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Crafting since childhood, I mostly knit but I also enjoy sewing and spinning. Sometimes I do stuff like crochet, cross stitching, bobbin lace or tatting.

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from Stefanie Bold Designs
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : bipolar

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Tunisian simple stitch

Pattern Description:

This pattern is called bipolar because of two reasons: first, it combines two yarns with different character. Shibui(tm)s Linen is a chainette yarn made from linen that gives some body to the fabric. Cima is a plied wool yarn that adds warmth. Second, the resulting item can be worn as a cowl or as a headband. Depending on how you arrange the fabric, it can look plain or like a turban.

This item is worked in Tunisian simple stitch only, but in two alternating colors. The fabric is double-layered so there is no right or wrong side. The piece is worked flat and then seamed. I am introducing Tunisian grafting which is a way to seam two rows of Tunisian crochet together in a nearly invisible fashion.


27 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inch in two-color Tunisian simple stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • one size
  • circumference 20.5 inch, height 6.75 inch


  • 1 skein Shibui Linen in color apple
  • 1 skein Shibui Cima in color mineral
  • Tunisian hook size G ( or as needed to obtain gauge)

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle