Monday, November 2, 2020

Easy Tunisian Fade Shawl: Crochet Pattern


Hello! It's the beginning of November and that means it's going to start getting really cold where I live and so I thought I would share something that is super snuggly, cuddly, cozy and warm. The Tunisian Fade Shawl is a collaboration with Clover USA and I'm so excited to be a guest designer on their blog again! The Tunisian Fade Shawl, with it's simple knit stitch and easy color changes, is a wonderful project for any skill level of crocheter. Scroll down for the free pattern and the free pdf link too!

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If you follow me on my instagram or facebook, you may know that I lost my granny, my wonder woman, to cancer very recently. This project sat waiting patiently for me while I sat with her in her final days and moments. Afterwards, this project was mindless enough for me to sit and crochet while watching movies to help cope with the grief and sadness of losing such a sweet and special person in my life. The soft dreamy yarn with my wooden clover Tunisian crochet hook, the ease of this pattern and the Tunisian knit stitch was very soothing and meditative for me.


I designed this pattern with Mary Maxim Mellowspun DK yarn and I absolutely love how soft, squishy and beautiful this yarn is. This yarn and the stitch I used, created the most squishiest, lightweight fabric with amazing drape and the length and width of this shawl only adds to the coziness. The light grey and the hot pink work really well together for the simple color changing stripes and I love the faded look it creates.




I used my Clover Interchangeable Tunisian crochet hook with a cord and stopper. I love this hook set and how easy it is to switch out the cords and I love all of the options of lengths that it has too. I picked a cord that was long enough for my project but not too long to be a bother. The smoothness and light weight of these hooks make them super easy and fun to crochet with, for me.




The Tunisian knit stitch is a super simple and fun stitch to crochet and I love the knitted looking texture that it creates. With a size K 6.5 mm hook and DK weight yarn, the stitches look plump and so beautiful, plus the shawl is very lightweight and just all around comfy to wear. I love wearing mine either like a regular shawl and I also love wearing it as a super thick scarf too. 




Tunisian Fade Shawl

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Difficulty

Beginner/Easy

Size

76" long and 18.5" wide (minus fringe)

Gauge

13 sts and 12 rows = 4 inches in tks 

Materials

Abbreviations

ch: chain
yo: yarn over
tks: tunisian knit stitch
st(s): stitch(es)

Notes, Tips and Tutorials

  • This pattern is worked best with at least a 12 inch Tunisian crochet hook.
  • This pattern is worked flat with the right side of the work facing.  
  • At the beginning of each row, the first stitch is on the hook and counts as a Tunisian knit stitch.
  • Do not turn your work at the beginning of each row. Each row is worked from right to left (forward pass) and then from left to right (return pass). 
  • There is a gauge for this shawl but there are also helpful measurements throughout the pattern.
  • Do not forget to carry the unused yarn up, between rows, when needed.
  • Size can be adjusted by adding as many more stitches as you need for the correct width and less or more rows for a shorter or longer shawl.

How To Work Into The Last Stitch Of The Row:

1. Tilt the work toward you and look for the last 2 vertical bars at the end of the row. (image 1)
2. Insert the hook under these last 2 vertical bars. (image 2)
3. Yarn over, (image 3)
4. and pull up a loop. (image 4)




If you are new to Tunisian Crochet and would like a quick beginner guide as a reference and help, read my, Tunisian Crochet Guide: 5 Things You Need To Know, which is published on the allfreecrochet website. I also have video tutorials, those links are below.

Video Tutorials

Tunisian Knit Stitch

How To Tunisian Crochet


The Pattern

Please read all of the notes before beginning this pattern. 

R1: Forward Pass: With color a, ch 60, starting in the 2nd ch from the hook and working in the back hump of each ch, pick up a loop in each ch across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.

Should measure approximately 18.5” long.

R2: Forward Pass: tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.


R3-R29: Repeat R2


Should measure approximately 9.5” tall. 


R30: Forward Pass: tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color b and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R31: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color a and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R32: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.


R33: Repeat R32


R34: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color b and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R35: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color a and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R36: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.


R37: Repeat R36


R38: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color b and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R39: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color a and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R40: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.


R41: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color b and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R42: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color a and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R43: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.


R44: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color b and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R45: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color a and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R46: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color b and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R47: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color a and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R48: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color b and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R49: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.


R50: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color a and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R51: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color b and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R52: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.


R53: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color a and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R54: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color b and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R55: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.


R56: Repeat R55


R57: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color a and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R58: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color b and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R59: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.


R60: Repeat R59


R61: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color a and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R62: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color b and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R63: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.


R64-R65: Repeat R63


R66: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color a and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R67: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color b and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R68-R147: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.


R148: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color a and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


Should measure approximately 49” tall.


R149: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color b and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R150: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.


R151-R152: Repeat R150


R153: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color a and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R154: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color b and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R155: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.


R156: Repeat R155


R157: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color a and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R158: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color b and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R159: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.


R160: Repeat R159


R161: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color a and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R162: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color b and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R163: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.


R164: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color a and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R165: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color b and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R166: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.


R167: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color a and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R168: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color b and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R169: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color a and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R170: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color b and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R171: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color a and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R172: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.


R173: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color b and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R174: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color a and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R175: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.


R176: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color b and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R177: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color a and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R178: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.


R179: Repeat R178


R180: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color b and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R181: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color a and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R182: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.


R183: Repeat R182


R184: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color b and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R185: Forward Pass: With color b, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 2 loops remain on the hook, yo with color a and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.


R186: Forward Pass: With color a, tks in each st across. =60

Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.


R187-R216: Repeat R186


Bind Off:


*Insert the hook into the next stitch (just like for a tks), yo and pull through all the loops on the hook to create a slip stitch. Repeat from the * across. 


Cut the yarn, pull the tail end through the last stitch and weave in all the ends. 


Add fringe if you would like.

My fringe is 6 inches long and it fixed the curl at the ends so I did not have to block mine.


Block if needed.


The End! 



I would love to see your Tunisian Fade Shawls and what colors you picked! Tag @_with_alex and use #crochetingwithalex on Instagram so I can see and share your project.

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Until next time,

bye!

and happy crocheting!

<3Alex

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Alexandra Halsey of With Alex. You may sell any finished items, but I do request that you put a link back to my pattern and credit Alexandra Halsey for the original design under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license. Do not copy, share, download or publicly display this pattern or parts of this pattern without permission, this includes video tutorials and photo tutorials.

Dislclaimer: Clover USA did send the hook set for me to review and use, and Mary Maxim did send the yarn for me to use.









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