Before the end of last year I decided to challenge myself to expand my fiber arts skills. Giving Tunisian crochet a try is one of the ways I have chosen to meet this challenge. I have had this long Tunisian hook around and I figured it was about time I put it use.
For my first projects I decided to keep things simple and started with the Tunisian simple stitch. My first project was a cowl made with Red Heart Super Saver. After finishing this I decided to make a neck warmer using some Caron Simply Soft. Below you will find some notes for these projects if you are interested in making a simple stitch cowl or neck warmer yourself.
Don’t know what the Tunisian simple stitch is? Click here to see a video tutorial about how to do it.
Tunisian Simple Stitch Cowl (Blue)
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver
Tunisian Hook: I
Size: 10 1/2 inches x 26 inches
When the cowl has reached the desired length, bind off (click here for a video tutorial) and seam the ends together. I used the mattress stitch (click here for a video tutorial) but you can seam the cowl together using whichever method you prefer.
Tunisian Simple Stitch Neck Warmer (Orchid)
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft
Tunisian Hook: I
Size: 9 1/4 inches x 23 1/2
When the neck warmer has reached the desired length, bind off (click here for a video tutorial) and seam the ends together. I used the mattress stitch (click here for a video tutorial) but you can seam the cowl together using whichever method you prefer.
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