Have you jumped on the Tunisian Crochet band wagon yet? It’s everywhere! Just hop on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, or wherever you follow your favorite yarn bloggers and you will probably find a pattern or two involving Tunisian Crochet.
Well, I’ve been hooked to! (See what I did there?) I love the look of Tunisian. I love the fabric that it makes. I love the texture that is created. I love that it is worked at a slower pace making it a journey rather than a quick make. I just love it.
I have a feeling, since you are reading this, that you love it too. I also have a feeling that you have been lost as to where to start. What project would be a good one to start learning the Tunisian Simple Stitch? Well I have the answer for you!
A Tunisian Quilt is that project. It uses the most basic stitch, the Tunisian Simple Stitch, and it is repeated over and over until it is engrained in your memory. The fun part about this project is that there are so many color changes and column changes that the project just flies by. I think you will find that once you start, you just won’t be able to stop!
Now, on a more practical note, this project is perfect for you because the supplies are so budget friendly. This pattern calls for a worsted weight yarn in a bunch of different colors, you know what that means? A perfect stash buster project! Plus, the squares are so small that there is no need for a special Tunisian hook. Just use whatever STRAIGHT (make sure there is no grip) hook that you already own! See what I mean? You can start today!
So, let’s jump right into the pattern!
Now, before I go too much further, I do want to mention that this is also available on Ravelry and Etsy. Why buy it you ask? Because the low price of $5 will not only give you two different PDF versions of A Tunisian Quilt, but will also get you a photo tutorial and the link to a YouTube how-to video. It’s a great deal and would be perfect for any beginner!
You can find them here:
Okay, let’s get started!
First off, let’s talk supplies. You will need:
Straight Hook: K (6.5 mm)
Hook for the Border: H (5.0 mm)
Yarn (Any Worsted Weight):
Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton in 8 Colors
Dark Denim (2 skeins)
(used in border)
White (2 skeins)
(used in border)
Pewter (1 skein)
Bright Green (1)
Hot Orchid (1)
Rose Bud (1)
TSS: Tunisian Simple Stitch
TSlSt: Tunisian Slip
FwP: Forward Pass
RetP: Return Pass
YO: Yarn Over
Sc: Single Crochet
Dc: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Dc
BPDC: Back Post Dc
Foundation Row (Row 1):
FwP: Ch 12. Insert hook into the back bump of the second chain from your hook, yarn over and pull up a loop. Leave that loop on your hook and do the same to the next 11 stitches.
RetP: Each RetP will begin with a yo and pulling the yarn through the first (only one) loop on your hook. Now, *yarn over and pull through the next two loops on your hook. Continue from * across until there is one remaining loop on your hook.
FwP: Insert hook into the first leg (vertical bar), yarn over, and pull up a loop on your hook. There should be two loops on your hook at this point. Do this in every leg across the row until you come to the last leg. In the last leg, insert your hook under the front and back legs, pull up a loop. Now you should have 12 loops on your hook.
RetP: Work your RetP as you did in Row 1. Continue working Row 2 until you have finished 9 rows.
After Row 9 you will be making your first color change. Each block will have 9 rows in it. The sample blanket is 9 blocks high.
On the last row of column 1, do a TSlSt Bind-off.
Columns 2-10 (or as many as needed to make the size your are after)
Foundation Row (Row 1):
FwP: Insert your hook in the 12th stitch of your original beginning chain and slip stitch your new color in. Chain 12. Pick up stitches in the back loop of this new chain like you did in Row 1 of Column 1. Skipping your last bump, pick up the 12th stitch in the V of the coordinating row from the previous column.
RetP: Because you are working that last loop into the previous column, there is no need to chain 1 up the side. Pull yarn through first two loops on hook and then continue on as you did before.
Continue on as you did in column 1, changing colors after 9 rows and continuing to pull up that last loop in the V from the column before.
On the last row of column 2, bind off like you did in the 1st column until the end of the row. Insert hook in your first bind off stitch from the previous column, YO and pull through bind off stitch and last loop.
If you blanket is doing some serious curling, it would be who of you to do a light steam blocking before beginning the border.
Border (Switch to your 5.0 mm hook.):
You’ll notice that you have a nice run of stitches all the way around your piece. This allows you to choose whichever border you would like.
Rows 1-2: For the border pictured, pick up first border color in any stitch and ch 1. Sc in each St around with (Sc, ch 2, Sc) in each corner. Sl St to first Sc.
Row 3: Pick up your second border color. Ch 2. Crochet 1 Dc in every stitch with (Dc, ch 2, Dc) in every corner. Sl St to the top of first Dc.
Row 4-6: Ch 2. Work a FPDC in next St, work a BPDC in next, repeat from * around working a (Dc, ch 2, Dc) in every corner. Sl St to top of first St. After your 8th row, bind off and weave in ends.
There you have it, A (beautiful) Tunisian Quilt! I’d love to see what colors you chose and how your blanket it turned out so if you share it on social media somewhere, please tag me! On both Instagram and Facebook you can tag me using @9603designco. If you are not on social media, you could always e-mail me a photo (or any questions) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If, after reading this pattern you are still unsure of how to make it, I would suggest spending the extra $5 in order to have an easy to read pdf, a full picture tutorial, and a full video tutorial where I go over everything (even what kind of mistakes to look for).
You can find this pattern on Ravelry, HERE and on Etsy, HERE.
If you love the pattern but don’t have time to make it now, you can save it to Pinterest HERE.
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