Join the Free Chevron Cowl Crochet-along

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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