Monday, October 22, 2012

Tunisian Basketweave Pattern 102212


by M. J. Joachim
The Tunisian basketweave pattern results when you alternate standard Tunisian knit stitches with Tunisian pearl stitches. Tunisian knit stitches work by casting on loops when the yarn is at the back of the fabric being made, while Tunisian pearl stitches bring the yarn to the front of the fabric, before casting loops onto the hook. Working in blocks of 4, you can create a simple basketweave fabric very quickly and easily.
Creative Notice: I’m not sure if this has ever been done before. I don’t own a Tunisian stitch book and haven’t searched to see if it’s online. Please respect all copyright for this pattern. Thank you.
Basic Tunisian Crochet rules apply to this pattern. You will be making a foundation chain, casting on loops and then casting them off your afghan hook. You will be working only on the front side of the fabric, without turning your piece.
Cast on:  Insert hook in desired space, yarn over, draw up loop
Cast off:  Yarn over, draw through loop or loops indicated
Note: Cast off 1 loop first for edge, then 2 loops at a time until you have 1 loop left on your hook.
Individual Stitch Instruction
Tunisian Knit Stitch>>> insert hook through next vertical and horizontal bar, yarn over, cast on loop

Tunisian Pearl Stitch>>> place yarn directly over hook, insert hook through next vertical and horizontal bar (just like Tunisian knit stitch), place yarn under hook, yarn over and cast on loop


Note:  Work pattern in blocks of 4 stitches and 4 rows each.

Tunisian Basketweave Pattern 102212 Instructions

Foundation:  (multiple of 4 chains) Make a traditional Tunisian foundation row >>> Chain (length desired); cast on loops; cast off loops
Step 1:  (beginning of row) Cast on Tunisian knit stitch in 1st three stitches
Step 2:  Cast on Tunisian pearl stitch in next 4 stitches
Step 3:  Cast on Tunisian knit stitch in next 4 stitches
[Repeat Steps 2 and 3 across row]
Step 4:  Cast off loops (see above)
[Repeat Steps 1 – 4 three more times]

Step 5:  (beginning of row) Cast on Tunisian pearl stitch in next 3 stitches
Step 6:  Cast on Tunisian knit stitch in next 4 stitches
Step 7:  Cast on Tunisian pearl stitch in next 4 stitches
[Repeat Steps 6 and 7 across row]

Step 8:  Cast off loops
[Repeat Steps 5 – 8 three more times]
Repeat Steps 1 – 8 for pattern
That’s all for now, good peopleJ Thanks for visiting the Lots of Crochet Stitches blog!
M. J.