Gobelin Stitch Infinity Scarf – Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern

Sometimes a beautiful multi-colored yarn just needs a simple pattern to really showcase all the colors and textures.  I think this was the perfect choice for this particular colorway, however, I have also seen this stitch used to make many pieces in solid colors as well.  Finished pieces have a phenomenal “squish” factor using this stitch which makes it a great choice for scarves.

For this pattern I used a worsted weight yarn I received in February from the Montana Mineral Yarn Club of which I am a member.  Each month the yarn colors are inspired by a mineral that is mined in the state of Montana and then Indie Yarn Dyer Extraordinaire, Ashley of Montana Crochet, disappears into her yarn studio to create magic.  The best part is the only sneak preview you receive is an image of the mineral she will be using to match her colors.  The finished product, all the way down to the weight of the yarn, is not revealed until you receive it in the mail.   She is the master at creating suspense, but you will never be disappointed!  You can find more information about the Montana Mineral Yarn Club, and all of her other beautiful colors, at Montana Crochet.

Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern

The Gobelin Stitch is also known as the Full Stitch in Tunisian crochet. Just in case you hear them referred to by either name you will know they are one and the same. This pattern is very simple as it has only a 2 row repeat so it works up really fast.

What you will need to get started:

+ 9mm Tunisian crochet hook (Afghan crochet hook) (I used the Denise Interchangeable Crochet Hook with 5″ extension)

+ 2 skeins of Montana Crochet worsted weight yarn in Covellite (each skein was 218 yards)

+Sewing needle to weave in ends

Pattern

To begin:

Foundation Row: Chain 30. If you want your scarf more narrow or wider you can decrease or increase the number of stitches in your foundation row as long as you opt for an even number.

Starting with the second chain from the hook, work a regular forward pass across the foundation chain. And when you get to the end work a regular return pass.

Working the Gobelin Stitch

Forward Row 1: Insert hook through space number 1 (between the vertical strands), yarn over (yo), pull loop through onto hook.

*Insert hook in next space, yo, pull loop through onto hook, repeat from * to last space.

Skip the last space.

Insert the hook into the chain stitch at the edge and pull loop through onto hook. [30 stitches]

Return Row 1: Chain 1, *yo, pull loop through next 2 stitches on hook, repeat from * to end of row, ending with one loop on hook.

Forward Row 2: Insert hook into space number 2, yo, pull loop through onto hook, *insert hook in next space, yo, pull loop through onto hook, repeat from * to end of row, including the last space.

Insert the hook into the chain stitch at the edge and pull loop through onto hook.

Return Row 2: Repeat Return Row 1.

Repeat these 4 Rows until piece measures your desired length, ending with Return Row 2. I used all of my yarn. You could choose not to make an infinity scarf and instead keep it like a regular scarf and may want to make it even longer. Because it is so simple you can alter it to suit your needs.

THE FINISH

On Forward Row 1, insert hook into space number 1, *pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, insert hook into next space and repeat from * to end of row, ending with one loop on hook.”

Cut yarn with long tail (approximately 18″) and pull through remaining loop.

I used a mattress stitch to seam the two ends together to close my infinity loop.

Weave in all ends and block as desired.

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