Embossed Tunisian Stars by Vashti Braha

Embossed Tunisian Stars

August 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in Tunisian extended stitch in alternating rows.
8.0 mm (L)
120 - 130 yards (110 - 119 m)
12 x 12 inches including border
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This pattern is available for free.

This is Square #18, my contribution to Knitter Knotter’s 2021 Tunisian Blanket Crochet-Along.

It features a novel color work method for Tunisian Crochet. I seem to have stumbled upon a way to get a fully raised texture horizontally, and in a contrasting color. And, no lacy holes!

For your first try, pick two colors and alternate them for each row: a main color (MC) for the background, and a contrast color (CC) for the raised embossed stitches. The colors will help you see where to put each next stitch.

Follow the practice swatch in the blog post; it’s just twelve rows of ten stitches each. The instructions also explain the why’s, and pattern abbreviations as they come up.

The official pattern for the 12” square follows the practice swatch instructions in the same post.

The border is designed to flexibly accommodate different stitching gauges. It’s mostly rounds of single crochet plus a polishing with slip stitches :slightly_smiling_face: You can add more sc rounds, or omit some, depending on how close to 12” your square comes out before edging it.