This is actually the first crochet pattern I’m putting up on Tea with Tumnus. I’ve never been a passionate crocheter, as it is something that takes up time where I could be doing something more “productive” (like writing), but when it comes to crochet projects that have to do with fandoms? Why not?
I found a pattern for a tunisian crocheted Gryffindor Scarf on a personal blog, which has since moved to a site called Lifted Geek, and inspired this pattern on Tea with Tumnus. It was a little hard to follow and didn’t have as many pictures as I would have preferred, so here’s a slightly altered version for tunisian crochet beginners.
You may need at least beginner crochet knowledge, so that you know terms such as “yarn over,” “chain stitch,” etc. and how to conjure them. But I’m coming at this as if you’ve never heard the term “tunisian crochet,” so yes, I’m teaching you tunisian crochet. You’re welcome.
This specific Gryffindor Scarf is a First or Second Years’ and has large blocks of autumn shades of yellow and red. If you want to make a 3+ Years scarf, you’ll simply need to switch colors so that there are two tiny stripes of yellow every large block of red.
First Years Second Years
Also, if you’re in a different house rather than Gryffindor, you can crochet the same pattern here, but with different house colors. Even though I’m a Hufflepuff, I still enjoy wearing the Gryffindor colors around because it’s more Harry Potter-ish (and who knows, the Sorting Hat could have made a mistake).
On to the pattern …
3) J size tunisian crochet hook. Like a regular crochet hook, but longer.
4) (Not pictured) Your wand. If you actually want to make anything.
Step 1: Chain 25
I chained 25 stitches for an overall width of about seven inches. You can chain more or less, depending on how wide your wand your scarf to be.
Step 2: Press the Staples “That Was Easy” button. Because it was, wasn’t it?
Step 3: Begin Row 1
This is where things get really fun. Up to this point, you’ve just done some typical crochet, but now this is where tunisian crochet works its magic.
Slip your hook into the second stitch (as noted in picture). Yarn over the hook, and pull it through the stitch. Now, with that loop on your hook, repeat the step, until you have a bunch of loops on your hook. Now you see why you need a really long hook for tunisian crochet.
Another thing about tunisian crochet, that you now may have noticed, is that it is ridiculously easy. In fact, in my opinion, it’s hard to even try to mess up.
Step 4: Finish Row 1
When you’ve finished looping all the way to the left end, chain 1.
Yarn over hook and pull it through TWO loops that are on your hook. Repeat this step until you reach the end on the right. See? Easy. Now your project should look like this:
Step 5: Begin Row 2
Now you’re basically going to do the same thing as you did in beginning Row 1, but now the loops you’re going to insert your hook into are on the side, facing you, not on the top. They look more like tiny ladders. Insert your hook into one, yarn over and pull up a loop, and keep doing it all the way till the end of the row.
Then chain 1, yarn over and pull through two loops on hook all the way to the end on the right.
Continue doing rows until you have a good sized square of yarn. I crochet 18 rows for my square of red before I change colors to yellow.
Step 6: Change Colors
When you’re done finishing your last row, leave two loops on your hook.
Take your yellow, and fold the end in half. Using your hook, pull your yellow loop through the last 2 stitches. Now, knot the yellow end piece with your red and cut off the long strands.
Continue to tunisian crochet with yellow, and do the same amount of rows that you did red.
Continue to change colors until you reach desired length of scarf.
Step 7: Tie in the Fringes
Ha! You thought you were done. Well, not yet, unless you don’t want the finishing touches.
For each fringe, cut 2 pieces of red yarn and 2 pieces of yellow yarn, each about 8 inches long. Put them together and fold them in half.
Next, put your hook into the bottom stitch at the end of your scarf and pull the loop of yarn through. Make a little slip knot, then, pulling the rest of the yarn through its own loop. If that sounds confusing, let the pictures demonstrate.
Keep doing the same thing all along the bottom of each ends of the scarf. I added a fringe about every two stitches.
Step 8: Wear It
You are now officially done crocheting your scarf. Take some cool pictures (optional).
Have you ever made a Hogwarts scarf? I’d love to hear of the scarves and patterns you’ve used. If you find any fault in the pattern, please don’t hesitate to let me know!