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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


Tunisian crochet stitches

I don’t know about you, but for me one of the most gratifying moments, when learning to crochet or to knit, was always the point when I could master the basics so well that I could at last learn and introduce new stitches. I always love to see how, by simply changing the place where you insert the hook, or skipping stitches, or doing yarn overs, etc., fully new textures unwind. Different textures stimulate your creativity and help you imagine what beautiful, new projects you can create with them. If we think of crochet, or Tunisian crochet, or knitting, as an “alphabet”, new stitches are the “letters” that will help us creating fantastic “words”: the final projects. Isn’t that a great feeling that we all crocheters/knitters share?


That is why, when I started this free Tunisian crochet course on my blog, I couldn’t wait to come to this part: the one in which I’m teaching you new stitches. If you have followed me so far you might have noticed that I have already uploaded numerous video tutorials of many Tunisian crochet stitches in my YouTube Channel “Hookloopsarah Crochet”, almost on a weekly basis. I have created a special section called TUNISIAN STITCHES COLLECTION for everyone to refer to for new stitches, and it is my intention to keep on updating it regularly. Do you know how many Tunisian crochet stitches there are to learn? Tons, believe me! So far I have only just added the most common ones, probably, but there are many more to come – isn’t that exciting?


As I mentioned earlier, new stitches make you want to try new projects. It happens to me all the time, but sometimes I think: “I love this stitch, I want to use it to create something special!” but then the idea doesn’t come. Or maybe the stitch I love is a bit complicated and necessitates a specific stitch count, so that it gets frustrating or boring for me to have to do the math. I hear you: this is why there are people writing patterns and people following those patterns (and sometimes the pattern writers love to follow patterns themselves)! So here’s a little SURPRISE for you: after having uploaded the video tutorial for the Tunisian Fur Stitch (go check how cute it is HERE!), upon request I have decided to make a full video tutorial (my first of this kind!) for a pot holder project in that stitch. You find it HERE: it is funny, easy, it takes little time to do it, and it is super gratifying (and totally FREE, of course)!


I hope you enjoy my videos and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to my channel to keep updated on any new stitch releases, and more. 


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