Tunisian Crochet One Skein Fiesta Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

Since learning how to do the Tunisian Simple Stitch Rib, I have wanted to make a project with it.

The lines of interlocking knit look stitches make this project look like a mock brioche which is so fun!

The outstanding yarn is from Lion Brand, called Landscapes. It has a beautiful sheen and the one-ply yarn works wonderfully in Tunisian crochet.

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Tunisian Crochet Fiesta Cowl
designed by Kim Guzman © Jul. 2019
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Technique: Tunisian Crochet

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Finished Size

6″ x 31″, before joining


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Special Stitches

Tunisian Simple Stitch (tss): Insert hook in a side to side motion (right to left for right-handers or left to right for left-handers) under front vertical bar, yarn over, pull loop through. Simple stitch instruction.

Tunisian Backward Simple Stitch (tbss): To do this stitch, you need to insert your hook going from the opposite direction of the regular simple stitch. Please see the video.

At first, I considered this a twisted simple stitch, but after thinking about it, it is literally inserting your hook in the opposite direction. It takes some practice. In the video above, I’ve grabbed the front vertical bar with the hook tip and turned the hook upward until it bumped over the chain, straight up in the air, yarn over and pull the loop through.

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13 stitches x 11 rows equals 4″

Skill Level

Yes, this is Tunisian Crochet. But, don’t let that intimidate you. With full video support, this project can even be done by a beginner to Tunisian.


Project is made flat then seamed.

There may be slight curling at the bottom but this won’t be a problem since the project is seamed into a tube once completed.

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Tunisian Crochet Pattern Instructions

Row 1

A: Ch 20, sk first ch, *insert hook in next ch, yo, pull lp through (leave lp on hook), rep from * across–20 lps on hook.

B: Ch 1, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] across, ending with one lp on hook (counts as first st of row, here and throughout).

Row 2

A: Sk first vertical bar, [tss in next st, tbss in next st] to last st, insert hook under two outer strands of last st, yo, pull lp through–20 lps on hook.

B: Ch 1, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] across, ending with one lp on hook (counts as first st of row, here and throughout).

Repeat row 2 until piece measures 31″ (approximately 87 rows).

Binding Off

Sk first vertical bar, *insert hook as for tss 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. With yarn needle, seam the cowl together, matching stitch for stitch. Weave in the ends carefully and it’s ready to use!

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