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Tunisian Crochet Neck Warmer – Free Pattern by Knitter Knotter

Purple and gray Tunisian crochet neck warmer. Free crochet pattern and video tutorials.

Worked in only two stitches, this Tunisian crochet neck warmer pattern achieves its beautiful color work magically with no color changes mid-round. Get the full free pattern below or purchase the ad-free, printable PDF here.

Women standing amongst trees wearing a purple and gray Tunisian Crochet cowl, a blue shirt, and an off white jacket.
Thanks to Lion Brand Yarns for supplying the yarn for this Tunisian crochet neck warmer pattern. This post contains affiliate links.

Welcome back to the Make & Do Crew guest designer series where talented designers from across the internet share their free patterns with you, right here on Make & Do Crew.

Today Arunima from Knitter Knotter is here with her free Tunisian crochet cowl pattern! You can see lots of of Arunima’s crochet patterns in her blog, Knitter Knotter and on Etsy and Ravelry. And be sure to check her out on social media too: Instagram and Pinterest. Arunima, take it away!

The Inspiration For My Tunisian Crochet Neck Warmer Pattern

I have been crocheting for over 10 years now but I discovered Tunisian crochet a little over a year ago. I am very intrigued by it and have been experimenting a lot!

I have tried different stitches and color change techniques along the way and I have always wanted to try building fabric with color-work without having to switch colors. The dual color design in my cowl is achieved by using different stitches instead of switching yarn for color changes

Free crochet pattern for a Tunisian crochet cowl, using basic Tunisian stitches. Made with Lion Brand yarn.

The name ‘Asha’ means ‘hope’ in Sanskrit. I decided to name my cowl Asha because I started with an idea with the hope that I would be able to find a way to achieve it and it turned out to be just right. 🙂

What Colors Will You Choose?

I was looking for yarn that I could build some texture with and would have a wide range of colors to choose from. The Lion Brand Heartland yarn was perfect because of the way the stitches hold up and I had such a beautiful set of colors to choose from!

Lion Brand Heartland yarn

Basic Tunisian Stitches Still Make For a Unique Colorwork Cowl

If you are an ambitious beginner, this cowl is great for you. It is made up of only two stitches – Tunisian Knit Stitch and Tunisian Reverse Stitch. You will need to know how to work in a round and once you have that figured out, this cowl is very easy to make! I have tutorials with left and right handed videos available for everything you need to know before you make this cowl.

Beginner Tunisian crochet cowl free pattern. Purple and gray yarn and basic Tunisian stitches create a unique color work pattern.

This cowl is made in a round with the forward pass made with one color and the reverse pass with another. There is no switching of colors at any time to make the design, yay!! 🙂 You just need to use two different stitches.

Purple and gray Tunisian crochet neck warmer. Free crochet pattern and video tutorials.

This is a very easy pattern if you know how to work in a round and works up really quickly too! I think it will look great in so many different combinations of colors. This is also a reversible pattern – the front and back look slightly different but the cowl can be worn both ways!

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Free beginner-friendly crochet pattern for a Tunisian crochet neck warmer. Made with Lion Brand Heartland yarn. Video tutorials included.

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The Asha Tunisian Crochet Cowl Free Pattern

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Explanation: Have you tried Tunisian crochet in the round yet? This cowl is made in a round with the forward pass made with one color and the reverse pass with another. The dual color design is achieved by using different stitches instead of switching yarn for color changes. This is a very easy pattern and works up really quickly too! I think it will look great in so many different combinations of colors. This is also a reversible pattern – the front and back look slightly different but the cowl can be worn both ways!

To make this cowl, you need to know only two stitches – Tunisian Knit Stitch and Tunisian Reverse Stitch. You will need to know how to work in a round and I have tutorials with left and right handed videos available for everything you need to know before you make this cowl.

Supplies:
Lion Brand Heartland (weight: 4/Medium – 251 yards, 5 oz)
Isle Royal (#136-189) – 1 ball
Acadia (#136-098) – 1 ball
• 8 mm double ended Tunisian crochet hook
• Yarn needle
• Stitch markers (optional)
• Scissors

Sizes/Measurements:
• Height – ~9” (~23 cms)
• Circumference – ~27” (~68 cms)

Gauge:
• 10 rows of 10 Tunisian Knit stitches is a 3 inch (7.5 cms) square.
• You do not have to match my gauge exactly. Depending on your crochet style and tension, the size of your project will be different.
• If your swatch is smaller than mine, you can use a larger hook. If your swatch is larger than mine, you can use a smaller hook but you need to make sure that your hook is large enough to avoid curling. It is possible to fix some curling after the project is complete but it is best to use a hook that is at least 2 sizes larger than the recommended crochet hook for the yarn.

Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
fp – forward pass
ks – knit stitch – Insert hook in the space between the two vertical bars of the next stitch, pull through into a loop on the hook.
rp – return pass
trs – Tunisian reverse stitch – Insert hook in the back vertical bar, yarn over, pull through the vertical bar into a loop on the hook.
yo – yarn over

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Overall Pattern Notes:
• This cowl is made using the cro-hook (double ended Tunisian) technique. It is worked in the round with one color used in the forward pass and the other color in the reverse pass. You do not have to switch colors at any time while making this cowl.

• This is a reversible pattern. The front and back sides look slightly different but the cowl can be worn both ways.

• You could use the written instructions OR the pattern chart to make the cowl.

• If you are using the chart, you will have to make 4 repeats of the chart width-wise and there will be 88 stitches in your foundation row.

• I usually start from the bottom right corner of the pattern chart and work my way up. So, if you use the chart and the written instructions together, they will match up in that direction.

• Use stitch markers to mark your repeats and the beginning of each round. Move the stitch markers up after every round to avoid confusion.

• TIP: In Tunisian Crochet, the stitches on any given row are defined by how you crochet the next row. The row that you just made defines the one before it as a ks or trs row. This information will be useful if you have to frog some part of your project.

• Colors pictured:
– C1: Isle Royale
– C2: Acadia

• Notes for the pattern chart:
– I have used two colors to indicate two different stitches. You will not have to switch colors at any point while making the cowl – The forward pass will always be made with color C1 and the reverse pass with color C2.
– This chart is for one repeat only. To make the cowl, you will have to make 4 repeats width-wise and you will have 88 stitches in your foundation row.

Tunisian crochet cowl free pattern with video tutorials.

Helpful Video Tutorials:
Resources, Photo and Video (Left and Right handed) tutorials of stitches and techniques used in this pattern: How to make a Foundation Row
Tunisian Knit Stitch
Tunisian Reverse Stitch
Binding off
Working in a round with 2 colors
– All video tutorials that will be helpful in making this cowl can be found here on YouTube

Foundation Round
FP With C1, chain 88. Make the foundation row stitches in the back loops of the chain.

RP Move all loops on the hook to the other end. Turn the project, join C2, chain 1, (yo, pull through 2 loops on hook) across until a few loops remains on hook. Move all the remaining hooks to the other end and turn the project again – the right side of the project will be facing you now.

Place a stitch marker at the first stitch of this round.

If you need help with working in a round, please see the tutorial for working in a round with 2 colors here.

Rounds 1 – 3
FP With C1, continue working over the stitches from the previous Round in a round, 88 trs

RP After every few stitches move all loops on the hook to the other end and turn the project. With C2, (yo, pull through 2 loops on hook) across until a few loops remains on hook. Move all the remaining hooks to the other end and turn the project again – the right side of the project will be facing you now.

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Rounds 4 – 9
FP With C1, 88 ks

RP Same as RP of Round 1

Rounds 10 – 12
FP With C1, 88 trs

RP Same as RP of Round 1

Round 13
FP With C1, 88 ks

RP Same as RP of Round 1

Rounds 14 – 15
FP With C1, (1 trs, 2 ks, 2 trs, 2 ks, 2 trs, 2 ks, 1 trs, 2 ks, 2 trs, 2 ks, 2 trs, 2 ks) * 4 repeats

Place stitch markers at the beginning of every repeat.
RP Same as RP of Round 1

Rounds 16 – 17
FP With C1, (2 trs, 2 ks, 2 trs, 2 ks, 2 trs, 3 ks, 2 trs, 2 ks, 2 trs, 2 ks, 1 trs) * 4 repeats

RP Same as RP of Round 1

Rounds 18 – 19
FP With C1, (1 ks, 2 trs, 2 ks, 2 trs, 2 ks, 2 trs, 1 ks, 2 trs, 2 ks, 2 trs, 2 ks, 2 trs) * 4 repeats

RP Same as RP of Round 1

Rounds 20 – 21
FP With C1, (2 ks, 2 trs, 2 ks, 2 trs, 2 ks, 3 trs, 2 ks, 2 trs, 2 ks, 2 trs, 1 ks) * 4 repeats

RP Same as RP of Round 1

Rounds 22 – 23
FP With C1, repeat Round 14

RP Same as RP of Round 1

Round 24
FP With C1, 88 ks

RP Same as RP of Round 1

Rounds 25 – 27
FP With C1, 88 trs

RP Same as RP of Round 1

Rounds 28 – 33
FP With C1, 88 ks

RP Same as RP of Round 1

Rounds 34 – 35
FP With C1, 88 trs

RP Same as RP of Round 1. Cut C2 and weave in ends securely.

Round 36
FP With C1, 88 trs

This is the same as the previous round except that you will make a slip stitch (or a single crochet stitch depending on the bind off method you choose) every time you pick up a loop on your hook.

RP There is no reverse pass. Cut C1 and weave in ends securely.

Blocking

I recommend blocking your cowl after you have made it.

Thanks again to Arunima from Knitter Knotter for sharing this free Tunisian crochet cowl pattern! Be sure to check out Arunima’s blog for lots more modern crochet patterns!

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