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Tunisian Rainbow Fringe Scarf by Roeska

My least favorite part of a project is weaving in ends, do you feel the same way? I am always looking for ways to minimize the number of ends I have to weave in! If you are like me you’ll definitely like the Tunisian Rainbow Fringe Scarf designed by Roeska from Handmade By Roeska! You can check out Roeska’s other designs on Ravelry and Etsy, and you can follow her on Instagram too.

This pattern is a part of the Guest Blogger series on KnitterKnotter. Here, you will find free patterns shared by some very talented bloggers from around the world!

The Tunisian Rainbow Fringe Scarf is built lengthwise that has a fringe at the ends. This scarf is great for fall or winter and you can make it as colorful as you’d like! It is great for using up your scraps too! Scroll down to get the free pattern.

Meet the Designer

The Tunisian Rainbow Fringe Scarf is a colorful scarf designed by Roeska from Handmade by Roeska. In this pictures she is modeling her elegantly worn Tunisian crochet scarf made with Tunisian Simple and Purl stitches.

Roeska (@handmadebyRoeska) is a Tunisian Crochet designer that is based in the Netherlands. She has been designing since the summer of 2020. She believes in creating beginner friendly, size inclusive patterns to introduce makers into Tunisian garments. She utilizes basic stitches with a unique usage of color and texture that looks complicated, but are deceptively easy, and truly addicting.

** All the pictures in this blog post are provided by Roeska

Inspiration for the Pattern

My daughter loves everything rainbows and needed a new scarf. She generously gave this one to her friend and asked me to make one with loads of fringies (as she calls fringe).

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This Free Tunisian crochet rainbow fringe scarf pattern is great for using up your scraps. It comes in 2 sizes (adult and child) and features a beautiful fringe at the ends. This is a pinnable image for Pinterest.

About the Pattern and the Yarn

This is a perfect autumn make – you can use whatever colors you like! the main color will tone down the rainbow, which I like a lot. The back will still pop with color, so you can wear the scarf any way you wish!

I used Stylecraft Special DK, which is a 100% Acrylic DK weight yarn, which is perfect for making a scarf for kids! Soft and with loads of fun colours. You may choose to use a wool or a blend. If you opt to make one from cotton, know it could become quite heavy!

Pattern

This pattern (US terms) is available for free on the KnitterKnotter blog. Scroll down to find the written instructions. I would love to see your projects on Instagram! Tag your posts with:
@knitterknotter #knitterknotter @handmadebyroeska

Get the PDF pattern from Etsy

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What you will need (with clickable affiliate links)

  1. Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK, 100% Acrylic, 100g / 294m (322 yds) (or other DK weight yarn)
    • 200m/220y (275m/300y) of Grey
    • Rainbow:
      • 30m/33y (40m/44y) of Lipstick (red)
      • 30m/33y (40m/44y) of Spice (orange)
      • 30m/33y (40m/44y) of Sunshine (yellow)
      • 30m/33y (40m/44y) of Kelly Green (green)
      • 30m/33y (40m/44y) of Empire (blue)
      • 30m/33y (40m/44y) of Emperor (purple)
      • 30m/33y (40m/44y) of Magenta (lilac)
      • 30m/33y (40m/44y) of Fiesta (pink)
    • Possible Yarn substitutions:
      • CARON Skinny Cakes
      • SCHEEPJES Colour Crafter
      • LION BRAND Babysoft Solid
  2. Hook:  6.5 mm (US K/10.5) Tunisian hook, with a 45” cable
  3. Scissors and tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Experience level

Beginner

Sizes and construction

Child size: 46” x 8” excluding fringe. 

Adult size: 60” x 8” excluding fringe. 

This piece is constructed length-wise, adding the fringe as we go, and adding more fringe at the end. 

The Tunisian Fringe Rainbow Scarf being modeled by Roeska's daughter who claimed it as her own since it is so fringie and beautiful!

Abbreviations and Stitches (US Terms)

  1. MC – Main Colour
  2. CC – Contrast Colour
  3. Ch – Chain 
  4. St(s) – Stitch(es)
  5. FwdP – Forward Pass
  6. RetP – Return Pass
  7. TssTunisian simple stitch
  8. TpsTunisian purl stitch
  9. TboTunisian bind off
  10. RS – Right Side

Special techniques

Tunisian Honeycomb stitch: alternating Tss (Tunisian Simple Stitch) and Tps (Tunisian Purl Stitch). The stitches on the hook are named, they are off set: in a Tss of the previous row a Tps is placed and vice versa.

Edge stitch: At the end of the FwdP, the last stitch is called the Edge Stitch. There are several methods to make an Edge stitch, I prefer an Edge stitch where a loop is picked up after inserting the hook under the two vertical bars on the side of the work. This creates a more stable edge.

This video is in French, but shows the Edge Stitch we are using in this pattern at 5.33 min

Here the edge stitch is the last grey (MC) loop, with the Orange 4″ tail (CC) pulled to the side. For the edge st: insert hook through the MC loop, keep the CC tail to the front, pull up a loop. 

RetP: the return pass starts with a chain 1 which is done in the CC. 

Gauge

18 sts x 16 rows for a 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10cm) square in Tunisian Honeycomb stitch, as a flat square, blocked. 

Pattern Notes

  • Pattern is written in US terms and Imperial measurements. This scarf is made in Tunisian Honeycomb stitch
  • The first loop on the hook and the edge stitch each count as stitches. Upon completing a FwdP, you should have 211 (271) loops on your hook. 
  • All stitch counts are written as: child (adult). 
  • I changed the color of the RetP every two rows. You may change the color of the RetP more or less often. The yardages of the CC will change, depending on whether you use them more or less.
  • When changing colors, make sure you leave at least a 4” tail of each color at the change for your fringe.
  • You use only one color of yarn at a time. 
  • When you start the forward pass also keep an eye out for the last stitch to be made before the edge stitch. This stitch is situated right before the edge stitch and it can be slightly slanted, close to the edge stitch and therefore easily overlooked.

Instructions

Row 1: In MC, ch 211 (271), sk the first loop, Tss in the back loop of the 2nd ch and each st across. Cut the MC yarn, leave a 4” tail and tie a knot with the 4” tail of the Red yarn.
RetP in Red, change to MC in the last stitch of the RetP (211, 271). Cut the Red yarn (leave a 4” tail), pull through the loop on the hook in the last st of the RetP (together with the MC). Tie a knot with the 4” tail of the MC yarn. 

Row 2: *Tss, Tps* repeat until the end, edge stitch. Cut the MC yarn, leave a 4” tail and tie a knot with the 4” tail of the Red yarn.
RetP in Red, change to MC in the last stitch of the RetP (211, 271). Cut the Red yarn, pull through the loop on the hook and leave a 4” tail. Tie a knot with the 4” tail of the MC yarn. 

Row 3: *Tps, Tss* repeat until the end, edge stitch. Cut the MC yarn, leave a 4” tail and tie a knot with the 4” tail of the Orange yarn.
RetP in Orange, change to MC in the last stitch of the RetP (211, 271). Cut the Orange yarn, pull through the loop on the hook and leave a 4” tail. Tie a knot with the 4” tail of the MC yarn. 

Row 4: *Tss, Tps* repeat until the end, edge stitch. Cut the MC yarn, leave a 4” tail and tie a knot with the 4” tail of the Orange yarn.
RetP in Orange, change to MC in the last stitch of the RetP (211, 271). Cut the Orange yarn, pull through the loop on the hook and leave a 4” tail. Tie a knot with the 4” tail of the MC yarn. 

Row 5: *Tps, Tss* repeat until the end, edge stitch. Cut the MC yarn, leave a 4” tail and tie a knot with the 4” tail of the Yellow yarn.
RetP in Yellow, change to MC in the last stitch of the RetP (211, 271). Cut the Yellow yarn, pull through the loop on the hook and leave a 4” tail. Tie a knot with the 4” tail of the MC yarn. 

Row 6: *Tss, Tps* repeat until the end, edge stitch. Cut the MC yarn, leave a 4” tail and tie a knot with the 4” tail of the Yellow yarn.
RetP in Yellow, change to MC in the last stitch of the RetP (211, 271). Cut the Yellow yarn, pull through the loop on the hook and leave a 4” tail. Tie a knot with the 4” tail of the MC yarn. 

Row 7: *Tps, Tss* repeat until the end, edge stitch. Cut the MC yarn, leave a 4” tail and tie a knot with the 4” tail of the Green yarn.
RetP in Green, change to MC in the last stitch of the RetP (211, 271). Cut the Green yarn, pull through the loop on the hook and leave a 4” tail. Tie a knot with the 4” tail of the MC yarn. 

Row 8: *Tss, Tps* repeat until the end, edge stitch. Cut the MC yarn, leave a 4” tail and tie a knot with the 4” tail of the Green yarn.
RetP in Green, change to MC in the last stitch of the RetP (211, 271). Cut the Green yarn, pull through the loop on the hook and leave a 4” tail. Tie a knot with the 4” tail of the MC yarn. 

Row 9: *Tps, Tss* repeat until the end, edge stitch. Cut the MC yarn, leave a 4” tail and tie a knot with the 4” tail of the Blue yarn.
RetP in Blue, change to MC in the last stitch of the RetP (211, 271). Cut the Blue yarn, pull through the loop on the hook and leave a 4” tail. Tie a knot with the 4” tail of the MC yarn. 

Row 10: *Tss, Tps* repeat until the end, edge stitch. Cut the MC yarn, leave a 4” tail and tie a knot with the 4” tail of the Blue yarn.
RetP in Blue, change to MC in the last stitch of the RetP (211, 271). Cut the Blue yarn, pull through the loop on the hook and leave a 4” tail. Tie a knot with the 4” tail of the MC yarn. 

Row 11: *Tps, Tss* repeat until the end, edge stitch. Cut the MC yarn, leave a 4” tail and tie a knot with the 4” tail of the Purple yarn. RetP in Purple, change to MC in the last stitch of the RetP (211, 271). Cut the Purple yarn, pull through the loop on the hook and leave a 4” tail. Tie a knot with the 4” tail of the MC yarn. 

Row 12: *Tss, Tps* repeat until the end, edge stitch. Cut the MC yarn, leave a 4” tail and tie a knot with the 4” tail of the Purple yarn.
RetP in Purple, change to MC in the last stitch of the RetP (211, 271). Cut the Purple yarn, pull through the loop on the hook and leave a 4” tail. Tie a knot with the 4” tail of the MC yarn. 

Row 13: *Tps, Tss* repeat until the end, edge stitch. Cut the MC yarn, leave a 4” tail and tie a knot with the 4” tail of the Lilac yarn.
RetP in Lilac, change to MC in the last stitch of the RetP (211, 271). Cut the Lilac yarn, pull through the loop on the hook and leave a 4” tail. Tie a knot with the 4” tail of the MC yarn. 

Row 14: *Tss, Tps* repeat until the end, edge stitch. Cut the MC yarn, leave a 4” tail and tie a knot with the 4” tail of the Lilac yarn.
RetP in Lilac, change to MC in the last stitch of the RetP (211, 271). Cut the Lilac yarn, pull through the loop on the hook and leave a 4” tail. Tie a knot with the 4” tail of the MC yarn. 

Row 15: *Tps, Tss* repeat until the end, edge stitch. Cut the MC yarn, leave a 4” tail and tie a knot with the 4” tail of the Pink yarn.
RetP in Pink, change to MC in the last stitch of the RetP (211, 271). Cut the Pink yarn, pull through the loop on the hook and leave a 4” tail. Tie a knot with the 4” tail of the MC yarn. 

Row 16: *Tss, Tps* repeat until the end, edge stitch. Cut the MC yarn, leave a 4” tail and tie a knot with the 4” tail of the Pink yarn.
RetP in Pink , change to MC in the last stitch of the RetP (211, 271). Cut the Pink yarn, pull through the loop on the hook and leave a 4” tail. Tie a knot with the 4” tail of the MC yarn. 

Row 17: *Tps, Tss* repeat until the end, edge stitch. Cut the MC yarn, leave a 4” tail and tie a knot with the 4” tail of the Red yarn.
RetP in Red, change to MC in the last stitch of the RetP (211, 271). Cut the Red yarn, pull through the loop on the hook and leave a 4” tail. Tie a knot with the 4” tail of the MC yarn. 

Rows 18-32: Repeat Rows 2-16

Finish: End with TBO in MC, leave a 4” tail on both sides, tie the knots. Cut CC (8 pieces for each color) yarn into 8” pieces to add one next to each knot. 

NO ENDS TO WEAVE IN! DO A HAPPY DANCE!!

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