The Tunisian crochet coat

I have now completed enough of the coat to feel it is worth sharing.

Here is a photograph of the main body of the coat.
coat on door

As you can see, i have joined the side seams as much as is needed and inserted the first of the panels.

Tunisian panel

I haven’t sewn in any ends and will leave that to the end in case I find any problems.

I am now going to move on to other things for a bit, partly because there are other things I want to achieve but also because I am finding Tunisian crochet gives me a lot of pain. I think this is because I have to hold the work so tight with my left hand for the return pass and manoeuvring the long hook with my right hand puts a strain on my wrist. I can’t see any way to make it more ergonomic.

This was not helped of course by my determination to get this far as soon as possible in spite of the pain.

In time I think I will add one panel at a time in between other things.

17 thoughts on “The Tunisian crochet coat

    1. The main body of the coat is Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball colour Healing Teal. The panel (and others and hood) is Lion Brand Shawl in a Cake colour Restful Rainbow. Both yarns are same weight similar fibre mix. Strange to use though as nominally Aran weight but thin like sock yarn and very curly and slightly variable thickness.


  1. That is gorgeous. Hand pain is one reason I won’t do Tunisian. Very wise to give it a break.
    My nail tech had me buy some heat gloves from Amazon and they are lovey. You can also put your hand cream or pain relief cream on under latex gloves then the heat helps the absorption. Might be worth looking into.

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    1. I can’t remember if it was you but someone suggested some sort of gloves, and I bought them and wear them when I need a bit of help. I have been having more shoulder pain too and I did find a comment somewhere from someone who got shoulder pain with Tunisian crochet. I think the nature of this yarn helps to cause it for me. Interesting to know that it gives you hand pain. Still I have to finish the coat eventually but my daughter is not in a hurry for me to finish it thankfully.

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      1. Yes, I said about the pressure gloves. They’re nice to wear to keep everything going too while you’re working. The heat ones are a nice treat. But you have to sit there not using your hands! An almost nightmare! 😄

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