My Tunisian Crochet Shawl…

Well here it is at last. It’s been on my hook for a long time and I’m pleased that it’s finally finished- my Tunisian crochet shawl.


My daughter modelled it for me at the weekend. It was rather cool down on the beach despite the sunshine and she said it felt nice and warm wrapped around her neck…



Tunisian crochet produces a dense fabric and I found that it doesn’t crochet up very fast (there’s no holes in the fabric like there is in so many crocheted pieces!) although I did use a 7mm Tunisian hook. The shawl is my own design and I used Drops Paris 100% cotton which I found great value for money and seems to be a lovely soft cotton. I used Tunisian simple stitch throughout and used the two coloured tweed effect which I recently learned. I used a 5mm traditional crochet hook for the edging.


I need to complete four full size projects as part of the International Diploma in Crochet and this is one of the projects I’m going to submit. I’ve invested a lot of time in this project so I hope it meets the requirements. In any case I have a nice chunky shawl to wear and keep me warm!




I’m pleased with the end result and also glad that it’s finished -it’s definitely time for me to move on to another crochet project…

Happy Crocheting Everyone 🙂





  1. Looks very beautiful, I’ve been watching tunisian crochet video too much lately and I ordered many tunisian hooks in the last couple of days😅, can’t wait to start with small projects first.
    Nice work!

  2. Oh, how beautiful! Very practical, too, without the holes – it will actually be very warm, perfect for a breezy day on the beach. Good luck with the marking of it for your course:)

  3. Simple yet very effective – I like the way you have alternated solid blocks of solid colour with blocks of tweed effect. Well done!

  4. Love your Tunisian shawl – the tweed two-colour effect is such a lovely contrast and the rocks show it off so nicely …. not to mention your daughter modelling it! Hope the marking goes well as it looks very professional.
    Coincidentally, I am sending off my first full-size project tomorrow … a cotton short-sleeve cardigan in Rowan Cotton Glacé. Setting in the sleeves has not been at all easy so my hopes are not high for a pass. Must write it up on my blog this week. I have also ordered some Tunisian hooks to start on a cushion cover for my next project – I’m going to try to incorporate a fashion yarn with some Aran- weight solid colours.
    Good luck with this project!
    Jenny x

  5. What a beautiful shawl. I’m most disappointed that I’ve left my Drops Paris in the UK (I had too much yarn to bring it all) but I did bring a Tunisian crochet hook! I have no idea what size it is mind. Having started to knit, I can see the similarities and see why it takes longer. I will miss English beaches.

  6. It’s gorgeous! I keep telling myself that I will teach myself Tunisian crochet but I never seem to have time… Maybe when I finish working on all these CALs I will make the time for it!

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