5 Colorful Ways to Get More Tunisian Crochet in Your Life


It's no secret that we're kind of obsessed with Tunisian crochet (a little bit knit, a little bit crochet — what's not to love?!).

If you're new to this hybrid craft, start small with a headband or hat. But if you're ready to dive in the deep end, we've got you covered there, too. So grab your hook and prepare to fall hard.

1. The Perfect Beginner Headband

Never tried Tunisian crochet before? A basic headband is the ideal place to start. I mean, you're literally using the "simple stitch" — and they call it simple for a reason.

If you’re looking for a beginner-friendly Tunisian crochet pattern, this is a great one! The pattern uses the Tunisian simple stitch, which is easy enough for newbies. The stitch is different than traditional knit and crochet stitches — it creates a dense but flexible weave. Stitch it up with wool for a cozy winter accessory, or give cotton yarn a try for a warm-weather version.

2. The Double-Take Hat

You guys, this hat isn't knit. Those gorgeous columns of ribbing are stitched entirely with a hook and a little Tunisian know-how. Put a pom on it, then get out there and fool all your knitting friends.

3. Wrap Yourself in Texture

Why do we love Tunisian so much? Just look at this cowl: the texture on this baby is pure perfection (and not something you can recreate with knitting or regular old crochet). Must. Make. Now.

4. Next-Level Tunisian

If you wanna flex your Tunisian muscles, this is your project. It's basically an explosion of texture and color that will have everyone wondering how you did it. Bonus: this versatile wrap can be worn multiple ways.

5. In'vest' in Tunisian

Here's the perfect project to take you into garment territory — work on custom fitting, with no pesky sleeves to worry about.

Combine the best of two needlecrafts to create three cozy accessories that look like they’re knit – all using a single crochet hook!
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Brittany of B.hooked Crochet
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