Easy Tunisian Crochet Cowl

A great next project after you learn Tunisian crochet basics.

Skill Level | Easy
Finished Size | 26″ circumference; 10.5″ length

When you get the hang of the Tunisian simple stitch and you want to learn a new stitch, this project is the perfect way to incorporating a learning opportunity into a project you can enjoy.

Project sponsored by Clover USA


About this Pattern

If you’re looking for “the next step” Tunisian crochet project after learning the basics, you’re in the right place. Our easy Tunisian crochet cowl uses a beautiful stitch you’ll definitely want to know.

With this project you’ll learn a new Tunisian crochet stitch that uses a combination of Tunisian simple stitch and Tunisian purl stitches to create a gorgeous honeycomb texture.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you’ll need to get started as well as written instructions to walk you through the easy Tunisian crochet cowl from start to finish.

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getting started

Recommended Supplies

  • Approx 170 yds; Patons Shetland Chunky, (Colorway pictured: Country Sky Variegated)
  • 8 mm Tunisian Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it is in the same weight category. Check your gauge to make sure this substitution won’t effect the sizing and keep in mind the recommended amount will likely be inaccurate.

Additional Resources:

Ultimate Guide to Yarn Weight

3 Things you Must Do to Substitute Yarn on B.Hooked TV

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pattern details


This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

  • Ch Chain
  • Fwd Forward Pass
  • Hk Hook
  • Prev Previous
  • Rtn Return Pass
  • Rem Remaining
  • Sk Skip
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
  • Tps Tunisian Purl Stitch
  • Tss Tunisian Simple Stitch
  • YO Yarn Over
Finished Size

26″ circumference;
10.5″ length


10 sts x 9 rows = 4″
worked in stitch pattern

This pattern is worked in a flat, rectangular piece and sewn together when complete. For best results, we recommend wet blocking before assembling it together. If you’re not familiar with blocking, check out our guide here.

Tunisian crochet utilizes a forward pass (fwd) to collect loops on the hook and a return pass (rtn) to work the stitches off the hook. Collectively, these create a single row of the stitch pattern. You will see this reflected in the written instructions.

the pattern

Written Instructions

Foundation Row: Ch 31.
Fwd: *Insert hk in 2nd ch from hk. YO and pull up a loop. Rep from * to last ch. 
Rtn: YO and pull through one loop. *YO and pull through 2 loops. Rep from * until only one loop remains on hook.

Row 1: 
Fwd:  *Tps. Tss. Rep from * to end of row. Insert hk in last st. YO and pull up a loop. 
Rtn: YO and pull through one loop. *YO and pull through 2 loops. Rep from * until only one loop remains on hook.

Row 2: 
Fwd: *Tss. Tps. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Tss in second to last st. Insert hk in last st, YO and pull up a loop
Rtn: YO and pull through one loop. *YO and pull through 2 loops. Rep from * until only one loop remains on hook.

Repeat: Rep rows 1 and 2 until work measures 26″ from the starting edge, ending on a row one return pass.

Bind off: *Tss and pull new loop through prev loop. Tps and pull new loop through prev loop. Rep from * to last st. Insert hk in last st, YO and pull up a loop. Pull new loop through prev loop. Fasten off leaving a 12″ tail.


Step 1: Wet block cowl to correct any curling or uneven edges by pinning it down, saturating it with water and allowing it to dry completely before moving on to the next step.

Step 2: Lay cowl flat with right side facing up. Fold bottom edge to top edge so the wrong side is showing. Seam the two ends together using a yarn needle.

Step 3: Weave in your ends.

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