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tunisian scarflet finished

Way back in February I posted some crochet WIPs. I finished the granny square throw shortly afterwards, but never quite got around to finishing this scarflet:

wip: tunisian scarflet

Once winter ended, it seemed a bit strange to be working on a scarf. Plus, it’s my first attempt at tunisian crochet, and the stitch pattern is a bit complicated, so every time I picked it up, I had to relearn the stitches. But I had some time this week, so I decided to finally finish it so it’ll be ready for the cold weather. And here it is, ready to wear:

tunisian scarflet

I used Bernat Bamboo yarn in Dill. It’s a wonderfully soft yarn, with none of the itch factor that I normally get from yarn against my neck. These photographs really don’t do it justice: the lovely subtle green shade just refuses to photograph properly.

I decided to carry on the ‘natural’ theme from the bamboo yarn (it really is made from 89% bamboo!) and I found these sweet little wooden buttons with a woodburned flower design to finish it off:

tunisian scarflet button detail

A scarflet is such a clever little design; here’s a little picture of me to give you an idea of how it works:

tunisian scarflet in use

I enjoyed the tunisian crochet, although I think I should have started with a simpler stitch for my first attempt. With hindsight, I see that the Bamboo yarn doesn’t have good stitch definition, so I could have made the scarflet with a basic tunisian stitch and got the same effect in much less time.

But overall, I love the scarflet. Almost enough to make me look forward to winter (okay, not quite that much)! I can’t wait to wear it; the yarn is dreamily soft, and the tunisian crochet makes it thick and warm whilst avoiding the bulk of having a scarf wrapped around and around my neck.

7 Comments »

  1. Deb said

    I’m at the very beginning of learning to crochet, and was wondering if you think this pattern would be simple enough for someone at my level, and if so can you let me know where to find the instructions for crocheting it. Thanks.

    • June said

      Deb, I wouldn’t recommend this particular design for a novice crocheter – Tunisian crochet is different to normal crochet, because a whole row of stitches are worked onto the hook, and then they are all worked off the hook at the end of the row. It’s a very different technique, so I’d familiarise myself with normal crochet before attempting Tunisian! Additionally, this pattern is worked in two different stitches, alternating with every stitch. It was my first Tunisian project and, as I said in the post, I probably should have begun with a project that uses a simpler stitch before progressing to a pattern like this – it was quite a steep learning curve.

  2. Joni Kelly said

    This is just lovely! I can’t wait to make a few of these in various colors. TFS

  3. Oh I LOVE Bernat Bamboo! It is so super soft, it is perfect for anything worn close to the body.

  4. futuregirl said

    Very nice! I love the buttons. I actually thought about this post today at work. I had my hair in pony tails and the back of my neck was getting hit with the air conditioner. I need to whip one of these up to keep at my desk. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. June said

    For the record: not a sour-puss face… just trying to take a photo of myself in the bathroom mirror without getting the camera in shot! Don’t look at me – look at the scarflet ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Kari said

    This is so cute! What’s up with the sour-puss face in the last picture?

    A fun and functional piece, my VERY favorite kind! Hrmmm, Tunisian crochet…wonder if I can tempt you into knitting anytime soon?!?! Hehe.

    Great job, it looks lovely on you! I LOVE those buttons!

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