Juvie Chevron Cowl by Toni Lipsey

This write up has been a long time coming, because this was a Christmas present that I managed to give on Christmas. This is the Juvie Chevron Cowl from The Tunisian Crochet Handbook by Toni Lipsey (@tlyarncrafts).

The recipient’s grandson (modeling it here the night before Christmas because I really went down to the wire on this one) helped pick the color palette, though I ended up having to get different yarn than he helped me pick on the app the night before i

I used about 50g each of the dark blue, light blue, and green, and about 75g of the cream. I think this particular yarn is discontinued, or at least I can’t find it online.

I had to point a fan at the end of the middle while blocking it, because I finished the body 2 days before Christmas while it was heavily raining and super humid. It almost wasn’t ready on time, but that little trick worked and I was able to put the border on Christmas Eve.

I’m still relatively new to Tunisian Crochet, and I can absolutely recommend this book to anyone else who is just starting out. Toni’s instructions and tutorial pictures are incredibly clear and super helpful.

Two hands in blue Tunisian crocheted gloves holding a coffee cup, slightly backlit.

Ribbling Mitts

Don’t know how I missed it, but I have recently discovered Ribblr, a crochet, knitting, sewing and Tunisian crochet crafting platform with a new form of interactive e-pattern that translates, highlights, and lets you mark off your progress. I’ve already transferred two of my patterns into e-patterns on Ribblr, which you can find in my Ribblr shop.

In my exploring around this new platform, I came across a very cool pair of gloves made in Tunisian crochet. I had never seen Tunisian crochet used for anything other than a blanket, so I immediately set about finding a yarn to create the gloves.

This pattern is Perfect Fingerless Gloves by Hayley Joanne Robinson. It’s currently free at the time of this posting.

A pair of blue Tunisian crocheted gloves lay on a laptop keyboard. One is dark blue with a light blue thumb and the other is light blue with a dark blue thumb.

I had two colors of Knit Picks Comfy yarn that complemented each other, but neither were enough to make a full pair. So I decided instead to make each glove in one of the colors and add the other color in for the thumb so it’s a coordinating pair.

The only modifications I made were the color change in the thumbs and slip stitching the seams instead of sewing them.

Two hands in blue Tunisian crocheted gloves holding a coffee cup, slightly backlit.

I’d say this pattern is great if you are looking to learn more Tunisian crochet. It was super easy to follow and perfect for a beginner.

I know a lot of us are not using Ravelry right now, so if you are looking for a new way to buy or sell patterns, go check out Ribblr. Their pattern editor is super easy to use, so it might even be an easier way to start designing and selling patterns if you have been intimidated by figuring out how to write patterns.


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