draw through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.

R5: Forward pass: tks, tfs into ea st across until 1 st remains, tks into the last st. =5 loops
Return pass: yo and draw through the first loop on the hook, *yo and draw through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.

R6: Repeat R5 =5 loops

R7: Forward pass: tks, tfs into ea st across, tfs and tks into the last st. =6 loops
Return pass: yo and draw through the first loop on the hook, *yo and draw through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.

Repeat R5, R5, R7 until you have 50 rows and 20 sts. You will end after a R5.

R51: Forward pass: tks, tfs into ea st across until 1 st remains, tks into the last st. =20 loops
Return pass: yo and draw through the first loop on the hook, *yo and draw through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loop remain on the hook, yo with color b and draw through the last 2 loops on the hook. 1 loop should remain on the hook.

with color b:
R52: Repeat R7 =21 loops

R53: Repeat R5 =21 loops

R54: Repeat R5 =21 loops

R55: Repeat R7 =22 loops

R56: Repeat R5 =22 loops

R57: Forward pass: tks, tfs into ea st across until 1 st remains, tks into the last st. =22 loops
Return pass: yo and draw through the first loop on the hook, *yo and draw through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loop remain on the hook, yo with color c and draw through the last 2 loops on the hook. 1 loop should remain on the hook.

 

with color c:
Repeat R7, R5, R5 until you have 89 rows and 32 sts. You will end after a R5.

R90: Forward pass: tks, tfs into ea st across until 1 st remains, tks into the last st. =32 loops
Return pass: yo and draw through the first loop on the hook, *yo and draw through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loop remain on the hook, yo with color b and draw through the last 2 loops on the hook. 1 loop should remain on the hook.

with color b:
R91: Repeat R7 = 33 loops

R92: Repeat R5 =33 loops

R93: Repeat R5 =33 loops

R94: Repeat R7 =34 loops

R95: Repeat R5 =34 loops

R96: Forward pass: tks, tfs into ea st across until 1 st remains, tks into the last st. =34 loops
Return pass: yo and draw through the first loop on the hook, *yo and draw through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loop remain on the hook, yo with color a and draw through the last 2 loops on the hook. 1 loop should remain on the hook.

 

PART TWO

For part two of the shawl, we will finish the second half of the shawl. After we finish our shawls, we will add a simple border and lightly block the ends of the shawl.

with color a:
Repeat R7, R5, R5 until you have 140 rows and 49 sts. You will end after a R5.

R 141: Forward pass: tks, tfs into ea st across until 1 st remains, tks into the last st. =49 loops
Return pass: yo and draw through the first loop on the hook, *yo and draw through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loop remain on the hook, yo with color b and draw through the last 2 loops on the hook. 1 loop should remain on the hook.

with color b:
R142: Repeat R7 =50

R143: Repeat R5 =50

R144: Repeat R5 =50

R145: Repeat R7 =51

R146: Repeat R5 =51

R147: Forward pass: tks, tfs into ea st across until 1 st remains, tks into the last st. =51 loops
Return pass: yo and draw through the first loop on the hook, *yo and draw through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loop remain on the hook, yo with color c and draw through the last 2 loops on the hook. 1 loop should remain on the hook.

with color c:
Repeat R7, R5, R5 until you have 167 rows and 58 sts. You will end after a R5.

R 168: Forward pass: tks, tfs into ea st across until 1 st remains, tks into the last st. =58 loops
Return pass: yo and draw through the first loop on the hook, *yo and draw through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loop remain on the hook, yo with color b and draw through the last 2 loops on the hook. 1 loop should remain on the hook.

with color b:
Repeat R7, R5, R5 until you have 183 rows and 63 sts. You will end after a R5.

Border:
R1: ch 1 (counts as a sc), sc into ea st across, but insert the hook like you would for a tfs. =62 sts

R2: ch 3, do not turn your work, continue along the next edge of the shawl: sc into ea row across and change colors as needed. =183 sts

R3: ch 3, do not turn your work, continue along the next edge of the shawl: sc into ea row across. ch 3 and sl st to the first sc of the border. =183 sts

Cut the yarn, pull through the last stitch and weave in all ends. 

May lightly block the ends if needed.

The End!

 




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