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"Queen of spades" cropped cardigan in Tunisian Crochet

THE MAKING OF A LOVELY CARDIGAN IN TUNISIAN CROCHET In the last little while, as you may have noticed, I have been working on an ambitious project: the creation of a Tunisian crochet garment, using a leaf motif (or "spades", as I preferred to call it) already seen in some wonderful knitting projects. First, I thought about replicating the spade pattern in Tunisian crochet, which was not difficult, as I have created similar patterns before - you can find them, for example, in these projects of mine: Leaf it On Shawl , Leaf it On Scarf , Leaf it On Cowl .  Leaf it On Scarf Next, I thought it best to make a garment that had a simple workmanship, i.e. worked flat, and not in the round, to avoid, at least initially, over-complicating the design. A cardigan, therefore, was the best choice. Next, I chose a yarn that I liked and opted for a fine multicoloured yarn. This was the result: "QUEEN OF SPADES" - THE CAL! I liked the finished garment very much, and so did you, whic

FREE PATTERN! Checked Pillowcase in Tunisian entre-lac Technique


Time to have fun and put into practice what you have learned so far in my Tunisian crochet classes! What better idea than to try one of the most famous Tunisian crochet techniques around, the entre-lac? A classic technique for Tunisian crochet lovers, intriguing, yet relatively easy to master, the entre-lac is a “must-have” skill everyone learning Tunisian crochet will want to try sooner or later. With this checked pillow cover you’ll have fun playing with colours while creating a delightfully decorative item.

FREE PATTERN for Tunisian crochet entre-lac Pillow
Tunisian crochet entre-lac Pillow Cover


·         MATERIALS
About 14 oz (400 g) of Light DK yarn in 4 different colours. COLOUR A = fuchsia (about 0.3 oz – 8 g); COLOUR B = white (about 5 oz – 150 g); COLOUR C = black (about 7 oz - 200 g); COLOUR D = yellow (about 2.8 oz – 80 g)
Straight Tunisian hook or regular crochet hook: H8 (5 mm)
Filling material OR pillow of adequate size

Tunisian SimpleStitch (see previous blog posts), regular crochet basics

·         GAUGE
2.6” x 2.6” = 10 sts x 8 rows (1 square)

·         DIMENSIONS
20” x 20”, about 3.9” thick (51 x 51 cm, 10 cm thick)


Click on the link to the FREE PATTERN for this modern toss pillow in entre-lac technique, or get the printable version from my Etsy shop HERE (or click on the Ravelry or LoveCrafts icons under this link HERE). Enjoy!

FREE PATTERN for Tunisian crochet entre-lac Pillow
Tunisian Crochet entre-lac Pillow Cover


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