Friday, June 28, 2013

Strawberries: Tunisian Crochet

A question about how to do a stitch combination was asked through the Buffalo Wool Co. on Facebook. It had 4 photos and the instructions were in in foreign language. So I thought I might help her out by figuring out how it was done and post instructions here.

This is the link that one of the commentors eventually provided for the original designer's page. This link is to the original instructions and the original source (that we know of). I like to give credit where it's due.

Tunisian Crochet Strawberries:



Supplies I used: 
• Lily Sugar N' Cream Red and Mod Green
• J  Tunisian Crochet Hook

Stitches Used:
• Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS)
• Tunisian Knit Stitch (TKS)
• Tunisian Double Crochet Shell Stitch (TdcShell): Work 5 double crochet loops (dclp) in same stitch OR [Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch TKS style, yo and pull loop through, yo and pull loop through 2 loops on hook] 5 times in same stitch. This makes one TdcShell.

Pattern Information:
• The instructions are for forward rows only. All of the return rows are worked as normal.
• Changing the color is done at the end of the return rows in the last yo, pull through loop.
• The pattern is worked in a multiple of 4 stitchs + 3 and 4 row repeats.

Pattern Instructions: 
Loosely ch 27 using red.
Foundation Row: TSS 27.
Row 1: [TSS 3, TdcShell 1] 6 times, TSS 3. (There should be 51 loops on your hook.)
Change to green in last stitch on return.
Row 2: [TSS 3, TKS 5, yo and pull through 5 loops, ch 1] 6 times, TSS 3. (There should be 27 loops on your hook.)
Change to to red in last stitch on return.
Row 3: TSS 5, [TdcShell 1, TSS 3] 5 times, TSS 2. (There should be 47 loops on your hook.)
Change to green in last stitch on return.
Row 4: TSS 5, [TKS 5, yo and pull through 5 loops, ch 1, TSS 3] 5 times, TSS 2. (There should be 27 loops on your hook.)
Change to red in last stitch on return.

Continue repeating Rows 1-4 until you have your desired length.

****If you want plumper berries, use a Tunisian Treble Crochet Shell stitch in place of the Tunisian Double Crochet Shell stitch.****

Tunisian Treble Crochet Shell stitch (TtrShell): Work 5 treble crochet loops (trlp) in same stitch OR [Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch TKS style, yo and pull loop through, yo and pull loop through 2 loops on hook twice] 5 times in same stitch. This makes one TtrShell.

1 comment:

  1. So cute! Thanks for posting the pattern. :D

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