Today we’re working on a quick and easy project that will introduce you to the Tunisian Arrow Stitch (aka Tunisian Diamond stitch). I know, I know, it’s not a summer pattern and I’m posting this at the end of April, but two things happened:

  1. I just learned this gorgeous stitch.
  2. This was intended as a summer pattern, but the fabric thickness and a mishap with measurements led me to creating a cowl instead of my original pattern.

It all ended well because I now have a beautiful cowl to wear on a chilly night.


1 skein Comfy Cotton Yarn, by Lion Brand Yarns. Alternatively, any #3 DK yarn will work just fine.

7 mm Tunisian Hook (and yes, it has to be a Tunisian Hook)


Yarn Needle

Before we start with the free version of this pattern, just a quick reminder that you can purchase the ad-free, PDF version of this pattern! It includes photos, as well as stitch descriptions for the abbreviations.

Not interested in the PDF but need some help? Check out the video tutorial for this pattern on the Mode Bespoke Channel on YouTube. You can also email me any questions you have 🙂

Ad-Free PDF Pattern for the Arrow Stitch Cowl.

Includes photos and stitch descriptions.

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Sizing: This pattern makes 1 cowl that measures approximately 15 x 15 inches (38 x 38 cm)
RP – Return Pass              TS – Tunisian Simple Stitch       
AR – Arrow Stitch             SC – Single Crochet                         

Chain 141

Foundation Row: Beginning on the second chain from your hook, cast on a stitch for every stitch of your chain. Insert your hook into the second stitch from your hook, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Leave this loop on your hook. Repeat with every stitch of the chain so that you end up with one loop on your hook for every stitch you chained. 

Complete a RP.


Row 1: Begin working an AR using the second and third vertical stitch from your hook. Then complete an AR into every stitch of the row, leaving just the last vertical stitch. TS into the last vertical stitch of the row, then cast on the final stitch. 

Complete a RP. 


Row 2: TS into the second vertical stitch of the row. AR into the remaining stitches of the row. 

Complete a RP. 

Repeat Rows 2 & 3 until your fabric measures approximately 15 inches (38 cm). That’ll be around 27-28 rows. Once you finish the RP for your final row, complete a bind off.


Bind Off: This bind off is worked as a series of SCs. Insert your hook behind both loops of the second vertical stitch from your hook. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Once you have two loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through two loops (just like you would a SC). Repeat with every vertical stitch of the row, including the final end stitch. 

Once you complete the bond off, CH 1, cut your yarn, and weave in all of your ends. 

To Sew: Fold your cowl in half (the way you want it to fold while you wear it), and line up the top corners. Sew along the sides of the cowl in wide stitches that extend into the second vertical stitch along the sides of your work. Working in wide stitches will help minimize the seam.

Once you finish sewing, cut your yarn and weave in any remaining ends.

Written by

Atenas Ruiz-Ramos

Hi there!

I’m Atenas, the designer and content creator for Mode Bespoke.

When I’m not designing patterns or creating tutorials for YouTube, I spend my time making things, reading, writing, or learning something new.

I’m a linguist, musician, martial artist, seamstress, fantasy & sci-fi novelist, bibliophile, artist, cooking enthusiast, soap maker, budding mechanic, gardener, and a mom.