Free Crochet Pattern: Tunisian Simple Stitch Neck Warmer

By Rachel Choi – 16 Comments
Here is my very first Tunisian simple stitched neck warmer! This is a small item that is great to practice your Tunisian stitches on. If you don’t know how to crochet Tunisian simple stitches, here is a Tunisian simple stitch tutorial that shows you how. The basic idea of this neck warmer is to start with a chain that is as wide as you want your neck warmer to be, then start making rows and rows or Tunisian simple stitches to make it as long as you want it. There is one color change in this pattern to give your neck warmer some style. Just follow the instructions below to get started! tunisian-neckwarmer
Skill Level: beginner crochet skill level

Finished Size: 4 ¼” (11 cm) wide, 17” (43 cm) long, 1” (2.5 cm) diameter of buttons

Materials:
Medium Weight Yarn (Green, Brown)
Tunisian Crochet Hook I (5.5 mm) or a regular crochet hook without large handle
Yarn Needle
Scissors

Gauge:
9 TSS = 2”
7 rows = 2”
Gauge Swatch: 2’’w x 2’’h (5cm x 5cm) ch 9.
Row 1: work TSS in second ch from hook and in each ch across
Row 2 – 7: work TSS in second stitch and in each stitch across
Finish off.

Special Crochet Stitch: Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS)
Here is a Tunisian simple stitch tutorial for reference.

Crochet Pattern: Neck Warmer
With green, start by chaining 20, or as wide as you want your neck warmer
Row 1: Work TSS in second chain from hook, and in each chain across
Row 2 – 53: work TSS in second stitch and in each stitch across
Row 54: work TSS in second stitch and in each stitch across, changing to brown in last TSS made
Row 55 – 74: work TSS in second stitch and in each stitch across
Row 75: sl st in second stitch and in each stitch across, finish off

Button (Make 2)
Row 1: with green, ch 4, sl st in forth ch from hook forming loop
Row 2: 10 sc in loop
Row 3: 10 sc in loop (overlapping previous row)
Row 4: 8 sc in loop (overlapping previous row), finish off

Button Strap (Make 2)
Row 1: ch 15, sl st in first ch forming loop, finish off

With yarn needle, sew buttons onto brown end of neck warmer and button straps onto green end.

If you need help with crochet this Tunisian simple stitch neck warmer, just leave a comment!

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16 Comments

  1. Michelle says:

    You look beautiful in your new neck warmer! :)

    Thanks for sharing the pattern. I like how you made the buttons.

    I am glad I can use my regular hook to learn Tunisian crochet with and for smaller projects. Have a great weekend Rachel!

  2. Rachel says:

    Thanks Michelle! I was going to buy buttons but figured I would make them instead :) have a great weekend also Michelle!

  3. Erika says:

    Wow, Rachel! That’s so pretty. Thank you. I can’t get over the buttons. They’re adorable.

  4. Rachel says:

    Thanks Erika!! :)

  5. Beth says:

    Hi

    I am enjoying your newsletter and all of your patterns. Just encase you do not have enough to do (smile), I have a suggestion. Do you know how to make expressive eyes for toys and dolls? I make these for a charity and have trouble with the eyes, they are either bulky or scary, too big or too small. thanks

  6. Jarriel says:

    Hello,
    I love the neck warmer I think it’s super creative! I was wondering did the medium weight yarn mean that you used worsted weight yarn????

  7. Jarriel says:

    Thank you sooo much! And keep up the amazing work on this site! I love it!

  8. arwin says:

    I am wondering where I can purchase a Tunisian crochet hook? All of my hooks have that big bump in the middle.

  9. arwin says:

    oh….I’ve checked out Michael’s but the one’s in Canada all have the bump, as well as Walmart & Zellers, we don’t have a Hobby Lobby, & its a 4.5 hr drive to the USA from my house! a wee bit far to go for a crochet hook!

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Arwin, try searching online. But Michaels should have Tunisian hooks, they are longer than regular crochet hooks. Or you can get the type that has a flexible tubing attached to the end.

  10. Ingrid says:

    Thanks so much for this pattern. I wanted to learn tunisian stitch and this was great for that. I used a regular crochet hook and 3 different colors. I made mine bigger with regular buttons (too lazy to make them) and single crochet around the edge.

  11. Rachel. That looks great. The crocheted buttons is a nice finishing touch. Keep up the great work you are doing with the site. It is very interesting. I never know what I’ll find here but its usually interesting (like the Wall Street bull with the crocheted outfit – lol).

  12. BrennieB says:

    Rachel, I am new to Tunisian crochet and hope this is a nice simple project to start with. I’ve been doing some practicing before starting anything ‘real’ and my work has been curling up. Am I doing something wrong?

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