TUNISIAN COLORWORK COWL
It’s fun to work with dark yarns, especially when paired with lighter colors to create beautiful effects
9 inches wide x 32 inches long
• Berroco Millefiori medium ( worsted) weight wool/ acrylic yarn ( 31/2 oz/ 186 yds/ 100g per skein):
1 skein # 7891 terra • Berroco Vintage medium ( worsted) weight acrylic/ wool/ nylon yarn ( 31/2 oz/ 218 yds/ 100g per skein):
1 skein # 5104 mushroom • Size L/ 11/ 8mm Tunisian crochet hook or size
needed to obtain gauge • Size H/ 8/ 5mm crochet hook • Tapestry needle • 11/4- inch wooden toggle button: 3
5 ch-3 sps = 4 inches; 8 rows = 4 inches Take time to check gauge.
Each Tunisian row is worked in 2 steps: the forward pass and the return pass to work loops off hook. Each vertical bar of row 1 counts as a stitch. First loop on hook is counted as a stitch unless otherwise stated. Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.
Change color: Pull up lp of new color through lp of old color on hook (see illustration). Work loops off hook (work lps off hook): Yo, pull through 1 lp on hook (see illustration A), [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook (see illustration B)] across. Last lp on hook counts as first st of next row. Tunisian Double Crochet ( TDC): Pull up a lp about 1- inch long, yo and pull through lp, insert hook back into back lp of knot, yo and pull up a lp, yo and draw through both lps on hook (otherwise known as sc in back lp). Tunisian Purl Stitch ( TPS): Bring yarn to front of work, with yarn in front of hook, insert hook from left to right under next vertical bar (see illustration A), wrap yarn in front of st and around hook (see illustration B), pull up lp (see illustration C). Tunisian Simple Stitch ( TSS): Insert hook from right to left under next vertical bar, yo, pull up a lp, on last st of row, insert hook under both vertical strands, yo, pull up lp (see illustration). Surface slip stitch (surface sl st): Holding yarn at back of work, insert hook as indicated, yo, pull lp through fabric and lp on hook.
Row 1 (RS): With mushroom, ch 27,
A. TSS (see Special Stitches) in each ch across,
B. change color (see Special Stitches) to terra, work lps off hook (see Special Stitches). (27 sts) Row 2:
A. Ch 1, *sl next st onto hook, TDC (see Special Stitches) in next st; rep from * across, B. work lps off hook. Row 3: A. TPS (see Special Stitches) in each st across, B. change color to mushroom, work lps off hook.
A. * Insert hook in horizontal top bar of next st, yo and pull up a lp, sl next st onto hook; rep from * across, TSS in last st,
B. change color to terra, work off lps as normal.
Next Rows: [Rep rows 2– 4] 28 times total or to desired length.
Next Rows: Rep rows 2 and 3.
Last Row: Sl st in horizontal top bar of each st across, fasten off.
Rnd 1: With RS facing and size H crochet hook, join (see Pattern Notes) mushroom in corner of cowl, *sc evenly along edge of cowl, working 3 sc in corner, rep from * around, join in first sc, turn.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, *sc in each sc across to corner, 3 sc in corner, rep from * around, join in first sc, turn.
Rnd 3: Sl st in each sc around, do not turn.
Rnd 4 (optional): Sl st in each sc around on rnd 1 as follows: hold yarn to back of work and sl st through fabric. This will embroider a 2nd line of sts around cowl. Fasten off.
Pin cowl to finished measurements, spray with water and allow to dry. Sew buttons evenly along 1 short edge. Place a pin in opposite short edge to mark placement for toggles.
Join mushroom 11/2 inches away from edge of fabric by holding yarn on underside, surface sl st (see Special Stitches) in straight line to edge of cowl, ch 7, surface sl st back to 1 st away from first surface sl st, turn, working in sts just made, sl st in each sl st and ch across. Fasten off.