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Tunesisk hækling

Tunisian Crochet PillowTweedledee Pillow – English
Tunesisk hæklingTweedledum pude – Dansk opskrift her
Tunisian Crochet PillowTweedledee pude – Dansk opskrift her




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Tunisian Crochet Pillow

Hello!

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.

Materials

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Ribbon type yarn.
Yardage: 50 g = 100 m (1.75 oz = 109 yd)
Approx. 250 g (8.8 oz) FOR EACH PILLOW

I use this one: Lana Grossa Ribbon Silk

Tunisian crochet hook
Size 5 mm (6 – US, H/8 – UK)

I use this one: Loveknitting.com Tunisian crochet hook

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)

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Chain 87 (Or whatever number matches the size of your pillow)

Row 1-8 Tunisian Knit Stitch
Row 9-11 Tunisian Simple Stitch

Repeat row 1-11 nine more times (For a total of 10 times) – Or whatever number of rows makes your pillow square.

Instructions:
Foundation Row – Forward Pass

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Tunesisk startrække

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.

Tunisian foundation row

Yarn over and pull up a loop. Keep loops on hook and repeat in each loop.




Tunisian foundation row

You will end up with the same number of loops on hook as you chained (87 for pillows)

Foundation Row – Return Pass

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You use the same return pass to complete all rows, no matter the stitches:

tunesisk startrække

Yarn over at pull through first loop.

Tunesisk hækling

*Yarn over at pull through two loops*. Repeat *…* until only one loop left on hook.




Video of foundation row:

Knit Stitch

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Tunesisk strikke maske

Inserted hook front to back between the front and back verticals of the same loop. Yarn over, pull through.

Repeat in every vertical of the row.




Tunisian knit stitch

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.

Make seven more rows.

Tunesisk hæklet pude

The knit like pattern does not really appear until after two rows like on the picture.




Video of knit stitch:

Tunisian Simple Stitch

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Tunesisk simpel maske

Insert hook through the second front vertical bar (Like the needle indicates)

Yarn over, pull through.

Repeat for every vertical bar.




Tunisian knit stitch

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 on 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 return pass

Make two more rows.

Video of simple stitch




Back side and assembly

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  1. Cut two fabric pieces measuring 25.5 cm x 47 cm (10” x 18.5”)
  2. On both pieces fold down the upper edge of the long side 2 cm (0.8“) and secure with pins.
  3. Overlap the two hems you just pinned and sew in sides.
  4. Attach the snap buttons in the hems. Start with the one in the middle and place the others 8 cm (3.2”)
  5. 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.
  6. 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

/Love Sara




Copyright 2017 Sara Wind Engberg. You may not sell my patterns or claim them as your own. You may make items to sell (i.e. on Etsy, at craft fairs) from my patterns but I ask that you link back to my blog and provide credit for the pattern. You are welcome to share my patterns on social media so long as you link back directly to my blog post (providing the link). No copy & paste of my patterns will be allowed under any circumstances

 

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