Interested in Tunisian?

Hi everyone! Ok, so I’m SUPER excited to post this week’s pattern. If you’ve been following me on IG I got a kit of Clover USA Tunisian crochet hooks and I set to work on figuring out what my first project would be with them. Now, this is my first time working with Tunisian so I opted to keep it rather simple, I didn’t want to bite off more than I can safely chew, ya know? I’ve had 5 skeins of Red Heart Soft in Sea Foam in my stash for years I think, I bought it for a pattern I was wanting to make and then that pattern never happened, as is with crafters all over the world, I imagine. Luckily that that color and Tunisian were a great match and I was able to come up with this design… it’s also my first shrug/ top of any kind and I’m SO JAZZED. The response on IG and FB was so awesome, I would log in and see the comments and it would bring tears to my eyes – sometimes I feel like I don’t know what I’m doing and it’s so awesome to hear feedback like that. I really do read all the comments and take in what people say, both the good and the bad. Anyway… that’s not what I wanted to talk about today. This shrug is so fun and so relaxing that I really hope you give it a try. I found Tunisian to be really enjoyable, it’s got rhythm to it that traditional crochet doesn’t, almost memorizing in a way. Anyway I’ll write more on Tunisian another time.
I wrote this pattern in 2 sizes because I’m still figuring my way around in this whole garment thing, maybe I’ll include larger sizes later. I really do hope you like this design and give it a chance!

Also, this is my first Tunisian design… so if you have some feedback on how this pattern reads, please let me know!

See ya next week!

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Materials

Tasha Tunisian Shrug crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Tasha Tunisian Shrug crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Gauge

  • 12 rows x 16 TSS = 4.5″

Terms/ stitches

Notes

  • This pattern is worked in 2 sections: the body of the shrug and the lapel. Both sections are worked in forward and backward passes.
  • As with Tunisian patterns, each row in the instructions below have a forward pass and a return pass.
  • The rows are intentionally 1 extra st (81, 101 receptively).
  • If you’re like me and just beginning in Tunisian, check out some amazing videos by Kim Guzman or on Moogly. There are really a ton of quality designers that are trying to help people learn, if you’re interested you should definitely check them out!
  • You will need to know how to create a slipknot on your hook for this pattern.
  • The width measurement is from sleeve opening to sleeve opening. The height is measured from the bottom of the shrug to the where you attach the lapel.
  • Skip the first vertical bar (the beginning of the row).
  • In the photos: the size worked is the small/ medium and made in Red Heart Soft in Sea Foam.Ravelry link

Finished project dimensions

– Small/ Medium –

Width: 33.5″ – 34″

Height: 23″ – 24″

Lapel: 4” in height

– Large/ XL –

Width: 49.75″ – 50″

Height: 32.5″ – 33.5″

Lapel: 4” in height

Tasha Tunisian Shrug free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Pattern instructions

– Body –

Tasha Tunisian Shrug crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Tasha Tunisian Shrug crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

 

Small/ Medium
(FP) Row 1: Ch 81, begin in the second st from the hook and insert the hook and pull up a loop from each chain to the end (81 loops on your hook)
(RP) Row 1: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 79 times
(FP) Rows 2 – 3: TSS into the next 81 sts (81 loops on your hook)
(RP) Rows 2 – 3: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 79 times
(FP) Rows 4 – 5: TPS into the next 70 sts, TSS into the next 11 sts
(RP) Rows 4 – 5: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 79 times
(FP) Rows 6 – 8: TSS into the next 81 sts (81 loops on your hook)
(RP) Rows 6 – 8: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 79 times
(FP) Rows 9 – 10: TPS into the next 60 sts, TSS into the next 21 sts (81 loops on your hook)
(RP) Rows 9 – 10: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 79 times
(FP) Rows 11 – 13: TSS into the next 81 sts (81 loops on your hook)
(RP) Rows 11 – 13: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 79 times
(FP) Rows 14 – 15: TPS into the next 50 sts, TSS into the next 31 sts (81 loops on your hook)
(RP) Rows 14 – 15: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 79 times
(FP) Rows 16 – 18: TSS into the next 81 sts (81 loops on your hook)
(RP) Rows 16 – 18: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 79 times
(FP) Rows 19 – 20: TPS into the next 40 sts, TSS into the next 41 sts (81 loops on your hook)
(RP) Rows 19 – 20: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 79 times
(FP) Rows 21 – 23: TSS into the next 81 sts (81 loops on your hook)
(RP) Rows 21 – 23: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 79 times
(FP) Rows 24 – 25: TPS into the next 30 sts, TSS into the next 51 sts (81 loops on your hook)
(RP) Rows 24 – 25: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 79 times
(FP) Rows 26 – 28: TSS into the next 81 sts (81 loops on your hook)
(RP) Rows 26 – 28: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 79 times
(FP) Rows 29 – 30: TPS into the next 20 sts, TSS into the next 61 sts (81 loops on your hook)
(RP) Rows 29 – 30: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 79 times
(FP) Rows 31 – 33: TSS into the next 81 sts (81 loops on your hook)
(RP) Rows 31 – 33: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 79 times
Rows 34 – 93: repeat rows 4 – 33, twice more
Slip st/ bind off across

Tasha Tunisian Shrug crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Tasha Tunisian Shrug crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Large/ XL
(FP) Row 1: Ch 101, begin in the second st from the hook and insert the hook and pull up a loop from each chain to the end (101 loops on your hook)
(RP) Row 1: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 99 times
(FP) Rows 2 – 3: TSS into the next 101 sts (101 loops on your hook)
(RP) Rows 2 – 3: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 99 times
(FP) Rows 4 – 5: TPS into the next 90 sts, TSS into the next 11 sts
(RP) Rows 4 – 5: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 99 times
(FP) Rows 6 – 8: TSS into the next 101 sts (101 loops on your hook)
(RP) Rows 6 – 8: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 99 times
(FP) Rows 9 – 10: TPS into the next 80 sts, TSS into the next 21 sts (101 loops on your hook)
(RP) Rows 9 – 10: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 99 times
(FP) Rows 11 – 13: TSS into the next 101 sts (101 loops on your hook)
(RP) Rows 11 – 13: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 99 times
(FP) Rows 14 – 15: TPS into the next 70 sts, TSS into the next 31 sts (101 loops on your hook)
(RP) Rows 14 – 15: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 99 times
(FP) Rows 16 – 18: TSS into the next 101 sts (101 loops on your hook)
(RP) Rows 16 – 18: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 99 times
(FP) Rows 19 – 20: TPS into the next 60 sts, TSS into the next 41 sts (101 loops on your hook)
(RP) Rows 19 – 20: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 99 times
(FP) Rows 21 – 23: TSS into the next 101 sts (101 loops on your hook)
(RP) Rows 21 – 23: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 99 times
(FP) Rows 24 – 25: TPS into the next 50 sts, TSS into the next 51 sts (101 loops on your hook)
(RP) Rows 24 – 25: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 99 times
(FP) Rows 26 – 28: TSS into the next 101 sts (101 loops on your hook)
(RP) Rows 26 – 28: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 99 times
(FP) Rows 29 – 30: TPS into the next 40 sts, TSS into the next 61 sts (101 loops on your hook)
(RP) Rows 29 – 30: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 99 times
(FP) Rows 31 – 33: TSS into the next 101 sts (101 loops on your hook)
(RP) Rows 31 – 33: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 99 times
(FP) Rows 34 – 35: TPS into the next 30 sts, TSS into the next 71 sts (101 loops on your hook)
(RP) Rows 36 – 38: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 99 times
(FP) Rows 36 – 38: TSS into the next 101 sts (101 loops on your hook)
(RP) Rows 41 – 43: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 99 times
(FP) Rows 44 – 45: TPS into the next 20 sts, TSS into the next 81 sts (101 loops on your hook)
(RP) Rows 44 – 45: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 99 times
(FP) Rows 46 – 48: TSS into the next 101 sts (101 loops on your hook)
(RP) Rows 46 – 48: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 99 times
Rows 49 – 138: repeat rows 4 – 48, twice more
Slip st/ bind off across

Tasha Tunisian Shrug crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Tasha Tunisian Shrug crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

 

 

– Assembly –
Fold the “Body” piece in half and sew together the first 15 sts for Small/Medium & 20 sts for Large/XL (working towards the fold) on rows 1 and 93 or 138. This creates your arm holes on either side of the body piece. You can stop here if you’re happy or add the “Lapel” if you’d like it to look like the one in the photos. The photos below show folding the “Body” portion in half and seaming up the ends to create arm holes.

Tasha Tunisian Shrug crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Tasha Tunisian Shrug crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Tasha Tunisian Shrug crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Tasha Tunisian Shrug crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

– Lapel –
Note: the lapel does not go all the way around the opening.
Place a stitch marker 20 sts for Small/Medium & 30 sts for Large/XL to the right of the seam you created by sewing the ends together (or to the left if you’re left handed). Then create a slipknot on your hook and starting in the st you placed your stitch marker pull up a loop in specified sts as the instructions below describe per the size you’re making. I worked the lapel across the side that the TPS are on so that the finished piece has a rain look to it, but you can do it along the other side if you would like the effect to be different, it won’t change the stitch counts for the “Lapel.” The photos below show the stitch marker and then pulling up loops on your hook.

Tasha Tunisian Shrug crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Tasha Tunisian Shrug crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Tasha Tunisian Shrug crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Tasha Tunisian Shrug crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Small/ Medium
(FP) Row 1: TSS into the next 20 row ends (this is before the seam) TSS into the next 93 row ends, TSS into the next 21 row ends (this portion happens following the seam on the other side) (134 loops on your hook)
(RP) Row 1: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 132 times
(FP) Row 2: TSS into the next 134 sts (134 loops on your hook)
(RP) Row 2: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 132 times
(FP) Rows 3 – 4: TSS into the next 40 sts, TPS into the next 53 sts, TSS into the next 41 sts (134 loops on your hook)
(RP) Rows 3 – 4: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 132 times
(FP) Row 5 – 6: TSS into the next 134 sts (134 loops on your hook)
(RP) Row 5 – 6: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 132 times
(FP) Rows 7 – 8: TPS into the next 40 sts, TSS into the next 53 sts, TPS into the next 41 sts (134 loops on your hook)
(RP) Row 7 – 8: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 132 times
(FP) Row 9 – 10: TSS into the next 134 sts (134 loops on your hook)
(RP) Row 9 – 10: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 132 times
Slip st/ bind off across

Tasha Tunisian Shrug crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Tasha Tunisian Shrug crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Fasten off, weave in your ends.

Large/XL
(FP) Row 1:
TSS into the next 30 row ends (this is before the seam) TSS into the next 129 row ends, TSS into the next 31 row ends (this portion happens following the seam on the other side) (131 loops on your hook)
(RP) Row 1: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 129 times
(FP) Row 2: TSS into the next 131 sts (131 loops on your hook)
(RP) Row 2: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 129 times
(FP) Rows 3 – 4: TSS into the next 40 sts, TPS into the next 50 sts, TSS into the next 41 sts (131 loops on your hook)
(RP) Rows 3 – 4: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 129 times
(FP) Row 5 – 6: TSS into the next 131 sts (131 loops on your hook)
(RP) Row 5 – 6: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 129 times
(FP) Rows 7 – 8: TPS into the next 40 sts, TSS into the next 50 sts, TPS into the next 41 sts (131 loops on your hook)
(RP) Row 7 – 8: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 129 times
(FP) Row 9 – 10: TSS into the next 131 sts (131 loops on your hook)
(RP) Row 9 – 10: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 129 times
Slip st/ bind off across
Fasten off, weave in your ends.

 

7 thoughts on “Interested in Tunisian?

  1. Hi! My only thought (to make it easier for YOU) is that most Tunisian patterns that I’ve seen only describe the return pass once, especially if there’s no change in how the RP is worked (Usually put in the notes section of the pattern). I think that would save you a bunch of time writing the pattern (and write MORE instead!!!). Just my two cents and I can’t wait to make this 🙂 Thank you!

  2. I love all of the detail you have provided in your written instructions. This is my 1st Tunisian project. I have watched many instructional videos on YouTube. The only thing I would find helpful is with the photos. It would help me a lot if you had labels on the photos to describe what you are illustrating. For example, you state to “place a marker 20 sets for sm/med and 30 sets for lg/xlg to the RT of the seam….” I don’t know where to put the marker. I am a very visual learner. Just my thoughts. I love the pattern. Thank you.

  3. I’ve never tried Tunisian crochet but this has inspired me to order some hooks and start looking for some tutorials!!! My granddaughter wants one of these shrugs ASAP! Lol 😀

  4. Hi, I have never tried Tunisian crochet yet, but have seen a few videos and am very keen to try it! I love the look of this shrug!

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