Tunisian Block Scarf Crochet Pattern

When I was creating all my makes for Christmas I was struggling finding enough different scarf patterns for men that didn’t look exactly the same or that appealed to me for the various men in my life, boyfriend, brother, dad etc.

I was purusing around the internet looking for some inspiration and found this gorgeous stitch design by Sarah Marie Brotnov @sarahsuehowdoyoudo.
I knew I wanted to use this stitch in some way. After playing around with some swatching I loved how it looked with the Tunisian simple stitch. The best part, was that the whole design in my head was coming together using just the simple stitch! So this is a great beginner friendly pattern.

***You can purchase an INEXPENSIVE AD-FREE PDF of this pattern on Etsy HERE and on Ravelry HERE!  This beautifully formatted PDF is a total of 4 pages including the cover page***

Photo by @crocheteur

I know why you’re all here it’s for the pattern! So here we go

  • Yarn: 350 yds of worsted weight yarn (4)
  • 9mm Tunisian Crochet Hook
  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors

Gauge:
13 sts by 9 rows in Tss

Gauge is not critical for this pattern. Your scarf will be wider and/or longer depending on your tension.

Abbreviations:

ch – chain
sts – stitches
Tss – Tunisian simple stitch

Notes:

The X stitch design for this pattern was designed by Sarah Marie Brotnov @sarahsuehowdoyoudo
She has a great Instagram post detailing how to do this stitch.
 
Each “row” consists of both a forward and return Tunisian row.

Loop left on hook (vertical bar) at the end of a return pass will always be skipped and count as 1 Tss

This pattern can be made using any weight yarn as long as you use the appropriate hook size.
If you are adjusting the pattern the total number of foundation loops should be an even number that divisible by 2 results in an odd number.
EG:
22 loops on your hook: 22/2 = 11 This will work!
24 loops on your hook: 24/2 = 12 This will not work.
26 loops on your hook: 26/2 = 13 This will work!  Etc

Pattern:

Row 1: ch 21, work a forward pass and return in Tss to create a foundation row. (22 loops) Loop left on hook (vertical bar) at the end of a return pass will always be skipped and count as 1 Tss

Row 2-9: Skip vertical bar on hook, *skip next Tss and Tss into the next loop, go back and Tss into the skipped st. repeat from * 4 more times. Tss in each st to the end of the row. Return

Row 10-17: Skip vertical bar on hook, *skip next Tss and Tss into the next loop, go back and Tss into the skipped st. repeat from * 9 more times. Tss in the last st. Return

Row 18-25: Skip vertical bar on hook, Tss into the next 10 sts, *skip next Tss and Tss into the next loop, go back and Tss into the skipped st. repeat from * 4 more times. Tss in the last st. Return

Row 26-33: Skip vertical bar on hook, Tss in each st across. Return

Repeat rows 2-33 2 more times or until your scarf is almost your desired length

Repeat rows 2-25.

Tss fasten off

Photo by @crocheteur

Edging (optional)

Join yarn to a corner and sc evenly around the scarf.

I prefer the look of a row of sc around the scarf as it evens out the stitches where the Xs pull the fabric and the Tss’s are flater. But this is totally optional. You can also add additional rows of sc if you’d like the edging to be longer.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Photo by @the.crafty.yogi

Thank you so much for visiting and checking out the Tunisian Block Scarf pattern! If you create this pattern please share with me! I absolutely love seeing your work and it makes my day every time. Make sure to use the hashtag #tunisianblockscarf and tag me @by.stephanie.erin !

Much love,

Stephanie

Diamonds in the Rough Cowl

It’s been a hot minute since I updated anything on here and as part as a 2019 resolution I want to get better about blogging and sharing my experiences making beyond one Instagram photo.

Last year I published the Diamonds in the Rough Cowl. This cowl was inspired by a stunning sweater created by Nicole Leybourne @theknitter and Wool and the Gang. When I saw the honeycomb cable sleeves I was floored and fell so dang hard in love with it. However this beauty is KNIT! I was like dang girl I need a crochet version of that.

So instead of learning to knit just yet, I cast aside all other wips and started creating a crochet version that night. After I had swatched it and figured it out I put an Instagram poll up and asked you what you wanted to see with it! The resounding answer was a cowl so I got to work.

Jacqui from @ezangelcreations version

As with any design, this one had a few bumps in the road. The first time I finished it I was pumped! I put it on right away and my boyfriend goes, “Why are there holes in it?”

Well he was right, who wants to wear a cowl that has gaping holes where the cables are?! So back to the drawing board I went to fill those holes in. A little while and a bit more yarn later, I had it!

This cowl, is big and definitely has some drama to it! It has become my go to cowl this winter so far since it’s easy to throw on and you’re looking stylish.

Christie of @southdevonstitches version

This pattern can be picked up in both my Ravelry and Etsy shop! It is an 9 page pattern detailing how to fill in those holes on the cabling, and provides instructions on how to adjust the pattern so you can use any size yarn or hook you have lying around!

If you make the Diamonds in the Rough Cowl please share with me on Instagram or through email! It really makes my day seeing others creating my patterns!

Happy hooking friends 🙂

Stephanie

Winter Waves Headband

I am soooo excited about this headband! I live in Toronto, ON and the amazing April behind OTH Crochet Nook runs this meetup called Yarn VS Everybody. A few times a year we get to meet up and talk fiber things and make amazing friends!

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One of the best parts of this is that we all got a loot bag! Inside was a super yummy skein of Caron X Pantone in Faerie Cake. I knew that I wanted to make something special with this as the meetup was such an amazing experience. I left it out in my living room so that I could see it from almost anywhere in my condo, it’s a tiny one bedroom so that wasn’t too hard.

 

 

One of the comments that a friend made at the meetup was that it was hard to make something with just one skein as it’s only 127 yards. You could make a hat from it, but no long tails etc. I wanted to design something that could easily be made with only one skein and highlight the beautiful colour changes in this yarn.

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Laura from Last Minute Laura was one of my amazing testers

One Saturday night while watching some sporting event, I was staring at my yarn and the idea of a wavy headband hit me. The next day I played around with a few different stitches, and since I love puff stitches they ended up in the final design!

 

You can grab your copy of the Winter Waves Headband on Etsy HERE and Ravelry HERE!

Please share your work with me as I absolutely love seeing it! Use #winterwaves and tag me @by.stephanie.erin on Instagram

xoxo

Stephanie

The Aria Cowl

Hey There!

If you’re looking for a chunky, squishy cowl that will work up quickly, but also has some playful details then The Aria Cowl is exactly what you’e looking for!

The inspiration for Aria came to me as I was crocheting another project. I was hooking away and all of the sudden it popped into my head fully formed. I grabbed my notebook and drew a rough design, later that weekend Aria was born.

***You can purchase an INEXPENSIVE AD-FREE PDF of this pattern on Etsy HERE and on Ravelry HERE!  This beautifully formatted PDF includes step-by-step pictures and is a total of 8 pages including the cover page***

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Jocelyn of @morningviewcrochet rocking her Aria Cowl!

Materials:

Gauge: Not critical for this pattern as long as you are consistent throughout

Stitch Abbreviations: 

Ch – Chain
Sts – Stitches
Sl st – Slip Stitch
Rnd – Round
Dc – Double Crochet
Popcorn – 4 dc in the same stitch, drop the loop from your hook, insert your hook from the front to back under the top two loops of the first dc of the group, grab the dropped loop with your hook and pull through, ch 1
Fdc – Foundation Double Crochet *optional, a chain and dc option is given in pattern*
Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet
Bpdc – Back Post Double Crochet

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Laura of @98heartscrafting with her Aria Cowl!

Notes:

This cowl is worked in the round, from the bottom up
Ch 2 never counts as a stitch
In most stitch dictionaries a Popcorn stitch is created with 5 dc, however in this pattern only 4 dc are used to create the stitch.
4 dc and ch1 in the Popcorn st count as 1 st

Pattern:

Rnd 1: Fdc 54, sl st to the first fdc to form a ring, taking care not to twist the stitches
*If you don’t want to Fdc, ch 54 join ch with a sl st taking care not to twist the ch, ch 2 (does not count as a dc) dc in each ch around, sl st to first dc to join* (54 sts)

Rnd 2-3: Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), *fpdc in the first dc, bpdc in the next, repeat from * around join with sl st to the first fpdc (54 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *popcorn in the first fpdc, dc in the next 17 sts, repeat from * three times, join with sl st to the first popcorn (54 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, *dc in the popcorn, popcorn in the next st, dc in the next 15 sts, popcorn in the next st, repeat from * three times, join with sl st to first dc (54 sts)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *dc in the next 2 sts, popcorn in the next st, dc in the next 13 sts, popcorn in the next st, dc in the next st, repeat from * three times, join with sl st to first dc (54 sts)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, *dc in the next 3 st, popcorn in the next st, dc in the next 11 sts, popcorn in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts, repeat from * three times, join with sl st to first dc (54 sts)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, *dc in the next 4 st, popcorn in the next st, dc in the next 9 sts, popcorn in the next st, dc in the next 3 sts, repeat from * three times, join with sl st to first dc (54 sts)

Rnd 9: Ch 2, *dc in the next 5 st, popcorn in the next st, dc in the next 7 sts, popcorn in the next st, dc in the next 4 sts, repeat from * three times, join with sl st to first dc (54 sts)

Rnd 10: Ch 2, *dc in the next 6 st, popcorn in the next st, dc in the next 5 sts, popcorn in the next st, dc in the next 5 sts, repeat from * three times, join with sl st to first dc (54 sts)

Rnd 11: Ch 2, *dc in the next 7 st, popcorn in the next st, dc in the next 3 sts, popcorn in the next st, dc in the next 6 sts, repeat from * three times, join with sl st to first dc (54 sts)

Rnd 12: Ch 2, *dc in the next 8 st, popcorn in the next st, dc in the next st, popcorn in the next st, dc in the next 7 sts, repeat from * three times, join with sl st to first dc (54 sts)

Rnd 13: Ch 2, *dc in the next 9 st, popcorn in the next st, dc in the next 8 sts repeat from * three times, join with sl st to first dc (54 sts)

Rnd 14: Ch 2, dc in each st around, join with sl st to the first dc (54 sts)

Rnd 15-16: Ch 2, *fpdc in the first dc, bpdc in the next, repeat from * around join with sl st to the first fpdc (54 sts)

Fasten off and sew in your ends!

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Laura of @twentyfourthreads with her olive green version

Stitch Chart:

The following stitch chart shows how the popcorn V’s are created. You will repeat this chart three times to create your cowl.

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I hope you enjoy creating the Aria Cowl! I love seeing your work so please share on social media using the hashtag #ariacowl and tag me @by.stephanie.erin on Instagram!

xoxo

Stephanie

My First Post!

Hi Everyone!

My name is Stephanie and I’m the lady behind By Stephanie Erin. I am slightly, ok you got me, completely obsessed with all things fiber.

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I started crocheting in the fall of 2015. I have always had a creative outlet in my life and around that time I was struggling with wanting something more to challenge me. Prior to this I ran a nail art blog and that was my outlet, however it was becoming exhausting painting my nails for hours a day only to wipe them off with only a photo to share. I knew that I needed something that produced a finished product. Insert Crochet. My mom is a very experienced knitter and I wanted to do something that we would be able to share, but a hook appealed to me more than needles at the time. My very first project was a little amigurimi elephant! I actually remember making him and not knowing how to fasten off, so I just cut my yarn and thought it would be fine! Somehow he’s still together today. He never got eyes, but I learned a lot and that only prompted me to dive in and start creating accessories and garments. I created some of my own patterns off the hop, but never took a note so I have no idea how to ever duplicate them. I was creating things fast and furious and tried my hand at setting up an Etsy shop, but I had no idea what I was doing and quickly left that behind when I became too overwhelmed.

For awhile I stuck to making gifts at Christmas and left my hooks alone periodically because I would think I wasn’t good enough. I’m not sure where this came from, but a few months ago it hit me, that I was the only one that thought this. This realization was really freeing and I started really making again. Suddenly I was scribbling designs in notebooks everywhere and taking my hook and yarn everywhere I went.

I then decided to start a crochet themed Instagram account, @by.stephanie.erin so that I wasn’t spamming all my family and friends with fiber posts every other day. The amazing community of makers online gave me the confidence to take all those scribbles and start turning them into written designs.

I finally took the leap and decided to start this blog so that I will be able to share some of those patterns for free and some of my adventures in fiber along the way.

Why By Stephanie Erin? Well, as I mentioned I’ve had a few different creative outlets over the years and I wanted to come up with a name that would allow me to grow and continue to pursue other creative avenues if I ever chose to. For now this blog is all about crochet, but who knows where it’ll end up!

In addition to having way too big a yarn stash, I love to run and kickbox, I try to read 100 books every year (and yes audiobooks while making count!). I’ve never met a dog I didn’t immediately fall in love with and one of my childhood nicknames was Smiley because I try to always see the positive and have a smile on my face.

If you’ve made it this far THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE! I really and truly do appreciate every person who ever visits this site. I hope you enjoy what you find here and it can help you along your own making journey.

xoxo

Stephanie