(The above pattern is now available as a PDF download $6.50)Swing Coat (currently working on the pattern).
Made in Tunisian Crochet with a S hook and @7 skeins of Cascade Magnum (@860 yards super bulky) it works up quickly, love that about crochet!
Not sure how many of you are familiar with Tunisian Crochet but it takes elements of both knitting & crochet and is pretty easy to get the hang of... and even if you can't knit or crochet you will be working this stitch in no time.
So in preparation of this coat pattern I've worked a super simple cowl in Tunisian Crochet for you all to try.
@123 yds/@112m of a super chunky yarn like Magnum by Cascade.
(color shown #9430 Highland Green)
A Tunisian crochet hook size S/19mm.
A Tunisian crochet hook is different from a regular crochet hook in that the shaft of the hook is longer and is the same size the whole length of the shaft like a knitting needle. I used a hook I purchased on Etsy from mimisneedlebasket. I bought both the R and the S but found I liked the S better with the yarn I was using. I used the S hook for the coat as well.
Finished measurements: 12"x 31" measured when laid flat before sewing together.
Gauge @1.5sts= 1"
Start by chaining 18. Going into the 2nd chain from hook pull a loop up through each chain space to end.
Now we work back. Do not turn.
I ended on a row with the loops on the hook then joined that edge to the starting edge by crocheting the edges together.
Maybe you'll be inspired to try Tunisian Crochet and for extra help I'm sure there are countless videos on youtube to check out ;) OR if you're in Los Angeles the first weekend of April during the 3rd annual LA County Yarn Crawl we'll have demonstrations of Tunisian Crochet at The Little Knittery so come on by!