Friday, October 5, 2012

Tunisian Crochet Pattern 100512A


by M. J. Joachim
I found myself chanting with this next pattern. {Knit stitch, wrap around, chain 2, knit stitch}. Have you ever done that while you work on crochet projects? Funny how it makes the rows seem to finish up so much faster isn’t it?
The Tunisian Crochet Pattern 100512A uses a stitch combination that makes raised ridges in your work. Along with being a perfect all over pattern for many projects, this would be a great cuff or collar pattern, as well quick mile-a-minute panels for an afghan or tablecloth, or even a long skirt or dress.
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
It is an original design…you know the drill – intellectual and copyright rules apply. Links, social networking and sharing are more than welcome. 
Foundation: Make an odd number of chain stitches
Step 1:  Cast on in the 2nd and 3rd chain from the hook.

Step 2:  Chain 2, cast on in each of the next 2 chain stitches

[Repeat Step 2 across row, omitting the last chain 2 in the final chain stitch.]
Step 3:  Cast off 1 loop (for edge); yarn over and cast off 2 loops at a time, until 1 loop remains on hook
Step 4:  Make knit stitch (insert hook through vertical and horizontal bar of indicated stitch), to cast next loop on your hook

Step 5:  Front post around chain 2 by inserting hook from front to back, and casting on next loop, chain 2

[Repeat Steps 4 and 5 across row, omitting the last chain 2 in the final edge stitch.]
Repeat Steps 3 – 5 for pattern.

That’s all for now, good peopleJ Thanks for visiting the Lots of Crochet Stitches blog!
M. J.

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