Tunisian crochet shawl patterns are an interesting niche of the craft of crochet. This niche uses Tunisian crochet hooks and simple Tunisian crochet stitches to create patterns that have the look of knit stitches. This is a way that crocheters can achieve dense, intricate crochet shawls with beautiful drape. The eight Tunisian crochet shawl patterns here are a great place to start for people just beginning to explore this niche.
1. Stauffer Shawl Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern
Tunisian simple stitch is one of the easiest crochet stitches to learn in this niche, and yet it is also one of the most beautiful. The Stauffer Shawl is a free crochet shawl pattern by KT and the Squid (pictured with this article). It is designed so that it can be worked in either sock weight or DK weight yarn, creating two different sizes of crochet shawls, each with their own drape.
2. Macha Tunisian Crochet Shawl by Aoibhe Ni
The Macha crochet shawl also uses the Tunisian simple stitch. However, in this case, it has been combined with a simple repeating eyelet, an openwork design made in the fabric. This gives it a lacier, more detailed, design. This crochet shawl also has an amazing braided edge that you'll want to use on another project in addition to this one.
3. Cloverleaf Tunisian Crochet Shawl by Joanne Witzkowski
The Cloverleaf Shawl is another crochet shawl that uses Tunisian simple stitch. This time it is combined with Tunisian drop stitch. The two basic Tunisian crochet stitches are alternated in rows to create a dense fabric worked side-to-side. This crochet pattern has increased on one side only to create a triangular shawl. There are two options for the edging, one of which includes tassels. Make one of each version for a useful set of shawls.
4. Nereide Free Tunisian Crochet Shawl Pattern
Nereide is a free crochet shawl pattern worked in Tunisian full stitch. This is a triangle shawl worked side-to-side using fingering weight yarn. The recommended yarn creates a colorful pattern that moves from one gradient to the next across the shawl. Crochet designer Silke Reibeling originally created this pattern in German but now offers an English version free through Ravelry. She has several other Tunisian crochet shawl patterns that are also striking enough to check out.
5. Calm Bay Top Down Crochet Shawl Pattern by Knotions
Many Tunisian crochet shawls are worked side-by-side so bookmark this one if you're looking for a topdown Tunisian shawl. The Calm Bay Shawl is a trapezoid-shaped pattern worked in three colors of DK weight yarn to create a long, lacy wrap. It uses several different Tunisian crochet stitches including Tunisian purl stitch and extended Tunisian simple stitch.
6. A Funny Thing Happened Shawl by The Laughing Willow
A Funny Thing Happened is the cute name for a one-skein topdown Tunisian crochet shawl. It is a small semi-circular shawl crocheted using less than 400 yards of fingering weight yarn. This crochet shawl pattern using the Tunisian double stitch.
7. Aska Shawlette Free Tunisian Crochet Shawl Pattern
The Aska Shawlette by High Strung Crochet provides detailed photo-rich tutorials for the Tunisian crochet stitch used in the pattern. The stitches include Tunisian simple stitch, Tunisian knit stitch, Tunisian purl stitch, and Tunisian cross stitch. The pattern places Tunisian cross stitch at the center of the topdown shawl pattern and alternates the other stitches around it. The pattern is a really simple recipe and the designer encourages people to vary up the stitches according to their own preferences.
8. Tunisian Entrelac Shawl Free Crochet Pattern
Entrelac is a type of short row Tunisian crochet that doesn't require a special hook. G. Madsen offers a Tunisian crochet entrelac shawl pattern free through Ravelry. This luxe crochet shawl is worked in fingering weight yarn but has a density that creates a lot of cozy warmth. A border that combines v-stitch with picots adds a nice lacy touch to the final design.
There are so many fun stitches to learn in Tunisian crochet, and they each create a unique Tunisian drape that makes its own style of crochet shawl. Have fun trying out patterns that implement these niche stitches.