Thursday, October 11, 2012

Double Crochet Tunisian Knit Stitch Variation 101112

by M. J. Joachim
The key to this next Tunisian stitch variation is to find a rhythm that flows while you work. You will be alternating between Tunisian double crochet knit stitches and single cast on stitches through the horizontal bar (not the vertical bar) while you work. The pattern is easy to make, and as you can see from the pictures, creates a very nice fabric that can be used for many projects.
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.
Double Crochet Tunisian Knit Stitch:  Yarn over, insert hook through vertical and horizontal bar of stitch desired, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on your hook
Foundation:  Make a traditional Tunisian foundation row >>> Chain (length desired); cast on loops; cast off loops

Step 1: Double crochet knit stitch in 1st stitch in row
Yarn over and draw through 2 loops after this step

Step 2:  Skip the next vertical bar and cast on (1 loop) in the next horizontal bar; double crochet knit stitch in the next stitch

[Repeat Step 2 across row]

Step 3:  Cast off in the traditional manner (see above)
Repeat Steps 1 – 3 for pattern
That’s all for now, good peopleJ Thanks for visiting the Lots of Crochet Stitches blog!
M. J.
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