Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Tunisian Cable Scarf

Last week I shared part 2 of the Tunisian Cable series, the cable gloves. This week I am sharing the pattern for the Tunisian Cable scarf.

The cable scarf features two long cable across the length of the scarf spaced equally apart from each other. The finished scarf measures 24cm wide and 154cm long and features a crocheted 12cm fringe at either end of the scarf. To make the scarf a little more squishy I used a slightly larger hook than I did for the other pieces in the collection.

The pattern comes with notes on extending and shortening the length of the scarf. You can also choose to make it an infinity scarf or cowl as well as remove the fringe if preferred, making this piece easily customization to suite your requirements. This piece probably takes the longest to make, I think I spent about 3 evenings on it, so around 6-8 hours depending on your speed of crocheting.

You can get the Free pattern below, without the cable tutorial, however, there is a the pdf printer friendly and ad free version available to purchase through my Etsy store here, which contains a detailed picture tutorial on the cables, and hopefully before the cable series is up I will be able to get a video live on working Tunisian cables.

Join me next week for the fourth part of the series, the Tunisian Cable headband/earwarmer.

Vicky x

Chunky Cable Scarf

  1. Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make these scarf;

  • Chunky Yarn (or 2 strands of aran held together if you want to have a varied colour effect) 350m (400g when using Aldi rainbow cakes – I used a purple cake)
  • 10mm double ended Tunisian hook
  • Additional hook (as close to 10mm as possible, and it is easier if it has no end)
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

2. Stitch List

Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this pattern.  All terms used are American.

  • Ch- chain
  • TSS – Tunisian simple stitch
  • TPS – Tunisian purl stitch
  • TKS – Tunisian Knit Stitch
  • RP – return pass, always yarn over and pull through 1 loop then yarn over and pull 2 loops to the end of the row
  • 6 cable – this is where the cable crosses, see photo tutorial
  • sl st – slip stitch

3. Notes

Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.

  • The gauge for this pattern is 9 rows and 8 stitches in a 10cm square of Tunisian purl stitch using an 10mm hook.
  • The finished scarf measures 24cm wide and 154cm long excluding fringe or 178cm long including the fringe.
  • Varying the thickness of the yarn used and hook size will slightly alter the size, this may also alter the amount of yarn required.
  • Make sure when carrying the yarn both ways on the cables to keep the yarn loose so the cables don’t become too tight.   See cable instructions for more information.

4. Pattern


Row Instruction Stitches
  Ch 26  
1 TSS across, RP 26
2 4 TPS, 6 TKS, 4 TPS, 6 TKS, 4 TPS, TSS, RP 26
3-4 Rep row 2 26
5 4 TPS, 6 Cable, 4 TPS, 6 Cable, 4 TPS, TSS, RP 26
6-121 Rep rows 2-5 26
122 Sl st cast off as 4 TPS, TKS, 4 TPS, 6 TKS, 4 TPS, TSS 26

  • Add a row of Fringe to each end of the scarf 12 cm long each side.   I used the crochet fringe method.   More information on this can be found in this video
  • You can also add regular fringe or none if preferred. 
  • Sew in all ends
  • You can increase the length of the scarf by repeating rows 2-5 as many times as required, but this will use more yarn than stated.
  • You could also shorten if desired by repeating rows 2-5 less times.
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