35+ beautiful Tunisian crochet patterns for beginners

Did you just discover Tunisian crochet and don’t know what to make? Here are over 35 Tunisian crochet patterns for beginners that might be perfect for you to try, organized by project type.

Here are quick links to all the patterns, so you can reach them faster.

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About this Tunisian crochet pattern roundup

I’ve tried to compile a very diverse collection of patterns here, so you can dip your toes in with very simple, very quick projects, or larger, but very satisfying patterns.

Of course there are many more out there, but the designers of these patterns have all given their permission for me sharing their photos in this collection of patterns.

I’ve divided them up into categories (use the table of contents at the top to navigate to them) and have provided some details regarding each pattern, so you can decide whether your skill set needs improving before trying out the patterns.

Some come with video tutorials and photo tutorials too, so make sure to check them out (I pointed out this information in each pattern card).

Obviously, I’ve sprinkled in some of my own patterns because initially the whole point of this article was to make a roundup of my own beginner Tunisian crochet patterns, but then I decided it would be nice to add some variety and I’m glad I did.

Now you can explore these wonderful designers, check out their other patterns and sign up to their email updates if you like their designs and would like to keep up with them.

Abbreviations

Here’s a list of abbreviations that will be repeated throughout the descriptions of these patterns.

  • dec – decreases;
  • TC – Tunisian crochet;
  • Tfs – Tunisian full stitch;
  • Thdc – Tunisian half double crochet;
  • Tks – Tunisian knit stitch;
  • Tps – Tunisian purl stitch;
  • Trs – Tunisian reverse stitch;
  • Tss – Tunisian simple stitch;
  • TssBL – Tunisian simple stitch in the back loop;
  • Ttls – Tunisian top loop stitch;
  • Twtss – twisted simple stitch.

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

A. Tunisian crochet jewelry

1. Beginner Tunisian crochet necklace pattern

Necklace by Sarah Korth SEK Handmade
  • There are three variations included in this pattern and you can try them all.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Tfs, color changes.
  • The pattern is available as a paid PDF pattern.
  • Designed by: Sarah Korth of SEK Handmade.

B. Tunisian crochet patterns for home décor items

These are tiny or even quite large objects that are useful and look good in your house.

These are some of the easiest Tunisian crochet patterns for beginners, as they are usually small and use up scraps.

Make them in your favorite colors to help them blend in with your other décor items or to stand out and present a splash of color when you enter a room or the kitchen.

2. Tunisian crochet face scrubby

Tunisian crochet face scrubbies on top of one another
  • This face scrubby pattern can also be used to make coasters. It has a video tutorial as well.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss (Tunisian simple stitch), short rows, seaming, sewing.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Andrea Crețu of Yarnandy.

3. Continuous spiral rug

Kundali-Tunisian-Crochet-Spiral-Square-Knitter Knotter
  • This is a rug made with a regular crochet hook and a very clever construction.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, short rows, seaming, sewing.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Arunima Goel of Knitter Knotter.

4. Double Scoop Throw Pillow

Double Scoop Throw Pillow Tunisian crochet pattern Morines shop
  • A mix of easy stitches that create a delicious pillow cover with sprinkles on top.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Tps, color changes, sewing.
  • The pattern is available as a paid PDF.
  • Designed by: Morine of Morine’s Shop.

5. Tunisian Crochet Ribbed Pumpkin

Tunisian_Crochet_Delicata_Pumpkin_Raffamussa Designs
  • A cute pumpkin to brighten up a rainy autumn day.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, TssBL, seaming, sewing.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Raffaella Tassoni of Raffamusa Designs.

6. Tunisian crochet pumpkins in three sizes

Large Tunisian crochet pumpkin made with chenille yarn
  • There are more ways to make pumpkins and this pattern includes three sizes, all made with chenille yarn.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, seaming, sewing, regular crochet.
  • The pattern is available free as a video tutorial and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Andrea Crețu of yarnandy.com.

7. Citrus slices coaster pattern

Tunisian crochet citrus coasters 2
  • A summery Tunisian crochet coaster pattern that looks like citrus slices.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, seaming, sewing, short rows.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Andrea Crețu of yarnandy.com.

C. Accessories for hands and feet

Mittens, gloves, slippers and socks, they are small, but essential, especially if you live in a cold climate.

Hand and feet accessories also make great Tunisian crochet patterns for beginners, especially the ones without shaping.

After you make a few of these, you’ll be able to start working with short rows to adapt the shapes to your hands and feet.

This section will be updated as more of these patterns get published and I get permission to post them here.

8. Tunisian crochet Fingerless gloves

Tunisian-Crochet-Fingerless-Gloves-Crochet-Pattern-3
  • A pair of quick and easy fingerless gloves.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, seaming.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Nicole from Nicki’s Homemade Crafts.

9. Kritika Tunisian crochet slippers

Kritika-Tunisian Crochet-Slippers-Wide-Knitter-Knotter
  • A pair of quick and easy fingerless gloves.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, color changes, sewing.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Arunima Goel of Knitter Knotter.

D. Bag and backpack Tunisian crochet patterns for beginners

These are easy to make projects that you can use to learn new Tunisian crochet stitches.

They have no shaping, so you can just concentrate on learning good tension.

10. Adorable Crochet Book Sleeve Pattern

Adorable Free Crochet Book Sleeve Pattern - Blue Star Crochet
  • Make a sleeve or case for your laptop or notebook.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Tps.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Veronika Cromwell of Blue Star Crochet.

11. Dew Drop pouch Pattern

Dew Drop Pouch Morines Shop
  • A colorful pouch with zipper and lining perfect for storing makeup, crochet hooks or other crochet notions.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Tps.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Morine of Morine’s Shop.

12. Tunisian crochet drawstring backpack pattern

Easy-Tunisian-Crochet-Drawstring-Backpack-Knitter-Knotter
  • An easy to make backpack perfect for school, sports or any other outdoor activity.
  • Stitches and skills used: modified Tss, Tks, seaming.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Arunima Goel of Knitter Knotter.

13. Tunisian sampler bag pattern

Tunisian-Crochet-Sampler bag Blackstone Designs
  • An easy to make backpack perfect for school, sports or any other outdoor activity.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Tps, Twtss.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Sonya Blackstone of Blackstone designs.

E. Blankets and squares

Use these Tunisian crochet squares together with other square patterns or just use the pattern for the square to make a full blanket.

14. Tunisian Crochet Diamond Square

Tunisian Crochet Diamond Square - Free Pattern and Chart - Blue Star Crochet
  • A textured square with diamonds, easy to scale up into a full blanket pattern.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tks, Trs.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Veronika Cromwell of Blue Star Crochet.

15. Tunisian crochet baby blanket pattern

baybee blanket tunisian crochet baby blanket pattern
  • A very simple blanket pattern with an incorporated honeycomb border. Includes 4 size.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Tps.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Andrea Crețu of Yarnandy.

16. Tunisian crochet baby blanket pattern

Quadrature_du_cercle Rachel Henri
  • A gorgeous square worked from the middle with a double ended hook and two colors of yarn.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss and twisted up Tss, twisted Tks.
  • The pattern is available as a free PDF with video.
  • Designed by: Rachel Henri.

17. Mustard and Co Tunisian Crochet Blanket

Mustard and Co Tunisian crochet blanket pattern Exquisite Crochet UK
  • A beautifully textured pattern for blanket worked corner to corner, featuring bands of textured stitches.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tks, Tps, increases, decreases.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog with a paid PDF option.
  • Designed by: Miroslava Mihalkova of Exquisite Crochet UK.

F. Head and neck accessories

This section does not include shawls and scarves, which are featured in the next section.

It does include headbands and ear warmers, as well as cowls in simple Tunisian crochet stitch patterns and with easy construction.

18. Tunisian Tricolor Cowl pattern

Tunisian Tricolor Cowl pattern by Mary Onorati
  • A cozy, colorful cowl worked in the round with a double ended hook and multiple colors of yarn.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, double ended hook.
  • The pattern is available as a paid PDF.
  • Designed by: Mary Onorati of Kickin Crochet.

19. Tunisian twisted front ear warmer

Tunisian-Twisted-Front-Earwarmer Blackstone Designs
  • A cute twisted headband or ear warmer in chunky yarn.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tks, sewing.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog with a paid PDF option.
  • Designed by: Sonya Blackstone of Blackstone designs.

20. Manna cowl and headband patterns

Honeycomb cowl and headband Tunisian crochet pattern for beginners Andrea Cretu
  • A set of patterns for a twisted headband and a simple cowl in the beautiful Tunisian crochet honeycomb stitch, with 9 sizes.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Tps, sewing.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog with a paid PDF option.
  • Designed by: Andrea Crețu of Yarnandy.

21. Diagonal Lattice Headband

Diagonal_Lattice_Tunisian_Headband Raffanyssa Designs
  • A gorgeous textured Tunisian crochet twisted headband.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, sewing.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog with a paid PDF option.
  • Designed by: Raffaella Tassoni of Raffamusa Designs.

22. Tunisian crochet hat for beginners

Tunisian Crochet Hat Beginner Free Crochet Pattern - Nana's Crafty Home
  • An elegant and smooth hat with button detailing along the side, worked sideways.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tfs, regular crochet, seaming, sewing.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog with a paid PDF option.
  • Designed by: Tonya Bush of Nana’s Crafty Home.

23. Crimson drop beanie Tunisian crochet hat

Tunisian crochet beanie hat pattern Andrea Cretu
  • A very simple sideways hat pattern, which uses short rows and different stitches to create the brim at the same time as the hat.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Tps, seaming.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog with video tutorial and as a paid PDF option.
  • Designed by: Andrea Crețu of Yarnandy.

24. Marci hat Tunisian crochet pattern

Marci-Hat Nanas Crafty Home
  • A cozy and pretty banded hat with a shaped top or slouchy beanie option.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tks, Tps.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog with video tutorial and as a paid PDF option.
  • Designed by: Tonya Bush of Nana’s Crafty Home.

G. Shawls and scarves

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

The patterns I’ve selected are great for beginners because they are simple and give you a chance to work on your tension or color changing skills.

25. Brushland Tunisian Crochet Scarf Pattern

easy-tunisian-crochet-scarf-pattern-Make and Do Crew
  • A warm and easy to make triangle scarf.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, color changes.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Jess Coppom, Make & Do Crew.

26. Phyllite Tunisian crochet triangle shawl

Phyllite Tunisian crochet triangle shawl Andrea Cretu
  • A very easy rounded triangle shawl perfect for beginners. Video instructions included.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Tfs.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Andrea Crețu of Yarnandy.

27. Imzadi triangle shawl

Imzadi triangle shawl Aklori Designs
  • A triangle shawl worked in entrelac corner to corner, a perfect introduction to this technique and can be made with a regular crochet hook.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss.
  • The pattern is available as a paid PDF.
  • Designed by: Lori of Aklori Designs.

28. Limonite Tunisian crochet triangle shawl

Limonite - Tunisian crochet shawl hanging and showing the crescent shape
  • A cozy and simple triangle shawl with lovely texture and bobble edging. Video instructions included.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Tps, Tfs.
  • The pattern is available free as a video and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Andrea Crețu of Yarnandy.

29. Dreamy Lucia shawl

dreamy-lucia-shawl-Exquisite Crochet UK
  • A simple triangle shawl worked from one corner, with beautiful bands of color.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Miroslava Mihalkova of Exquisite Crochet UK.

30. Colorful Tunisian crochet scarf

Beginner scarf Sunflower cottage crochet
  • A colorful beginner scarf with great texture, with video tutorials included.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Thdc.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Helen Wilkinson of Sunflower Cottage Crochet.

31. Porphyry Tunisian crochet triangle shawl

Porphyry shawl Tunisian crochet pattern yarnandy Andrea Cretu
  • A textured Tunisain crochet pattern for a triangle shawl or triangle scarf. Video instructions included.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Tps, Tfs.
  • The pattern is available free as a video and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Andrea Crețu of Yarnandy.

32. Au fur et à mesure triangle shawl

Au_fur_et_a_mesure_crochet_tunisien Rachel Henri
  • An asymmetrical triangle shawl worked from one point with clever increases and color changes.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, Tfs, color changes.
  • The pattern is available as a paid PDF pattern.
  • Designed by: Rachel Henri.

33. Spiraling Out Shawl

Spiraling out shawl Aklori Designs
  • An asymmetrical crescent shawl perfect for showing off long gradients. Can be worked with a regular hook
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss.
  • The pattern is available as a paid PDF pattern.
  • Designed by: Lori of Aklori Designs.

34. Imperial Topaz lacy rectangle shawl

Imperial topaz wrap - easy tunisian crochet pattern
  • A rectangle shawl or scarf pattern with simple lace all over, perfect for long gradient yarns.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tss, eyelets.
  • The pattern is available free as a video and has a paid PDF version.
  • Designed by: Andrea Crețu of Yarnandy.

H. Clothing Tunisian crochet patterns

I’ve left the most complex patterns for last, but they have full, detailed instructions, so you don’t have to worry at all.

35. Autumn Chill Sweater – Tunisian CAL

Autumn Chill Sweater - Tunisian CAL October 2021 - Kickin Crochet
  • A cozy pullover or sweater with soft Tunisian crochet texture.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tfs, seaming, ribbing.
  • The pattern is available for free on the Furls website (link in the blog post).
  • Designed by: Mary Onorati of Kickin Crochet.

36. Tunisian crochet pullover

Tunisian crochet pullover free pattern - Blue Star Crochet
  • An elegant V-neck pullover or sweater with dropped shoulders.
  • Stitches and skills used: Tks, decreases, seaming, ribbbing.
  • The pattern is available free on the blog and has a PDF option as well.
  • Designed by: Veronika Cromwell of Blue Star Crochet.

37. Easy cocoon shrug

Tunisian_Crochet_Comfy_Cocoon_Shrug_RaffamusaDesigns1
  • A cozy pullover or sweater with soft Tunisian crochet texture.
  • Stitches and skills used: Ttls, seaming, ribbing.
  • The pattern is available for free on the Furls website (link in the blog post).
  • Designed by: Raffaella Tassoni of Raffamusa Designs.

Final thoughts on these Tunisian crochet patterns for beginners

That’s a long list, so I hope you found something interesting to make for your next Tunisian crochet beginner project.

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Andrea

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