33+ intermediate and advanced Tunisian crochet patterns

After learning the Tunisian crochet basics, it’s time to try some more challenging projects. Here’s a collection of over 33 intermediate and advanced Tunisian crochet patterns for you to try.

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About this advanced Tunisian crochet pattern roundup

Once you’ve tried the simple or beginner-friendly patterns in Tunisian crochet, it’s time to expand your skill set and try some more advanced Tunisian crochet patterns.

Below you will find a collection of intermediate and advanced Tunisian crochet patterns, divided into categories or types of items.

All the designers of these patterns have given their permission for me to share their photos in this collection of patterns.

Based on how big and complex the projects are, you have:

  • blanket squares;
  • head and neck accessories, including scarves and cowls;
  • hand and feet accessories;
  • shawls;
  • garments;

Each of these patterns features either stitch patterns, construction methods, colorwork or general complexity, which makes them great for intermediate and advanced crocheters.

If you feel like these patterns are too complex for you, try out some easier patterns first.

In the description of each pattern I have provided some details regarding the skills needed to make them, the designer and whether the pattern is free or paid or both.

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Some of these advanced Tunisian crochet patterns.

Then you have links to both the free and the paid option, where applicable.

Some of these are my patterns, but most of them are not.

I will be adding to this list as more patterns become available in some of these categories or I might make a part 2 if there are enough new patterns in 2023 that I can link to.

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Some more of these beautiful advanced patterns in Tunisian crochet.

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Abbreviations

Here’s a list of abbreviations that might appear inthe descriptions of these patterns.

  • TC – Tunisian crochet;
  • TCls – special Tunisian cluster stitch;
  • TEKs – tall Tunisian extended knit stitch
  • Tfs – Tunisian full stitch;
  • Tks – Tunisian knit stitch;
  • Tps – Tunisian purl stitch;
  • Trs – Tunisian reverse stitch;
  • Tss – Tunisian simple stitch;
  • Twtks – twisted Tunisian knit stitch;
  • Twtss – twisted Tunisian simple stitch.

Now on to the projects! We’ll start with the smallest/simplest and work our way towards the biggest projects.

A. Advanced Tunisian crochet patterns for blankets and squares

These are patterns for squares or full blankets.

Most of them are part of larger events, such as CALs (crochet-along events) and you will find information about the events in the individual pages about each pattern, linked in the pattern cards.

Tunisian crochet sun blanket square pattern

Tunisian crochet sun square
  • This sun blanket square pattern can also be used to make pillow covers and washcloths. It has a video tutorial as well.
  • Skill level: intermediate.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, short rows, color changes, seaming, sewing.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Andrea Crețu of Yarnandy.

Tunisian crochet cable square pattern

Nicole Riley Travel Afghan Square Tunisian Crochet 11
  • This square pattern is part of the Traveling Crochet Afghan Project. It features a cable in the middle.
  • Skill level: intermediate.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Tks, cables.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Nicole Riley of Nicki’s Homemade Crafts.

Beryl lace square and baby blanket pattern

Beryl lace square #5 Tunisian Blanket CAL 2022
  • A Tunisian crochet lace blanket square pattern with lace diamonds and bobble stitches. The pattern includes instructions for a blanket square and a square baby blanket.
  • Skill level: advanced.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Tks, tall stitches, working around the post of the stitch below, decreases, bobbles.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Andrea Crețu of Yarnandy.

Giroc mosaic square pattern

Giroc Tunisian crochet mosaic square
  • A Tunisian crochet mosaic pattern inspired by motifs in Romanian embroidery from the Banat region.
  • Skill level: intermediate.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, tall stitches, working around the post of the stitch below, color changes.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Andrea Crețu of Yarnandy.

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B. Head and neck accessories

Playful stitch combinations, interesting shapes and designs created by working with multiple colors, fun textures, these are all at home in the hat, cowl and scarf patterns shown below.

You can learn the stitch patterns and use them in other projects, such as garments or blankets.

Ebun Hat pattern

Miroslava Exquisite Crochet UK Ebun Hat advanced Tunisian crochet pattern edited
  • A cozy colorwork hat with a double brim. Worked flat, with stranded colorwork in a diamond lattice pattern.
  • Skill level: advanced.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Tks, Tps, colorwork, seaming.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and as a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Miroslava Mihalkova of Exquisite Crochet UK.

Trellis lace scarf pattern

Tunisian Crochet Trellis Lace Scarf RaffamusaDesigns Instagram 1080 2 medium2
  • A lacy and textured Tunisian crochet scarf with diagonal eyelets and horizontal bars.
  • Skill level: intermediate.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Tps, Tfs, eyelets.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Raffaella Tassoni of Raffamusa Designs.

Plume cowl Tunisian crochet pattern

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  • An elegant Tunisian crochet cowl pattern inspired by the Old Shale motif in knitting. Can be worked as a scarf as well.
  • Skill level: intermediate.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Tks, decreases, eyelets, seaming.
  • The pattern is available as a paid PDF.
  • Designed by: Andrea Crețu of Yarnandy.

Vajra infinity scarf pattern

Arunima Goel Vajra infinity scarf advanced Tunisian crochet pattern jpg
  • A brioche Tunisian crochet infinity scarf with a diamond design, worked in the round with a double-ended Tunisian crochet hook.
  • Skill level: intermediate.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Twtss, increases, decreases, working in the round.
  • The pattern is available as a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Arunima Goel of Knittern Knotter.

Silver spruce cowl Tunisian crochet pattern

Yarnandy silver spruce cowl 4 edited
  • A cozy textured cowl using surface stitches to create texture reminiscent of spruce branches.
  • Skill level: intermediate.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Tps, Tks, TCls, Trs.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Andrea Crețu of Yarnandy.

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Tunisian Crochet Concept Cowl

Raffaela Tassoni Concept Tunisian Crochet Cowl Instagram 1
  • A cozy cabled Tunisian crochet cowl with cables leaning both ways, worked on the return pass.
  • Skill level: intermediate.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Tks, Twtss, return pass cables.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Raffaella Tassoni of Raffamusa Designs.

Wild violets cowl pattern

wild violets tunisian crochet cowl front
  • A modern Tunisian crochet cowl pattern using a textured Tunisian crochet stitch similar to knit drop stitches.
  • Skill level: intermediate.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Tps, Tks, TEKs.
  • The pattern is available as a video on the blog and a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Andrea Crețu of Yarnandy.

C. Slippers and gloves

Small, but intricate and cozy for your hands and feet. Made in thin yarns for comfort.

More patterns will be added to this listwhen they become available.

Ashvini Tunisian Crochet Slippers

Ashvini Tunisian crochet slippers Arunima Goel Knitter Knotter
  • An elegant pattern for Tunisian crochet slippers worked with short rows which create beautiful texture in the toe area when using two colors.
  • Skill level: intermediate.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, decreases, short rows.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Arunima Goel of Knitter Knotter.

Shweta Tunisian Slipper Boots

Tunisian Crochet Fur Slipper Boots Shweta Arunima Goel Knitter Knotter
  • A modern Tunisian crochet cowl pattern using a textured Tunisian crochet stitch similar to knit drop stitches.
  • Skill level: advanced.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Trs, Txs, decreases, shaping.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Arunima Goel of Knitter Knotter.

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D. Shawls and scarves

Triangles or rectangles, these warm and cozy accessories keep us warm on chilly days.

They are made more beautiful by the details in the stitch patterns or the elegant colorwork.

Mannequin Shawl

Miroslava Exquisite Crochet UK Mannequin Shawl advanced Tunisian crochet pattern
  • An asymmetrical triangle shawl worked from one tip and covered in a houndstooth pattern created with the stranded colorwork technique.
  • Skill level: intermediate.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, increases, colorwork.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and as a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Miroslava Mihalkova of Exquisite Crochet UK.

Rainbow love Tunisian crochet lace shawl pattern

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  • A lacy rectangular Tunisian crochet wrap pattern with little arrows created by eyelets.
  • Skill level: intermediate.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Tfs, decreases, eyelets, custom return pass.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Andrea Crețu of Yarnandy.

Palms stole Tunisian Crochet pattern

Palms Stole Tunisian crochet pattern Padma R edited
  • An airy rectangular Tunisian crochet stole with lacy and textured stitches great for the summer.
  • Skill level: intermediate.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, extended stitches, special clusters.
  • The pattern is available as a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Padma R of Padma R Designs.

Macaw wings shawl pattern

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  • A lace crescent-shaped shawl with feather-like sections, worked from one tip to the other.
  • Skill level: advanced.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Tps, decreases, eyelets, short rows.
  • The pattern is available as a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Andrea Crețu of Yarnandy.

Amy shawl Tunisian crochet pattern

Amy Shawl Tunisian crochet pattern by Lori Aklori Designs
  • A lace crescent-shaped shawl with eyelets, worked from the center out, perfect for gradient yarns.
  • Skill level: advanced.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, increases, decreases, eyelets.
  • The pattern is available as a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Lori of Aklori Designs.

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Ira Tunisian Mosaic Shawl

Arunima Goel Ira mosaic shawl advanced Tunisian crochet pattern jpg
  • A mosaic Tunisian crochet triangle shawl pattern with 5 different mosaic patterns that create an intricate and elegant fabric.
  • Skill level: intermediate.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Tfs, Tks, Twtss, Twtks, increases, extended stitches.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Arunima Goel of Knitter Knotter.

Obtuse Shawl pattern

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  • An asymmetrical triangle Tunisian crochet shawl with texture and interesting shaping.
  • Skill level: intermediate.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, eyelets, increases, color changes.
  • The pattern is available as a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Natalie of Detroit Knots.

Wheat fields shawl pattern

wheat fields shawl Tunisian crochet pattern 3
  • A lacy rectangle shawl pattern, it features a lace motif reminiscent of ears of wheat, as well as a lacy border inspired by Shetland knit lace.
  • Skill level: advanced.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Tks, increases, decreases, eyelets, short rows.
  • The pattern is available as a free video tutorial and as a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Andrea Crețu of Yarnandy.

Diameter Shawl pattern

Diameter shawl Tunisian crochet pattern Natalie Detroit Knots
  • An half circle Tunisian crochet shawl featuring bands of concentric bands of stitches in contrasting colors.
  • Skill level: intermediate.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Trs, Tps, increases, color changes.
  • The pattern is available as a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Natalie of Detroit Knots.

Lightning shawl pattern

Lightning Shawl Tunisian crochet pattern by Raffamusa Designs jpg
  • A lightning-shaped shawl with a fun border and smooth texture.
  • Skill level: intermediate.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tfs, special return pass.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Raffaella Tassoni of Raffamusa Designs.

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Despite Shawl pattern

Despite shawl Tunisian crochet pattern Natalie Detroit Knots jpg
  • A symmetrical triangle Tunisian crochet shawl with textured bands in different colors.
  • Skill level: intermediate.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Tks, Tps, Trs, increases, color changes.
  • The pattern is available as a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Natalie of Detroit Knots.

Tunisian Fans Shawl

Edie Eckman Tunisian fans shawl crochet pattern
  • A lacy rectangular shawl or stole, featuring contrasting rows of shell stitches.
  • Skill level: intermediate.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, shells, working in chains.
  • The pattern is available as a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Edie Eckman of Edie Eckman Designs.

E. Clothing Tunisian crochet patterns

Here’s a selection of advanced Tunisian crochet patterns for clothing for adults and children.

They include tops, sweaters and cardigans with interesting construction, shaping or colorwork.

We’ll start with children’s sweaters and cardigans.

It’s A Birdie! sweater or jumper

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  • A sweet toddler-sized Tunisian crochet sweater with a beautiful panel of entrelac lozenges on the front.
  • Skill level: intermediate.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, entrelac, shaping, seaming, colorwork.
  • The pattern is available as a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Veronika Cromwell of BlueStar Crochet.

Toggle Button Cardigan

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  • A top-down raglan Tunisian crochet cardigan for kids with toggle button closure on the front.
  • Skill level: intermediate.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tks, increases, shaping, regular crochet for the edging.
  • The pattern is available as a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Veronika Cromwell of BlueStar Crochet.

Going To College Cardigan

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  • For when your little one wants to go to college. A warm and cozy top-down raglan Tunisian crochet cardigan with colorwork and lettering reminiscent of letterman-style jackets.
  • Skill level: intermediate.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tks, increases, regular crochet, colorwork.
  • The pattern is available as a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Veronika Cromwell of BlueStar Crochet.

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Here are adult tops, sweaters and cardigans.

Vaillance bolero or shrug

Bolero Vaillance Tunisian crochet pattern Rachel Henri
  • A seamless Tunisian crochet top-down shrug or bolero with long sleeves, created using a raglan construction.
  • Skill level: intermediate.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, eyelets, increases, color changes.
  • The pattern is available as a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Rachel of Rachel Henri Designs.

Céleste top

Valiance top advanced Tunisian crochet pattern Rachel Henri
  • A top-down sleeveless top in Tunisian crochet, worked flat, but with an ingenious method that creates the illusion of continuous rounds.
  • Skill level: intermediate.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, increases, special techniques.
  • The pattern is available as a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Rachel of Rachel Henri Designs.

Ira Tunisian Mosaic Shawl

Tunisian Summer Peplum Top Tunisian crochet by Roeska Blankevoort
  • A fun Tunisian crochet peplum top with smooth texture and beautiful shaping, perfect for the summer.
  • Skill level: intermediate.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Tfs, Tks, increases, working in the round.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Roeska Blankevoort of Handmade by Roeska.

Camino Pullover

Camino Tunisian crochet sweater Lori Aklori Designs
  • A seamless Tunisian crochet top-down sweater with beautiful colorwork possible due to the stitches being worked in the round.
  • Skill level: intermediate.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Tps, Twtss, working in the round.
  • The pattern is available as a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Lori of Aklori Designs.

Intemporel cardigan

Intemporel cardigan Tunisian crochet pattern Rachel Henri jpg
  • A cozy, seamless raglan Tunisian crochet cardigan with full sleeves.
  • Skill level: intermediate.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, increases, special techniques.
  • The pattern is available as a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Rachel of Rachel Henri Designs.

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Final thoughts on these advanced and intermediate Tunisian crochet patterns

That’s a long list, so I hope you found something interesting to challenge your Tunisian crochet skills and to learn something new while making your next favorite garment or accessory.

If you enjoy these intermediate and advanced Tunisian crochet patterns, make sure to sign up to the designers’ email updates to get news from them and to my email updates if you want to know when the next roundup will be published.

These are a lot of work to create, as I take great care in creating accurate, but easy to read descriptions for each pattern.

If you missed my previous roundup, here it is with lots of Tunisian crochet paterns for beginners.

Here are some more posts about Tunisian crochet from the blog that you might be interested in.

Thank you for checking out this list and I’ll see you soon with more content.

Hugs,

Andrea

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