Dusky Sunset Cowl – Tunisian Crochet Pattern

Tunisian Crochet Pattern Dusky Sunset Cowl

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This is an Intermediate Tunisian Crochet Cowl using primarily the TEKS: Tunisian Extended Knit Stitch which of course makes it look like a knit garment. A nice feature of using TEKS is there is no curling of the fabric which often can happen with Tunisian Knit Stich. Another nice feature of using this stitch is that this project works up fast in about 1-2 hours. The garment is worked flat and sewn into a cylinder when finished. This pattern incorporates a CDD (central double decrease stitch) to create a beautiful lace pattern. It can be worn with the lace side up or down.

I love the CDD combo in knitting: central double decrease, also known as S2KP2. I love how it creates this slightly elevated single straight row of knit stitches. I worked hard to get this knit lace pattern to look right in Tunisian crochet. After a couple days of trying different combinations, I finally got it. Now you can have it too! Pretty exciting!

What’s also really cool about this lace stitch pattern is you can take it and use it to edge a shawl, sweater, blanket. You can extend it and embellish it. Hope you have as much fun with it as I did.

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Basic Instructions for Tunisian Crochet to Get Started

Check out these two tutorial pages on Bluprint. These are free, but they also have some really good Tunisian Crochet classes too.

Tunisian Crochet Basics

Top 10 Tunisian Crochet Stitches

Tunisian Crochet Classes (I especially loved Jennifer Hansen’s class. Such great instruction!)

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Materials:

Size and Gauge

Final measurements:

21 inch circumference (or more if you choose)

7 inch height

Gauge:

4” x 4” = 10 TEKS stitiches across and 7.5 TEKS rows

Difficulty Level     

Intermediate: This project uses yarn with basic stitches, repetitive stitch patterns, and basic lace patterns finishing.

Stiches Used and Abbreviations

Ch= chain

Lp = loop

Sl st = slip stich

SC = single crochet

St(s) = stitch(es)

TEKS = Tunisian Extended Knit Stitch

TESS = Tunisian Extended Simple Stitch

TERS = Tunisian Extended Reverse Stitch

M1 = make one in top two bars.

NRP = Normal Reverse pass (pull thru 1 loop, pull thru 2 loops until 1 loop remains)

Special Stitches

CDD = Central Double Decrease:

Performed Over three stitches:

Forward pass:

  1. TEKS in stitch 1
  2. TEKS in stich 2
  3. remove these two stitches and swap the RIGHT(#1) stitch behind the LEFT stitch(#2) [make sure to maintain the orientation of the loops, don’t twirl them, just swap them],
  4. TEKS the third stitch.

Reverse Pass: Pull through 4 loops when you get to these 3 stitches. (1 ch + 3 stitches together)

Important Notes

  • Start and finish with a long yarn tails, about 12”each to be used for sewing the garment together at the end.
  • Keep count of your loops on each pass to ensure no lost or added stitches, bearing in mind that during the lace portion stitch counts change on some rows.
  • On the second row of lace keep in mind that when you get to the CDD st of the previous row, be sure to put your hook through all 3 of the combined loops of that st.
  • If you miss an increase you can add it in the following row.
  • If you forget to switch stitches at a CDD point, you can switch them when you come to them on the reverse pass. Just carefully remove stitches and swap their location.

Instructions

Begin:  Ch 58 or use a multiple of 8 stitches plus 2, if you want to make it wider or narrower. 

Foundation Row (Color A) – Pull up a loop in back bump in 2nd ch from hook and each chain across. (58 loops on hook)

NRP – Normal Return Pass: pull thru 1 lp, pull thru 2 lps until 1 lp remains on hook.

Row 1 Color A  Ch1, TEKS across until last st. TESS in last st.

NRP – Normal Return Pass.

Row 2 – Row 4  Color A  Repeat Row 1. Join Color B at the end of Row 4 Return Pass when 2 loops left on hook.

Next rows are in Color B

Row 5 Color B

  1. Ch1,
  2. *(TEKS in next 4 sts,
  3. TEKS in next st,
  4. remove last two stitches and swap the RIGHT(#1) stitch behind the LEFT stitch(#2),
  5. TEKS in next 4 sts)* Repeat * to * across to last st.
  6. TESS in last stitch.

LRP = Lace Return Pass:

  1. Pull thru 1 loop
  2. *( Ch1, pull thru 2 loops
  3. Pull thru 2 lps,
  4. Pull thru 4 lps (CDD completed)
  5. Pull thru 2 lps x 2
  6. Ch1, pull thru 2 lps)* Repeat until 2 loops remain. Pull thru last 2 lps.

Row 6 Color B

  1. Ch1,
  2. *(TEKS in next st,
  3. M1 (TEKS) in 2nd ch (top 2 bars) before next st.
  4. TEKS in next 3 sts,
  5. TEKS in next st,
  6. remove last two stitches and swap the RIGHT(#1) stitch behind the LEFT stitch(#2),
  7. TEKS in next 2 sts,
  8. M1 (TEKS) in 1st ch (top 2 bars) after last st.)* Repeat * to * across to last st.
  9. TESS in last stitch.

LRP = Lace Return Pass

Row 7  Color B

  1. Ch1,
  2. *(TEKS in next st,
  3. M1 (TEKS) in 2nd ch (top 2 bars) before next st.
  4. TEKS in next 6 sts,
  5. M1 (TEKS) in 1st ch (top 2 bars) after last st.)* Repeat * to * across to last st.
  6. TESS in last stitch.

NRP – Normal Return Pass.

Row 8 (Color B) Repeat Row 1, NRP.

Row 9 (Color B) Repeat Row 5, LRP.

Row 10 (Color B)

  1. Ch1,
  2. *(TEKS in next st,
  3. M1 (TEKS) in 2nd ch (top 2 bars) before next st.
  4. TERS in next 2 sts,
  5. TEKS in next st,
  6. remove last two stitches and swap the RIGHT(#1) stitch behind the LEFT stitch(#2),
  7. TERS in next 2 sts,
  8. M1 (TEKS) in 1st ch (top 2 bars) after last st.)* Repeat * to * across to last st.
  9. TESS in last stitch.

Row 11 (Color B) Repeat Row 6.

BIND OFF:

Bind off in single crochet:

  1. Ch1,
  2. *(sc in next TEKS,
  3. Sc in back bump of next 2 ch sts,
  4. Sc in next 5 TEKS sts,
  5. Sc in back bump of next 2 ch sts), * Repeat * to * until last st.
  6. Sc in last st.
  7. Pull yarn through and cut yarn leaving at least 12” tail for sewing. (72 sc sts)

Finishing

With wrong side facing out, join the 2 ends together to form a cylinder. With yarn needle sew the 2 sides together. See pictures below. Turn right side out and enjoy your Dusky Sunset Tunisian Crochet Cowl!

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