How to Make a Tunisian Cardigan
Are you looking for a comfortable yet stylish cardigan
to wear during the colder months? Look no further than the Tunisian cardigan
! This unique crochet
technique creates a dense, textured fabric that is perfect for keeping you warm and cozy. Follow these steps to make your very own Tunisian
- 6 skeins of worsted weight yarn
- Size J Tunisian crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
Step 1: Make a Gauge Swatch
The first step in making a Tunisian cardigan
is to make a gauge swatch. This will help you determine the correct hook size and yarn weight to use. To make a gauge swatch, chain 20 stitches and work in Tunisian simple stitch for 20 rows. Measure your swatch and adjust your hook size if necessary to match the gauge listed in the pattern
Step 2: Make the Back Panel
The back panel of the cardigan is made first. To start, chain the desired number of stitches for the width of the back panel. Work in Tunisian simple stitch for the length of the back panel. Repeat until you have reached the desired length, then bind off.
Step 3: Make the Front Panels
The front panels of the cardigan are made in the same way as the back panel, but with a few adjustments. Chain the desired number of stitches for the width of the front panels. Work in Tunisian simple stitch for the length of the front panels, but stop about 3 inches short of the desired length. This will create an opening for the front of the cardigan. Repeat for the second front panel, then bind off.
Step 4: Make the Sleeves
The sleeves are made separately and then attached to the body of the cardigan. To start, chain the desired number of stitches for the width of the sleeves. Work in Tunisian simple stitch for the length of the sleeves, then bind off.
Step 5: Attach the Sleeves
With a tapestry needle and matching yarn, sew the sleeves to the body of the cardigan. Make sure the sleeves are attached evenly and securely.
Step 6: Add the Finishing Touches
Finally, add any desired finishing touches such as buttons, pockets, or a collar. Weave in any remaining ends and trim the yarn.
Congratulations, you have just made your very own Tunisian cardigan! This unique crochet technique creates a beautiful, dense fabric that is perfect for colder weather. You can experiment with different yarn colors and textures to make your cardigan truly unique.Happy crocheting!