Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Tunisian Pattern Round Up

To celebrate my new Tunsian fingerless gloves - the Jindabyne Fingerless Mittens- I have compiled a list of some of my favourite Tunisian patterns that I have tried, or want to! 

My latest pattern is for Tunisian crochet (fingerless) mittens, that use a combination of stitches, are worked flat and seamed will help take your TC to the next level You can fnd my pattern on Etsy, Ravelry amd LoveCrafts

If you haven't used the technique before - if you can crochet, you can Tunisian crochet! Keep reading to the end of the post for some tips. 

Next - a pattern I have made myself - the Smirr Shawl. This one is also beyond the basics - increases and special stitches - it's probably the most favourite Tunisian piece I have made. It's by Melody Tallon of Artefacts Crochet. Below is my shawl, during progress.

And here is Melody's original shawl.

Double Brim Crochet Hat - another one I have made - the Tunisian knit stitch (or Tks) mimics the knit look, and creates a lovey thick fabric to keep you warm. Sized from newborn to adult.

Since we are coming up to Christmas - the Tunisian Crochet Christmas Tree Pillow is my next pick. The cushion includes colour work, and is a no-sew project!


If you like cute- then you will love the Tunisian Watermelon Bag from Blackstone Designs. This would make a sweet Christmas - or anytime- gift! 

A couple of cowls I would like to make:

Twisted Cowl by ACCRochet

Tunisian Concept Cowl by Rafamusa Designs

Tunisian Ribbed Cowl by Hooked by Hazel

Now, if you haven't tried Tunisian crochet before - I think the best way to try it, is by making a washcloth - then you have something useful at the end- make a few and package up with a beautiful soap for a cute handmade Christmas gift. 

I like this one by My Poppet Makes

You will need to get a Tunisian hook - sometimes called an afghan hook or a tricot hook. It's best to size up from what you'd use for 'regular' crochet, as the drape is different. A rigid hook is fine for a small project - like a washcloth, or my gloves, like this Addi one from LoveCrafts (affilate link)

 but if you are planning on going big, I love interchangables - and it may be worth investing in a set! I'm a fan of the knitpro sets (called knitters pride overseas) 

(affiliate link)

These come with a cables, so you can change the length depending on the project.

I hope you enjoyed my round up, and consider giving Tunisian crochet a go!

Happy Crocheting,



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