31 Tunisian Crochet Patterns

Are you looking for some stunning Tunisian crochet patterns? In this article, we will be going through some of the most stunning patterns to work with.

Tunisian crochet uses stitches that are worked onto the hook using a forward pass and worked off it in a return pass. This different workflow means that slightly more yarn is used when crocheting, but the results are well worth the time and effort. Tunisian crochet has also been known as Afghan crochet, Scotch knitting, shepherds knitting and many other names, so if you are familiar with any of those names, know that it is Tunisian crochet. 

Although it is possible to do Tunisian crochet with a regular crochet hook, it is always best to buy the perfect tool. If you are new to Tunisian crochet and would like to try it out before spending money on hooks, why not try some beginner patterns in this guide? If you find out that Tunisian crochet is going to be your new favorite hobby, be sure to work your way down this list and become familiar with more advanced patterns.

Baby Blanket

A great starting point for Tunisian crochet is a baby blanket. This blanket is super simple and makes a great gift. Decorative tassels can be added to the corners, but the blanket will be beautiful without, especially if you use self striping yarn.

Language: US English

Skill level: Beginner

Ear Warmer Pattern

This ear warmer Tunisian crochet pattern is a lovely beginner design to try out. You can use regular crochet hooks for this and choose the yarn weight and color. The pattern for these ear warmers comes in various sizes, too, so you can make it to fit anyone from a child to adult.

Language: English

Skill level: Beginner

Tunisian Feathers

These Tunisian crochet feathers are quick, easy, and can be used for lots of different things. All you need to know about Tunisian crochet is how to do the simple stitch. The feathers can be colorful and used as various kinds of decorations, including being frames, attached to handbags or sewn onto the tops of blankets.

Language: English

Skill level: Beginner

Navajo Blanket

Creating this Navajo-inspired blanket is another great Tunisian crochet pattern for beginners. The native designs for this blanket are cross-stitched over the panels of the blanket once it had been completed, making it look beautiful very easy.

Language: US English

Skill level: Beginner

Oulander Shawl

This shawl is a fantastic gift if you know anyone who is in love with the Starz series ‘Outlander’. To recreate this shawl, you need some medium weight yarn in different colors, a button and a basic knowledge of Tunisian crochet.

Language: UK English, French

Skill level: Beginner

Hexagon Crochet Pattern

This simple but useful design is another good pattern for beginners to try out. They can be used on their own or joined together to form other items such as blankets, rugs or bags – the choice is yours. If you don’t have anything particular in mind, you can always crochet these hexagons and use them for future endeavors, whatever they may be.

Language: UK English

Skill level: Beginner

Fiesta Shawl

For this shawl, you will only need to know the Tunisian full stitch. Using this stitch will create a pattern that is reversible so that it can be worn two ways. There isn’t any stitch-counting for this design, so it’s a great pattern for you if you don’t want to think about it too much.

Language: US English

Skill level: Beginner

Lattice Top

For this stunning lattice top, all you need to know about Tunisian crocheting is how to do the double crochet while for regular crocheting you need to make a knowledge of single crochet and yarn over. This top is gorgeous and will suit everyone, not to mention it can be made in any size and color.

Language: US English

Skill level: Beginner

Kona Beanie

This simple but elegant design is a good choice for anyone getting into Tunisian crochet. The pattern comes in 5 different sizes, ensuring that it will fit anyone, and is an easy but rewarding pattern to follow.

Language: US English

Skill level: Beginner

Baja Hoodie

This Baja hoodie is made using the Tunisian knit stitch. This stitch makes the garment look like it is knitted but does not use the actual technique. The hoodie is a great item to wear with any outfit and is light, versatile and can be any colors. This pattern includes photo tutorials for each step of the pattern, which can be made any size. There are many ways to customize this pattern too, so you can alter parts to suit anyone’s preferences.

Language: US English

Skill level: Beginner

Shawl Pattern

This shawl is another simple yet great option for Tunisian crochet. You can choose to use one or two colors or anything you feel like – it will still look fantastic. For this pattern, a hook will be needed to complete the foundation chains, but other than that, this is a really nice and simple design.

Language: UK English

Skill level: Beginner

Tunisian Knit Ripple Crochet Pattern

This simple design is great for any kind of decoration. To make it, all you require is some of your favorite yarn and a Tunisian crochet hook. The instructions for the ripple are simple and easy to understand, making it a great place to start for beginner level crocheters.

Language: English

Skill level: Beginner

Preston Top

This Preston top design is a good choice for anyone interested in making easy shirts using Tunisian crochet. For this design, you can alter the size to fit anyone and use only Tunisian simple stitch. A top like this would be a lovely gift for any friend who is in love with crochet or shirts alike.

Language: US English

Skill level: Beginner

Tunisian Crochet Vest

This Tunisian crochet vest is gorgeous and a lovely gift for anyone who likes fashion. The pattern comes in 5 sizes and is very simple to follow, even if you are new to crocheting. 

Language: UK English, Spanish

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Tunisian Triangles

For this pattern, it is suggested that you have a 6 mm Tunisian hook as well as a 4.5 mm crochet hook for completing the edging. This pattern is beautiful and only requires the knowledge of the Tunisian simple stitch to create and two complimentary colored yarns, so it’s a great way to practice your basic skills.

Language: UK English

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Spiral Rug

The spiral rug is a stunning Tunisian crochet design that anyone will love. With this pattern, you will create a beautiful spiral of colors while using Tunisian simple stitch and regular crochet. This rug would be a perfect housewarming gift for any friend.

Language: US English

Skill level: Intermediate

Beanie Pattern

There are 6 sizes available for this design, ranging from baby to a large adult. This pattern mixed Tunisian and regular crochet, making it a great choice for those who already have a love for regular crochet but would like to dabble in other styles.

Language: UK English

Skill level: Intermediate

Small Dog Jumper Pattern

If you wanted to give your canine companion a blanket for those cold winter nights. This body of this jumper is made one square at a time in once piece using Tunisian crochet techniques, while the collar is made using regular crochet. This pattern can be done using a normal crochet hook, though may be easier with a Tunisian one. The pattern comes in 3 measurements, so it should fit any small dog breed.

Language: UK English

Skill level: Intermediate

Crochet Pillows

You can create adorable Tunisian crochet pillows for you, your loved ones or your pets. For this pattern, the pillows are made using configurations of entrelac, of which instructions thoroughly describe. These pillows can be any size you want, and the traditional Tunisian crochet hook is recommended when crocheting.

Language: English

Skill level:  Intermediate

Socks

You can create socks of 3 sizes using this cute Tunisian crochet pattern. These socks are created from the toes up using continuous spirals, and 2 balls of hardy yarn will be needed. The socks can be done in various colors and no special skills are needed other than a knowledge of Tunisian crochet and ‘in the round’.

Language: UK English

Skill level: Intermediate

Dotty Shawl

This asymmetrical shawl is triangle-shaped and can be made using mosaic and standard Tunisian crocheting techniques. The size of this shawl can be adjusted to suit whoever you are making it for, and looks great when different colored yarns are used. To create this design, you will need to have a knowledge of Tunisian simple and reverse stitch, mosaic Tunisian stitches, last Tunisian stitch, slip stitch, yarn over and the chain stitch.

Language: UK English

Skill level: Intermediate

Modern Scarf

This scarf requires the knowledge of the Tunisian purl and simple stitches, as well as the yarn over, chain, slip and special stitches for the best results. The design creates dashes of color throughout the scarf, making it eye-catching and fantastic pattern to learn.

Language: US English

Skill level: Beginner

Turban Hat Pattern

This turban hat is created using the ‘oriental fairy tale’ pattern and fits the average female head. For this hat, you should be familiar with how stitches are explained and follow instructions well in US terminology. A Tunisian and short hook are needed for this design.

Language: US English

Skill level: Intermediate

Fingerless Gloves

Fingerless gloves are a great choice if you are always in chilly weather. To crochet this design, you will need to know the Tunisian simple stitch and arrowhead stitch, as well as have a knowledge of color increasing and changing. 

Language: UK English

Skill level: Intermediate

Tank Top

To create this stunning tank top, you will need to know Tunisian simple and purl stitch. This tank top can be made in various sizes so that it can be made to fit anyone and has a lovely V-neckline, no bulgy fabric and comfortable armholes. As this design is thick, whoever you give it to won’t have to worry about wearing an undershirt, allowing them to be comfortable and warm. 

Language: US English

Skill level: Intermediate

Flower Blanket

This flower blanket uses a mix of Tunisian and regular crochet stitches and gives a stunning finished project. The flowers can be different colors and sizes, so it can be altered to suit many people’s needs and preferences. 

Language: US English, Dutch

Skill level: Intermediate

Turtleneck

Turtlenecks are a favorite for a lot of reasons, and this pattern is no exception. This pattern can be brought to life using only Tunisian simple stitch and rib stitch, making it a fairly quick and easy item to create.

Language: US English

Skill level: Intermediate

Priestess Coat

This coat is a stunning Tunisian crochet design that is perfect for those wanting to live out their high priestess fantasy. The full-length coat can be multiple different colors or dark for those with darker preferences. The pattern comes in sizes ranging from XS-2XL, but can be made smaller or larger if needed with the correct skills.

For this garment, you will have access to tutorial photographs, how-tos for the more challenging stitches used and schematics to keep you on the right track. Primarily, however, the main stitch used to create this magical piece is the Tunisian simple stitch. Other stitch techniques are used but are thoroughly explained in the pattern instructions.

Language: US English

Skill level: Intermediate

Millennial Jumper Cowl Neck

This jumper is the perfect gift for oversized sweater lovers anywhere. This jumper pattern comes in 9 sizes, so it is incredibly inclusive and can be made to fit anyone. Because it is meant to be an over-sized garment, you should keep track of the sizing, as the pattern will need to be sized down if you would rather have something that is more form-fitting. No overly-complicated stitches are needed for this pattern, so beginners could tackle the design and succeed.

Language: US English

Skill level: Intermediate

Elf Coat

This Tunisian crochet pattern is ideal is you or your to-be receiver loves fantasy-inspired garments. The pattern for this coat has pointed hem shapes, an A-line silhouette and a long, pointed hood. This coat looks amazing in all different colors and even black for those who prefer the darker color palette. When colors are added, however, the coat takes on a mystical aura and becomes the perfect garment to frolic in the woods. To create this magical coat, you only need to have the knowledge of the Tunisian knit stitch. The result will be a fabric that is tight with no holes, making it perfect for winter weather. The pattern comes in small, medium and large sizes, though skilled crocheters should be able to size up or down if it is required.

Language: US English

Skill level: Intermediate-Advanced

Shells Wave Pattern

The Shell wave pattern is an advanced pattern using Tunisian crochet. The end result is absolutely stunning and well worth the patience and skill it takes to recreate. To create the end result, the shells will be crocheted in a pattern that will twist back and forth and have a wonderful laced finish. After crocheting the 10 strips required for this item, they will be joined together and finished with a border. This item, whether you want to use it as a garment or a blanket, will make an amazing gift or decorative piece in your own home.

Language: US English

Skill level: Advanced

Conclusion On Tunisian Crochet

Tunisian crocheting is a very rewarding and pleasant hobby. Anyone can do it and if you keep putting the work in, it can become a business. There are lots of people who love the look of crochet, no matter the technique, but don’t have the time to try it and master it. 

I hope these designs are a good starting place for anyone who is thinking about taking it up or giving it a try. Each of these patterns are unique and have something special about them, even if they are incredibly simple. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Tunisian Crochet More Difficult Than Regular Crochet?

Tunisian crochet is not any more difficult than regular crochet is. Different techniques and stitches are used but, like regular crochet, some stitches are easier than others.

How Is Tunisian Crocheting Different To Regular Crochet?

In Tunisian crochet, the stitches are worked off the hook in a return pass after being worked on in a forward pass. Additionally, in this type of crochet, you will always stitch with the right side facing you, whereas with regular crochet or knitting the work will never be turned. 

Is Tunisian Crochet Faster?

Tunisian crochet is faster than regular crochet, and actually twice as fast as knitting. 

Is Tunisian Crochet From Tunisia?

There is no evidence to show that Tunisian crochet came from Tunisia itself. It is thought that Tunisian crochet is derived from ‘hook knitting’, a technique that originated in Africa and Central Asia, where two long needles with hooked points are used. This, however, is not know for sure and the mystery of where Tunisian crochet originated from is still a mystery.

Is Tunisian Crochet Stretchy?

Tunisian crochet is not as stretchy as regular crochet or knitting. This is because the fabric that’s’ created using Tunisian crochet methods is thicker. 

How Do I Stop Tunisian Crochet From Curling Up?

There are several things you can do to stop your Tunisian crochet from curling up. Firstly, you can try using a larger hook. Additionally, you can try working a few rows of Tunisian reverse or purl stitch at the beginning of your piece, or another variation of seed stitch. These should all stop your piece from curling up.

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