Want to learn Tunisian Crochet? This fun and easy pattern made with bulky yarn is a great place to start!
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Tunisian crochet is a great way to add variety to your crochet skills. I’ve really enjoyed learning this craft because it’s a fascinating cross between crochet and knitting. If you love to crochet and have some knitting experience (or vice versa!), I think you will really enjoy Tunisian!
There are a lot of similarities and some difference between Tunisian crochet and knitting. I think it’s often easiest to learn as you go and start with a simple project. I designed this coffee sleeve with just that idea in mind. It’s a short project that uses very little yarn and you may be able to use the hook you already have.
For this coffee sleeve, you can use a regular 9mm crochet hook, just make sure you put some putty or something like that on the end of the hook so your stitches don’t fall off during the forward pass.
I’ve included a full video tutorial that will walk you through the pattern step-by-step. The Tunisian full stitch is one of the easier ones to start with, and the increases are very simple. I think you’ll be surprised at what you can make!
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General Instructions: This unique coffee sleeve is a quick and easy introduction to Tunisian crochet. The sleeve is worked flat from the bottom up with easy increases. It is finished off with single crochet along the top edge and joined with slip stitches.
Supplies: Size M/13 (9mm) Tunisian crochet hook (or size needed to obtain gauge), yarn needle, ruler. Materials: Any #5/Bulky yarn; Bernat Maker Home Dec in Clay (72% cotton, 28% nylon) shown; 22 yards.
This is the hook set that I have:
Here is the yarn I used:
Gauge: 4” = 10 sts and 7 rows in pattern, blocked
Top diameter: 4.5”
Bottom diameter: 4”
Fits a standard 16 oz coffee cup.
fwd: forward pass
rtn: return pass
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
yo: yarn over
Tunisian Crochet Stitches:
Tfs: Tunisian Full Stitch
Fwd: (lp on hook counts as first st): Insert hook between next 2 vertical bars and draw up a lp; rep from * across. Rtn: Yo and draw through 1 lp on hook, *yo and draw through 2 lps on hook; repeat from * to end.
Note: Tfs must be staggered from row to row to avoid a slanted edge. Follow directions in pattern to create staggered rows. Any slight unevenness on the edges can be minimized with blocking.
Pattern Note: Work all rtn passes as in Row 1.
Foundation Row:Fwd: Draw up a lp in back bump of 2nd ch from hook and each ch to end. Rtn: Yo, draw through 1 lp, *yo, draw through 2 lps; rep from * to end. 22 sts
Row 2: Tfs between first and second vertical bar, *Tfs between next 2 bars; rep from * across to last 2 bars, sk sp between last 2 sts, draw up lp in last bar.
Row 3: Sk sp between first and second bar, *Tfs between next 2 bars; rep from * across, draw up lp in last bar.
Rows 4-5: Repeat rows 2-3.
Row 6: (Increase row) Tfs between
first and second vertical bar, *Tfs between next 2 bars; rep from * across (don’t
sk last space), draw up lp in last bar. 23 sts
Row 7: (Increase row) Tfs between first and second vertical bar, *Tfs between next 2 bars; rep from * across, draw up lp in last bar. 24 sts
Rows 8-9: Repeat rows 2-3.
Note: The remaining steps are worked in regular crochet.
Row 10: Sc between each pair of vertical bars to end. Sl st in last bar.
Fold sleeve right sides together with short ends touching. Sl st in the ends of each row to join. Tie off, weave in loose ends.
That’s it! I hope you enjoy and share your photos with me on Instagram with #tealandfinch.
2 comments on “Learn Tunisian Crochet with an Easy Coffee Cozy”
I’ve actually never thought about using Maker Home Dec for cup cozies, trivits and such. This really has fabulous stitch definition! I have plenty of Home Dec leftovers in a jumble of colors so I’ll be trying out a few! Thank you so much for sharing your imagination and designs with all of us!
Aw, thats so kind of you to say, Valori. Enjoy the pattern!