Double-Ended Tunisian Crochet Pattern: Skinny Minny Scarf

Double-ended crochet is one of my favorite hidden secrets of crochet. It’s much easier to do than it seems and it creates fabulous reversible projects.

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If you’ve never done double-ended crochet before, the Skinny Minny Scarf is the perfect pattern to try it on.

I used two different weights of yarn, a medium weight yarn and a super bulky weight yarn. I love the way this turned out! It’s a great accent scarf to wear year round.

If you’re new to double-ended crochet, I’ve included a video tutorial before the pattern.

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Skinny Minny Scarf

Double-Ended Tunisian Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Updated 12/27/2023

Skinny Minny Scarf, free double-ended Tunisian crochet pattern and tutorial by Underground Crafter
02-easy 50
US terms 50
4-medium 50

This long and skinny accent scarf adds some color to your outfit with the added benefit of providing protection against the wind.

Finished Size

  • Adult. 3.5” (9 cm) wide x 59.5” (151 cm) long.


  • Red Heart Grande (76% acrylic/22% wool, 5.29 oz/150 g/46 yd/42 m) – 1 skein in Nectar (CA), or approximately 46 yd (42 m) in any super bulky weight yarn.
  • Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g/280 yd/256 m) – 1 skein in Springtime (CB), or approximately 56 yd (51 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • Denise Crochet US Size Q/16 mm double-ended crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.


  • 8 sts in pattern = 3.5” (9 cm) wide. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • sk – skip
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • Tss – Tunisian simple st – Insert hook under next vertical bar, yo and draw up loop onto hook.
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Note

  • Always sk first vertical bar (below first loop on hook) at beginning of row.
  • A video tutorial for this pattern is available below.
  • If you can’t see the video tutorial above, click HERE to watch it on YouTube.

Pattern Instructions


  • With CA, ch 8.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, *insert hook in next ch, yo and pull up a loop; rep from * across. (8 sts)
  • Row 2: Slide loops to other hook, turn. With CB, ch 1, *yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * across.
  • Row 3: Tss in ea vertical bar across.
  • Row 4: Slide loops to other hook, turn. With CA, ch 1, *yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * across.
  • Row 5: Rep Row 3.
  • Rep Rows 2-5 until scarf measures approximately 58” (147 cm) long, or until 45” (114 cm) of CA remain, or until desired length is reached, ending after Row 4.
  • Final Row: With CA, *insert hook under next vertical bar as for Tss, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook; rep from * across. Fasten off.


  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: Thanks for supporting indie designers!

6 thoughts on “Double-Ended Tunisian Crochet Pattern: Skinny Minny Scarf”

  1. I think the scarf is easiest explained by the tutorial then the written although it might be my brain as it has lesions on it. But since I’ve been doing crocheting for over 45 years I don’t think that’s the problem. I also would like to know why you don’t go into the usual space used when crocheting?

    • I’m glad the video helped, Jeanne. I think your question is about why I insert the hook into the “back bump” or underside of the chain. As I mention in the video, I like to do that because it makes the first row look just like the finished row of the project. When you crochet into the side of the chain, part of the chain is unworked and it looks different than the final row of your project. This is just a personal preference – there is nothing wrong with doing it the other way. I hope this answers your question.


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