Showing posts with label Free Tunisian Crochet pattern. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Free Tunisian Crochet pattern. Show all posts

Monday, April 15, 2019

Tunisian Crochet Patterns

All the Tunisian crochet patterns found on Designs by Diligence


I've been wanting to put together all the the Tunisian patterns in one place to make them all easier to find. That page is finally here. I will add patterns to here as they come. So far there are over 10 patterns for the list. Come and look through them all and have fun browsing. I have them categorized as oldest to newest.

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Campfire Hat 


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Monday, March 11, 2019

Campfire Hat

A Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern 



When I made the Pinevale scarf, I had a rough idea that I wanted to make a hat with the same stitch pattern. I didn't have any more of the yarn that I used for it so I went in I totally different direction for the colors. I'm not disappointed though. I don't think you will be either.

I used Hayfield spirit yarn for this hat. It is some yarn that I won off of ebay. It is a really soft acrylic yarn that has a touch of wool in it. The colors are really vibrant and just scream warmer weather and no more winter doldrums.

This is a hat that is worked with Tunisian crochet. The hat is worked flat from the bottom up and then seamed at the end.

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Designer: Julia Schwartz

Yarn: Hayfield Spirit double knitting, 80% arylic 20% wool, 100g, 345m/377 yrds, shade 0400

Hook: 6mm Tunisian hook.

Notions: tapestry needle

Size: Circumference 20 inches stretches to fit most adults

Gauge: 13 sts 16 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.
  • 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.
  • TK2tog (Tunisian knit 2 together): (forward pass): working with the yarn behind your work insert your hook through the left vertical loops of the next 2 stitches, yo, pull the yarn through , keep your loop on the hook. (return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
  • 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

Copyright:
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


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Instructions

Hat Band

Foundation Row: (forward pass) Ch 8, insert hook into each ch and pull up a loop for a total of 8 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: (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. (8 sts)

Row 2: (forward pass) {TPS} repeat {to} to the 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. (8 sts)

Repeat rows 1 and 2 for a total of 85 rows

Row 85: sl st in each stitch across. Do not finish off.

Body of the Hat

Row 1: Turn the body of your work 90 degrees and work in the loops down the side. Pick up a loop on your hook for each row You will have 85 loops on your hook.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. (85 sts)

Rows 2 and 3: (forward pass) {TKS} 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. (85 sts)

Row 4: (forward pass) 2 TKS, {spike st, 3 TKS} repeat {to} 19 times,  spike st, 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. (85 sts)

Row 5: (Forward pass) TKS, {yo, TKS3tog, yo, TKS} repeat {to} 19 times.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. (85 sts)

Row 6: (forward pass) 4 TKS, {spike st, 3 TKS} repeat {to} 18 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. (85 sts)

Row 7: (forward pass) 3 TKS, {yo, TKS3tog, yo, TKS} Repeat (to) 18 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. (85 sts)

Rows 8- 28: repeat rows 4-8 or repeat until your hat measures 7 1/2 inches.

Row 29: (forward pass) 5 TKS, Tks3tog, (9 TKS, TKS3tog) repeat (to) 5 times, TKS in the last 5 sts
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 30: (forward pass) 4TKS, Tks3tog, (7 TKS, TKS3tog) repeat (to) 5 times, TKS in the last 4 sts
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 31: (forward pass) 3TKS, Tks3tog, (5 TKS, TKS3tog) repeat (to) 5 times, TKS in the last 3 sts
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 32: (forward pass) 2 TKS, Tks3tog, (3 TKS, TKS3tog) repeat (to) 5 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.

Row 33: (forward pass) 1 TKS, Tks3tog, (1 TKS, TKS3tog) repeat (to) 5 times, TKS in the last 1 sts
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 34: (forward pass) 1 TKS, TKS2tog for the remaining stitches
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. 

Finish off with a 16 inch long tail. Using the tail with a wip stitch sew up the back seam of the hat. 

Weave in your ends.

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Vintage Nursery Blanket

A Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern




Someone gifted me some of their yarn stash. Some of it was 15 skeins of this vintage Patons yarn. It is a soft baby sport yarn that was begging to be a blanket. I wanted to design a blanket that could be easily broken into to parts to work on separately. In other words I wanted squares, that I could work on on the go and then add them all together when I was done. I also wanted the pattern to have a vintage feel to it to complement the yarn.


Obviously this yarn is no longer available, but you can substitute any baby sport yarn. Or If you want bigger squares you could pick out a worsted weight yarn. Each square took 1 ounce of yarn, so for a 12 square blanket you will need about 13 ounces, when you include the border.




Yarn: Patons Beehive Astra: 100 % acrylic baby sport weight, 1 oz, 13 skeins

Hook: 00/ 3.5 mm steel hook

Notions: Yarn Needle (to weave in your ends), and sew your squares together

Size: each square is 12 inches

Gauge: 8 tks and 8 rows equals 2 inches.

Stitches used and Special Stitches:

ch, sc, sc2tog, dc, and TKS

sc2tog: Insert hook into stitch, yo and pull through stitch, insert hook in next stitch, yo and pull through stitch, yo and pull through all the loops on the hook.

TKS: (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.

Notes:
This blanket is worked in both Tunisian Crochet and regular crochet.

Copyright:
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 me through e-mail.

Where Can I get this pattern? 

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Instructions

Starting Square


Row 1: Ch 8, insert your hook into each ch st, and pull up a loop. (8 loops on your hook)
(return pass): yo pull through 1 loop, {yo, pull through 2 loops} Repeat {to} until there is one loop left on the hook.

Row 2-8: (forward pass) TKS in the next 7 st (for a total of 8 loops on the hook)
(return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, {yo and pull through 2 loops} repeat {to} until there is 1 loop on the hook. At the end of row 8 do not finish off. We will now work in the round.

Round 9: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the starting st, ch 3, sk 2 sts, sc2tog in the next 2 sts, ch 3, sk 2 sts, {(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the next corner st, ch 3, sk 2 sts, sc2tog in the next 2 sts, ch 3, sk 2 sts} repeat {to} 2 more times, sl st into beg. dc.

Round 10: Sl st into the next dc and ch sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk the 2 dc, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, {(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk the 2 dc, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3}, repeat {to} 2 more times, sl st into beg. dc.

Finish off.



Joining squares 2 and 3

Follow the instructions for first square for the rows 1- 8 and round 9

Round 10: Sl st into the next dc and ch sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk the 2 dc, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, sl st into ch 3 corner of first square, ch 1, 2 dc) in the ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk the 2 dc, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 1, sl st into the middle ch 3 of first square, ch 1, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, sl st into the next ch 3 corner of first square, ch 1, 2 dc) in the ch 3 sp,  {ch 3, sk the 2 dc, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3},(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the ch 3 sp repeat {to} sl st into beg. dc. 

Joining square 4

Follow the instructions for first square for the rows 1- 8 and round 9

Round 10: Sl st into the next dc and ch sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk the 2 dc, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, {(2 dc, ch 1, sl st into ch 3 corner of first square, ch 1, 2 dc) in the ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk the 2 dc, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 1, sl st into the middle ch 3 of first square, ch 1, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3}repeat {to}1 time, (2 dc, ch 1, sl st into the next ch 3 corner of first square, ch 1, 2 dc) in the ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk the 2 dc, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sl st into beg. dc.

do not finish off

border around the attached squares


Row 1: Ch 1, sc in the next 2 dc, {3 sc in the ch 3 corner sp, sc in the next 2 dc, (3 sc in the next ch 3 sc) repeat (to) 2 times, sc in the next 2 dc, 1 sc in ch sp, 2 dc in the next 2 dc, (3 sc in the next ch 3 sc) repeat (to) 2 times, sc in the next 2 dc} repeat {to} 3 times, sl st into beg. st.

From here we will go back to working in Tunisian crochet.

 Row 1: (forward pass) ch 4, TKS in the next 3 sts, insert your needle in the the same stitch as your starting ch, yo and pull loop through the yarn, (5 loops on your hook)
(return pass) {yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook} repeat {to} until there is 1 loop left on the hook.

Row 2- 4: (forward pass) tKS in the next 3 sts, insert your needle in the next sc, yo and pull loop through the yarn
(Return pass) {yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook} rpeat {to} until there is 1 loop left on the hook.

Mitered Corner: 

Row 1: (forward pass) TKS in the next 3 sts,
(return pass), yo and pull through 1 loop on your hook, {Yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook}repeat {to} until there is 1 loop on the hook.

Row 2: (forward pass) TKS in the next 2 sts,
(return pass), yo and pull through 1 loop on your hook, {Yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook}repeat {to} until there is 1 loop on the hook.

Rows 3- 5: (forward pass) TKS in the next st,
(return pass), yo and pull through 1 loop on your hook, Yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook

Row 6: (forward pass) TKS in the next st, TKS in the missed stitch of row 2,
(return pass), yo and pull through 1 loop on your hook, {Yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook}repeat {to} until there is 1 loop on the hook.

Row 7: (forward pass) TKS in the next  2 st, TKS in the missed stitch of row 1,
(return pass), yo and pull through 1 loop on your hook, {Yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook}repeat {to} until there is 1 loop on the hook.

Row 8: (forward pass) TKS in the next 3 sts, insert hook into same stitch as the last stitch before the start of the mitered corner
(return pass), {Yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook}repeat {to} until there is 1 loop on the hook.

Repeat Rows 2-4 of the border stitch for 32 rows or until the next corner st.

At next corner stitch follow the directions of the mitered corner.

Keep repeating until the border is all the way around the square. Finish off with a long tail. Wip stitch the 1st row and the last row together with the long tail.

Assembling the squares


When all the squares are made, seam the squares together with your preferred method.
Sc around the seamed squares for 2 rounds. 
Finish off
Weave in your ends

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Puddles of Love Hat

A Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern


I'm sure I have said this before. I love making baby hats!

I have probably made more baby hats than any other item. It was only natural that I would make a hat to go along with the Puddles of Love Blanket. This hat is made with Tunisian Crochet. To keep it simple it is worked flat and seamed together when you are done. 

This hat is a great option to start with if you find the size of the blanket overwhelming. Try the hat first, master the stitches and then you will be ready for the blanket.

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Designer: Julia Schwartz
Yarn: worsted yarn 2 colors 1 skein of the main color and scraps of the second color. Model used   Loops and Threads Impeccable color gold 100 yrds 2.5 oz
Hook: 6mm Tunisian hook (I used the addi click hook with the 24 inch extension cord)
Notions: tapestry needle
Size: 15 inch circumference
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.
    • M1L (make one left):  (forward pass)with yarn behind your work, insert the hook between the stich just made and the vertical bar of the next stitch (Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
    • TKS2tog (Tunisian Knit Stitch 2 togeter): (forward pass) working with the yarn behind your work insert the hook through the left vertical bars of the 2 stitches below, pull the yarn through, keep your loop on the hook. (Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
    • TKS3tog (Tunisian Knit stitch 3 together): (forward pass) working with the yarn behind your work insert the hook through the left vertical bars of the 3 stitches below, pull the yarn through, keep your loop on the hook. (Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.

    Notes:

    • Keep your tension loose throughout the whole hat. 
    • There is not a lot of stretch in the hat so be sure your gauge is correct so you end up with the right circumference. 
    • Just like the blanket the hat is a pattern repeat of 10 + 1. 

    Copyright:

    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 crochet pattern on the blog. Just keep scrolling down to see this pattern. By having it free on the blog I am able to promote the pattern more and share it with more people. I also feel that I bring some trust to my readers who can read through the pattern before they decide if they want to purchase the pattern.
    If you would like to purchase this pattern that is ads free and printer friendly, it is available for Download through my Ravelry Store For $3.00.

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    Pattern Instructions 


    Row 1: Ch 51, (Forward pass)  insert hook into each ch and pull up a loop for a total of 51 loops on the hook,
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.


    Row 2-3: (forward pass) {TKS, TPS} repeat {to}for all 51 sts.
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Row 4-5: (forward pass): TKS 3 times, TPS, TKS, TPS, {TKS 7 times, TPS, TKS, TPS}, Repeat {to} 3 times, TKS 4 times
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Row 6: (forward pass): TKS, TKS2tog, TPS, M1L, TKS, M1L, TPS, {TKS2tog, TKS 3 times, TKS2tog, TPS, M1L, TKS, M1L, TPS} Repeat {to} 3 times, TKS2tog, TKS 2 times
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Row 7: (forward pass): TKS2tog, TPS, M1L, TPS, TKS, TPS, M1L, TPS, {TKS2tog, TKS, TKS2tog, TPS, M1L, TPS, TKS, TPS, M1L, TPS} repeat {to} 3 times, TKS2tog, TKS
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Row 8: (forward pass): TKS, TPS, M1L, TPS, TKS 3 times, TPS, M1L, TPS, {TKS3tog, TPS, M1L, TPS, TKS 3 times, TPS, M1L, TPS} repeat {to} 3 times, TKS2tog
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Row 9 and 10: (forward pass): {TKS, TPS, TKS, TPS, TKS 3 times, TPS, TKS, TPS}, repeat {to} 4 times, TKS
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Row 11: (forward pass): TKS, TPS, TKS2tog, TPS, TKS, TPS, TKS2tog, TPS, {M1L, TKS, M1L, TPS, TKS2tog, TPS, TKS, TPS, TKS2tog, TPS} repeat {to} 3 times, M1L, TKS
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Row 12: (forward pass): TKS, M1L, TPS, TKS2tog, TKS, TKS2tog, TPS, {M1L, TKS 3 times, M1L, TPS, TKS2tog, TKS, TKS2tog, TPS} repeat {to} 3 times, M1L, TKS 2 times
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Row 13: (forward pass): TKS 2 times, M1L, TPS, TKS3tog, TPS, {M1L, TKS 5 times, M1L, TPS, TKS3tog, TPS} repeat {to} 3 times M1L, TKS 3 times
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Row 14:(forward pass): TKS 3 times, TPS, TKS, TPS, {TKS 7 times, TPS, TKS, TPS}, Repeat {to} 3 times, TKS 4 times
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.


    Rows 15- 20: Repeat rows 4-9

    Decrease Crown

    Row 21:  (forward pass): TKS, TPS, TKS2tog, TPS, TKS, TPS, TKS2tog, TPS, {TKS, TPS, TKS2tog, TPS, TKS, TPS, TKS2tog, TPS} repeat {to} 3 times, TKS
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Row 22: (forward pass): TKS, TPS, TKS2tog, TKS, TKS2tog, TPS, {TKS, TPS, TKS2tog, TKS, TKS2tog, TPS} repeat {to} 3 times, TKS 
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Row 23: (forward pass): TKS, TPS, TKS3tog, TPS, {TKS, TPS, TKS3tog, TPS} repeat {to} 3 times TKS 
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Row 24: (forward pass): (TKS2tog) repeat all the way across, TKS in last st
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Finish off.
    Leave a long tail to seam up the top and side seam.
    Seam the top and side seam with a wip stitch.
    Weave in your ends.

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    Monday, April 2, 2018

    Puddles of Love Baby Blanket

    A Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern



    I love how this blanket turned out. The texture is just wonderful. Tunisian crochet is typically thicker than any other stitch technique, so this blanket is extra squishy. It's the perfect kind of blanket that I love to put on the floor to let baby roll around on and play. I also really love the pop of color edging. You can start the blanket early and then when you know what the baby will be you can add your color of choice for the edging.


    I used one ball of caron yarn one pound. I used every inch of it, so you might want to grab two just to be on the safe side. Your tension might be different than mine so your yardage might change. I like to keep a really loose tension when I am working with Tunisian Crochet. I think it helps keep it from curling so much, and it helps my hand not hurt so much when working with the longer hook. I would also recommend using a Tunisian hook that has a cord attachment. because this blanket gets pretty heavy and the cord makes it so you don't have to hold it all up.


    This is a free pattern. If you choose to purchase an ads free printer friendly version, you will get everything you see in the blog post plus a chart to help you follow along. This pattern is easy to adapt to a different size, but the yardage will change. The pattern is a repeated pattern f 10 +1.

    I have made a matching infant hat to go along with this blanket pattern. Go check it out Here!   


    Where Can I Get This Pattern?


    This is a free crochet pattern on the blog. Just keep scrolling down to see this pattern. By having it free on the blog I am able to promote the pattern more and share it with more people. I also feel that I bring some trust to my readers who can read through the pattern before they decide if they want to purchase the pattern.

    If you would like to purchase this pattern that is ads free and printer friendly, it is available for Download through my Ravelry Store For $3.00.
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    Designer: Julia Schwartz
    Yarn: worsted yarn 2 colors 1 skein of the main color and scraps of the second color. Model used Caron One pound color soft grey 212 yards, 16 oz, and Loops and Threads Impeccable color gold 100 yrds 2.5 oz
    Hook: 6mm Tunisian hook (I used the addi click hook with the 40 inch extension cord)
    Notions: tapestry needle
    Size: 30 by 36 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.
    • M1L (make one left):  (forward pass)with yarn behind your work, insert the hook between the stich just made and the vertical bar of the next stitch (Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
    • TKS2tog (Tunisian Knit Stitch 2 togeter): (forward pass) working with the yarn behind your work insert the hook through the left vertical bars of the 2 stitches below, pull the yarn through, keep your loop on the hook. (Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
    • TKS3tog (Tunisian Knit stitch 3 together): (forward pass) working with the yarn behind your work insert the hook through the left vertical bars of the 3 stitches below, pull the yarn through, keep your loop on the hook. (Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
    • reverse single crochet: working left to right instead of right to left, insert your hook into the st to your right, yo, and pull through, yo and pull through 2 loops

    Notes:

    • border refers to the first and last 10 stitches of each row. Even rows it is {TKS, TPS} odd rows it is {TPS, TKS} 
    • Keep your tension loose throughout the whole blanket. 

    Copyright:

    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.

    Pattern Instruction

    Row 1: (forward pass) Ch 121,  insert hook into each ch and pull up a loop for a total of 121 loops on the hook,
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Row 2: (forward pass) {TKS, TPS} repeat {to} to the second 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.

    Row 3: (forward pass) {TPS, TKS} repeat {to} to the second 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.

    Rows 4-7: repeat rows 2 and 3

    Row 8 -10: (forward pass): border (see notes), TKS 4 times, TPS, TKS, TPS, {TKS 7 times, TPS, TKS, TPS}, Repeat {to} 8 times, TKS 4 times, border.
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Row 11: (forward pass): border,  TKS 2 times, TKS2tog, TPS, M1L, TKS, M1L, TPS, {TKS2tog, TKS 3 times, TKS2tog, TPS, M1L, TKS, M1L, TPS} Repeat {to} 8 times, TKS2tog, TKS 2 times, border.
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Row 12: (forward pass): border, TKS, TKS2tog, TPS, M1L, TPS, TKS, TPS, M1L, TPS, {TKS2tog, TKS, TKS2tog, TPS, M1L, TPS, TKS, TPS, M1L, TPS} repeat {to} 8 times, TKS2tog, TKS, border.
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Row 13: (forward pass): border, TKS2tog, TPS, M1L, TPS, TKS 3 times, TPS, M1L, TPS, {TKS3tog, TPS, M1L, TPS, TKS 3 times, TPS, M1L, TPS} repeat {to} 8 times, TKS2tog, border
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Row 14 and 15: (forward pass): border, {TKS, TPS, TKS, TPS, TKS 3 times, TPS, TKS, TPS}, repeat {to} 9 times, TKS, border.
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Row 16: (forward pass): border, TKS, M1L, TPS, TKS2tog, TPS, TKS, TPS, TKS2tog, TPS, {M1L, TKS, M1L, TPS, TKS2tog, TPS, TKS, TPS, TKS2tog, TPS} repeat {to} 8 times, M1L, TKS, border
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Row 17: (forward pass): border, TKS 2 times, M1L, TPS, TKS2tog, TKS, TKS2tog, TPS, {M1L, TKS 3 times, M1L, TPS, TKS2tog, TKS, TKS2tog, TPS} repeat {to} 8 times, M1L, TKS 2 times, border.
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Row 18: (forward pass): border, TKS 3 times, M1L, TPS, TKS3tog, TPS, {M1L, TKS 5 times, M1L, TPS, TKS3tog, TPS} repeat {to} 8 times M1L, TKS 3 times, border.
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Row 19-20:(forward pass): border, TKS 4 times, TPS, TKS, TPS, {TKS 7 times, TPS, TKS, TPS}, Repeat {to} 8 times, TKS 4 times, border
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Continue repeating rows 8 through 21 until you are 2 inches from your desired length.

    Repeat rows 2 and 3 for 7 rows to finish off the border. 

    Finish off 

    Edging


    Round 1: Round attach color b, at any corner and make 2 hdc in the corner stitch, hdc in each st around and 2 hdc in each corner st, sl st into first st.

    Row 2: ch 1, reverse sc in each stitch around, sl st in first st. 

    Finish off. 
    weave in your ends.

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    Tuesday, February 6, 2018

    A Tisket A Tasket Dishcloth

    A Free Crochet Pattern




    I have a quick little pattern for you this week. This is a practice pattern for a basket that I am going to share next week. This Dishcloth will help you practice the Tunisian knit stitch and the Tunisian purl stitch for the body of the dishcloth. The pattern repeat is often referred to as the seed stitch in knitting. You will also learn how to make the attached i-cord stitch for the border of the dishcloth. These Dishcloths might look familiar to you. I designed them based off of my knit learner's curve dishcloths. I didn't want you crocheters to feel left out.

    I like my dishcloths to be on the small side, so you will be able to make these with a regular crochet hook. I'm not going to lie; the i-cord edging (or just crocheted i-cord in general) is very fiddly and awkward. I found using a cable needle or a double pointed knitting needle to hold the stitches together made all the difference at making the edging look great.

    I found this youtube video really helpful for the attached I-cord.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbymEneY5qI

    I will have a PDF for this pattern that will be added to next week's basket pattern, so be on the look out for it.
    ~edit~ Here is the Ravelry link for purchasing the Basket Pattern 

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    Designer: Julia Schwartz
    Yarn: worsted cotton yarn
    Hook: H/8 5mm
    Notions: tapestry needle, cable needle
    Size: 4 by 4 inches
    Gauge: 13 sc and 14 rows (not really needed for this pattern)
    Special Stitches:

    • TPS:  (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: (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.

    Copyright:

    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.

    Pattern: 

    Row 1: ch 15, insert hook into each ch and pull up a loop for a total of 15 loops on the hook,
    return pass: yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Row 2: Forward pass: (tks, tps) repeat (to) for 15 stitches
    return pass: yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Row 3: Forward pass: (tps, tks) repeat (to) for 15 stitches
    return pass: yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

    Row 4-15: Repeat rows 2 and 3

    Finish off

    I-cord Edging

    With a new color, ch 3, pull up a loop in each ch, insert the hook in a corner st, yo and pull up a loop for a total of 4 loops on the hook, {take the back 3 loops off the hook and put them on the cable needle, (yo and pull through one loop on the hook, take the next st off the cable needle and onto your hook) repeat (to) 2 times, take the last loop off the cable needle, place the loop on the hook, insert the hook into the next st of dishcloth, yo and pull through, yo and pull through 2 loops}

    You should have 4 loops on your hook again.

    Repeat {to} until you have gone all the way around the dishcloth.

    To finish off, yo and pull through all 4 loops, sl st into the starting ch of the edging.

    Finish off. Weave in your ends.

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    Monday, December 4, 2017

    Etching Scarf

    A Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern



    I have a Men's Pattern for you today.

    Funny Story, I finished the scarf and it just screamed, "I need tassels!" I asked my husband, "Is this scarf still manly if I add tassels?" He gave an automatic "no." "Will you still model it for me if it has tassels?" From the pictures below you will see that the answer is yes. If your husband is like mine you can leave the tassels off and it will still look fetching. Or you can leave them on for yourself and pick one of the other great colors in the Scarfie yarn line.


    The whole time I was making this scarf it made me think about when I was in art class and learning about shading with a pencil. All those etched lines across a paper to make your silhouettes stand out. For this drawing  scarf the shading is created with mitered squares and then they are shaded in with entrelac triangles. This scarf works up fast. I as able to finish it in 2 nights. Then there was another 2 nights for blocking. This is a very do-able project for a last minute Christmas gift. 



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    Etching Scarf Pattern


    Yarn: Lion Brand yarns: Scarfie Size 5/ bulky 78% acrylic, 22% wool 5.3 oz, 150g. 1 ball, color cream/black

    Hook: K- 10.5 (6.5mm) (Even though this is Tunisian crochet all of your stitches will fit on a normal hook).
    Notions: yarn needle to weave in your ends, hard back book to make your tassels.
    Size: 80 by 5 inches (after blocking)
    Gauge: each square is 4 by 4 before blocking. 6 TKS and 8 rows equals 2 inches
    Special Stitches:
    TKS: (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.
    Copyright:
    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 me through e-mail.

    Notes: You will make all of the squares first and then go back and add the triangles. If you would like to see pictures of my process of making mitered corners you can check out my tutorial in Mitered Corners Blanket.

    Instructions: 

    The Squares:

    Row 1: (Forward pass) Ch 10, pull up a loop in each ch for a total of 10 loops
    (return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, ( yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

    Row 2:  (Forward pass) TKS for 8 sts.
    (Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, ( yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

    Row 3: (forward pass) TKS for 7 sts.
    (Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, ( yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

    Row 4: (Forward pass) TKS for 6 sts.
    (Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, ( yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

    Row 5: (forward pass) TKS for 5 sts.
    (Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, ( yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

    Row 6: (forward pass) TKS for 4 sts.
    (Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, ( yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

    Row 7: (forward pass) TKS for 3 sts.
    (Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, ( yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

    Row 8: (forward pass) TKS for 2 sts.
    (Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop,  (yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

    Row 9 - 11: (forward pass) TKS for 1 st.
    (Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, yo, pull through 2 loops

    Row 12: (forward pass) TKS for 1 st, TKS in sk st of row 8
    (Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop,  (yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

    Row 13: (forward pass) TKS for 2 sts, TKS in sk st of row 7
    (Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, ( yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

    Row 14: (forward pass) TKS for 3 sts, TKS in sk st of row 6
    (Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, ( yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

    Row 15: (forward pass) TKS for 4 sts, TKS in sk st of row 5
    (Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, ( yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

    Row 16: (forward pass) TKS for 5 sts, TKS in sk st of row 4
    (Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, ( yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

    Row 17: (forward pass) TKS for 6 sts, TKS in sk st of row 3
    (Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, ( yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

    Row 18: (forward pass) TKS for 7 sts, TKS in sk st of row 2
    (Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, ( yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

    Row 19: (forward pass) TKS for 8 sts, TKS in sk st of row 1
    (Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, ( yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

    Row 20: Ch 1, turn sl st in the next 10 st up the side of the square to the opposite corner

    Repeat row 1-20 for a total of 14 squares. 

    At the end of square 14 do not make row 20. 

    Do not Finish off. 

    1st set of triangles:


    Row 1: (Forward pass) pull up a loop in the next 9 st, pull up a loop from the next square (there will be 11 loops on the hook)
    (return pass) (yo, pull through 2 loops) 8 times, yo, pull through 3 loops

    Row 2: (Forward pass) sk 1 st, pull up a loop in the next 8 st, pull up a loop from the next square
    (return pass) (yo, pull through 2 loops) 7 times, yo, pull through 3 loops

    Row 3: (Forward pass) sk 1 st, pull up a loop in the next 7 st, pull up a loop from the next square
    (return pass) (yo, pull through 2 loops) 6 times, yo, pull through 3 loops

    Row 4: (Forward pass) sk 1 st, pull up a loop in the next 6 st, pull up a loop from the next square
    (return pass) (yo, pull through 2 loops) 5 times, yo, pull through 3 loops

    Row 5: (Forward pass) sk 1 st, pull up a loop in the next 5 st, pull up a loop from the next square
    (return pass) (yo, pull through 2 loops) 4 times, yo, pull through 3 loops

    Row 6: (Forward pass) sk 1 st, pull up a loop in the next 4 st, pull up a loop from the next square
    (return pass) (yo, pull through 2 loops) 3 times, yo, pull through 3 loops

    Row 7: (Forward pass) sk 1 st, pull up a loop in the next 3 st, pull up a loop from the next square
    (return pass) (yo, pull through 2 loops) 2 times, yo, pull through 3 loops

    Row 8:(Forward pass) sk 1 st, pull up a loop in the next 2 st, pull up a loop from the next square
    (return pass) (yo, pull through 2 loops) 1 time, yo, pull through 3 loops

    Row 9: (forward pass) sk 1 st, pull up a loop in the next st, pull up a loop from the next square
    (return pass) Yo, pull through 3 loops

    Row 10: (forward pass) pull up 1 loop
    (return pass) yo, pull through 2 loops

    Repeat rows 1-10 12 times

    Finish off.

    2nd set of Triangles


    Rotate to the other side
    Insert into the corner st with a sl st and repeat instructions of the 1st set of Triangles.

    Weave in your ends and block to proper size.

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