Knit Alike Tunisian Crochet Scarf

Get the look of knitting with your crochet hook.

Skill Level | Easy
Finished Size | 6″ wide; 60″ long

If you love the look of knitting but don’t want to learn, give our knit alike Tunisian crochet scarf a try. No one will know it’s not knit!

If you want to make a scarf with the classic knit stockinette stitch but you don’t know how to knit, you’re in the right place. Our Knit Alike scarf looks just like knitting but it’s actually crocheted, Tunisian crochet that is!

With this pattern you’ll learn two classic Tunisian crochet stitches, the Tunisian knit stitch and the Tunisian cross stitch. Paired with Unforgettable yarn, this scarf is pretty unforgettable. And the best part? It’s much easier to crochet than it looks!

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We have a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations here on this page as well as written instructions and a tutorial to walk you through our knit alike scarf from start to finish.

  • Approx 540 yds; Red Heart Unforgettable Yarn (Colorway pictured: Sunrise)
  • 5.5 mm Tunisian Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors


  • Bet Between
  • Ch Chain
  • Fwd Forward
  • Hk Hook
  • Prev Previous
  • Rtn Return
  • Rem Remaining
  • Sk Skip
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
  • Tcs Tunisian Cross Stitch**
  • Tks Tunisian Knit Stitch**
  • YO Yarn Over

**Tunisian Cross Stitch (Tcs): on forward pass, insert hk in 2nd vertical bar, YO and draw yarn through st. Insert hk in skipped bar, YO and draw yarn through st.

**Tunisian Knit Stitch (Tks): on forward pass, insert hk from front to back through and between 2 vertical bars of next st. YO and draw yarn through st.

Finished Size

6″ wide; 60″ long
(blocked)

Gauge

18.5 sts x 18 rows = 4″
worked in Tks

You’ll notice curling on the bottom and top edge of the scarf. This is completely normal for Tunisian crochet projects. To correct the curl we recommend you block your scarf to the recommended size. If you’re unfamiliar with this technique, check out our guide here.

Need to Print this Pattern?

You’ll find the full pattern for free here on this page. However, if you’d like a PDF version of this pattern to print or save for offline use, you can purchase it from our PDF shop.

Foundation Row: With color A, ch 28.
Fwd: *Insert hk in 2nd ch from hk. YO and pull up a loop. Rep from * to last ch
Rtn: YO and pull through one loop. *YO and pull through 2 loops. Rep from * until only one loop remains on hook.

Rows 1-4: Fwd: Tks all sts. 
Rtn: YO and pull through one loop. *YO and pull through 2 loops. Rep from * until only one loop remains on hook.

Row 5: Fwd: Tcs in all stitches. 
Rtn: YO and pull through one loop. *YO and pull through 2 loops. Rep from * until only one loop remains on hook.

Repeat: Rep rows 1 through 5 until work measures approx 58″ from starting edge ending on a 3rd row of Tks.

Bind Off: *Tks and pull new loop through prev loop. Rep from * to last st. Insert hk in last st, YO and pull up a loop. Pull new loop through prev loop. Fasten off.

Finishing

Step 1: To reduce the amount of curling along the top and bottom edge, wet block the scarf to the final measurements: 6″ wide and 60″ long.

Step 2 (For a circle scarf only): Use yarn needle and tail to whip stitch the two ends together.

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