Tunisian Crochet is Easier Than You Think with these FREE Patterns and Tips
Lace, chevrons, crochet in the round, warm and solid fabric, you can create anything with Tunisian crochet. And I am so excited to share new patterns in our free Tunisian eBook, 7 Free Tunisian Crochet Patterns Plus Tips on Basic Tunisian Crochet Stitches and How to Tunisian Crochet, with you.
Tunisian crochet is a wonderful technique that has become so accessible, that any crocheter can give it a try. Whether you’re a pro, or wondering “What is Tunisian crochet?” and are looking for your very first project, you’re sure to love this free collection. With a wide variety of projects and Tunisian stitch options for you to choose from, you’ll learn how to Tunisian crochet while working up a fun project at the same time.
Here is a little information on choosing the right hook for your Tunisian project-you might find the perfect hook in your collection.
The Tunisian Crochet Hook
On the forward pass of any Tunisian crochet row, you will pick up a loop in each stitch across. You may have 2 loops or you may have 200 loops on your hook at the end of the row, depending on your pattern. The loops you pick up will slide down the shaft of your hook. Especially if you are using a regular crochet hook, it is important that the shaft be even. If the grip widens, it will increase the size of the loops that slide over it, distorting the finished fabric.
Many Tunisian hooks have a relatively short shaft connected to a longer wire or cord. This cord is narrower than the shaft of the hook, but the smaller circumference does not affect the size of the loops.
Some Tunisian crochet hooks, such as the Denise Interchangeable Crochet hooks, allow you to control the length of your Tunisian crochet hook. A variety of different length cords can be attached to a short crochet hook, ensuring your hook is long enough without being too long and unwieldy. These interchangeable hooks also work well for your regular crochet projects and can be used to create double-ended Tunisian hooks.
Summer’s Day Placemats by Kim Guzman
Capture summer or your favorite season with festive placemats. A quick study in double-ended crochet, you’ll learn all about the technique and start with an easy project for practice. The Tunisian crochet instructions include one placemat worked lengthwise and the other widthwise for a little diversity.
Flip-Flop Floor Pillow by Brianna Mewborn
This marvelous pillow is worked in spirals of alternating Tunisian purl and Tunisian knit stitch, worked in short rows. An eye-popping 36 inches in diameter, this pillow is large enough to fit a few members of your family at once. A Tunisian band encircles the pillow, with reverse single crochet piping holding it all together.
Tunisian Striped Hat by Toni Rexroat
The selected colors for this hat are worked in two Tunisian stitches create stripy fun. Worked in the round, this hat is the perfect exercise in handling stitches coming off and on your Tunisian hook. Plus, with sizes ranging from baby to adult, you can create one for everyone on your list!
Zeena Tunisian Ruana by Kristin Omdahl
There comes a time of year when it’s too cold for just a cardigan but it’s not quite time to pull out your winter coat. This is the perfect time to snuggle into a ruana-style wrap! The simple stitch pattern is quite dense and is worked in two colors, resulting in fabric with an interesting woven look. A versatile piece, Zeena is easy to throw on while retaining a structured look. It can be work open, cinched with a belt, or even with one side slung over a shoulder.
Tunisian Lace Ascot by Ellen K. Gormley
This lacy Tunisian scarf is made from a one-row repeat of Tunisian cluster stitch that is easily memorized. Though simple, the resulting Tunisian stitches are elegant and practical. Excellent drape and loft are hallmarks of this design and are owed in part to the wool/linen yarn.
Chevron Cowl by Sheryl Thies
Tunisian decreases are paired with yarn overs to create a classic chevron pattern in this easy cowl. This easy pattern will introduce you to Tunisian simple stitch as well as increases and decreases in an easily memorized design. Try working the chevrons in colorwork stripes for a fun twist.
Aubrey Jacket by Tram Nguyen
Tunisian simple stitch takes on a new twist with this gorgeous jacket. Twisted simple stitch creates a dense fabric that is perfect for outerwear and fun to crochet. Worked from the top down, this sweater allows you to modify the design as you go and create the perfect fit.
With the help of each expert, you’ll explore all sorts of Tunisian crochet stitches, from Tunisian knit stitch to Tunisian crochet in the round, and have a variety of useful projects to work with. Make a beautiful scarf using a cluster style stitch, or create a woven-textured ruana using easy to follow instructions and basic Tunisian stitches. Then add some Tunisian to your home with some delightfully striped placemats, and even a floor pillow big enough for two. Crochet a warm Tunisian cardigan then create an easy crochet cowl, perfect for a chilly evening or as a quick gift. Finally, whip up a warm hat for anyone in the family and learn how to do Tunisian crochet in the round at the same time! Try each project or combine techniques and your creativity to come up with your own projects. Grab your hooks, yarn, and a copy of this free eBook to start exploring Tunisian crochet today!
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