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Bahama Wrap, a free Tunisian crochet chevron scarf pattern

The Chevron Stitch Bahama Wrap by TL Yarn Crafts

Wrap yourself in a rainbow of color after making the Bahama Wrap, a free Tunisian crochet chevron scarf pattern designed in collaboration with Lion Brand Yarn.

My calendar says spring has sprung, but I spend hours every day in my chilly office, far away from the sun’s warmth. When my teeth get to chattering, it’s time to layer up. If you also need an extra layer to keep close to your desk, try the Bahama Wrap. This oversized scarf lays elegantly over your shoulders, keeping the heat in and the chill out!

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Practice Tunisian crochet with the Bahama wrap, a tunisian crochet chevron wrap that uses color changes for a seamless fade.

Get the Bahama Wrap

  • FREE PATTERN – Keep scrolling for the FREE version of the Bahama Wrap + a helpful video tutorial
  • PRINTABLE PDF – Pick up the full-color PDF version of the Bahama Wrap from Ravelry and TLYarnCrafts.com
  • ALL-IN-ONE KIT – Customize your Bahama Wrap kit from Lion Brand. Kit includes all the yarn to make your scarf + a PDF version of the pattern.

Beginner Tunisian Crochet Wrap Scarf

One of the highlights of teaching Tunisian crochet, both online and in-person, is witnessing a maker’s “aha moment”. That moment when the concept finally clicks, and the technique makes perfect sense. Learning Tunisian crochet can be tricky, but your hard work is rewarded after some practice.

If ‘learn Tunisian crochet’ is on your crafty bucket list, the Bahama Wrap is an ideal starter project. It introduces you to the Tunisian simple stitch, basic shaping, and diverse color changes through a chevron pattern. This project offers a solid foundation, paving the way to explore more complex designs.

Looking for something simpler to begin with? Projects like the Charming Trio kitchen accessory set, the Mulberry Afghan, or even the Lamia Wrap are great places to start. With each project, you’ll build confidence and skills, opening up a world of creative possibilities in Tunisian crochet. Good new is – each of these are FREE crochet patterns!

Practice Tunisian crochet with the Bahama wrap, a tunisian crochet chevron wrap that uses color changes for a seamless fade.

New to the world of Tunisian crochet? Check out these video tutorials to better understand this exciting technique:

  • Learn Tunisian crochet in 15 minutes or less [WATCH IT]
  • How to avoid wonky edges in Tunisian crochet [WATCH IT]
  • Tunisian crochet color changes [WATCH IT]

Crocheting with Variegated Yarn

When it comes to color, I usually pick between just a couple colors in a project or using every single color I can. In the case of the Bahama Wrap, it was all the colors. The variegation in Lion Brand Landscapes Breeze, coupled with the blown yarn structure, draws me in every time. I was enamored with how these colors melted together in the original Bahama Blanket, and I had to make a version I could respectably wear out in public.

Practice Tunisian crochet with the Bahama wrap, a tunisian crochet chevron wrap that uses color changes for a seamless fade.

Landscapes Breeze is an acrylic, modal, and wool blend with a chainette construction and lots of beautiful colors in each skein. Working with that many colors together can be intimidating, but the Bahama Wrap is a great project to help you conquer your color fears.

The Bahama Wrap uses just two colors of Landscapes Breeze. To pair colors, I started by finding a color present in both skeins. You can see a muddy berry color in both the Horseshoe and Willow colorways. Other than that, they share shades of green and purple, contributing further to the overall cohesion. This is one simple trick you can use to create color palettes with variegated skeins.

Customize your Bahama Wrap all-in-one kit on LionBrand.com.

With the popularity of Landscapes Breeze yarn, several suitable substitutes have popped up on the market. Want to try something new? Take a look at these similar yarns:

  1. Hobbii Cascata, worsted weight (#4); 61% cotton, 39% acrylic [437 yards / 200 gram cake]. Wrap would need 2 cakes each of 2 colors. Pros – wool-free and lots of color options. Cons – none! Makers seems to love this yarn. Purchase it HERE.
  2. Lion Brand Landscapes Renewed, worsted weight (#4); 100% polyester with recycled fibers [232 yards / 150 gram skein]. Wrap would require 3 skeins each of two colors. Pros – wool-free yarn that uses recycled fibers to keep them out of landfills. Cons – colors are limited and don’t blend as well as Landscapes Breeze. Purchase is HERE.
  3. King Cole Riot Chunky, bulky weight (#5); 70% acrylic, 30% wool [147 yards / 100 gram skein]. Wrap would need 5 skeins each of 2 colors. Pros – multicolored skeins with plenty of colorways to choose from. Cons – different yarn construction and may have thick-thin texture. Purchase it HERE.
  4. Cascade Cantata, worsted weight (#4); 70% cotton, 30% superwash wool [218 yards / 100 gram skein]. Wrap would need 3 skeins each of 2 colors. Pros – this yarn features a similar construction and weight to the original yarn. Cons – this yarn is only available in tonal colors, not multicolored like the original yarn. Purchase it HERE.
  5. Universal Yarns Cassatt, worsted weight (#4); 35% wool, 35% alpaca, 20% nylon, and 10% viscose [120 yards / 50 gram skein]. Wrap would take 6 skeins each of 2 colors. Pros: luxurious feel and vibrant, unexpected colors. Cons – this would be a pricey wrap, and colors don’t fade as seamlessly as original yarn. Purchase it HERE.
  6. Scheepjes Stone Washed XL, aran/bulky weight (#4/#5); 70% cotton, 30% acrylic [82 yards / 50 grams]. Wrap would require 8 skeins of 2 colors. Pros: wool-free yarn with cotton to keep you cool in warmer climates. Cons: this yarn is significantly heavier than the original yarn and only comes in solid colors. Purchase it HERE.

If you are looking for your own yarn sub for the Bahama Wrap, look for a worsted weight (#4) multicolored chainette yarn with blown fiber and short bands of color. This Tunisian crochet chevron scarf achieves its faded coloring by transitioning through multiple groups of color changes, blending two colorways together. The more overlap between the two colors, the subtler the fade.

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Practice Tunisian crochet with the Bahama wrap, a tunisian crochet chevron wrap that uses color changes for a seamless fade.

Get the Bahama Wrap

  • FREE PATTERN – Keep scrolling for the FREE version of the Bahama Wrap + a helpful photo tutorial
  • PRINTABLE PDF – Pick up the full-color PDF version of the Bahama Wrap from Ravelry and TLYarnCrafts.com
  • ALL-IN-ONE KIT – Customize your Bahama Wrap kit from Lion Brand. Kit includes all the yarn to make your scarf + a PDF version of the pattern.

Bahama Wrap Details

DESCRIPTION

Crochet a true work of art when you make the Bahama Wrap. Fashioned after her sister, the Bahama Blanket, this oversized Tunisian crochet chevron scarf combines two colors of Lion Brand’s Landscapes Breeze into the shawl of your dreams. The strategic use of Tunisian crochet striping techniques results in a fade so perfect, you’ll think this whole wrap came from one glorious yarn cake. Treat yourself to the opulence that is the Bahama Wrap.

MATERIALS

  • Lion Brand Landscapes Breeze, worsted weight (#4); 68% modal, 26% acrylic, 6% wool [157 yards / 90 gram skein]. Sample uses 1230 total yards achieved with 4 skeins each of two colors – (A) Horseshoe and (B) Willow.
  • 8mm Tunisian crochet hook with 24″ cord (like this one!)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Locking stitch markers
  • Steam blocking supplies (learn more about steam blocking HERE!)

FINISHED SIZE

80” long x 24” wide

GAUGE

4” = 14 sts x 8 rows in chevron pattern, unblocked

ABBREVIATIONS

  • Cc = change color
  • Ch = chain
  • FwdP = Forward Pass
  • Lts = Last Tunisian Stitch (see Special Stitches)
  • Rep = repeat
  • RetP = Return Pass (see Special Stitches)
  • Sk = skip
  • St(s) = stitch(es)
  • Tks = Tunisian knit stitch (learn it HERE)
  • Tss = Tunisian simple stitch (learn it HERE)
  • Yo = yarn over

SPECIAL STITCHES

Last Tunisian Stitch (Lts): Insert hook under BOTH vertical bars of the last stitch and complete as for Tss.

Return Pass (RetP): Ch 1, (yarn over, pull through the next 2 loops on hook) until 1 loop remains on hook.

NOTES

–Do not fasten off any colors until instructed to do so.

–When skeins are exhausted, proceed to the next skein.

Practice Tunisian crochet with the Bahama wrap, a tunisian crochet chevron wrap that uses color changes for a seamless fade.

Bahama Wrap Pattern

Ready to make the Bahama Wrap? Use this helpful tutorial video to master the chevron stitch pattern:

New to Tunisian crochet color changes? I have you covered:

Wrap Pattern

Section 1

With A, ch 85.

ROW 1: Starting in the 2nd ch from the hook, pull up a loop in the back bump of each ch across, RetP.

ROW 2: Yo, tss 5, sk 1, tks 1, sk 1, *tss 5, yo, tks 1, yo, tss 5, sk 1, tks 1, sk 1; rep from * to last 6 sts, tss 5, yo, Lts. RetP.

Repeat Row 2 until the first skein of A is exhausted – approximately 10”. Cc to B after last full row of A.

Section 2

ROW 1: With B, continue in chevron pattern for FwdP and RetP. Cc to A at end of RetP.

ROWS 2-3: With A, continue in chevron pattern for FwdP and RetP. Cc to B at the end of Row 3.

Repeat Rows 1-3 until the second skein of A is exhausted – this section is approximately 15”.

End the last Row 3 repeat at the end of the FwdP. Fasten off B from beginning of row and cc to B at end of row.

Place marker at the beginning of this row.

Section 3

You are currently at the end of a FwdP with B attached. Complete RetP with B.

ROW 1: Continue in chevron pattern, completing the FwdP in B and the RetP in A.

ROW 2: Continue in chevron pattern, completing the FwdP in A and the RetP in B.

Repeat Rows 1-2 for 20” using the marker placed in Section 2 as a guide. End with a Row 1 rep. Fasten off B.

Place marker at the beginning of the last row.

Section 4

ROW 1: With A, continue in chevron pattern for FwdP and RetP. Cc to B at end of RetP.

ROWS 2-3: With B, continue in chevron pattern for FwdP and RetP. Cc to A at the end of Row 3.

Repeat Rows 1-3 for 15” using the marker placed in Section 3 as a guide. End with a Row 3 rep. Do not change to A at the end of the last row. Fasten off A. 

Place marker at the beginning of the last row.

Section 5

ROW 1: With B, continue in chevron pattern for FwdP and RetP.

Repeat Row 1 to 10” using the marker placed in Section 4 as a guide.

BIND OFF: Sl st in each st across row. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • Remove all markers.
  • Weave in all ends.
  • Steam block to final dimensions.

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Practice Tunisian crochet with the Bahama wrap, a tunisian crochet chevron wrap that uses color changes for a seamless fade.

If the sand and sea are out of reach, the Bahama Wrap is the next best thing! I can’t wait to see your take on this Tunisian crochet chevron scarf. Share it with me on Ravelry and Instagram, then drop into my membership community, the Yarn Hive, and show us your amazing skills. Happy stitching! xo

Pick your next Tunisian crochet project from these fun patterns:

Daydream Shawl [FREE] // Bestie Scarf [FREE] // AdventUrous Scarf

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Comments

  1. AvatarLorna Sackette says

    Beautiful pattern! I am trying to figure out how I can use scrap yarn for this project, or even those treasured single skeins we all have in stash 🙂 Thanks so much!

    • Toni L.Toni L. says

      Ooooo love this idea! I would recommend putting your yarns in rainbow order, with the colors you have most of on the ends. Start with a solid section of the color that you have most of, then do two-tone stripes for the remainder of the scarf up to the last color, and finish with a solid section of that last color. You’ve got lots of options 🙂

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