Have you tried using a double ended crochet hook yet? The hooks are the same size and you use two separate balls of yarn. This allows you to change colors on every row without cutting off at each color change. In this case, I used the beautiful self striping of Red Heart Yarns Unforgettable and I’ve paired it Red Heart Yarns With Love to give the project more body.
Dueling Colors Cowl
designed by Kim Guzman © Dec. 2014
Technique: Double-Ended Tunisian
7″ x 31″
- (A) Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable | color: Parrot | approx. 150 yds.
- (B) Red Heart With Love | color: Iced Aqua | approx. 150 yds.
- Double-Ended Tunisian Crochet Hook Size: L (8mm)
- Yarn needle (for weaving ends)
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12 stitches x 14 rows equals 4″
Yes, this is Tunisian Crochet (with a double-ended hook). But, don’t let that intimidate you. With full video support, this project can even be done by a beginner to Tunisian.
Tunisian Knit Stitch (tks):: Insert hook from front of work to back of work between front and back vertical bars of the same stitch, yarn over, pull lp through.
Project is made flat then seamed.
When turning back and forth to change color, watch which direction you are turning the hook so your yarn doesn’t become tangled.
Tunisian Crochet Pattern Instructions
A: With A, ch 22, sk first ch, *insert hook in next ch, yo, pull lp through (leave lp on hook), rep from * across–22 lps on hook.
B: Turn hook 180 degrees so back of work is facing you, push lps to opposite end of hook, pull B through one lp on hook, still with B, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] across, ending with one lp on hook (counts as first st of row, here and throughout).
A: Sk first vertical bar, still with B, tks across–22 lps on hook.
B: Turn hook 180 degrees, push lps to opposite end of hook, pull A through one lp on hook, still with A, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] across, ending with one lp on hook.
A: Sk first vertical bar, still with A, tks across–22 lps on hook.
B: Turn hook 180 degrees, push lps to opposite end of hook, pull B through one lp on hook, still with B, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] across, ending with one lp on hook.
Rows 4-111: Rep rows 2-3. Project should measure 31″ in length. Increase or decrease the number of rows in order to reach the desired measurement.
Still with B, sk first vertical bar, *insert hook as for tks in next st, yo, pull lp through st AND through lp on hook (slip stitch made), rep from *across. Fasten off, leaving approximately 14″ yarn end for seaming.
Form a ring with your fabric by placing your cowl matching first row to last row. Take one side of the fabric for the cowl and turn it upside down. This will form the moebius twist. With yarn needle, seam the cowl together. Weave in the ends carefully and it’s ready to use!