Monday, January 28, 2019

Pinevale Triangle Scarf

A Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern




I'm sure it's pretty obvious in my designs that I love texture. I also love color, but I don't always know what to do with it. Especially when it comes to variegated or hand painted yarns. I don't think I am alone in this but maybe I am. I was gifted this skein of Mushishi yarn. It has got to be some of the nicest yarn I have worked with, and I wanted to really show it off.

I was a little worried about using it for Tunisian Crochet because it's not known for being a stretchy stitch, and the yarn has some silk in it and it is also not known for being stretchy. I gave it a shot and the end result is an incredibly warm full of drape ( I know it's hard to believe) triangle scarf.

I finished it off right before Christmas and it was the perfect accessory to wear for the holiday events. I loved it so much I knew I wanted to make a knit version too. Some of you have probably seen it on Instagram and Facebook already. I'm excited about these new patterns and inspiration.



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Designer: Julia Schwartz
Yarn:  Plymouth yarn: Mushishi 95% wool, 5% silk 250g. = 491 yds approx Color 14
Hook: 6mm Tunisian hook. For this pattern it is helpful to have a cable Tunisian hook.
Notions: tapestry needle
Size: Wingspan is 52 inches
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. 
  • 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


    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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    If This pattern seems a little tough to you. I have a swatch dishcloth with the same stitch pattern to help you learn. You can find it Here!





    Instructions

    Tab Start


    Foundation Row: (forward pass) Ch 4, insert hook into each ch and pull up a loop for a total of 4 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- 5: (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. (4 sts)

    Row 6: (forward pass) 4 TKS, turn work 90 degrees, pull up 3 loops equally spaced down the side of the tab, turn your work 90 degrees, 4 TKS in the first stitches made.
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. (11 sts)

    Body of the Scarf

    Row 1: (forward pass) 4 TKS, yo, TKS, yo, pm, TKS, yo, TKS, yo, pm, 4 TKS
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. move your markers up as you pass them. (11 sts)

    Rows 2-12: (forward pass) 4 TKS, yo, (TKS) to marker, yo, pm, TKS, yo, (TKS )to marker, yo, pm, 4 TKS
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. move your markers up as you pass them. (4 st increase every row)

    Row 13: (forward pass) 4 TKS, {yo, 2 TKS, (spike st, 3 TKS) repeat (to) to last 2 sts before the marker, 2 TKS, yo, pm}, TKS, Repeat {to} 1x, 4 TKS in the last 4 st
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. move your markers up as you pass them. (4 st increase)

    Row 14: (Forward pass) 4 TKS, { yo, 2 TKS, (yo, TK3tog, yo, TKS) repeat (to) the last 2 sts before marker, 2 TKS, yo, pm}, TKS, Repeat {to} 1x, 4 TKS in the last 4 st
    (return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. move your markers up as you pass them. (4 st increase)

    Rows 15- 20: Repeat rows 13 and 14

    Rows 21- 32: Repeat row 2

    Rows 33- 40: Repeat rows 13 and 14

    Rows 41- 48: Repeat row 2

    Row 49: Repeat row 13

    Row 50: Repeat row 14

    Row 51: Working in regular crochet now, ch 1, sc in the next 4 TKS, ch 1, (sc, ch 1 in each st, skipping the yo stitches) repeat (to) to the last 4 TKS, sc in the last 4 TKS

    Row 52: Ch 1, Reverse sc in each sc across. sl st in last st.

    Finish off.
    Weave in your ends.
    Wet Block on blocking boards.



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    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


      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 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.

      <---------->buy now <---------->

      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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      Monday, December 31, 2018

      2018 Pattern Recap

      A year in review


      What a crazy year it has been. Throughout 2018 I continued to add more knitting patterns to the blog. It was a scary process learning and introducing something new. I have also continued to add crochet Patterns. You have been a great support and encouragement. I can't tell you how exciting it is to get on the front page of Ravelry when I put up a new pattern. Us designers really appreciate all those likes and comments. It really helps us know we are doing something right.

      I love designing. This coming year my goals are simple. I want to continue growing in my pattern writing skills. Even though I'm good at designing, the actual pattern writing is hard. I want to have great quality patterns for you. I plan to continue cultivating relationships with the people who have been helping me with copy editing and testing. This year I created 23 patterns. Which is a crazy amount when I think about the fact that I moved 1,000 miles back to the United States in September.

      One other goal is to better define my brand with the crochet patterns. I feel that I have my brand and style for knitting, but I'm a little all over the place with crochet. It's hard to just pick one area to focus on. So for 2019 you might be seeing a lot more Tunisian Crochet patterns from me. I feel this is an area that I truly love and that I will be excited to teach and expand.

      This next year I don't see myself creating that many patterns. Like I said, I really want to focus on the quality this year.  It is also the last year that Sweet Pea will be home with me before she heads to school, so want to focus on having that quality time with her. With that being said I already have the next 4 patterns lined up for 2019. 2 triangle scarves and 2 stitch tutorials. They are a knit and a Tunisian crochet version of the same pattern.

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