Tunisian CAL: Month 1 – The Tunisian Simple Stitch

I cant believe we are FINALLY here! Month one of the KRW Knitwear Studio Crochet A Long. Today is the very first stitch! The first thing you will need to do is download the Tunisian CAL 2012 – Informational Handout. It includes everything from what the final project looks like, to all of the details you need, including terminology For each pattern, I will be giving you the multiples needed for each stitch (many will say “any number”) and then right after that, I will give you the number needed to create the correct sized square. Worth Noting: Every Tunisian Stitch Row has 2 Parts:

  • Part 1 is what you need to do to put all the loops on the hook
  • Part 2 is what you do to remove the loops from the hook.
The row is not complete until you have completed both parts of the row. The video that follows the written pattern will help you understand how this all comes together.

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out further ado, here is the pattern for January!  

Tunisian Simple Stitch

  Copyright © 2006-2012, Karen Whooley. All Rights Reserved. Duplication of this pattern is a crime and will be punished by law. Please observe all copyright laws. Please contact the author for permission to use elsewhere. This simple beginners stitch works well to make a background fabric for cross stitch. Materials:

  • Worsted Weight Yarn
  • Size I (5.5 mm) Tunisian Crochet Hook or size needed for gauge
  • Yarn needle to weave in ends

Gauge: Approx 4 stitches and 3 rows = 1 inch (2.5 cm) Directions: (make 2) Chain any number. (For tote, ch 18) Row 1: (Part 1) Insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, YO, pull up loop; (insert hook in next ch, YO, pull up loop) across to end of ch leaving all loops on the hook (Part 2) YO, pull through 1st loop on hook; (YO, pull through 2 loops on hook) across until one loop remains on the hook. Row 2: (Part 1) Skip first vertical bar, (insert hook under next vertical bar, YO, pull up a loop) across to end leaving all loops on hook. (Part 2) YO, pull through 1st loop on hook; (YO, pull through 2 loops on hook) across until one loop remains on the hook. Repeat Row 2 for pattern. Last Row: Skip first vertical bar, (insert hook under next vertical bar, YO, pull up a loop; YO, Pull through both loops on hook) across to end. Fasten Off. See http://www.nexstitch.com/v_tss.html for a video of this stitch.


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    I’m having a hard time finding the download for this project. I guess I’m just missing it, could you let me know where it is please.

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      Karen Ratto-Whooley says

      Hi Rebecca!

      I didnt link it! I apologize! I just updated the post above with the correct link!

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    Thanks for being so prompt in posting, Karen! I’ve printed out this month’s instructions and saved the informational PDF to my HD. Will definitely look these over and start them ASAP.

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    Wow! I can’t believe my luck. One of my crafty new year resolutions is to learn tunisian crochet and I happen to find this crochet a long through Ravelry. Am very excited and this will really get me going with learning this new craft!
    Thank you!

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      Karen Ratto-Whooley says

      HI Sarah! I am glad you are joining us! Make sure you join in on the Ravelry group and chats too!