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.
So without 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.