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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 Sweater PATTERN release "Lovely Mermaid"

I haven't shown up here on my blog for a while now, I know. Luckily for me, I am extremely busy with custom orders, from time to time, which is why I am "forced" to focus on the actual creation of the items, rather than with blog posts and the developing and writing of new patterns.

Tunisian crochet Sweater PATTERN


Those who follow me on social media know that today's project's idea came to me this summer, so months ago already! Yet only today I am finally able to present it to you. It is a short-sleeved sweater made in Tunisian crochet (worked in the round), using 3 beautiful stitches (click on the name of the stitches to see video tutorials from my YouTube Channel "Hookloopsarah Crochet"): the Honeycomb Stitch, the Rib Stitch (1x1) and the Knit Stitch. Once again, the use of colours was central, for me, in the choice of the project. With this sweater, I wanted to reproduce the beautiful stained glass effect already used for my “Market Bag” project, obtained using a yarn in self-striping colour as "Back colour", combined with a yarn in neutral, solid colour as "Front colour".

tunisian crochet pattern

I made the first sweater for my daughter, choosing the option with long sleeves. I find that the choice of colours is impressive and particularly suitable for a little girl, don't you think? They are the reason I chose to name this project "Lovely Mermaid".

Tunisian crochet Sweater PATTERN

I made the second sweater for myself, this time choosing less bright tones and leaving the sleeves short. Why short sleeves? It seemed to me that they could lighten the rather severe and almost masculine cut of the garment, which is still suitable for winter: I wear it with a long-sleeved shirt underneath.

Tunisian crochet Sweater PATTERN

The sweater is worked top-down, with a square neckline made in Tunisian Rib stitch and raglan increases, while the rest of the garment is made in Honeycomb stitch. I used category 2 or 3 yarns and a 4.5 mm double-pointed Tunisian crochet hook. The pattern includes sizes S to 3XL and is of intermediate / advanced difficulty. Here are the details.

·         MATERIALS

Size S 9.1 oz (260 g); Size M 9.9 oz (285 g); Size L 11.5 oz (325 g); Size XL 12.7 oz (360 g); Size 2XL 14.1 oz (400 g); Size 3XL 15.2 oz (435 g) of Fine (2) to Light (3) yarn in the colours of your choice, 14 WPI. “Front” solid colour (about 54% of ttl yarn), “back” self-striping colour (about 46% of ttl yarn).

Double-pointed Tunisian hook: 4,5 mm (7) – or hook size needed to obtain gauge; stitch markers


Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch, Tunisian Rib Stitch, Tunisian Knit Stitch - worked in the round; regular crochet basics

·         GAUGE

19.5 sts x 14 rows in Honeycomb st = 4” (10 cm)

·         DIMENSIONS

Bust Widths: S 17.3” (44 cm); M 18.9” (48 cm); L 20.9” (53 cm); XL 23.2” (59 cm); 2XL 25.2” (64 cm); 3XL 27.2” (69 cm)

Lengths: 23.6”/60 cm (S, M); 24.4”/62 cm (L, XL);   25.2”/64 cm (2XL, 3XL).

Sleeves: SHORT, same for all sizes (about 7.9”/20 cm) 


As usual, the pattern is available on my selling sites: Etsy, Ravelry and LoveCrafts.

Tunisian crochet Sweater PATTERN


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