Tunisian crochet twist headband Spice Swirl Headband

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Try out this fun and easy Tunisian crochet twist headband made with Tunisian knit and purl stitches using a traditional crochet hook.

Inspiration

Lately, I have been challenging myself to design patterns that can use the basic Tunisian crochet stitches and a traditional hook. I realize that not everyone has the tools needed to practice Tunisian crochet and may not be ready to invest in new hooks! I loved working with this 100% wool yarn, it gives beautiful stitch definition! I also recorded a full video tutorial to go along with the pattern so you can easily follow along! I love how closely the Tunisian crochet knit and Tunisian crochet purl stitches mimic actual knit stitches! It’s the perfect pattern to work on if you want to something that looks like knitted crochet.

About the Crochet twist headband Pattern:

Skill Level: Beginner  


Yarn:

Lion Brand Yarn Local Grown in Maple, 93 yards for adult size, 70 yards for child size, and 60 yards for toddler size (Size 4 worsted weight; 3.5 oz./ 100 g, 186 yd/ 170 m; 100% wool)

Hook:

Notions: 


Gauge:

  • Gauge is 12 sts over 16 rows in Tunisian knit stitch for a 4 x 4 in. square 

Finished Size:

  • Adult: 9 in. long by 4 in. wide laid flat, 22 in. circumference
  • Toddler: 7.5 in. long by 4 in. wide laid flat, 18 in. circumference
  • Child: 8 in. long by 4 in. wide laid flat, 20 in. circumference

Pattern Notes:

This pattern is for a knit-like beginner-friendly Tunisian crochet ear warmer in child and adult sizes that can be completed in 1 hour. It’s the perfect ear warmer to practice the basic Tunisian knit and purl stitches! The best part is that it’s a one-skein project and works up super fast so it’s great for market prep and gift making! You can make a matching one for your little one as well.
 

Try out this fun and easy Tunisian crochet twist headband made with Tunisian knit and purl stitches using a traditional crochet hook.
Try out this fun and easy Tunisian crochet twist headband made with Tunisian knit and purl stitches using a traditional crochet hook.

This headband tunisian crochet pattern uses a few Tunisian crochet techniques. Use the following video tutorials as needed:

  • Pattern rows are Forward pass instructions.
  • The following instructions are implied:
    • The loop already on the hook at the beginning of the row counts as the first st. 
    • Always Tunisian simple stitch in the last st of the row, being sure to work under both loops of the st.
  • Return Pass: Follow the foundation row and each row with the Return Pass in the same color unless a color change is needed.
    • Return Pass Instructions: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through two loops; repeat from * until 1 loop remains on the hook.
  • Note: Measure your gauge swatch across unstretched and stretched. Note the two numbers and subtract to find the difference. This is how much you will need to subtract from the head circumference measurement to determine total length. 
    • Example:
      • The Gauge swatch stretched is 11 in. and unstretched it is 8.5 in. 11-8.5 = 3.5 in. You will need to subtract 3.5 in. from the head circumference measurement. 
      • 21 in. head circumference – 3.5 in. = 17.5 in. This means you will need to work the piece to a total length of 17.5 in. Substitute this number for X in the pattern below.
  • Note: Depending on stretchiness of yarn and head size of the toddler/child, you may want to decrease width by decreasing 1 or 2 stitches when you chain.

Abbreviations:

Ch: Chain

Tks: Tunisian knit stitch

Tps: Tunisian purl stitch

RetP: Return Pass -Explained above

Pattern Instructions:

Ch 15 

Row 1 (Foundation Row): Pick up a loop in the back bump of each chain. Complete normal RetP. (15 stitches)

Row 2: Tks, tps to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 3: Tks 2, Tps to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 4: Tks 3, tps to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 5: Tks 4, tps to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 6: Tks 5, tps to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 7: Tks 6, tps to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 8: Tks 7, tps to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 9: Tks 8, tps to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 10: Tks 9, tps to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 11: Tks 10, tps to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 12: Tks 11, tps to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 13: Tks 12, tps to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 14: Tks 13, work last st as normal.

Row 15: Tps, tks to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 16: Tps 2, Tks to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 17: Tps 3, tks to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 18: Tps 4, tks to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 19: Tps 5, tks to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 20: Tps 6, tks to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 21: Tps 7, tks to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 22: Tps 8, tks to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 23: Tps 9, tks to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 24: Tps 10, tks to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 25: Tps 11, tks to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 26: Tps 12, tks to end of row, work last st as normal.

Row 27: Tps 13, work last st as normal.

Repeat Rows 2 to 27 until you reach desired length as calculated above (head circumference – X in.) For the adult sample, I continued to 17.5 in. for a head circumference of 21 in. based on my calculation.

Bind off and leave a 12 in. tail, cut yarn. With the right side facing out, fold in half with edges sandwiched between each other as shown in the video tutorial and below.

Try out this fun and easy Tunisian crochet twist headband made with Tunisian knit and purl stitches using a traditional crochet hook.

Whip stitch across, going through all edges. Refer to the video tutorial for clarification.

Weave in all loose ends.

Try out this fun and easy Tunisian crochet twist headband made with Tunisian knit and purl stitches using a traditional crochet hook.

You are done! Have any questions? The best way to reach me is via email: [email protected]

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This is an original pattern from Noor’s Knits, ©2023. Please do not reprint, repost, or sell any parts of this pattern, but feel free to link back to my blog. You are welcome to sell finished items made from this pattern but please kindly link back to my website. Send questions to [email protected].

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Materials

Inspiration

A couple of months ago, I was invited to participate in a fun challenge by Hobbii Yarn, the Japandi Challenge and I had to hop on! The challenge was based on a Japanese x Scandinavian theme – and we were invited to explore and interpret these themes through our pattern designing skills.

I chose to create a Tunisian crochet scarf using Hobbii Pearly Haze (the softest most beautiful yarn I have ever used) to represent the Japandi theme. I decided on these beautiful soft colors that worked so well together. I chose Turkish Blue, Teal, and Cream. Initially, I did a poll to ask whether you all wanted stripes or colorblock sections for the color work and a lot of people said stripes but the designer in my couldn’t let go of the idea of color blocks so I did a mix of both. The scarf has a lot of character and can be worn in many different ways! Of course I had to finish off with some fringe to complete the look!

A huge thank you to Hobbi Yarn for providing the yarn for this pattern!

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About Pattern

This pattern is inspired by the Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetic. This scarf will be a simple and relaxing design created with the Tunisian knit stitch and some basic colorwork. Fringe will be added to finish off the design. Tunisian crochet is making a comeback and this pattern will be great for beginners and advanced crocheters alike for getting familiar with the basic Tunisian crochet stitches and minimalist colorwork design. It will be the perfect addition to any winter wardrobe! This pattern is worked flat in one piece, bottom-up. The techniques used in this pattern include Tunisian crochet knit stitch and changing colors in Tunisian crochet. This pattern can be completed by an advanced-beginner. The pattern includes video tutorials for the techniques used. The pattern is divided into 4 sections and each section has an accompanying overview picture and color chart provided.

Materials

Skill Level: Advanced-Beginner

Yarn:
Col A – Hobbii Pearly Haze in Cream (04) 480 yds (73% Viscose 27% wool; 1.75 oz/ 50gr, 120 yd/ 110 m)
Col B – Hobbii Pearly Haze in Turkish Blue (88) 360 yds (73% Viscose 27% wool; 1.75 oz/ 50gr, 120 yd/ 110 m)
Col C – Hobbii Pearly Haze in Teal (96) 360 yds (73% Viscose 27% wool; 1.75 oz/ 50gr, 120 yd/ 110 m)

Hook:
Size L 8.0 mm Tunisian crochet hook at least 12 in. long or with 12 in. cord and stopper. I used my Furls Cruella Deville Tunisian crochet hook. It is currently not in stock but my other faves are the Clover Takumi Tunisian crochet hooks or the Denise Interchangeable Hooks!

Notions:

Gauge:
Gauge is 15 sts by 12 rows in Tunisian Knit Stitch for a 4 x 4 in. square.

Finished Size:
The scarf is 96 in. long by 13 in. wide with fringe and 80 in. long by 13 in. wide without fringe

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Do you have some fur yarn in your stash but no idea how to crochet with it? When I got my pattern tested recently, the difficulty of working with fur yarn kept coming up in my tester group. With the help of my tester Kaitlyn, I have put together a tutorial for how to Tunisian crochet with fur yarn. You can read through some of the tips below or go straight to the full video tutorial! I have some fun designs coming with this yarn so it would be good to get some practice working with this yarn!

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Materials needed to Crochet with Fur Yarn:

Denise Interchangeable Tunisian crochet hook Size 17 12.0 mm Tunisian Crochet Hook. Buy the complete set here
Yarn: Any faux fur yarn such as We Crochet Fable Fur Yarn
Contrast yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick
Clover Yarn Needle
Clover Locking Stitch Markers

My 3 Main Tips when working with Faux Fur Yarn:

1. Feel for the yarn

Make sure you feel for each stitch before working into it so you know you’re putting your hook through the right space.

2. Use a bright contrasting color yarn to hold your stitches as a lifeline.

Below you can see how Kaitlyn used a contrasting piece of yarn to indicate where each stitch is.

Here she laid the yarn back and forth across the working yarn as she created the foundation chain so that she could find the back bumps.

If it’s hard for you to do this, just feel for the stitches. It’s also okay to go into the front of the stitch if you can’t find the back bumps since it’s hard to tell the difference in stitches due to the fuzzy/fluffy nature of fur yarn! When you make the foundation chain make sure your tension is a little bit loose so the stitches are not too tight and it’s easier to go into them!

Then she weaved the yarn through the Tunisian simple stitch loops of the forward pass to create a lifeline if she accidentally drops or misses any on the forward or return pass.

Check out this Tunisian crochet YouTube tutorial for how to crochet with fur yarn. Easy hacks to follow when crocheting with fur yarn!

And this is how that looks after the return pass.

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3. Always count stitches after every row.

Make sure you count your stitches after every single row because it is very easy to lose stitches when working with fur yarn! So yes, you have to count after every single row!

You can also use locking stitch markers to see where your first and last stitch are on each row!

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