Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Tunisian Braided Cowl Free On Clover Blog!

Hey ya’ll! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted on my blog here, but I’m very excited to share that my newest pattern, the Tunisian Braided Cowl, is on the Clover Blog! I had so much fun designing this cowl and I hope you all love it! Scroll down for the link to the free pattern and some bloopers from my photo shoot.

I have been designing a lot of intricate patterns lately and one night I was feeling pretty sick from my Lupus and I wanted an easy, mindless project to work on while I binge watched Heartland on Netflix.
I wandered over to my yarn stash and Mary Maxim’s Woodland Yarn in Blossom caught my eye. I’ve used this yarn before for my Mary Hooded Shawl, so I knew it would be a soft, fun, beautiful yarn to work up in a Tunisian Knit Stitch. I had been thinking about making a braided cowl for quite some time and I thought this would be a great project to work on with this beautiful pink yarn.

The Tunisian Braided Cowl looks complicated but really it is quite simple. Four long crocheted pieces are crocheted onto one longer piece and then braided, voila! Crocheting the four long pieces was fun and easy using just the tunisian knit stitch and the texture plus the softly variegated nature of this yarn, it created a beautiful fabric.

After finishing up this cowl, and braiding it, I was giddy with how this cowl turned out. I absolutely love the braided look and how big this cowl turned out. It’s so big, so cozy and so soft. And I love pairing it with my simple tank top, leggings, long gray sweater and boots. 

Okay, the day of the photo shoot. It wasn’t a cold day by any means, it was actually quite warm but it was gloomy enough to seem like it was cold outside. Since I do have lupus and photo sensitivity, it was a perfect day for a photo shoot and I had a lot of fun with taking these photos with my kiddo, who just turned 16 by the way! Yes, I have a 16 year old! So crazy!

Anyways, I was having so much fun taking photos, I decided to climb the tree in the front yard, which was fun but I didn’t get any “good” photos of the cowl or me, hahaha. I was a tomboy when I was a kid, and you could find me in a tree with a book, most of the time, so it was really fun to climb up a tree again and see the world and my neighborhood from a different angle.

Back on the ground, I actually got a shot I really love! Maybe I should just keep my feet planted on the ground for now on, at least for photos! 

Want to make your own Tunisian Braided Cowl? Click here for the FREE pattern on the Clover Blog!

Love Mary Maxim Woodland Yarn? Try my Mary Hooded Shawl! It's FREE, click here!

If ya'll make any of my patterns, please tag @_with_alex on Instagram and use the tag #crochetingwithalex so I can see and share!

Until next time, bye and happy crocheting!