Pattern Test of the Trusty Tunisian Tee

Pattern Test of the Trusty Tunisian Tee

This really has been the year of pattern testing for me. This pattern test of the Trusty Tunisian Tee by Amy Kate of @thegracefultangle was my second Tunisian crochet project. This test was a super simple boxy tee design and is perfect for beginners.

I must say, Tunisian crochet is quickly becoming one of my more favourite craft styles. Check out my first Tunisian crochet project here.



This project was a stash buster for me, which is fantastic. I have a massive yarn wall in my craft room that is made up mostly of yarn I inherited from my grandmother and gifted by my mother-in-law. The yarn I chose for this tee is Bernat Satin in a dusty rose and greenish-brown. I don’t know the exact colour ways as the yarn is quite old. It is acrylic, which is usually what I use. I like acrylic because of it’s price point and its relative ease of care. I think if I were to make this again, I might try it in a natural fibre like cotton as it is quite heavy and warm for a tee.

Progress shot of the stripes


As I mentioned, this pattern test of the Trusty Tunisian Tee is perfect for beginners. The pattern uses the Tunisian simple stitch throughout and is seamed together. I worked in some stripes for mine and struggled a little with how to not have the colours jog in the previous row when I did the colour changes. I probably could have researched how to do colour changes properly, but I’m actually really happy with how it turned out. The hem and collar are finished with a regular single crochet stitch. So again, super easy pattern and beginner friendly. You can grab the pattern here


I am super happy with how this turned out, aside from it being insanely warm. I think it will be great with a long sleeve tee out on the ice rink this winter, or even while walking the pup. It worked up so quickly and easily and I’m eager to try it with a lighter weight yarn for a summer tee.

My modelling skills are next level in these finished object photos as I took to the great outdoors! I love a good stripe, so my plan was to introduce stripes in a random yet planned fashion gradually fading to a second colour on the top. I think it worked out pretty well.

Maker modelling finished trusty Tunisian tee in backyard
Balanced yet uneven stripes
Maker modelling the back of the trusty Tunisian tee
Side view of the seams of the trusty Tunisian tee
Look at those exposed seams!

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