Saturday, October 2, 2021

Twisted Twin Cable Scarf: Free Crochet Pattern


Hello! Today I'm so excited to share that it is my day for the Furls Blog Hop! I have a new free pattern, the Twisted Twin Cable Scarf and I am obsessed by the cables in this design! And I know what you are thinking, is this knit? Absolutely not, it's tunisian crochet! Scroll down for the free crochet pattern that includes a photo tutorial and video tutorial too!







The cables in this scarf look very intricate, squishy and so so pleasing to the eye, but I promise you they aren't very hard to achieve, you just need an extra crochet hook for a little bit of help. The stitch pattern is a fun 6 row repeat and the rows fly off the hook! I loved working on my scarf while binge "watching" some of my favorite shows.


I designed this pattern with Furls Wander Acrylic yarn in the colorway mist and it made this scarf so squishy soft and cuddly. I think this will be my favorite accessory this fall and winter! I also used my beautiful Furls Cruella Deville Tunisian crochet hook and my pretty pink Odyssey hook too! Scroll down to see these beauties in action! The soft yarn combined with the smoothness of these hooks, made working this project so much more fun and relaxing! I love how lightweight the tunisian hook is!



I made my scarf 75 inches long and that makes it perfect to wear as a long scarf or even as an infinity looking scarf by wrapping it around a few times. So warm and perfect for the colder months!





Twisted Twin Cable Scarf

US Terminology

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Difficulty

Intermediate

Size 

7" wide and 75" long with only the ends being blocked

Gauge

8 sts and 7 rows = 2" 

in the cable stitch pattern

Materials




Abbreviations


ch: chain

tks: tunisian knit stitch

tps: tunisian purl stitch

m1tb: tunisian increase in the top bar

sk: skip

st(s): stitch(es)


Special Stitches


  • tks bind off: insert the hook into the next stitch just like for a tunisian knit stitch, yarn over and pull through all the loops on the hook. One loop should be left on the hook.
  • tps bind off: insert the hook into the next stitch just like for a tunisian purl stitch, yarn over and pull through all the loops on the hook. One loop should be left on the hook.


Video Tutorials


Notes


  • This pattern is worked best with at least a 12 inch Tunisian crochet hook or a hook with an extension cord.
  • This pattern is worked flat with the right side of the work facing.  
  • Do not turn your work at the beginning of each row. Each row is worked from right to left (forward pass) and then from left to right (return pass). 
  • At the beginning of each row, the first stitch is on the hook and counts as a Tunisian knit stitch.
  • The width of the scarf will decrease after R6.

  • Mark the cable rows with a stitch marker so it's easier to know what row you are on.

  • If the size G (4.00 mm) crochet hook is too small to use as the cable hook then go up a hook size until you are comfortable.



THE PATTERN

Please read the notes and special stitches before beginning this pattern.


R1: Forward Pass: ch 37, starting in the second ch from the hook, pick up a loop in the back hump of each ch across. =37 loops

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.


R2: Forward Pass: tks into the next 2 sts (first tks is on the hook), *tps into the next st, tks into the next 3 sts, tps into the next st, tks into the next 4 sts, tps into the next st, tks into the next 4 sts. Repeat from the * one time. tps into the next st, tks into the next 3 sts, tps into the next st, tks into the last 2 sts. =37 loops

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.


R3-R5: Repeat R2


R6: Forward Pass: tks into the next 2 sts, *tps into the next st, tks into the next 3 sts, tps into the next st, sk next 5 sts and insert the hook into the next st just like for a tks (image 2), stretch out the work (image 3), yo (image 4) and pull up a loop to finish the tks (image 5) and tks into the next 3 sts. (image 6)



With another hook (image 1), tks into the first 4 sk sts. (image 2) Slide these sts onto the first hook by twisting the second hook straight up and while keeping it in the front (image 3), insert the hook into the first st on the second hook (image 4), slide the first hook through the rest of the sk sts (image 5) and slide the sts onto the first hook and off of the second hook. (image 6)



Repeat from the * one time. tps into the next st, tks into the next 3 sts, tps into the next st, tks into the last 2 sts. =35 loops

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.


R7: Forward Pass: tks into the next 2 sts, *tps into the next st, tks into the next 3 sts, tps into the next st, tks into the next 4 sts (image 2 and 3), m1tb (image 4 and 5), tks into the next 4 sts. (image 6)



Repeat from the * one time. tps into the next st, tks into the next 3 sts, tps into the next st, tks into the last 2 sts. =37

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.


Repeat R2-R7 until the desired length but end after a R5.


Bind Off

R1: tks bind off into the next 2 sts (first tks is on the hook), *tps bind off into the next st, tks bind off into the next 3 sts, tps bind off into the next st, tks bind off into the next 4 sts, tps bind off into the next st, tks bind off into the next 4 sts. Repeat from the * one time. Tps bind off into the next st, tks bind off into the next 3 sts, tps bind off into the next st, tks bind off into the last 2 sts.

Cut the yarn, pull through the last stitch, and weave in all ends.

Wet block or steam block the ends if desired.


The End!

Copyright ©2021 Alexandra Halsey | With Alex
You may sell any finished items, but I do request that you put a link back to my pattern and credit Alexandra Halsey | With Alex for the original design under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license. Do not copy, share, download or publicly display this pattern or parts of this pattern without permission.


Until next time, bye and happy crocheting! 
<3Alex



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