Monday, January 14, 2019

Tunisian Spike Stitch Tutorial

A Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern





I have a new stitch pattern I want you to learn. That means like always I have a new little dishcloth pattern to help you learn. After you learn how to make the dishcloth I will have a triangle scarf pattern that will have the new stitch pattern in it. I'm really excited about all the texture of this stitch.

A lot of times I struggle with finding good patterns that go well with variegated or hand painted yarns. Often times the yarn pools funny or the texture gets lost in all the different colors. I think this stitch pattern really knocks it out of the park for showing of the yarn and the texture.

sneak peek at the triangle scarf


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Designer: Julia Schwartz
Yarn: Bernant Handicrafter, 100% cotton 1 skein
Hook: 6mm Tunisian hook
Notions: tapestry needle
Size: 6 x6 inches
Gauge: 15 sts 13 rows equals 4 inches
Special Stitches:
  • TPS (Tunisian Purl stitch): (forward pass) Place yarn in front of your work, insert your hook into the left vertical bar of the st below, yo and pull your yarn through. (Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
  • TKS (Tunisian Knit stitch): (Forward pass)working with the yarn behind your work, insert your hook between the vertical bars below the horizontal bars in the st below, yo, pull the yarn through, keep your loop on the hook.(Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
  • Spike Stitch: (forward pass) working with the yarn behind your work, insert your hook between the vertical bars that are 3 rows below the working row,, yo, pull the yarn through bringing it up to the working row, keep your loop on te hook. (return pass): follow instructions in the pattern. 
    completed spike st
  • TK3tog (Tunisian knit 3 together): (forward pass): working with the yarn behind your work insert your hook through the left vertical loops of the next 3 stitches, yo, pull the yarn through , keep your loop on the hook. (return pass): follow instructions in the pattern. 
    TK3tog before you pull through the 3 vertical sts.
  • Yo (yarn over): (Forward pass) put the yarn over the hook from back to front,  (Return pass): treat this as a loop on the return pass


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    Julia Schwartz. Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact Julia.diligence@gmail.com.


    Where can I get this pattern


    This is a free Pattern right here on the blog. Just keep scrolling down to find the pattern. If you would like an ads free, printer friendly PDF version I have them for sale in my Ravelry Shop for 3.00.

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    Pinevale Dishcloth Instructions:


    Foundation Row: (forward pass) Ch 17,  insert hook into each ch and pull up a loop for a total of 17 loops on the hook,
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Rows 1- 4: (forward pass) {TKS}(first loop on the hook counts as a TKS here and throughout)  repeat {to} to last st, TKS in the last st.
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. (17 sts)

    Row 5: (forward pass) 2 TKS, {spike st, 3 TKS} repeat {to} 3 times, 2 TKS in the last 2 sts.
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. (17 sts)

    Row 6: (Forward pass)  1 TKS, {yo, TK3tog, yo, TKS} repeat {to} 3 times.
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. (17 sts)

    Row 7: (forward pass) 4 TKS, {spike st, 3 TKS} repeat {to} 2 times, TKS in the last st.
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. (17 sts)

    Row 8: (forward pass) 3 TKS, {yo, TK3tog, yo, TKS} Repeat (to) 2 times, TKS in the last 2 sts
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. (17 sts)

    Rows 9- 16: repeat rows 5- 8 two times

    Rows 17- 20: Repeat rows 1-4

    Do not finish off.

    Edging:

    Round 1: (ch 1, sc in the next 17 sts, ch 1, turn the cloth 90 degrees and sc in each of the next 20 rows) repeat (to), ch 1, sl st into starting sc.

    Round 2: ch 1, sc in each sc and 3 sc in each ch space, sl st into beginning ch.

    Finish off and weave in your ends. 

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