Bestie Scarf, a free beginner Tunisian crochet scarf pattern

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Get into the groove of these colorful Tunisian crochet stitches when you make the Bestie Scarf, a free beginner Tunisian crochet scarf pattern, designed in collaboration with Hobbii.

Looking for an easy but fun introduction to Tunisian crochet? You’ve found it – it’s the Bestie Scarf! Pair the luxury of merino wool with the playful fuzziness of mohair for a super scarf that’ll get you through the coldest winter days. Enjoy this free pattern, including a tutorial video for the featured stitch – Tunisian knit stitch.

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Get the Bestie Scarf

  • FREE PATTERN: Keep scrolling to the bottom of the blog post for the free version of the Bestie Scarf pattern.
  • PAID PATTERN: Find an ad-free, PDF version of the Bestie Scarf for sale on TLYarnCrafts.com and Ravelry.
  • YARN KIT: Get everything you need to make the Bestie Scarf in an all-in-one kit. Find it HERE.

Beginner Tunisian Crochet Scarf Pattern

Tunisian crochet is gaining in popularity, with more and more yarn lovers giving the technique a try every day. Learning a new skill may seem daunting, but I can say from personal experience that Tunisian crochet is worth the effort. Learn the basics here!

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The Bestie Scarf allows makers to indulge in the knit-look stitching of the Tunisian knit stitch. This stitch looks so much like knitting that I was even able to trick my knitting friends! Pair this fun stitch with the opulent texture of mohair and merino wool held together, and you have a recipe for a very fun crochet experience.

Friends Yarn from Hobbii

Nothing gets my creative ideas flowing quite like trying a new yarn. I’m so glad my friends at Hobbii introduced Friends, a private-label collection of yarns available in every color of the rainbow. The Friends collection features 7 different yarns, including 3 weights of cotton, a super soft sport-weight merino wool, a classic non-superwash DK weight wool, a fingering weight mercerized cotton, and a beautiful lace-weight mohair/silk blend. Each yarn comes in a range of colors that match the other yarns – for example, shade number 002 is the same creamy white across each of the yarn bases. Pretty, cool, right?

I gathered 10 shades of the Kid Silk mohair/silk blend and 10 corresponding shades of the luscious Extra Fine Merino for a decadent experience. To make the Bestie Scarf, hold one strand of merino with 2 strands of mohair. The result is a colorful, fluffy Tunisian crochet scarf that shields you from the bitter cold. I can’t wait to wear mine all winter.

Like the colors of my Bestie Scarf? Get everything you need to make one with the all-in-one kit. Find it HERE!

Learn more about all of the yarns in Hobbii’s Friends Collection:

YARN SUBSTITUTIONS: Looking to swap in different yarns for the Bestie Scarf? Try one of these options for a beautiful Tunisian crochet scarf.

You can swap out Hobbii’s Kid Silk for any other lace-weight mohair/silk blend. This yarn swap will be easy, as there are several mohair blends on the market. My first choice would be WeCrochet’s (KnitPick’s) Aloft Mohair. It’s one of the most economically priced options and comes in 18 gorgeous colors. You can also try DROPS Kid-Silk or Berroco Aerial.

Hobbii’s Extra Fine Merino can be substituted with any sport or DK weight merino wool. You can also use a wool blend, or non-superwash wool. I’d start with WeCrochet’s Galileo, an inviting blend of merino wool and bamboo. The silky texture will pair well with mohair. Also, consider Rico Essentials Merino DK or Valley Yarns Superwash Sport.

Get the skinny on yarn substitutions here.

Free Tunisian crochet color blocked scarf pattern. Tunisian knit stitch super scarf crochet pattern. Hobbii friends yarn mohair merino.

Get the Bestie Scarf

  • FREE PATTERN: Keep scrolling to the bottom of the blog post for the free version of the Bestie Scarf pattern.
  • PAID PATTERN: Find an ad-free, PDF version of the Bestie Scarf for sale on TLYarnCrafts.com and Ravelry.
  • YARN KIT: Get everything you need to make the Bestie Scarf in an all-in-one kit. Find it HERE.

Bestie Scarf Details

MATERIALS

  • Hobbii Kid Silk, lace weight (category 0) yarn. 1 skein each of 10 colors. Click here for an exact list of colors and the order in which they are used.
  • Hobbii Extra Fine Merino, sport weight (category 2) yarn. 1 skein each of 10 colors. Click here for an exact list of colors and the order in which they are used.
  • 8mm Tunisian crochet hook. Use a straight hook like this one, or a corded hook like this one.
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Blocking supplies (what are those?!)

Make your scarf the easy way! Get the all-in-one yarn kit HERE.

FINISHED SIZE

15″ wide x 80″ long

GAUGE

4″ = 12 stitches x 14 rows unblocked

ABBREVIATIONS

Ch = chain

Lp(s) = Loop(s)

Lts = Last Tunisian Stitch (see Special Stitches)

RetP = Return Pass (see Special Stitches)

Sl St = slip stitch

St(s) = stitches

Tks = Tunisian knit stitch (learn it here)

Yo = yarn over

Need a refresher on the Tunisian Knit Stitch (Tks)? Here ya go!

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.
Free Tunisian crochet color blocked scarf pattern. Tunisian knit stitch super scarf crochet pattern. Hobbii friends yarn mohair merino.

NOTE: The Bestie Scarf is worked in Tunisian knit stitch holding one (1) strand of wool and two (2) strands of mohair throughout. Hold the tail from the inside and the outside of the ball of mohair with a strand of wool for the entirety of the pattern.

Bestie Scarf Pattern

SETUP ROW: With Color A of each yarn, ch 45, pull up a loop in the 2nd ch from the hook and each remaining ch, ch 1, (yo, pull through 2 lps) until 1 lp remains on hook. (45 sts)

ROW 1: Tks across row to last st, Lts, RetP.

Repeat Row 1 to 26 total rows (including the Setup Row). Fasten off A and change to Color B of both yarns.

Repeat Row 1 to 26 total rows. Fasten off B and change to C.

Free Tunisian crochet color blocked scarf pattern. Tunisian knit stitch super scarf crochet pattern. Hobbii friends yarn mohair merino.

Continue in pattern, working 26 rows of each color until all 10 colors are used. The final row is the Bind Off row.  

BIND OFF ROW: With Color J, (insert hook into next as for Tks, yo, pull up a lp, pull through lp on hook to complete a sl st) across to last st, insert hook into last st as for Lts, yo, pull up a lp, pull through lp on hook to complete a sl st). Fasten off.

FINISHING

Step 1: Weave in all ends.

Free Tunisian crochet color blocked scarf pattern. Tunisian knit stitch super scarf crochet pattern. Hobbii friends yarn mohair merino.

Step 2: Wet block to finished measurements. To wet block this scarf, create a lukewarm bath with a small amount of rinse-free wool soap. Allow to soak for 20 minutes. Lift the scarf from the bath and press out excess water – DO NOT WRING! Roll scarf in a towel and step on it to remove additional water. Lay the scarf face down on blocking boards and pin to finished dimensions. Allow to dry fully before unpinning.


The Bestie Scarf has to be one of the most fun patterns I’ve worked on in a long time. I’m planning to make my next one for my best friends so we can be twinning all winter long. Who will you make a Bestie Scarf for (after you make one for yourself, of course)?

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Find more of my FREE Tunisian crochet patterns here.

Free Tunisian crochet color blocked scarf pattern. Tunisian knit stitch super scarf crochet pattern. Hobbii friends yarn mohair merino.

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