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Crochet: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Practice alternating rows of color in Tunisian simple stitch while making this fun and useful cloth. Great with scrap balls of yarn, too: Just choose a neutral main color and, when the contrasting color is indicated, mix it up with whatever leftover bits you have in your stash.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
I have a confession: I’m a bit of a hippy-wannabe. Born and bred in California, I came of age while at college in Berkeley. My prematurely grey hair is – to put it diplomatically – “easy care,” and I’m most comfortable in my faded jeans and Birkenstocks.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Just about everyone I know has been touched by cancer (my family has been hit especially hard in the last few years), so when Shall We Knit? suggested I design a versatile cap for those undergoing chemotherapy treatment and beyond, I knew I had to try my very best.
Call me Ishmael? I’d rather you didn’t, though you may well be calling yourself brilliant after completing this mid-length Mobius scarf. The pattern’s only real “trick” is the half-twist of the foundation chain during the set-up row, making for a project that’s just the thing to accompany you on your next sea-faring adventure.
Crochet: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Alternating Tunisian simple and slip stitches create an offset tiled pattern reminiscent of the Saltillo floors popular in homes in the American Southwest. This dishcloth is quick to work and a great use of leftovers to boot: just use different yarn scraps as desired for the contrast colors.
Crochet: Washcloth / Dishcloth, Towel
Five after Five is a dishcloth and towel set crafted in Tunisian crochet. The set takes its name from its appearance: it’s worked in 5 alternating columns of 5 stitches each. Perfect for a quick hostess gift or for just making your dishwashing chores a skosh more enjoyable – also a great introduction to Tunisian simple and purl stitches!
When you’re racing neck and neck toward the holiday gift-making finishing line, this cowl is just the thing. It features built-in buttonholes, and the heavily textured Crinkle Stitch pattern looks great on both sides, too! Super-bulky, super-quick, super-versatile – in short, a super choice for last-minute crafting.
Whether you’re a mother or even a brother from another mother, if you’re interested in trying some crochet, this coaster is a good first pattern. Clear written instructions make for a satisfying experience and result in a handsome finished object you’ll be proud to say you made.
Designed as part of a beginner crochet course at Shall We Knit? in Waterloo, Ontario, this neck wrap pattern extends the crocheter’s stitch repertoire to include double crochet, half double crochet, and triple crochet -- all in an easily memorized pattern.
This Tunisian crochet take on the popular Koigu Linen Stitch Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas uses a gobelin stitch variant to create a crisp, linen-look fabric that looks equally smart in several colors of Koigu or in a single 100 gram skein of a favorite fingering-weight yarn. Patterns for both versions are included.
Made with scraps of your favorite fingering weight yarn, these miniature nesting bowls are perfect for stashing loose change, stitch markers, or even a popped balloon or two. Appropriate for Bears of Very Little Brain. (With apologies to A.A. Milne.)