Tunisian Waves Square – Tunisian Squares Series Part 1

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Introducing the “Tunisian Waves Square”

This is the first square in the “Tunisian Squares Series” where I will bring you a new Tunisian crochet colorwork stitch pattern. Each of these squares will be taught as 6” x 6” (15cm x 15cm) square in the pattern and tutorial, but they can be used to make a fabric for any type of project you may desire.

In the end, I will have a pattern that brings them all together for a blanket. There will be other modular project ideas there as well. Check the series page for updates!

This Tunisian Waves stitch pattern & Video Tutorial is one of my all-time favorites. It would be great in a scarf, wrap, cowl, sweater and so many other project ideas. It is a 2 color stitch pattern, however you could use more than that. Let me know how you use it!

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Pattern:

Materials:

You will need 2 worsted weight (#4) cotton yarns. I used Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream in White and Country Stripes. Other options listed below. This is a 2 color pattern, but you could use more colors. If you plan to make the blanket, choose some other complimentary colors ahead of time for the future squares that may have 3 colors.

You can always make this in any yarn you like. To make this in another yarn, you will need to establish your gauge with a swatch and you may need to change your stich count depending on what size you want your square to be. All the squares in this series and the projects that stem from them will be assuming 6” squares.   You can always work with different size squares and still do the Tunisian Squares Series projects, but you’ll just have to account for the different measurements.

You don’t need a Tunisian crochet hook for this project. You can actually use a regular crochet hook with a rubber band on the end. It just needs to be a straight hook with no handle. (See video demo.) So I’ve listed different Tunisian hooks and also regular crochet hooks that you can use.

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Difficulty Level

Easy. Adventurous beginners can try this pattern while following along with the video tutorial.

Dimensions & Gauge

This square measures approximately 6” x 6” (15cm x 15cm).

There are 14 Stitches and 12 Rows in 4 inches.

Stiches Used and Abbreviations

Ch= Chain

YO = Yarn Over

Sl St = Slip Stitch

Sk = Skip

St(s) = Stitch(es)

NRP = Normal Reverse Pass

TSS = Tunisian Simple Stitch

TDC = Tunisian Double Crochet

TSSS = Tunisian Simple Slip Stitch

Special Stitches:  

See the video tutorial for demonstration of all stitches. 

TSSS: Insert hook into vertical bar of next stitch. Leave on hook without pulling through a loop. Proceed to next stitch.

Return Pass: YO, pull thru 1 loop, *(YO, pull thru 2 loops)* Repeat * to * to end.

Instructions

NOTES:

  1. ALWAYS make a small swatch to find your gauge and to ensure that you like the colors and texture of your chosen yarns. You can size your hook up or down to attain gauge.
  2. Please refer to the video tutorial for step by step demonstration.
  3. Each row in Tunisian crochet has 2 passes. Forward pass and Return pass.
  4. Pattern is a multiple of 10+2 stitches and 4 Row repeat of Rows 2-5.
  5. See Diagrams and Charts below instructions for more clarification.
  6. All TDS sts are as if to TSS, meaning they are worked into the front vertical bar.
  7. First loop on your hook is considered your first stitch. Always start stitch pattern in 2nd vertical bar.

TUNISIAN WAVES SQUARE

BEGIN: (Color A) Chain 22

R1 – Forward Pass (Color A) Pull up a loop in the back bump of the 2nd chain from the hook, and each chain to the end. (don’t turn work)

R1 – Return Pass (Color A) YO, pull thru 1 loop, *(YO, pull thru 2 loops)* Repeat * to * to end.

R2 – Forward Pass (Color B) Starting in 2nd st: *(2 TSS, 4 TDS, 2TSS, 2 TSS-Sl St)* Repeat * to * to the end. Work Edge stich as TSS. (don’t turn work)

R2 – Return Pass (Color B) YO, pull thru 1 loop, *(YO, pull thru 2 loops)* Repeat * to * to end.

R3 – Forward Pass (Color A) TSS in each stitch to the end. (don’t turn work)

R3 – Return Pass (Color A) YO, pull thru 1 loop, *(YO, pull thru 2 loops)* Repeat * to * to end.

R4 – Forward Pass (Color B) Starting in 2nd st: *(1TDS, 2TSS, 2 TSS-Sl St, 2 TSS, 3TDS)* Repeat * to * to the end. Work Edge stich as TSS. (don’t turn work)

R4 – Return Pass (Color B) YO, pull thru 1 loop, *(YO, pull thru 2 loops)* Repeat * to * to end.

R5 – Forward Pass (Color A) TSS in each stitch to the end. (don’t turn work)

R5 – Return Pass (Color A) YO, pull thru 1 loop, *(YO, pull thru 2 loops)* Repeat * to * to end.

Repeat Rows 2-5 three more times for a total of 17 rows or the amount needed to make your square.

Bind Off – use Slip Stitch bind off: Work each stitch as if to TSS, but slip stitch it through the loop on your hook after each stitch.

This pattern is fully demonstrated in the VIDEO TUTORIAL HERE.

Finishing: Sew in ends.   Enjoy your Tunisian Waves Square.

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