This pattern was updated on January 2, 2015 to be clearer and easier to read, especially for beginners. Let me know if you have any questions!
I’m excited to announce another free pattern in collaboration with Galler Yarns.
Using one jumbo skein of Galler Yarns Aztec Boucle, an organic cotton yarn with just a little bit of nylon added, this cowl is a great all weather accessory. The eyelets created by the stitch patterns and the cotton yarn make it breathable in warmer weather, but the length allows you to wrap it around three times for warmth in cold weather.
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This is a reversible stitch pattern that can be made even by Tunisian crochet newbies. It doesn’t hurt that the yarn texture will cover any mistakes you make ;).
The All Weather Cowl is crocheted across lengthwise and then seamed.
Since you will have 80 inches (203 cm) of stitches on your hook, I recommend using a Tunisian crochet hook with a flexible cable.
The Aztec Boucle works up nicely and creates a great gift for any eco-conscious person on your list.
All Weather Cowl
Tunisian Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter
This delightful unisex cowl/ circle scarf is made with reversible stitch patterns. The eyelets and lightweight yarn make this a perfect cowl for all seasons. Wear it wrapped three times in the cold or loosely in warm weather.
- 6” (15 cm) x 80” (203 cm)
- Galler Yarns Aztec Boucle yarn (8 oz/227 g/545 yds/498 m/97% Organic Cotton, 3% Nylon) – 1 skein, or approximately 545 yds/498 m in any light weight cotton yarn.
- J-10 (6 mm) Tunisian crochet hook or any size needed to obtain gauge (Tip: a Tunisian crochet hook with a flexible cable is recommended.)
- Yarn needle
- 7.5 sts in pattern = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- ch – chain
- sp – space
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- Tss – Tunisian simple stitch – Insert hook behind next vertical bar, yo, draw through loop, and leave it on hook.
- yo – yarn over
- * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
- Ch 150.
Tunisian Base Row:
- Forward: Working in back ridge of the ch (rather than through front loop), insert hook in second ch from hook, *yo, draw up a loop and leave it on hook; rep from * across.
- Return: Do not turn, ch 1, *yo and pull through 2 loops; rep from * across.
- Forward: Skip first vertical bar, *in sp before next vertical bar, insert hook from front to back. yo, and draw up a loop, yo, insert hook in same sp, yo, and draw up a loop; rep from * across to last sp, skip last sp, Tss.
- Return: Ch 1, *yo and draw through 4 loops; rep from * across to last 2 loops, yo and draw through 2 loops.
- Forward: Skip first vertical bar and first sp, *in sp before next vertical bar, insert hook from front to back. yo, and draw up a loop, yo, insert hook in same sp, yo, and draw up a loop; rep from * across to last vertical bar, Tss.
- Return: Row 1 return.
- Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until width measures approximately 5.75” (14.5 cm), ending after Row 1. Finish with final row.
- Forward: Skip first vertical bar and first sp, *in sp before next vertical bar, insert hook from front to back, yo, and draw up a loop, yo, insert hook in same sp, yo, and draw up a loop, yo and draw through all loops on hook; rep from * across to last vertical bar, Tss, yo and draw through both loops on hook. Do not fasten off.
Assembly and Finishing:
- Turn. With same sides facing, match up sts along short edge. Join with slip st through ea st on both edges. Fasten off. With yarn needle, weave in ends securely.