No Needle Knitting

My arts & crafts blog – by Curtis Rogers



Teaching Tunisian Crochet

I had a wonderful time attending the third annual Purl’s Yarn Emporium spring retreat at the Blue Ridge Assembly YMCA in Black Mountain, NC the weekend of April 14, 2018. I decided to offer an informal session on Tunisian crochet and 10 people attended! The retreat was much fun!


Sad Tunisian simple stitch sock

So I decided to try to use this basic knit pattern for a sock and tried to make up this Tunisian simple stitch pattern but it didn’t really turn out how I planned​.  The sock turned out really too small and tight and I could try to do it with a better kind of sock yarn and it might work out OK. So this was a good learning experience that it’s a great idea to stick with the pattern.


Lopi Tunisian Simple Stitch Sweater

Well it’s been about two months, but I’ve finally finished my first sweater! And I think it turned out really nice! I use green Lopi wool (took about 11 skeins) and the zipper is brass that my sister sewed in for me. I used a free Ravelry pattern that is called Tunisian Rib Stitch Zip Front Cardigan by Treva McCain. You can download it here for free. However, I only used the basic shapes and sizes from the pattern and made the collar larger to fit the zipper I bought online which was 34 inches. I also used a size K tunisian crochet hook. I’m really happy with the way it turned out!

  The above picture is lining up the zipper with pins before it gets sewn in.
  Karen has a Bernina Limited.  It’s the fanciest sewing machine I’ve ever seen.
  we picked out the green thread on the left.
  This is a photo before the zipper got put in. I was trying to see how much more border I needed to add.

This photo is right after I finished putting the arms and panels together. I used a single crochet stitch all around with the same yarn.


This was a photo of just the back panel and one of the front panels completed.

 I used my Icelandic Lopi sweater as a size guide to make sure it was going to look ok.

Tunisian crochet scarf

For this scarf I used a bulky yarn and a 9mm hook. there was no pattern. I made two rows of single crochet around the  whole scarf the the final row around I did a repetition of single crochet chain one to give it a very slight ruffle.










Tunisian Crochet Wall Hanging




This is a wall hanging I made in a basic Tunisian crochet stitch.  I made it from an Italian wool and stained the wood to go with the tones on the yarn.  I also added hanging brackets to the back of the top so it could be easily hung on the wall.  I might have to do more of these!


Noro coaster set

Finished this set in two days. I decided to try and felt them and after two washes I got a nice effect.










Clemson dishcloth

Made this Clemson colors dishcloth this morning in bamboo and cotton yarn. I used the Tunisian simple stitch and did a basic crochet border.


Tunisian dishcloth

Finished this in one evening! I’m getting better at doing a Tunisian crochet simple stitch.





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