Tunisian crochet cross stitch is a beautiful crochet stitch full of texture. Follow this easy tutorial and make a textured blanket square or a washcloth.
I simply love when you can use a simple crochet stitch and put a twist on it. This creates a beautiful new stitch that looks so much different by just changing a small thing.
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That is exactly what the Tunisian crochet cross stitch is. Simply put, you work two Tunisian simple stitches but crossed over.
It is a super simple technique suitable for beginners. Once you master the basic Tunisian simple stitch, you will be able to work the cross stitch too!
I have used this beautifully textured stitch for a simple afghan block. It would look lovely as part of a Tunisian stitch sampler blanket or cushion cover.
You can also make this square with a 100% cotton yarn and use it as a washcloth or a facecloth.
You can scroll down for the free written pattern pattern or follow the handy video tutorial.
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TUNISIAN CROCHET CROSS STITCH VIDEO TUTORIAL
Follow this easy and beginner friendly tutorial on how to work the Tunisian crochet cross stitch.
If you are like this tutorial, you might also like these:
- Tunisian Lacy Shell Stitch
- Tunisian Purl Stitch
- Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch
- Tunisian Simple Stitch
- Tunisian Knit Stitch – Free Tutorial
- Tunisian Crochet Cast Off – Free Video Tutorial
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- Deramores Studio Aran (100% acrylic; 165 m/180 yards per 100g ball)
- 8 mm Tunisian Crochet Hook
12″ x 12” square
6 rows of 8 Tunisian simple stitches is a 2 inch square
TUNISIAN CROCHET CROSS STITCH SQUARE STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US CROCHET TERMS)
ch- chain stitch
tss- Tunisian simple stitch
tcs- Tunisian cross stitch- miss the following stitch, work 1 tss into next st, 1 tss into the missed stitch.
FP- forward pass
RP- return pass
For abbreviations master list as set out by Craft Yarn Council, please CLICK HERE.
- The pattern starts with a foundation chain
- The first row consists of a forward pass of Tunisian simple stitch and a standard return pass
- Following rows are worked as Tunisian cross stitch
TUNISIAN CROCHET CROSS STITCH WRITTEN PATTERN
Row 1 FP: starting in 2nd ch from hook, pick up loop in each chain stitch of the foundation chain leaving all loops on the hook. 40 loops
Row 1 RP: yarn over, pull through 1 loop on hook, * yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * across until you have one loop on hook.
Row 2 FP: *miss next st, 1 tss in next st, 1 tss in missed st; repeat from * across until last st, 1 tss under both strands of last st.
Row 2 RP: repeat Row 1 RP.
Repeat Row 2 FP and RP another 24 times.
For alternative cast off omit last return pass and cast off following THIS VIDEO TUTORIAL.
Fasten off. Sew in all ends. Block to dimensions.
I hope you enjoyed this stitch tutorial. If you think your crochet friends would like to learn a new stitch, why not share it with them?
If you enjoy Tunisian crochet technique, I have some more advanced patterns too. Check out Tunisian crochet pullover free pattern which is a classic and modern pullover pattern with a V neckline.
You might also like Amazing Tunisian Crochet Diamond Square – free pattern.
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