Saturday, October 27, 2012

Tunisian Crochet 10 Panels 102712

by M. J. Joachim
Today’s Tunisian pattern is very easy to make. All you need to do is the math – which is in multiples of 10. Using the Tunisian Simple Stitch, and alternating between regular and pearl stitches, you can create a sizable project that looks absolutely gorgeous, with minimal effort. Incidentally, this is a fabulous pattern to make a quick winter hat!
Creative Notice: I’m not sure if this has ever been done before. I don’t own a Tunisian stitch book and haven’t searched to see if it’s online. Please respect all copyright for this pattern. Thank you.
Basic Tunisian Crochet rules apply to this pattern. You will be making a foundation chain, casting on loops and then casting them off your afghan hook. You will be working only on the front side of the fabric, without turning your piece.
Cast on:  Insert hook in desired space, yarn over, draw up loop
Cast off:  Yarn over, draw through loop or loops indicated
Note: Cast off 1 loop first for edge, then 2 loops at a time until you have 1 loop left on your hook.
Tunisian Simple Stitch>>> Insert hook only through the vertical bar, yarn over and cast on a loop

Tunisian Simple Pearl Stitch>>> Place yarn directly over hook, insert through vertical bar, place yarn under hook, yarn over and cast on loop

Note: Tunisian Simple Stitch is different from the Tunisian knit stitch, in that you are only working with the vertical bars, as opposed to inserting hook through both vertical and horizontal bars, on your fabric.

Tunisian 10 Panels Instruction

Foundation: Make a multiple of 10 stitches, and a traditional Tunisian foundation row, casting on loops from each of your chain stitches, then casting off (1 loop, then 2 loops) until you have 1 loop left on your hook.

Note:  The first loop on your hook counts as 1, so when you work your first panel, you will only cast on 9 more loops.
Step 1:  Cast on 9 loops Tunisian Simple Stitch
Step 2:  Cast on 10 loops Tunisian Simple Pearl Stitch
Step 3:  Cast on 10 loops Tunisian Simple Stitch
[Repeat Steps 2 and 3 across row. Be sure to cast on in very last stitch in row to keep edges even.]
Step 4:  Cast off loops. (see above)
Repeat Steps 1 – 4 for pattern
That’s all for now, good people! Thanks for visiting the Lots of Crochet Stitches blog!
M. J.

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