|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.
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
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.
||Forward pass of the first row of the Chevron Cowl with loops picked up in the bottom ridge loop of foundation chain
- 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.
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.
||Foundation Tunisian crochet row finished
Join the Chevron Cowl crochet-along and download 7 Free Tunisian Crochet Patterns Plus
Tunisian Hook Tips and Basic Tunisian Crochet Stitches today.
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.