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Free Tunisian crochet pattern: Mitered Square Pillow

Mitered Square Pillow, free Tunisian #crochet pattern by Underground CrafterI’m on a bit of a Tunisian roll these days. After sharing the free Tunisian crochet pattern for the Modern Melissa Skirt last week, I decided to dust off the Mitered Square Pillow.

Mitered Square Pillow, free Tunisian #crochet pattern by Underground CrafterThe pillow and a companion blanket were originally featured in Love of Crochet magazine in 2014.

Mitered Square Pillow, free Tunisian #crochet pattern by Underground CrafterI think the Mitered Square Pillow is a perfect intro to Tunisian crochet. It includes the most basic Tunisian stitch (called the Tunisian simple stitch, or Tss), a decrease, and a simple bind off. And, since each square is pretty small, you don’t need any special tools. Yep, you can crochet this project with regular hooks.



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So why not give it a try? If you’re still feeling a bit nervous about it, I have a video tutorial at the end to explain each of the special stitches.

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Mitered Square Pillow

Tunisian Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50Learn Tunisian crochet with this pillow project, which teaches the basic stitch, decreasing, and binding off. This small project can be completed with a standard crochet hook.

Finished Size

  • Fits an 18” (46 cm) pillow form.

Materials

  • HiKoo SimpliWorsted by Skacel Collection (55% Merino superwash wool/28% acrylic/17% nylon, 3.5 oz/100 g, 140 yd/128 m) – 2 skeins ea in 036 Silver Hair (CA) and 011 Indigo (CB), or approximately 280 yd (256 m) in ea of 2 colors in any medium weight yarn.
  • U.S. Size J-10 (6 mm) crochet or Tunisian crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • U.S. Size I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle
  • 18” x 18” (46 cm x 46 cm) pillow form.
  • Tools for wet blocking (pins, blocking mat or padded ironing board).

Gauge

  • Square = 4” (10 cm) in pattern after. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern ( See Special Stitch Patterns, below)

  • CA –Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • Tss – Tunisian simple st
  • Tss3tog – Tunisian simple st 3 sts together
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions following asterisk as indicated.

Special Stitch Patterns

  • Color-Change Return – Ch 1, *yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * across to last 2 loops, yo with next color and draw through 2 loops. Carry unworked color up back of square.
  • Standard Return – Ch 1, *yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * across.
  • Tss – Tunisian simple stitch – Insert hook under next vertical bar, yo and draw up loop onto hook.
  • Tss3tog – Tunisian simple stitch 3 stitches together – Insert hook under next 3 vertical bars, yo and draw up loop onto hook, going through all 3 loops. (Decreases 2 sts)
  • A video tutorial for the special stitches is available at the end of this pattern.

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.
  • Squares are worked in rows with Tunisian crochet. Borders are worked in the round with “standard” crochet.

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Pattern Instructions

Solid Square (Make 10 ea in CA and in CB)

  • With larger hook, ch 25.
  • Row 1: Forward: Turn, skip first ch, *insert hook in next ch, yo and draw up a loop, leave loop on hook; rep from * across. Rep Standard Return.
  • Row 2: Forward: Tss in next 10 sts, Tss3tog, Tss in next 11 sts. Rep Standard Return. (23 sts)
  • Row 3: Forward: Tss in next 9 sts, Tss3tog, Tss in next 10 sts. Rep Standard Return. (21 sts)
  • Row 4: Forward: Tss in next 8 sts, Tss3tog, Tss in next 9 sts. Rep Standard Return. (19 sts)
  • Row 5: Forward: Tss in next 7 sts, Tss3tog, Tss in next 8 sts. Rep Standard Return. (17 sts)
  • Row 6: Forward: Tss in next 6 sts, Tss3tog, Tss in next 7 sts. Rep Standard Return. (15 sts)
  • Row 7: Forward: Tss in next 5 sts, Tss3tog, Tss in next 6 sts. Rep Standard Return. (13 sts)
  • Row 8: Forward: Tss in next 4 sts, Tss3tog, Tss in next 5 sts. Rep Standard Return. (11 sts)
  • Row 9: Forward: Tss in next 3 sts, Tss3tog, Tss in next 4 sts. Rep Standard Return. (9 sts)
  • Row 10: Forward: Tss in next 2 sts, Tss3tog, Tss in next 3 sts. Rep Standard Return. (7 sts)
  • Row 11: Forward: Tss in next st, Tss3tog, Tss in next 2 sts. Rep Standard Return. (5 sts)
  • Row 12: Bind off: Insert hook as for Tss3tog, yo and draw through all loops on hook, insert hook as for Tss, yo and draw through all loops on hook. Fasten off.

Light Striped Square (Make 6)

  • With CA and larger hook, ch 25.
  • Row 1: Forward: Turn, skip first ch, *insert hook in next ch, yo and draw up a loop, leave loop on hook; rep from * across. Rep Color-Change Return.
  • Row 2: Forward: With CB, Tss in next 10 sts, Tss3tog, Tss in next 11 sts. Rep Color-Change Return. (23 sts)
  • Row 3: Forward: With CA, Tss in next 9 sts, Tss3tog, Tss in next 10 sts. Rep Color-Change Return. (21 sts)
  • Row 4: Forward: With CB, Tss in next 8 sts, Tss3tog, Tss in next 9 sts. Rep Color-Change Return. (19 sts)
  • Row 5: Forward: With CA, Tss in next 7 sts, Tss3tog, Tss in next 8 sts. Rep Color-Change Return. (17 sts)
  • Row 6: Forward: With CB, Tss in next 6 sts, Tss3tog, Tss in next 7 sts. Rep Color-Change Return. (15 sts)
  • Row 7: Forward: With CA, Tss in next 5 sts, Tss3tog, Tss in next 6 sts. Rep Color-Change Return. (13 sts)
  • Row 8: Forward: With CB, Tss in next 4 sts, Tss3tog, Tss in next 5 sts. Rep Color-Change Return. (11 sts)
  • Row 9: Forward: With CA, Tss in next 3 sts, Tss3tog, Tss in next 4 sts. Rep Color-Change Return. (9 sts)
  • Row 10: Forward: With CB, Tss in next 2 sts, Tss3tog, Tss in next 3 sts. Rep Color-Change Return. (7 sts)
  • Row 11: Forward: With CA, Tss in next st, Tss3tog, Tss in next 2 sts. Rep Color-Change Return, fasten off CA. (5 sts)
  • Row 12: Bind off: With CB, insert hook as for Tss3tog, yo and draw through all loops on hook, insert hook as for Tss, yo and draw through all loops on hook. Fasten off.

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Dark Striped Square (Make 6)

  • Work as for Light Striped Square, starting with CB and alternating color sequence.

Assembly

  • With yarn needle, eave in ends. Wet block squares to 4” (10 cm). Join front and back of pillows together with mattress stitch to form rows and then rows together, following placement diagrams. A photo tutorial for joining with the mattress stitch is available here.
Mitered Square Pillow, free Tunisian #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

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Pillow Borders

Side A

  • Round 1: With smaller hook, join CA with sl st in any corner, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), dc in same st, *dc in ea stitch across row to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner st; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in first st, ch 1, join with sc (counts as ch 1 here and throughout) to top of first ch 3.
  • Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same ch-2 sp, *dc in ea dc around to ch-2 sp,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc to top of first ch 3.
  • Round 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, *sc in ea st around to ch-2 sp,** (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, 2 sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 2, sl st to top of first sc. Fasten off.

Side B

  • Rep as for Side A, using CB.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends. With wrong sides facing, join 3 sides of pillow cover with mattress stitch, insert pillow form, join final side of pillow cover with mattress stitch. Weave in ends onto inside of pillow.
© 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/2016/02/10/free-tunisian-crochet-pattern-mitered-square-pillow. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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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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#FlashbackFriday Crochet Link Blast 25: #HolidayStashdownCAL2015

#HolidayStashdownCAL2015 15 free #crochet patterns, #roundup by Underground CrafterOn Fridays, I share a link blast on G+, Twitter and Facebook to get you excited about crocheting all weekend! In keeping with the #FlashbackFriday meme, I’m sharing patterns that were first released at least 12 months ago.

Today’s roundup is a bit different than usual. First of all, if you’re reading this the day it comes out, Happy New Year! Second, I’ve been out of the #FlashbackFriday habit for a few months now, and I wanted to return with a big bang. So, I’m highlighting the 15 free crochet patterns from the 2015 Holiday Stashdown crochet-a-long. These aren’t 12 months old, but the “new patterns” part of the CAL has come to an end, so I figure a flashback is in order.

If you’re just hearing about the CAL, you have until January 11, 2016 to enter the end-of-CAL giveaways. We have amazing giveaway prizes! You can learn more about the CAL and prizes here.

And, of course, you can also join in the 2016 Holiday Stashdown CAL, which kicks off on January 11, 2016. You can read more details here. All images are copyright the respective designer and used with permission.



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#HolidayStashdownCAL2015 15 free #crochet patterns, #roundup by Underground Crafter#1 Not Quite a Slouchy Hat, free crochet pattern by @ucrafter (that’s me!): This unisex hat pattern is available in 4 sizes from infant through adult and includes photo and video tutorials for the special stitches. The samples are made in Lion Brand Heartland, Lion Brand Landscapes, and Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice.

#2 Neapolitan Rainbow Jacket, free crochet pattern by @ofGrammysHeart: This adorable stashbuster is sized to fit 6-12 month olds.

#3 Grey Skies Scarf, free crochet pattern by @CrochetAmerican: The self-striping yarn does the colorwork for you in this unisex scarf.

#4 Stashdown Cowl, free crochet pattern by @mainlycrochet: This scrappy project is a perfect way to use up bits of Red Heart Super Saver leftover from other projects.

ILC February 2016 Banners#5 Swirling Leaves Wristlet, free crochet pattern by @threadslfThis elegant little bag is perfect for a night out. Make it in Lion Brand Vanna’s Glamour for a touch of bling.

#6 Monkey Lunch Box, free crochet pattern by @MelodysMakings: This adorable lunch box will brighten any child’s day!

#7 Christmas Carol’s Stocking, free crochet pattern by @sweetpotatocc: Get an early start on your holiday decorations with this stocking made in Red Heart with Love.

#8 Whimsical Sashay Cowl, free crochet pattern by Eye Love Knots: This pattern works up quickly with super bulky Red Heart Boutique Sashay and Red Heart Boutique Sashay Sparkle yarns.

#9 Zig ‘n’ Zag – A Sleeved Wrap, free crochet pattern by @KatiDCreations: This chevron wrap can be adjusted to fit any size.

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#10 Starry Night Luscious Cowl, free crochet pattern by @crochetmemories: This cowl, made in Red Heart Sparkle Soft, has just the right amount of sparkle for a night out.

#11 Non-stop Slippers, free crochet pattern by @WhichCraft3: These cozy slippers are available in Baby | Child | Adult sizes, so you can make a set for the whole family!

#12 Holly in the Snow Cup Cozy, free crochet pattern by @AcornCrochet: This cup cozy makes a great last-minute gift, and the pattern includes a photo tutorial.

#13 Adelyn Earwarmer, free crochet pattern by @KaleidoscopeAnG: Practice your Tunisian crochet with this unisex earwarmer made in Red Heart with Love and Red Heart Comfort Sport.

#14 Festive Bottle Cozy, free crochet pattern by The Purple Poncho: Add a creative touch to your next store-bought bottle with this decorative and functional cozy made in Bernat Handicrafter.

#15 Basic Wristers, free crochet pattern by @SoBlaDesigns: These wristers make great last-minute gifts.

If you make one of these patterns by January 11, 2016, don’t forget to enter the end-of-CAL giveaways. You can find the links here.

And, join us for the 2016 Holiday Stashdown CAL, with 24 free crochet patterns by 20 different designers. You can read more details here.