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Learn Tunisian Crochet CAL

Learn Tunisian Crochet CAL

The Learn Tunisian Crochet CAL is here! I worked super hard to get 12 Tunisian squares typed up and videoed for you to learn all about Tunisian Crochet! This is something that I have been thinking about for quite a while and now that it’s 

How to Crochet the Tunisian Wide Ribs Stitch

How to Crochet the Tunisian Wide Ribs Stitch

Today’s stitch is the Tunisian Wide Ribs Stitch and it is our last one!  I cannot believe we are about to wrap this up!  After this stitch, we will put a border around each one and join with the zig-zag stitch that Helen provided a tutorial 

How to Crochet the Tunisian Basket Weave Stitch

How to Crochet the Tunisian Basket Weave Stitch

Tunisian Basket Weave

Welcome back to another Tunisian tutorial: the Tunisian Basket Weave Stitch.  This stitch is deceptively easy to do but does require you to pay more attention to your repeats.  Both rows and stitch counts.  You only need to know how to do the TSS and the TPS stitches, which we’ve already covered earlier on in the CAL.

How To Crochet Tunisian Basket Weave Stitch

The Tunisian Basket Weave Stitch is worked with a 4 row repeat and 4 stitch repeat (actually 8 stitches…).  You will be alternating once again between TSS and TPS stitches, in blocks of 4 at a time.

 

 

Materials List:

Note: this list contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you!

I used:

Worsted/Aran/#4 weight yarn–Brava Worsted by Knit Picks in Cornflower, Tidepool, Alfalfa, and mint.  I was able to get 2 squares out of each skein. As there are 12 squares, if you are using the same yarn, you will need 3 of each.  I also used Brava Worsted Speckle in Tidal for borders and joining.

You can find Brava Worsted at WeCrochet

Fiber: 100% premium acrylic

Weight: Worsted

Crochet Gauge: 11-14 sc = 4″ on I-K hooks (5.5mm-6.5mm)

Yards: 218

Grams: 100

Machine was and dry

I used a 6.5mm Tunisian hook from Furls and also one from Love To Crochet–a set I bought on Amazon.

Scissors

Stitch markers

Tape Measure

Yarn Needle

 

Abbreviations

F–Forward Pass

R–Return Pass

TSS–Tunisian Simple Stitch

TPS–Tunisian Purl Stitch

St(s)–Stitches

Ch–Chain

rep–repeat

*–indicates where to start repeat

ex–example

 

 

Written Instructions

Row 1

F: Work 3 TSS starting with the 1st bar (the loop on your hook counts as the first of 4 TSS), *work 4 TPS over next 4 sts, work 4 TSS over next 4 sts; rep from * across to edge stitch: work the edge stitch as the stitch you are on (ex: if you’re finishing up a set of TPS, work the edge stitch with the working yarn in front of the hook; if you are finishing up a set of TSS, work the edge stitch as normal).  OPTIONAL: you can, instead of working the stitch that goes along with your stitch repeat/pattern work a normal edge stitch.  I actually recommend this as it keeps it simple and clean.

R:  Normal return pass.

 

Row 2

Repeat row 1 working both F and R passes.

 

Row 3

F: Work 3 TPS with the 1st bar (the loop on your hook counts as the first of 4 TPS), *work 4 TSS over the next 4 sts, work 4 TPS over the next 4 sts; rep from * until the edge stitch: work the edge stitch with the stitch you are finishing a set of (ex: if you’re finishing up a set of TPS, work the edge stitch with the working yarn in front of the hook; if you are finishing up a set of TSS, work the edge stitch as normal). OPTIONAL: you can, instead of working the stitch that goes along with your stitch repeat/pattern work a normal edge stitch.  I actually recommend this as it keeps it simple and clean.

R: Normal return pass.

 

 

Row 4

Repeat row 3 working both F and R passes.

 

Repeat rows 1-4 until your square measures 12”

 

Bind off

You can do this with a 6.5mm regular crochet hook if you prefer—with the starting loop on your hook I recommend doing a TSS bind off as it creates an even ridge along the top and keeps the curling from happening.  Refer to the blog post linked at the beginning of the pattern to be reminded on how to do a TSS bind off.

Video here.

 

Photo Tutorial

 

 

Video Tutorial

https://youtu.be/LShjz0A7ZIw

https://youtu.be/6WOv0khJLh0

 

Where to find the pattern

Sunflower Store

buy the bundle

Click the button below to go to the Ravelry store and use the code: BASKET at checkout to get the PDF for free for the month of May 2021.

Click here to go to the pattern download and enter the code

Learn Tunisian Series Links

Learn Tunisian Series (round up post and CAL information)

Introduction to Tunisian

Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS)

Tunisian Knit Stitch (TKS)

Tunisian Purl Stitch (TPS)

Tunisian Reverse Stitch (TRS)

Tunisian Full Stitch (TFS)

Tunisian Half-Double Crochet Stitch (THDCS)

Tunisian Double Crochet Stitch (TDCS)

Tunisian Smock Stitch

Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch

Tunisian Basket Weave Stitch

Tunisian Crossed Stitch

Tunisian Wide Ribs Stitch

 

How to Crochet the Tunisian Crossed Stitch

How to Crochet the Tunisian Crossed Stitch

We’re getting close to the end with today’s stitch: the Tunisian Crossed Stitch.  I love the pattern this creates and there are many ways you can “shake” up this stitch.  To get started though, I want to keep it simple! How to Crochet the Tunisian 

How to Crochet the Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch

How to Crochet the Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch

Today’s Tunisian stitch is the Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch.  This is also known as the Seed Stitch.  I am in love with the texture on this one!  It looks hard to do but it is super easy!  You already know the two stitches you need to know 

How To Crochet The Tunisian Smock Stitch

How To Crochet The Tunisian Smock Stitch

Welcome back to another Tunisian Stitch tutorial: the Tunisian Smock Stitch.  This is a super gorgeous stitch that looks a bit like lattice-work.  In fact, I’m pretty sure that it’s also known as the Lattice Stitch.

To work the Smock Stitch, you will need to know how to do a TSS2TOG which is Tunisian Simple Stitch 2 together.  It is a decrease, but you make up for it by yarning under and holding that yarn under the whole time (instead of releasing it like we do for a purl stitch).

 

 

Take Note!

This is a more difficult stitch to work and you will need to pay very close attention to where you are inserting your hook and starting and finishing each forward pass.  It is a 2 row repeat and requires an even number of chain stitches to get started.

Deeper Exploration of How to Work Smock Stitch

The more detailed explanation of this stitch is as follows:

Row 1
F: Yo Purl-wise (yarn in front of hook) and hold the loop while working, insert hook behind 2
front bars and pull up a loop (you can now stop holding the loop on the hook as it is “set”),
*yo purl-wise and hold the loop, insert hook behind the next 2 front bars and pull up a loop;
rep from * to left edge stitch: yo purl-wise, and make a left edge stitch
R: Normal return pass.

Row 2
*NOTE* you might want to mark your right edge stitch and the “riff raff”
Forward Pass:  Sk the “riff raff”; TSS in next bar, *yo purl-wise, TSS2TOG over next 2 front bars (one of the
bars you need will be a little hard to see); rep from * until 1 bar and the left edge stitch
remain: yo purl-wise and hold that loop, TSS last bar; work a left edge stitch as normal (no
yarn over).
Return Pass:  Normal return pass.

 

 

Row 3
Forward Pass: Yo purl-wise and hold the loop while working, sk first bar and insert hook behind next 2
bars and pull up a loop; *yo purl-wise and insert hook behind next 2 bars, pull up a loop; rep
from * to end: yo purl-wise, insert into edge stitch and pull up a loop.4
Return Pass: Normal return pass.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 working both Forward and Return passes until your square measures desired sizing.

Bind off:

You can do this with a 6.5mm regular crochet hook if you prefer—with the starting
loop on your hook: Work a normal bind off for TSS—insert hook behind first bar and pull a
loop thru all loops on the hook, *insert hook behind next bar and pull a loop thru all loops on
the hook; rep from * all the way down to the end and work the edge stitch as follows: insert
hook into edge st and pull a loop thru all loops on the hook. FO. Weave in ends.

 

Materials List:

Note: this list contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you!

I used:

Worsted/Aran/#4 weight yarn–Brava Worsted by Knit Picks in Cornflower, Tidepool, Alfalfa, and mint.  I was able to get 2 squares out of each skein. As there are 12 squares, if you are using the same yarn, you will need 3 of each.  I also used Brava Worsted Speckle in Tidal for borders and joining.

You can find Brava Worsted at WeCrochet

Fiber: 100% premium acrylic

Weight: Worsted

Crochet Gauge: 11-14 sc = 4″ on I-K hooks (5.5mm-6.5mm)

Yards: 218

Grams: 100

Machine was and dry

I used a 6.5mm Tunisian hook from Furls and also one from Love To Crochet–a set I bought on Amazon.

Scissors

Stitch markers

Tape Measure

Yarn Needle

 

 

Written Instructions

To work this swatch with me, I recommend doing at least 4″ x 4″ square to learn the stitch before doing a pattern.  For the CAL, you will need to do this for 12″ x 12″ square.  This stitch does not have a multiple, you can simply crochet any number of stitches until you reach the desired measurement.

Complete a normal foundation row–you can find instructions for this in the Introduction to Tunisian post, here.

Row 1

Row 1, Forward Pass: Crochet a row of Tunisian Smock Stitches, end with a normal edge stitch.

Row 1, Return Pass: Complete a normal return pass (see the introduction post, here)

Row 2

Row 2, Forward Pass: Complete a row of Tunisian Smock Stitches by skipping first bar and completing a TSS2TOG with the next 2 bars, end with a normal edge stitch.

Row 2, Return Pass: Complete a normal return pass.

Continuing On

Row 3 and onwards: Complete rows 1 and 2 both passes alternately.  For bind off, you will do a TSS instead of doing a Smock stitch style bind off.

 

Photo Tutorial

tunisian smock stitch

 

 

Video Tutorial

https://youtu.be/mEoQNbbVxsI

https://youtu.be/wtlveUUZ0AQ

 

Where to find the pattern

Sunflower Store

buy the bundle

Click the button below to go to the Ravelry store and use the code: SMOCK at checkout to get the PDF for free for the month of May 2021.

Click here to go to the pattern download and enter the code

Learn Tunisian Series Links

Learn Tunisian Series (round up post and CAL information)

Introduction to Tunisian

Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS)

Tunisian Knit Stitch (TKS)

Tunisian Purl Stitch (TPS)

Tunisian Reverse Stitch (TRS)

Tunisian Full Stitch (TFS)

Tunisian Half-Double Crochet Stitch (THDCS)

Tunisian Double Crochet Stitch (TDCS)

Tunisian Smock Stitch

Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch

Tunisian Basket Weave Stitch

Tunisian Crossed Stitch

Tunisian Wide Ribs Stitch

 

How To Do The Tunisian Double Crochet Stitch

How To Do The Tunisian Double Crochet Stitch

Let’s learn how to do the Tunisian Double Crochet Stitch (TDCS).  Last time, we learned all about the THDCS and it was a little different than we’re used to.  The TDCS goes back to the normal way of working a normal foundation row first, then 

How To Do The Tunisian Half-Double Crochet Stitch

How To Do The Tunisian Half-Double Crochet Stitch

Today we are learning all about the Tunisian Half-Double Crochet Stitch (THDCS)!  I really love the look and texture of this stitch!  Pay close attention though, this stitch starts out differently than we have been doing.  The foundation row is what gets you started!   

How To Crochet The Tunisian Full Stitch

How To Crochet The Tunisian Full Stitch

Here we are again, with another stitch: the Tunisian Full Stitch (TFS).  This stitch is super quick and easy to do!  It does curl at the top and bottom quite a bit, but blocking will fix this right up!

To work the Tunisian Full Stitch (TFS), you will insert your hook in the space between two stitches.  The stitches are offset to the previous row.  This stitch does not have a multiple, so you can chain any number of stitches to work the swatch with me.

I like this stitch because the ease of which to do it is actually satisfying and the texture is super pleasing to the eye.

 

 

Materials List:

Note: this list contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you!

I used:

Worsted/Aran/#4 weight yarn–Brava Worsted by Knit Picks in Cornflower, Tidepool, Alfalfa, and mint.  I was able to get 2 squares out of each skein. As there are 12 squares, if you are using the same yarn, you will need 3 of each.  I also used Brava Worsted Speckle in Tidal for borders and joining.

You can find Brava Worsted at WeCrochet

Fiber: 100% premium acrylic

Weight: Worsted

Crochet Gauge: 11-14 sc = 4″ on I-K hooks (5.5mm-6.5mm)

Yards: 218

Grams: 100

Machine was and dry

I used a 6.5mm Tunisian hook from Furls and also one from Love To Crochet–a set I bought on Amazon.

Scissors

Stitch markers

Tape Measure

Yarn Needle

 

Written Instructions

To work this swatch with me, I recommend doing at least 4″ x 4″ square to learn the stitch before doing a pattern.  For the CAL, you will need to do this for 12″ x 12″ square.  This stitch does not have a multiple, you can simply crochet any number of stitches until you reach the desired measurement.

Complete a normal foundation row–you can find instructions for this in the Introduction to Tunisian post, here.

 

 

Row 1

Row 1, Forward Pass: Crochet a row of TFS, begin in the first space and skip the last space, end with a normal edge stitch.

Row 1, Return Pass: Complete a normal return pass (see the introduction post, here)

Row 2

Row 2, Forward Pass: Crochet a row of TFS, begin in the second space and work the last space, end with a normal edge stitch.

Row 2, Return Pass: Complete a normal return pass.

Row 3 and onwards: Complete instructions for rows 1 and 2 both forward and return passes for each row alternating.

 

Photo Tutorial

TFS row 1

 

 

Video Tutorial

https://youtu.be/Ct0Eyo4ARPs

https://youtu.be/Ox6TU4OoViQ

Where to find the pattern

Sunflower Store

Click the button below to go to the Ravelry store and use the code: TFS at checkout to get the PDF for free for the month of May 2021.

Click here to go to the pattern download and enter the code

 

Learn Tunisian Series Links

Learn Tunisian Series (round up post and CAL information)

Introduction to Tunisian

Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS)

Tunisian Knit Stitch (TKS)

Tunisian Purl Stitch (TPS)

Tunisian Reverse Stitch (TRS)

Tunisian Full Stitch (TFS)

Tunisian Half-Double Crochet Stitch (THDCS)

Tunisian Double Crochet Stitch (TDCS)

Tunisian Smock Stitch

Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch

Tunisian Basket Weave Stitch

Tunisian Crossed Stitch

Tunisian Wide Ribs Stitch

Learn How To Do The Tunisian Reverse Stitch

Learn How To Do The Tunisian Reverse Stitch

The 4th stitch in the Learn Tunisian Series, the Tunisian Reverse Stitch (TRS) is here!  While this stitch starts out a bit awkward, the second row and onward are super easy.  As always, I have written instructions, photo tutorial, and video tutorial all in one