Crochet,  Tunisian crochet

Tunisian Crochet – Introduction

Learning how Tunisian Crochet was one of my tasks for last year and so I thought it was about time I wrote up my progress so far.

There are a lot of sites out there giving an guide to start Tunisian Crochet, so rather than re-working the wheel I’m going to link to the sites I found I got on with best.

Tunisian Crochet Simple Stitch

Increasing and decreasing

Colour changing

Finishing off

My first 2 attempts at hats in December and January were good learning experiences but the results were smaller than I intended. There was nothing else for it I needed to do a series of tension squares in order to calculate the correct sizing.

On a standard double knit yarn 10 cm” equals

  • 4mm 18 sts x 17 rows
  • 5mm 16 sts x 15 rows
  • 6mm 14 sts x 13 rows

And so I was ready for my third attempt, which I pleased to say fitted my husband.

Simple Hat Pattern

Example shown

  • Size
    • diameter 56 cm (23 inches)
    • length 24 cm (9.5 inches)
  • Requires
    • 100gm ball Scheepjes Wanderlust 469 Berlin
    • 5 mm hook
  • Chain 91
  • Work 18 cm (7 inches) in simple stitch (approx 28 rows)
  • Work 13 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (84 sts)
    • complete return row
  • Work 12 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (78 sts)
    • complete return row
  • Work 11 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (72 sts)
    • complete return row
  • Work 10 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (66 sts)
    • complete return row
  • Work 9 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (60 sts)
    • complete return row
  • Work 8 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (54 sts)
    • complete return row
  • Work 7 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (48 sts)
    • complete return row
  • Work 6 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (42 sts)
    • complete return row
  • Work 5 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (36 sts)
    • complete return row
  • Work 4 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (30 sts)
    • complete return row
  • Work 3 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (24 sts)
    • complete return row
  • Work 2 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (18 sts)
    • complete return row
  • Work 1 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (12 sts)
    • complete return row
  • Decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (6 sts)
    • complete return row
  • Leaving long thread for finishing cut yarn
  • Sew back seam