A Tunisian Quilt
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)
(If you are wanting to invest in some good Tunisian Hooks, shop my FAVORITE HOOKS here)
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)