Monroe Scarf

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Monroe Scarf

designed by Kim Guzman © Nov. 2012

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Technique: Tunisian Crochet

Monroe is a terrific starter project for learning the basics of Tunisian crochet. Learn the foundation row, two unique stitches and how to bind off with a pattern designed to suit a man or woman.

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Links to right- and left-handed videos for the stitches used are available on my YouTube channel here. Videos are available in both right- and left-handed versions.

Finished Size

approx. 6” x 70”


Worsted weight yarn, 440 yds

Suggested hook size: Size 6.5mm [US K-10 ½] Tunisian Afghan Hook (10” hook recommended but any length can be used) (double-ended hook can be used)
Needle (for weaving ends)

Yarn Suggestion

Cascade’s 220 worsted weight


In stitch pattern, 13 stitches for 12.5 rows = 4”.

Special Stitches

Tunisian Knit Stitch (tks): Insert hook, from front of work to back of work, between the front and back vertical bars of the same stitch, yarn over, pull a loop through.

Tunisian Purled Knit Stitch (tpks): Bring yarn to front and under stitch, hold briefly with non-hook hand, work tks. The yarn will wrap the vertical bar and look like a “purl bump.”

Modified Tunisian Simple Stitch (mod-tss): Insert hook under front vertical bar of stitch, from side-to-side (do not exit the back) and in top horizontal bar of closing chain behind it, yarn over, pull a loop through.

Additional Abbreviations

ch=chain; lp(s)=loop(s); sk=skip; st(s)=stitch(es); yo=yarn over

Foundation Row

Step 1: Ch 20, sk 1 ch , *insert hook in horizontal bar of next ch, yo, pull lp through, repeat from * across—20 lps on hook.

Step 2: Ch 1 to close the first st, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] across, ending with 1 lp on your hook.

Row 2

Step 1: Sk the first vertical bar, [tks, tpks] to last st, tks in last st—20 lps on hook.

Step 2: Ch 1, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] across.

Row 3

Step 1: Sk the first vertical bar, [tpks, tks] to last st, tks in last st—20 lps on hook.

Step 2: Ch 1, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] across.

Rep rows 2-3 until scarf measures 70” or until desired length.

Binding Off

While there is one loop on your hook, insert hook as you would for mod-tss, yarn over and pull loop through, but pull it through the loop on the hook as well. You are creating a slip stitch with a mod-tss insertion. Keep in mind that it’s just a slip stitch and it will be easy to do. Slip stitch across. Fasten off.


Once complete, use a yarn needle to weave in all. Block as desired.

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