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Tunisian Crochet Pillow
I’ve finished my first Tunisian crochet project and I’m so excited! I honestly was a little scared about Tunisian crochet and had my hook lying around for a month before I finally started.
And what a waste. It is not anymore difficult than normal crochet. It is not even that different.
The only difference is that in normal crochet you “complete” one stitch at a time and in Tunisian crochet you make a “forward pass” and a “reverse pass”. More on that in the instructions.
Furthermore I made my first video instructions. That too I thought was very difficult, but it is accutually a lot easier than taking pictures and writing everything down. But I’ll still do both.
Ribbon type yarn.
Yardage: 50 g = 100 m (1.75 oz = 109 yd)
Approx. 250 g (8.8 oz) FOR EACH PILLOW
Tunisian crochet hook
Size 5 mm (6 – US, H/8 – UK)
It is easier to crochet the pillow if the crochet hook has a cord at the end.
50 cm x 50 cm (19.7 in x 19.7 in) fabric for back.
Three snap buttons
Pattern (See instructions below)
Chain 87 (Or whatever number matches the size of your pillow)
Crochet the Tunisian full stitch until the pillow is square.
Foundation Row – Forward Pass
Insert hook into the second chain from the hook (indicated by needle). Here I choose the “back bump” of each chain, but do as you prefer.
Yarn over and pull up a loop. Keep loops on hook and repeat in each loop.
You will end up with the same number of loops on hook as you chained (87 for pillows)
Foundation Row – Return Pass
You use the same return pass to complete all rows, no matter the stitches:
Yarn over at pull through first loop.
*Yarn over at pull through two loops*. Repeat *…* until only one loop left on hook.
Video of foundation row:
Full stitch – Row 1
Insert hook BETWEEN the first two vertical bars. Yarn over, pull through.
Repeat in between each of the vertical stitches, EXCEPT the last two. The two red rings indicates the first and last space you will crochet into. Remember to make a stitch were the red arrow indicates (see next picture).
To get a nice even side insert the hook in the last stitch through both loops – it looks like a vertical chain. (Not that important in pillows, but a nice think to practice doing)
Remember that after the forward pass is done you will have 87 loops on your hook. It is worth counting so you do not make mistakes.
Finish with the Return Pass.
Full stitch – Row 2
Insert hook BETWEEN second and third vertical bar, yarn over, pull through.
Repeat in between each of the vertical stitches, ALSO the last two. The two red rings indicates the first and last space you will crochet into. Remember to make a stitch were the red arrow indicates
Video for Tunisian full stitch:
Repeat row 1 and 2 until pillow is square
Back side and assembly
- Cut two fabric pieces measuring 25.5 cm x 47 cm (10” x 18.5”)
- On both pieces fold down the upper edge of the long side 2 cm (0.8“) and secure with pins.
- Overlap the two hems you just pinned and sew in sides.
- Attach the snap buttons in the hems. Start with the one in the middle and place the others 8 cm (3.2”)
- Lay the fabric and the crocheted piece right side to right side and pin. Sew the two pieces together. Make the hemline 1 cm (0.4”) into the fabric.
- Turn the right side out and put the throw pillow in.
And that’s it! Hope you liked it. I would love it if you would follow me on Pinterest, Facebook and/or Youtube
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