A Free Tunisian Crochet Cowl Pattern – by Guest Designer ACCROchet!

A Free Tunisian Crochet Cowl Pattern – by Guest Designer ACCROchet!
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This free Tunisian Crochet cowl pattern is the first tunisian pattern on the blog!

And I am thrilled that Julie from ACCROchet has come to join us as the guest designer for this month.

If you receive my newsletter or are in my Facebook group, you will have come across some of Julie’s patterns in events that I have been part of. They have been fabulous.

I have admired Julie’s patterns for a few years. I just love her blueberry jam sweater and her red riding hood!

Until now I haven’t really had the opportunity to work any more closely with Julie so I am so excited to be welcoming her to our little corner of the internet and getting to know her a little better in the process.

Today Julie is sharing her Autumn Cowl with us. It is made using the Tunisian simple stitch (or TSS).

What do you think?

This Tunisian Crochet cowl pattern is a great one for crocheters who are looking to start to learn Tunisian Crochet. This pattern uses Tunisian simple stitch and increases.

Let’s find out more about Julie and ACCROchet

I am a bilingual, French Canadian crochet pattern designer, coffee drinker and fan of terrible puns. (Case in point: ACCRO is a French word for addicted, so there’s even a pun in ACCROchet: addicted to crochet… There are worse things to be addicted to.)

Here Julie is wearing her Sunset Boulevard Top

With ACCROchet, I want to offer modern crochet patterns. I love to create sock patterns and Tunisian crochet patterns, but I have a little bit of everything else, too. Teaching workshops in person and virtually is also one of my favourite things to do. In addition, I also offer tech editing and translation services for crochet and knitting pattern designers. 

My mission:

I want all crocheters, pro and hobbyist, to go further with their hooks.

I am also the founder of a collective, “Francrochet, Le Collectif”. Currently, 38 French-speaking crochet professionnals are members. We are on a mission to bring together the best of crochet to French-speaking crocheters.

I have a background in advertising and as a fiber artist devoted entirely to crochet. 

I have a daughter who is currently enrolled in university, a stepson working as a car mechanic, and a husband who works in data intelligence. We have 2 dogs and a cat, all elderly and with their own amazing health issues, yay. We all live in a pretty blue house on Montreal’s North Shore in the province of Québec, Canada.

My original goal with my business was to bring crochet into its own in my own province. French-speaking crocheters had few resources when I came on the scene. Now, I aim to be a resource for crocheters everywhere. I do this through classes and workshops, designs, professional services, and mentoring. Working with the best tools of the trade and encourage others to do the same so that everyone’s crochet experience can be ever more enjoyable. I love to discover and teach new techniques, to challenge crocheters of all skill levels, and to promote our beautiful craft.

Crochet still has a reputation for being the ugly, lesser one. That is why ACCROchet was born, but that is no longer my focus. Instead, ACCROchet now focuses on the beauty of our stitches, the magic we create with beautiful yarn, and that moment of delight when a new completed crochet project enters the world.

Where can you find ACCROchet?

There are plenty of places where you can find Julie and her designs!

Website: https://www.accrochet.com  
Facebook: https://facebook.com/accrochet  
 Makerist.com: https://www.makerist.com/users/accrochet  
Newsletter Sign Uphttps://view.flodesk.com/pages/61e0a82c6758a3ddd643f1d7  

Purchase the pdf

If you would like to purchase the ad-free PDF for the Autumn Cowl you can do so in Julie’s Ravelry Shop – just click the button below.



Pattern Specifics for the Autumn Cowl pattern


Yarn Used:
1 skein of Peruvian Dream Worsted (50% Alpaca, 30% Merino, 20% Silk) or any other worsted weight yarn.

This yarn comes in 100 g (220 yds/201 m) skeins.



Size 7 mm Tunisian hook

Size 6 mm standard hook


Yarn needle, stitch markers, five ½’’ buttons



Finished size

To fit 18’’-22’’ neck (46 cm-56 cm) around top before blocking


6 Tss x 6 rows = 2’’ (5 cm) in pattern   

Stitch Guide

ch(s)    chain(s)

inc       increase

RS        right side

sc         single crochet

sl st      slip stitch

st(s)     stitch(es)

TSS      Tunisian simple stitch

yo        yarn over

Special Stitches used in this Tunisian Crochet cowl pattern

Increase (Inc). Insert hook between stitches, yarn over and pull up a loop.

Picot. Ch 3, sl st in 1st ch.

Tunisian Crochet 101

Foundation row – forward pass. Insert hook in back bump of 2nd ch, yo, pull up a loop, *insert hook in back bump of next ch, yo, pull up a loop, keeping all loops on hook repeat from * across. Return pass. Yo, pull through 1 loop on hook, *yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, repeat from * until 1 loop remains. 

Tunisian Simple Stitch – forward pass. *Insert hook under the front vertical bar of the stitch, yo, pull up a loop, keeping all loops on hook, repeat from * across. Work last stitch by pulling up a loop behind the 2 vertical bars at the end of the row, on the side. Return pass. Yo, pull through 1 loop on hook, *yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, repeat from * until 1 loop remains.

Each row requires a forward pass and a return pass.

If you prefer video tutorials I have a tutorial on the basic TSS stitch for both right and left handed crocheters:

Right handed version
Left handed version


The 1st tss of each row is the loop on your hook.

The Pattern

Section 1 – COWL

Ch 51 with 7mm Tunisian hook, work Foundation row. (51 sts)

Row 1 – Forward pass. Tss in next 25 sts (see notes), inc, yo (eyelet created), skip next st, inc, tss in next 25 sts. Work return pass. (52 sts + eyelet)

Row 2 – Forward pass. Tss until 1 st remains before eyelet, inc, tss in next st, yo, skip eyelet, tss in next st, inc, tss in each st to end. Work return pass. (54 sts + eyelet) 

Rows 3-20. Repeat Row 2. (90 sts + eyelet)

Row 21 – Forward pass. Tss across. Work return pass. 

Bind off. Sl st in each Tss across. Finish off.

Section 2 – PICOT BORDER

With RS facing and a 6mm crochet hook, join yarn in top corner.

Row 1. Ch 1, sc in each row end until 1st sl st, (sc, picot, sc) in sl st, *(sc, picot) in next, sc in next, repeat from * until last sl st, (sc, picot, sc) in last sl st, sc in ea row end to next corner. Finish off and weave ends in

Section 3 – Finishing your Tunisian Crochet Cowl

Sew buttons evenly down one side at back of cowl. 

Button through row ends on opposite side.

Block to finished size.

Thank you Julie!

Thank you Julie for a beautiful Tunisian Crochet cowl pattern! I am honoured that you chose to join us here.

Don’t forget …

If you make the Autumn Cowl pattern then please tag Julie in your posts if you share on social media! It is a great way of saying thank you for a free pattern!

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