Tunisian Sunset Wrap

Imagine watching the sun set with this geometric shawl that’s perfect beginners wrapped around your shoulders. Have the summer of your dreams working on this easy project that only requires one stitch!

Skill Level: Beginner

Size: No size given

Gauge: 18 sts and 18 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern stitch after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: Zitron Unisono (100% extrafine merino; 328 yards [300 meters]/100 grams): #1158 Natural (MC) 3 hanks, #1200 Indian Summer (CC)2 hanks.
Hooks: US size H/8 (5.0 mm) Tunisian hook and US size F/5 (3.75 mm) traditional hook or sizes needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

TSS: Tunisian Simple Stitch

Special Stitches

Standard Return (all stitches): Yo, draw through 1 loop on hook, *yo, draw through 2 loops on hook. Rep from * across until 1 loop remains.
Increase in TSS: During a forward pass, draw up a loop in the horizontal bar between 2 vertical bars. Do not go through the space between vertical bars as this will leave you with holes!
Decrease in TSS: During a forward pass, insert hook as if to TSS through next 2 vertical bars at the same time, yo, draw loop through both vertical bars as one.

Pattern Notes

Wrap is worked in one piece from the lower left corner to upper right corner.
While fabric is reversible, I have marked RS/WS for ease of pattern writing.
Remember the loop on your hook at the beginning and end of each forward or return pass counts as 1 st.

Pattern

Increase Section

With MC and Tunisian crochet hook, ch 3.
Row 1 Forward: TSS. (3 sts)
Row 1 Return: With CC, standard return.
Row 2 Forward: With CC, Inc 1, TSS 1, inc 1, TSS 1. (5 sts)
Row 2 Return: With MC, standard return.
Row 3 Forward: With MC, Inc 1, TSS 3, inc 1, TSS 1. (7 sts)
Row 3 Return: With CC, standard return.
Row 4 Forward: With CC, inc 1, TSS across until 1 st remains, inc 1, TSS 1. (9 sts)
Row 4 Return: With MC, standard return.
Row 5 Forward: With MC, rep Row 4 Forward. (11 sts)
Row 5 Return: With CC, standard return.
Work in pattern as established (repeating Rows 4-5), increasing one st at the beg and end of each Forward pass and alternating colors as directed until 20 rows have been completed.
Work 3 rows with the increase pattern as established but using only CC.
Work 20 more rows in color and increase pattern as established (repeating Rows 4-5).
Work 3 more rows with the increase pattern as established but using only CC.
Work 12 more rows in color and increase pattern as established (repeating Rows 4-5). (117 sts after final row)

Work Even
Row 1 Forward: Maintaining color pattern as established, inc 1, TSS across until 3 sts remain, dec 1, TSS. (117 sts)
Row 1 Return: Maintaining color pattern as established, standard return.
Rows 2-8: Rep Row 1.
Rows 9-11: Rep Row 1, using only CC.
Continue to rep Row 1, working 20 rows of 2-color stitching followed by 3 rows of CC-only stitching until 5 3-row bands of CC have been completed.
Work 8 more rows even in 2-color stitching.

Decrease Section

Row 1 Forward: Maintaining color pattern as established, dec 1, TSS across until 3 sts remain, dec 1, TSS. (115 sts)
Row 1 Return: Maintaining color pattern as established, standard return.
Rows 2-12: Rep Row 1.
Rows 13-15: Rep Row 1, using only CC.
Continue to rep Row 1, working 20 rows of 2-color stitching followed by 3 rows of CC-only stitching until 3 sts remain. Work one row even in color pattern as established, end off.

Edging

Rnds 1-2: With CC and traditional crochet hook, work 2 rnds sc around entire wrap, beginning in any st, and working 3 sc in each corner to ensure it lays flat. Join each rnd with sl st in first st.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in each sc around, working 5 dc in each corner, join rnd with sl st in top of beg-ch-3.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each dc around, working 3 sc in each corner, join rnd with st st in first sc. End off.
Weave in all ends.
Wet block to desired measurements. yarn ball

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