Tunisian crochet is trending! Because this fun crochet technique is very suitable for making all kinds of structures you can vary endlessly. Annemarie got going with different Tunisian stitches and wants to engage everyone with this lovely technique. Want to learn how to Tunisian crochet? Join our Crochet Along and crochet a beautiful poncho with 9 different Tunisian crochet stitches!
This Tunisian poncho CAL is the newest Crochet Along of Yarnplaza.com whereby everyone can join. With this gorgeous result you can enjoy this poncho all year long. Because how cute is this poncho?
This poncho is made of Lana Grossa Cotton Mix 130, a soft yarn made of 50% cotton and 50% acrylic. The needle size suitable for this yarn is 3,5 - 4 mm, but for this poncho we will use larger (Tunisian) crochet hooks. Because Tunisian stitches are more compact, you'll need a larger hook for a nice and supple result.
Tunisian Poncho CAL
This Tunisian poncho CAL will start June 12th. In 10 weeks Annemarie will give you a step-by-step explanation on how to work each Tunisian stitch. After these 10 weeks you'll have a poncho that's perfect for wearing all year long. Do you rather want to make a (baby) blanket or plaid with this technique? This poncho consists of 9 squares made of different Tunisian crochet techniques. Vary in ways to join the squares and you get a beautiful blanket or plaid.
What do you need for crocheting this poncho?
- 12 balls Lana Grossa Cotton Mix 130
- Tunisian Crochet hook no. 5,5 and 6 mm
Convenient to have at hand:
- Digital Row Counter
- Darning needle
- Crochet hook no. 5,5 and 6 mm
Crochet Pattern Tunisian Poncho CAL
Extra explanation pattern:
When using the Tunisian crochet technique, you use forward and return passes. These 2 passes together form one row. In 10 weeks you will finish this poncho. Each week a square is made for the back and front.
For some stitches, crochet hook no. 6mm will be used because these stitches are more compact than others. You’ll notice that your work will tend to curl while crocheting. After spray blocking and assembling the poncho this will not be visible anymore.
All patterns will be published in this blog:
Crochet Pattern week 1: Tunisian Poncho CAL: Tunisian Simple Stitch
Crochet Pattern week 2: Tunisian Poncho CAL: Tunisian Open Stitch
Crochet Pattern week 3: Tunisian Poncho CAL: Tunisian Purl Stitch
Crochet Pattern week 4: Tunisian Poncho CAL: Tunisian Rib Stitch
Crochet Pattern week 5: Tunisian Poncho CAL: Tunisian Knit Stitch
Crochet Pattern week 6: Tunisian Poncho CAL: Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch
Crochet Pattern week 7: Tunisian Poncho CAL: Tunisian Full Stitch
Crochet Pattern week 8: Tunisian Poncho CAL: Tunisian Slanted Fabric Stitch
Crochet Pattern week 9: Tunisian Poncho CAL: Tunisian Rib Stich with Skipped Stitches
Crochet Pattern week 10: Tunisian Poncho CAL: Finishing
Note: The video below is in Dutch but offers great visual images on how to work the stitches. Find all the Tunisian Poncho Videos here!
Frequently Asked Questions Tunisian Poncho CAL:
- What are the measurements of this poncho?
The poncho is about 68 x 68 cm, measured lying flat with the front and back on top of each other. Each square will be about 20 x 20 cm, which can slightly differ per stitch (max. deviation of 2 cm).
- How can I make this poncho larger or smaller?
You can adjust the size of the poncho but consider the following points:
- The number of stitches must be a multiple of 2.
- Keep measuring your work until you've got a good square. When you've got your first square (Tunisian simple stitch) the size you want you can apply the same number of stitches and rows for the other squares.
- Note that with squares 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 you'll need to cast on one stitch less because this stitch will be picked up at the edges.
- Will these patterns remain published online?
Yes! These patterns can always be found at this blog. This way you can keep up with our CAL in your own pace.
- Why are there 10 weeks and only 9 stitches?
The last week we'll tell you all about how to assembly the poncho and we'll be giving it the final finishing touch by adding a border.
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