Tunisian Petals


  • Offset “bow tie” stitch groups of Tunisian crochet.
  • Beaded accent options at finishing stage (no pre-stringing).
  • Easily customized dimensions for a cowl/ring scarf or wider shoulder loop.
  • Range of yarn weights. (Pink: one skein of fingering weight cashmere!)

More details below.


I developed this lacy Tunisian crochet stitch pattern myself. If it seems familiar to you, it’s probably due to how Tunisian eyelets mimic the look of bunches of chain strands in a traditional “Bow ties” stitch pattern of regular crochet.

This Tunisian crochet lace pattern pleasantly edges itself as you work each offset group of rows. One skein of a fingering weight yarn (shown in pink) results in an easy to wear warmer for the head, neck, and shoulders. Three of our own Lotus Snacks mini balls (stripey blues & greens version) make a generous loop scarf.

It’s crocheted in offset rows with otherwise no shaping, then seamed into a ring scarf (a.k.a. snood, shoulder cowl wrap, eternity scarf, etc). Beads accent a row group of the pink version; for the blue one, a few beads dangle from the yarn ends at each color change.

Skill Level

Intermediate. It’s best if you have used at least one Tunisian crochet pattern for the Beginner or Easy skill level first, like Burly Bias or Shaktithings (both are offset like Petals). To see if you’re ready for an Intermediate-level pattern, test yourself with my quick checklist

I’ve kept pattern abbreviations to a minimum and include International English equivalents for American terms.

?After using this pattern, you will know (if you didn’t already):

  • The fun of crocheting a cowl on the bias with offset rows
  • A fresh adaptation of the popular “bowties” stitch pattern for Tunisian crochet
  • The unique value of Tunisian yarn overs (eyelets)
  • An introductory experience in beaded Tunisian crochet (no pre-stringing necessary)
  • How to create a designerly beaded seam as you crochet the final rows

Finished Dimensions

  1. One-Skein Pink version: 40″ circumference and 10″ wide (100 cm x 25 cm).
  2. Three Mini-Skein Blue Lotus version: 60″ circumference and 5″ wide (152 cm x 12.7 cm).


Crochet Hook: Size US I-9/5.5 mm straight Tunisian crochet hook at least 9″ {23 cm} long, or size needed for gauge.

Yarn Used for the Two Versions Pictured

Pink Version: Jade Sapphire Silk Cashmere 2-ply (55% Silk, 45% Cashmere; 400yds/366m per 1.94oz/55g ball), color #93 Rosehip. 

Blue & Green Version: DesigningVashti Lotus Snacks (54% Cotton, 46% Rayon; 85 yds per 33 g ball), 1 per color: Crystal Blue, Teal Glimmer, Bamboo Green. 

Yarn substituting advice: The pink yarn is CYC #1 category fingering weight. Lotus is CYC #2 category sport weight. If you try a yarn that doesn’t look as good as in my photos, give it a chance by blocking it a bit–it only takes a few minutes with a misting bottle.

Beads: Size 6/0 round beads (a.k.a. “E beads” or “large” seed beads): 176 beads were used for the pink version & 40 were used for the yarn ends of the Lotus version (in lieu of weaving them in), to be strung onto yarn later.

Beading needle (click here to make your own simple beading needle with wire)

Additional information


Lacy Tunisian Crochet


PDF Download, Adjustable Yarn Amounts, Easily Customize, Original or Rediscovered Stitch


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