Join the Free Chevron Cowl Crochet-along

May 2, 2014

Chevron Cowl by Sheryl Thies  

When we decided to relaunch our Tunisian crochet free eBook, I wanted to include stitches and stitch patterns that were innovative and fun. This eBook was sponsored by Denise Interchangeables, and they put me in touch of with a fabulous crochet designer, Sheryl Thies, who designed a gorgeous Tunisian chevron cowl for us.

I was immediately in love! A simple combination of Tunisian simple stitch, Tunisian simple stitch 3 together, and yarn overs creates chevrons, a fabric design that is a classic for crochet. Tunisian crochet  reminds me of that Broadway classic song "Anything You Can Do I  Can Do Better." You can make your own determination over which chevron is better, the classic crochet or Tunisian crochet, but it's fun to explore this fabric in a new technique.

While the original Chevron Cowl was crocheted in a one variegated yarn, I decided to highlight the chevrons in two color stripes. I want to invite you to join me in a crochet-along.

My supplies: Spud & Chloe Fine and Denise 2Go Tunisian crochet hook kit  

The pattern is free. Download your copy of 7 Free Tunisian Crochet Patterns Plus Tunisian Hook Tips and Basic Tunisian Crochet Stitches today and join me on the Chevron Cowl crochet-along. Then keep these tips handy as you start your own cowl, and be on the watch for future blogs as I crochet along with you.

Tips for the Chevron Cowl

      Forward pass of the first row of the Chevron Cowl with loops picked up in the bottom ridge loop of foundation chain
    Choose a Tunisian crochet hook that is long enough. It is difficult to pick up loops and work the return pass if your loops are bunched up too tightly on your hook. I paired my Denise Interchangeable hook with a fourteen inch cord. I love the interchangeable cords for projects that might change in width. I actually created the foundation chain without the cord attached.
  • When working foundation Tunisian row, pick up a loop in each of the bottom ridge loops of the chain. This provides a clean edge.
  • Pay careful attention when you are working the return pass. It is easy to accidently draw through one or three loops instead of two.
      Foundation Tunisian crochet row finished
    The last yarn over of the row tends to hide along the same line as the selvedge stitch. Remember that the stitch is just hiding when you think you are short one stitch at the end of the row.

Join the Chevron Cowl crochet-along and download 7 Free Tunisian Crochet Patterns Plus Tunisian Hook Tips and Basic Tunisian Crochet Stitches today.

Best wishes,

P.S. I would again like to thank Denise Interchangeable Knitting & Crochet for sponsoring this fabulous free eBook. Check out their fabulous interchangeable Tunisian crochet hook selection.

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on May 2, 2014 8:22 PM

I don't wear cowls but I think starting with less stitchs and working longer would give me a nice scarf.

on May 3, 2014 1:21 AM

So excited to join this CAL! I never thought to do a chevron (my latest obsession) in Tunisian!

anneliseh wrote
on May 3, 2014 4:10 AM

As an almost Tunesian Crochet virgin I will love to join this CAL

Toni Rexroat wrote
on May 3, 2014 11:41 AM

Shelly, I too had the idea that this pattern would make a fabulous scarf as well. I can't wait to see yours!

on May 3, 2014 4:03 PM

This is wonderful! I got the Denise interchangeable hooks for Christmas. This will be a great project to use them. A couple questions. How do I officially join this CAL? You mentioned that you are using two solid colors instead of variegated. How many rows per color are you doing? Thanks!

Toni Rexroat wrote
on May 5, 2014 11:55 AM

I settled on 8 rows in each color. That is about 2 inches for me.

Joining is easy. Simply download the free pattern and begin crocheting! Feel free to ask questions in the comments and post pictures in the member gallery.

cherrief wrote
on May 6, 2014 9:55 AM

I am excited to do a CAL in Tunisian.  This will be my first project after learning the stitch a few years ago.  I'm not big on cowls but it could make a great gift for my sister who lives in upstate NY where it is cold most of the year.

Next step find the hook and the yarn....

on May 13, 2014 8:39 PM

Where can I find a chart for this pattern? Thank you!!