Skipping Stones Cowl FREE Tunisian Crochet Pattern
July 30, 2020
If you keep scrolling, you’ll find the FREE pattern, but ad-free PDF versions are also available on Ravelry, Etsy and my website.
This cowl came about in a very unusual way for me. Generally when designing I am very methodical in terms of first sketching my idea, doing a gauge swatch, blocking said swatch, doing some math and only then diving into creating something. Even for accessories I usually take this approach because I find it helps me keep everything organized in my very type A brain.
However for this design I just let myself play with the yarn. I had just received this gorgeous new Cruella DeVil 5mm Tunisian crochet hook from Furls and I had one lonely skein of the beautiful WeCrochet Hawthorne Fingering Kettle Dye in the colourway Macadam. So I caked it up and just started playing. The hook has these gorgeous diagonal stripes all the way down and I wanted to see if I could replicate the look of the stripes with the hook that inspired it.
Well it took a few tries. I think I started and ripped out no less than 8 times to get the look I wanted. Then when I did I was thrilled! I didn’t want to stop working it up so I just kept going because I was enjoying the process of making it instead of racing to get to a finished object.
If you can do the Tunisian Knit Stitch and yarn over then this is a great easy piece to practice your Tunisian skills on.
If you’re anything like me, before I started designing I was already starting to plan out what I was going to be making for the holidays for my friends and family. So a one skein, free pattern is definitely something I gravitate towards when deciding what I am going to be making.
All the information you need to complete the cowl wrap can be found below! When making it please be sure to share your work on Instagram and tag me (@by.stephanie.erin) as well as tag your pics with #SkippingStonesCowl so that I can check out your projects and you can see everyone else’s Skipping Stones Cowl!
Skipping Stones Cowl
Hook – 5 mm Tunisian hook or hook needed to obtain gauge
I prefer to use Soak! The pineapple scent is my favourite.
20 sts and 16 rows in tks = 4” blocked
tks tunisian knit stitch
tks2tog tunisian knit stitch 2 together – insert hook under bar of next st as to tss, then through next stitch as to tks, pull loop through both sts.
tss tunisian simple stitch
ret return – ch 1, *yo pull through 2. Rep until 1 loop remains on hook
yo yarn over
This cowl is started at the short end and worked lengthwise until you reach your desired length. The short ends are sewn together to make a cowl.
Pattern could easily be adjusted to make a scarf, or double in length to make an infinity scarf.
On the last st, work a tss under 2 loops.
If you would like a wider cowl, add 7 sts to the beginning chain to increase the multiple.
Row 1: Ch 44, pick up a loop in the back bump of each st. Ret. (44 sts)
Row 2: tks 2, *yo, tks2tog, tks 5. Rep from * until 4 sts rem, tks 3, tss in last. Ret.
Row 3: tks 3, *yo, tks2tog, tks 5. Rep from * until 3 sts rem, tks 2, tss in last. Ret.
Row 4: tks 4, *yo, tks2tog, tks 5. Rep from * until 2 sts rem, tks, tss in last. Ret.
Row 5: tks 5, *yo, tks2tog, tks 5. Rep from * until 1 st rem, tss in last. Ret.
Row 5: tks, *tks 5, yo, tks2tog. Rep from * until 7 sts rem, tks 6, tss in last. Ret.
Row 6: *yo, tks2tog, tks 5. Rep from * until 1 st rem, tss in last. Ret.
Row 7: tks, *yo, tks2tog, tks 5. Rep from * until 5 sts rem, tks 4, tss in last. Ret.
Repeat rows 2-7 until cowl measures approximately 36” or until your desired length. In order for the cowl to look seamless finish you last repeat after row 7.
Bind off by sc in each stitch, inserting your hook as if to tks.
With RS facing mattress stitch the short ends of the cowl together with a darning needle.
Block according to fibre.
I like to soak my wrap in lukewarm water with a non rinse soap like Soakfor 20 minutes. Then lay flat to dry on blocking mats or a towel.
Pin edges with blocking pins to help counter act the curling in Tunisian.
Weave in both ends!
Rock out in your new Skipping Stones Cowl!
That’s all there is to this pretty cowl! I hope you love your new cowl.
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