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Free Tunisian crochet pattern: Modern Melissa Skirt

Modern Melissa Skirt, free Tunisian #crochet pattern with video tutorial in 4 sizes by Underground CrafterI love looking through vintage crochet books. (If you do, too, you may want to check out the archives of my Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week series.)

Modern Melissa Skirt, free Tunisian #crochet pattern with video tutorial in 4 sizes by Underground CrafterBut, let’s face it. The farther back you go, the harder it is to understand the stitch patterns. There aren’t as many “conventions,” like standard naming. And, there’s often not much detail because it is assumed the readers would be familiar with a variety of “women’s crafts.”

It was in one such book that I came across something called the “Melissa Stitch.” I have no idea if I made what the author intended, but I really liked the look of it.

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Modern Melissa Skirt, free Tunisian #crochet pattern with video tutorial in 4 sizes by Underground CrafterAs soon as I saw this stitch pattern, I knew it would be perfect for a straight skirt.

Modern Melissa Skirt, free Tunisian #crochet pattern with video tutorial in 4 sizes by Underground CrafterThe vertical lines that it creates are very slimming, and the way the fabric drapes hugs your curves with very little shaping.

Modern Melissa Skirt, free Tunisian #crochet pattern with video tutorial in 4 sizes by Underground CrafterStart by crocheting two panels flat, join with a sturdy single crochet seam, and then finish with a covered elastic waist band crocheted in the round. The dense Tunisian crochet stitches make lining optional, or you can wear it over leggings, tights, or slip shorts.

It makes a great first garment pattern for an adventurous beginner, but it’s interesting enough to keep a more experienced crocheter interested. I’ve included a video tutorial at the end of the post where I walk through all of the special stitches, the different methods of decreasing, and the bind off.

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Modern Melissa Skirt

Tunisian Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50This skirt has a great texture and the denser fabric of the Tunisian crochet means you can wear it unlined over tights or leggings.

Finished Sizes

  • Adult Women’s XS (S, M, L). Photographed sample is size M.
  • XS: 24” (61 cm) waist, 34” (86 cm) hips, 21” (53 cm) length.
  • S: 26.5” (67.5 cm) waist, 36” (91.5 cm) hips, 21” (53 cm) length.
  • M: 30” (76 cm) waist, 38” (96.5 cm) hips, 21” (53 cm) length.
  • L: 34” (86.5 cm) waist, 44” (111.5 cm) hips, 21” (53 cm) length.

Materials

  • Rowan Pure Wool Worsted (100% washable wool, 3.5 oz/100 g, 219 yd/200 m) – 5 (6, 6, 7) skeins 113 Pretty Pink, or approximately 1,095 (1,314, 1,314, 1,533) yd/1,001 (1,201, 1,201, 1,402) m in any medium weight wool yarn.
  • US K/10.5 mm Tunisian crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Stitch marker.
  • 0.75” (2 cm) elastic for waist band – 1 yd/1 m length
  • Sewing needle and thread.

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Gauge

  • 13 sts x 9 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern before blocking. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • Tks – Tunisian knit stitch
  • Tss – Tunisian simple st
  • sc – single crochet
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions following asterisk as indicated.

Special Stitch Patterns

  • Decrease Return = *Yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * across to last 3 sts, yo and draw through 3 loops.
  • Standard Return = Ch 1, *yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * across.
  • Tks = Tunisian knit stitch = Insert hook between loops of next vertical bar, yo and draw up loop onto hook.
  • Tss = Tunisian simple stitch = Insert hook under next vertical bar, yo and draw up loop onto hook.

Pattern Notes

  • Always sk first vertical bar (below first loop on hook) at beginning of row.
  • For more even edges for easy seaming, insert hook under both loops of last st for final Tss of each row.
  • Panels are crocheted from hem to waist. Front and back panels are connected with single crochet join on the wrong side. (A photo tutorial for making a single crochet seam can be found here.) Skirt is finished with an elastic waist band covered with crochet in the round. Waist band is crocheted in spirals without joining.
  • Video tutorial for special stitches follows the pattern.

Pattern Instructions

Skirt

Front and back panel– Make 2

  • Ch 59, (63, 69, 75).
  • Set Up Row: Forward: Skip 1st ch, *insert hook in next ch, yo and pull up a loop; rep from * across, rep Standard Return.
  • Row 1: (Right Side) Forward: *Tks, ch 3, Tks; rep from * across to last 2 sts, Tks, ch 3, Tss in last st, drawing loop up to height of other sts. Rep Standard Return.
  • Row 2: Forward: *(Tks, ch 3) in top loop of 3rd ch, Tks; rep from * across to last 2 sts, (Tks, ch 3) in top loop of 3rd ch, Tss in last st, drawing loop up to height of other sts. Rep Standard Return.
  • Rep Row 2 Forward and Return until panel measures approximately 14” (35.5 cm), or approximately 7” (18 cm) shorter than desired final length.

Begin tapering for waist

  • Row 3: Rep Row 2 Forward. Rep Decrease Return. – 57, (61, 67, 73) sts.
  • Row 4: Forward: Skip first ch 3, *Tks, (Tks, ch 3) in top loop of 3rd ch; rep from * across to last 3 sts, Tks, skip ch 3, Tss in last st, drawing loop up to height of other sts. Rep Standard Return. – 55, (59, 65, 71) sts.
  • Row 5: *Tks, (Tks, ch 3) in top loop of 3rd ch; rep from * across to last 2 sts, Tks, Tss in last st, drawing loop up to height of other sts. Rep Standard Return.
  • Row 6: Rep Row 5 Forward and Return.
  • Row 7: Rep Row 5 Forward. Rep Decrease Return. – 53, (57, 63, 69) sts.
  • Row 8: Forward: Skip first Tks, *(Tks, ch 3) in top loop of 3rd ch, Tks; rep from * across to last 3 sts, (Tks, ch 3) in top loop of 3rd ch, skip Tks, Tss in last st, drawing loop up to height of other sts. Rep Standard Return. – 51, (55, 61, 67) sts.
  • Rows 9 & 10: Rep Row 2 Forward and Return twice.
  • Rep Rows 3-10. – 43, (47, 53, 59) sts.
  • Bind off: *Insert hook in next st as for Tks, yo, draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * across to last st, insert hook in last st as for Tss, yo, draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops, fasten off.
  • Weave in ends with yarn needle. Spray block to waist and hip width and 20.5” (52 cm) length (see finished measurements diagram).

Modern Melissa Skirt, free Tunisian #crochet pattern with video tutorial in 4 sizes by Underground Crafter

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Assembly

  • With right sides of each panel facing, seam first long side from bottom to top with sc. Fasten off. Seam second long side from bottom to top with sc. Do not fasten off. Turn right sides out.

Waist Band

  • Ch 1, sc in ea st around, place marker. — 86 (94, 106, 118) sts. Sc in ea st around until waist band measures approximately 1.5” (4 cm), do not fasten off.

Finishing

  • Cut elastic to 1” (2.5 cm) longer than skirt waist measurement. Fold overlap of elastic and sew closed. Insert elastic inside of skirt in waist band rounds. Fold over waist band. With yarn needle, sew waist band closed over elastic. With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/02/03/free-tunisian-crochet-pattern-modern-melissa-skirt. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Free pattern: Serape Shawl

Serape Shawl, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter. This beginner-friendly rectangular shawl is perfect for keeping warm and makes a great prayer/comfort shawl, too. Wearing the Serape Shawl is like wrapping yourself up in a great big hug. (Can you tell I’m smiling underneath it?)



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If you like simple projects – some might call it “mindless” crochet – or, if you’re a beginner looking for your first “big” project, then the Serape Shawl is perfect for you.

The sample is made with Valley Yarns Charlemont, a lusciously soft blend of superwash Merino wool, mulberry silk, and polyamide. This yarn has phenomenal drape, but so does the stitch pattern.

This shawl is very long and wide, so it’s perfect for a prayer or comfort shawl.

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Serape Shawl

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 501_superfineThe special stitch creates an interesting texture and a gentle drape for this rectangular shawl.

Finished Size

  • 70” (178 cm) long x 13.5” (34.5 cm) wide before blocking

Materials

  • Valley Yarns Charlemont (60% Merino/20% polyamide, 20% silk, 3.5 oz/100 g, 439 yd/401.5 m) – 3 skeins Purple Passion (CA), 1 skein Natural (CB), and 1 skein Burgundy (CC), or approximately 1,790 yd (1,637 m) in any sock weight yarn.
  • US F-5/3.75 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 26 sts x 11 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm) when pinned flat but not blocked. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

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Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • ch – chain
  • cv-st – crossed v-stitch – Sk 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 1, dc in first of skipped sts working over last dc. (Uses 3 sts)
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • t-ch – turning chain
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Instructions

Shawl

  • With CA, ch 434 (or any multiple of 4 sts, + 1 st).
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1, sc in next st and in ea st across. (433 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), *cv-st, dc in next st; rep from * across.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 3, dc in same st, sk 1, *dc in next ch-1 sp, cv-st; rep from * to last 3 sts, dc in ch-1 sp, sk 1, 2 dc in t-ch.
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 3, *cv-st,** dc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across, ending last rep at ** with 1 st remaining, dc in t-ch.
  • Rows 5-10: Rep Rows 3-4 3 times.
  • Row 11: Rep Row 3, changing to CB in final yo of last st. Fasten off CA.
  • Row 12: Rep Row 4.
  • Row 13: Rep Row 3, changing to CC in final yo of last st. Fasten off CB.
  • Row 14: Rep Row 4.
  • Rows 15-16: Rep Rows 3-4.
  • Row 17: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 18: Rep Row 4, changing to CB in final yo of last st. Fasten off CC.
  • Row 19: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 20: Rep Row 4, changing to CA in final yo of last st. Fasten off CB.
  • Row 21: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 22: Rep Row 4, changing to CB in final yo of last st. Fasten off CA.

Hooded Scarves to Crochet

  • Row 23: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 24: Rep Row 4, changing to CC in final yo of last st. Fasten off CB.
  • Rows 25-28: Rep Rows 3-4 twice.
  • Row 29: Rep Row 3, changing to CB in final yo of last st. Fasten off CC.
  • Row 30: Rep Row 4.
  • Row 31: Rep Row 3, changing to CA in final yo of last st. Fasten off CB.
  • Row 32: Rep Row 4.
  • Rows 33-40: Rep Rows 3-4 4 times.
  • Row 41: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 42: Turn, ch 1, sc in ea st and ch-1 sp across. Fasten off CA.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends. Spray block if necessary.
© 2014, 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/02/02/free-pattern-serape-shawl/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Free pattern: Bulky Faux Mistake Rib Scarf

Bulky Faux Mistake Rib Scarf, free unisex #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in just one skein of Lion Brand Scarfie.

Last week, I shared one of my favorite designs for those fussy menfolk, the Walking in the Sand Scarf. (And, by fussy, I actually mean un-fussy: the guys who only want the plain stuff.)

And, today I have another one! You may recall that my pattern for the Faux Mistake Rib Watchman’s Cap (in 8 sizes, from newborn through adult large) was one of the most popular free crochet patterns on the blog last year.

Faux Mistake Rib Watchman's Cap, free #crochet pattern in 8 sizes (newborn through adult large) by Marie Segares @ucrafterAt some point along the way, someone asked if I would write up a scarf pattern to match it.



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It was on the backburner until that crisis point in the holiday crafting season. (C’mon, you know what I’m talking about!) I was going to see my dear ole dad in just a few days and had spent a little too long on the hat I made for him.

Bulky Faux Mistake Rib Scarf, free unisex #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in just one skein of Lion Brand Scarfie.Since I’m lucky enough to count the Lion Brand Yarn Studio among my favorite local New York City yarn shops, I brought the hat down the shop and held it up to a few skeins of Scarfie until I found one that matched.

With the bulky, self-striping yarn and the easy stitch pattern, the scarf came together in no time. It was a holiday miracle!

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This stretchy scarf isn’t just for the fussy menfolk, of course. You could make one in adventurous colors for a dapper dude, a jaded teen, or pretty much anyone!

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Bulky Faux Mistake Rib Scarf

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 505-bulky 50This beginner-friendly pattern makes a fabulously warm and stretchy unisex scarf.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 59.5” (151 cm) long x 6” (15 cm) wide after blocking.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Scarfie (5.3 oz/150 g/312 yds/285 m/100% acrylic) – 1 skein in 208 Oxford Claret, or approximately 312 yds (285 m) in any bulky weight yarn.
  • US Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm) crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

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Gauge

  • 15 sts x 15 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm) before blocking. Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only
  • ch – chain
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes


Pattern Instructions

  • Ch 216, or any even number of sts.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, hdc in next ch, *sl st in next ch, hdc in next ch; rep from * across. (215 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, slstBL in next st, *hdcBL in next st, slstBL in next st; rep from * across.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, hdcBL in next st, *slstBL in next st, hdcBL in next st; rep from * across.
  • Rep Rows 2 & 3, ending after either row when scarf measures approximately 6” (15 cm) wide, or when desired length is reached.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails. Spray block if necessary.
© 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/01/27/free-pattern-bulky-faux-mistake-rib-scarf. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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