Friday, 4 September 2015

Do you Tunisian crochet?

I had the hooks, the basic patterns and this week I've had the time. I took the week off to chill out, do nice things including of course lots of crochet time.

I crochet in the Beth Chatto Gardens on Wednesday, more about the beautiful gardens in another post. If you've never been and you are near Colchester, Essex you should go it's such a tranquil place.

crochet granny squares at the Beth Chatto gardens

So earlier this week I found my Tunisian crochet hooks, popped over to Pinterest and taught myself in under 5 mins and now I'm hooked, I love it. It's sort of a combination of crochet and knitting. I experimented this morning with a bag full of merino scraps left over from my granny blanket and here is my stripey snood in progress. 

I made up the pattern, here it is. 

Start with a foundation chain of 30 on size 6 hook, use DK that would normally require size 4 pins. Then change colour on the return pass. It gives you a nice contrast row and that's it. I'm going to keep going until it's long enough to wrap over twice for a snuggle snood.

my first attempt at Tunisian crochet

adding colours

my yarn bucket


mamasmercantile said...

It looks wonderful, I must give it a try.

Mitzi said...

I think this is still beyond my capabilities:-)

Amanda Hurrell Eight-by-Six said...

It's really easy, go on give it a try

Pam said...

Another to add to the "winter to do" list, I may just be hoping for a long winter.

Jo@awholeplotoflove said...

I do like the scarf is it really simple? Looks beyond my capabilities but I do have a couple of the hooks xx

Amanda Hurrell Eight-by-Six said...

Jo its easy, I found a tutorial on Pinterest

Amy at love made my home said...

I have a hook, but have never actually tried this. One day! Your scarf looks great, I really like the colour changes!! xx