Free Tunision Crochet Patterns

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Free Crochet Tunisian or Afghan Stitch Patterns

The Tunisian stitch is often called an Afghan stitch. If you've never tried it before, it is really easy. It looks a lot like a knitted piece, but is firmer. The stitch works well for blankets, jackets and heavy outer clothing. for men's clothing in particular, this can be a real advantage.

The technique also works well if you'd like to add a cross stitch design to your work, especially for afghans. You'll find several free crochet Tunisian patterns on this page.

To crochet a Tunisian stitch, you'll need a special hook with a small knob at the end. They are longer than regular crochet hooks to hold an entire row of stitches at one time. These hooks come in most of the sizes as regular crochet hooks.

View the tutorials below if you've never tried it. You may decide this is your favorite form of crochet. Just click on the blue titles to be taken to the photo and the pattern.

How to Crochet a Basic Tunisian Stitch/ Afghan Stitch

Purchase an afghan hook in the size your project calls for. These are easy to purchase at any store that carries regular hooks. The hook will be about 10" long and be straight. There will usually be a stopper on the end, so the stitches don't drop off.

1, Just start out with a chain stitch the desired length and add one extra chain. Do not turn the work.

2. Insert your hook in the second chain from the hook. Yarn over the hook and leave the loop on the hook. Do not turn at end of row.

3. Yarn over and draw yarn through first loop on hook. *Yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook* Repeat from * across the row. Do not turn work. The remaining loop counts as the first single crochet for the next row.

Continue in this manner until your piece measures the desired length.


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More Instructions for the Tunisian or Afghan Stitch

These pages will show you the basic of the stitch with some stitches with variation. If you are having trouble learning the stitch, videos are included that should help you along the way. You'll need an afghan crochet hook that is suitable for the yarn you are using..

Below this section you will find free Tunisian patterns to crochet. If you haven't tried this stitch before, you'll find that it is easy and fun.

Afghan Stitch Basic Instructions - Vicki's Designs - This page includes detailed instructions with photos to teach you how to do the afghan stitch, also known as the Tunisian stitch.

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Chez Crochet - Includes stitch patterns and free patterns. If you'd like to design a few of your own patterns, use these stitches or follow the patterns.

How to Change Colors with Tunisian Stitch - If changing colors with the Tunisian stitch has you stumped, go to this page.

Ripple in Tunisian Crochet - This page is offered by Serendipity Crochet and will also show you how to use a Cro-Hook. It doesn't include photos however.

Free Crochet Tunisian Patterns

Included here are several Tunisian patterns. Most are easiest enough for the beginner. Just click on the blue titles to find the free patterns.

Afghan Stitch Coaster - Crochet N More - Here is a quick and easy pattern to get you started. You'll need a size G afghan hook and 4-ply worsted weight yarn.

Afghan/Tunisian Guitar Strap - Earning My Cape - The strap was created with 4-ply worsted weight yarn and a size H afghan hook. The pattern uses a basic stitch.

Alexander Scarf - Mayra's Creations Blog - This easy scarf is crocheted with worsted weight yarn and a size J Tunisian hook. A lazy daisy is embroidered at the bottom of each side of the scarf. This is optional, but does dress-up the scarf.

Aspen Bag - The Laughing Willow - Originally this pattern was sold by the designer, but she decided to offer it for free. Even though the pattern is simple, it creates a nice purse. The purse was crocheted with heavy worsted weight yarn. You have your choice of using purchased handles or crocheting a longer handle.

Bookmark - Lee Ann Hamm - The project is crocheted with Luster Sheen and a size G afghan hook. This is another easy project that a beginner could crochet.

Color Block Throw - This is a pretty throw offered by Red Heart Yarn. All rows are worked on the right side of the work and it is completed in blocks. You'll need worsted weight yarn, Super Saver Yarn was used in the project and a size K afghan hook. You'll also need a regular size J hook.

Dishcloth - Crochet N More - Sugar and Cream 4-ply worsted 100% cotton yarn was used for this quick and easy project. You'll also need a size J Tunisian hook. Included with the pattern are instruction on how to do the stitch.

Keepsake Pocket Pillow - Crochet by Midknight recommends this easy pillow for crocheters with Beginner/Early skills. It is crocheted with light worsted weight yarn and a size H Tunisian hook. You'll also need a regular size H hook. You'll find a download button on the page and you'll need to download it at Ravelry for free.

One Skein Scarf - The Laughing Willow offers this free pattern for a scarf. She says it is the answer for crocheting with Home Spun yarn. I've tried this yarn myself and it is hard to crochet with, because it splits. The yarn is so nice and using tunisian stitch is the answer. You'll need Lion Brand Homespun yarn and a size 9mm afghan hook. This is a US size N.

Rainbow Fuzz Afghan - The simple, but pretty afghan is offered at The Stuff I Make Blog. If your a beginner with the thiw technique and would like a larger project, this would be a good project to crochet. Chunky weight yarn and a size P hook is used.

Row Counts to Use for Afghan Stitch - Linda's Row Counts - The site includes row counts to work pretty designs into your work. Included are animals, the alphabet, an airplane, Nascar and the list goes on and on. This is a large collection.

Simple Stitch Neck Warmer - This easy neckwarmer is a quick and easy project to start using the stitch. Crochet Spot offers the free pattern.It uses a medium weight yarn and a size I Tunisian hook.

Timeless Tunisian Afghan - This is an especially pretty afghan pattern offered for free by Coats and Clark. The pattern is rated Intermediate, so it isn't for the beginner. Super Saver Yarn was used in the project and a size G afghan hook. You'll also need a regular size G hook.

Tunisian Bricks Afghan - This afghan has a patchwork look with lots of colors. Happy Hooker offers this free pattern. You'll need worsted weight yarn and a size K afghan hook.

Twisted Taupe Wrap - The free pattern offered by AG Mode, will take 3 evenings to complete according to the designer. It is rated Beginner, so is easy to crochet. It is crocheted with Joann's Angel Sensations yarn and a size N afghan hook. You'll also need a size M hook.

Vine and Trellis Afghan - Free Vintage Crochet offers this pattern if you'd like to try a charted pattern. It uses Dawn worsted weight yarn which is no longer available, but any worsted weight yarn should work. The afghan has a pretty leave pattern with a trellis.

Wrist Warmers - The pattern changes colors and the designer used it as practice piece to get used to the technique. Crochet Spot Blog offers the free pattern. You can finish these quickly.

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SKCandles 4 years ago from Canada

This type of crochet is on my list to try. I have already bought the hook just have not gotten to it. I will be back for patterns!


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

SKCandles, You'll be surprised how easy this technique is once you try it. It sounds complicated and then you try it and wow! Thanks for commenting and good luck.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Thanks again for the information on how to do this stitch. My mother, once again as a share, loved making afghans for us as children. They are so easily made and are warm gifts of love. Great hub and voted up.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

teaches, Thanks for viewing and commenting.


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His princesz 4 years ago

Great patterns! I'll try the afghan guitar strap for my husband :)


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

His princesz, That sounded to me like a quick project and something different. Thanks for viewing the hub and best of luck with the strap.


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Scribenet 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Thank you for these great resources! I like to crochet as a winter pastime and for something to do when I watch the TV. I have never used the Tunisian stitch; I think I will enjoy creating something new this winter with it. Thanks again!


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

Scribenet, When I tried the Tunisian stitch, I was surprised. It might be easier to learn than crochet itself. Thanks for reading and commenting on the hub.

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