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How To Crochet The Tunisian Simple Stitch

How To Crochet The Tunisian Simple Stitch

Welcome to the first stitch tutorial of our Tunisian CAL: Tunisian Simple Stitch, or TSS for short.  In this tutorial, we’re going to learn how to make this stitch and identify each place you need to insert your hook.  This is the easiest and most 

The Friendship Blanket CAL

The Friendship Blanket CAL

The Friendship Blanket CAL is here! I can hardly believe it. This is something that I have been thinking about for almost a year, and have been working on since September. Yet it seems to have come round so quickly! Why call it the Friendship 

Raised Diagonal Friendship Square Pattern

Raised Diagonal Friendship Square Pattern

Raised Diagonal Friendship Square Pattern

Today’s Friendship Square is the Raised Diagonal Friendship Square and was designed by me (Sara).  I wanted something that had a little flair but would still be pretty easy to work up.  One trick I can tell you about this pattern, is to pay attention to where the post stitches are going–you will be working up in a diagonal line, using 3 post stitches (except for edges) to go upwards.  So you are offset by one post stitch each new row of front posts.  It will make a lot more sense below!

Although you do not have to make this one as part of the CAL. It would also make a great washcloth or you could increase the stitch count and make a pillow with it, or a gorgeous runner!

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Pattern Links:

You can get this pattern in the following places:

Our shop here

Ravelry here

Etsy here

Lovecrafts here

 

Multiple

The multiple for this stitch is 10.  So if your square doesn’t come out to the 9″ x 9″ that it should using the hook you’re using, you know how to modify the starting chain or chainless foundation row to get you started!  This pattern works up the same way no matter how many stitches you have, so long as it is a multiple of 10 (plus 1 for the turning chain!).

 

Materials

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#4 Worsted Weight yarn of your choosing

5mm hook

Scissors

Yarn Needle

Stitch Markers (optional)

Blocking Board Set

Abbreviations

Ch(s)–chain(s)

St(s)–stitch(es)

fpdc–front post double crochet

sc–single crochet

rep–repeat

*–indicates where to start repeat

sk–skip

fo–fasten off

yo–yarn over

 

Gauge

17sc and 16 rows= 4×4” square

 

 

Pattern Notes

Written in US terms

  • Ch1 does not count as a stitch
  • Skip stitches behind post stitches
  • All post stitches are worked around post of stitch one row below (previous row made) unless stated otherwise in pattern.
  • Even numbered rows are all considered wrong side of the pattern and thus have the same instructions each time, which is written for you in row 2.

FPDC

Yarn over (yo) and insert your hook from front to back between the posts of the first and second double crochet of the row below, and then from back to front again between the posts of the second and third stitches.

The hook should now be positioned horizontally behind the double crochet that you’re working around.

Yarn over and draw the yarn around the post of the stitch.

You now have 3 loops on the hook.

Yarn over and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook, twice.

One front post double crochet (FP dc) is complete.

Video: https://youtu.be/nmWe76Y4v08

FSC:

STEP 1: Ch2, insert hook into 2nd ch from hook and pull up a loop, ch1 with using only 1 loop on the hook, yo and pull thru two loops.  This creates both the foundation chain and the first row of SC at the same time.

STEP 2: insert hook into the chain you just made in the first step (it will look like 2 loops or a normal “v” of the bottom of the stitch), pull up a loop; ch1 using first loop on the hook only; yo and pull thru last 2 loops.

STEP 3: continue step 2 until you have desired number of foundation single crochet stitches.

Video: https://youtu.be/wPHOG4VIi_Q

 

Pattern

Row 1–         Ch31 and sc in 2nd ch from hook and across

OR

FSC 30

 

Row 2–         (and all wrong side rows) Ch1, turn, sc in each stitch across

 

Row 3–         Ch1, sc in first sc, *sc in each of the next 4 sc, FPDC around next sc, ch1, sk next sc from previous row, FPDC around next sc, ch1, sk next sc from previous row, FPDC around next sc, sc in next sc; Rep from * to last 9 sts, Ending: sc in each of the next 4 sc, FPDC around next sc, ch1, sk next sc, FPDC around next sc, sc in each of last 2 sc, turn.

 

 

For The Next Set of Rows, This is the Repeat for the Pattern:

For Row 4–         Repeat row 2.

 

Row 5–         Ch1, sc in first sc, *sc in next 2 sc, FPDC around next sc, ch1 sk next sc from previous row, FPDC around next FPDC, ch1, sk ch from previous row, FPDC around next FPDC, sc in each next 3 sc; Rep from * to last 9 sts; Ending: sc in next 2 sc, FPDC around next sc, ch1, sk next sc from previous row, FPDC around next FPDC, ch1, sk ch from previous row, FPDC around next FPDC, sc in each of the last 2 sc.

 

Row 6–         Repeat row 2.

 

For Row 7–         Ch1, sc in first sc, *FPDC around next sc, ch1 sk next sc, FPDC around nex FPDC, ch1, sk ch, FPDC around next FPDC, sc in each of the next 5 sc; Rep from * to last 9 sts; Ending: FPDC around next sc, ch1, sk next sc, FPDC around next FPDC, ch1, sk next sc, FPDC around next FPDC, sc in each of the last 4 sc, turn.

 

Row 8–         Repeat row 2.

 

Row 9–         Ch1, sc in first sc, *FPDC around next FPDC, ch1, sk ch, FPDC around next FPDC, sc in each of the next 5 sc, FPDC around next sc, ch1, sk next sc; rep from * to last 9 sts; Ending: FPDC around next FPDC, ch1, sk ch, FPDC around next FPDC, sc in each of last 6 sc, turn.

 

For Row 10–       Repeat row 2.

 

Row 11–       Ch1, sc in first sc, *FPDC around next FPDC, sc in each of the next 5 sc, FPDC around next sc, ch1, sk next sc, FPDC around next FPDC, ch1, sk ch; rep from * to last 9 sts; Ending: FPDC around next FPDC, sc in each of the next 5 sc, FPDC around next sc, ch1, sk next sc, sc in last sc, turn.

 

Row 12–       Repeat row 2.

 

 

For Row 13–       Ch1, sc in first sc, *sc in each of next 4 sc, FPDC around next sc, ch1, sk next sc, FPDC around next FPDC, ch1, sk next ch, FPDC around next FPDC, sc in next sc; rep from * to last 9 sts; Ending: sc in each of next 4 sc, FPDC around next sc, ch1, sk next ch, FPDC around next FPDC, ch1, sk next ch, sc in last sc, turn.

 

Finishing Your Square:

Continue repeating rows 4-13 until your square measures 9″ tall.

Do not fasten off.

 

Border:         Where you are at the end of the final row of the pattern, ch1 and turn.  SC across, placing [sc, ch1, sc] in the corner; sc evenly around the sides of the rows, also placing [sc, ch1, sc] in each corner—finishing up with a [sc, ch1] in the final corner and slip stitching to the first SC made.  Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

 

Video Tutorial:

https://youtu.be/n7QuC0g1TjE

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