Thursday, April 22, 2010

My first foray into Tunisian crochet

Ah, such a long absence. This year has been crazy with illness. And, now we are moving! We bought our first house. Yay for us! However, it's about 45 miles away, so house hunting has taken up all my spare time. Boo! I haven't been crocheting much lately untillllll the last two days. All of a sudden, I was inspired to learn Tunisian crochet. Don't know why. Maybe I just needed to try something new? It's best to keep expanding your knowledge and push yourself. Anyway, I made this hat all by myself! No pattern or anything. There are mistakes and definitely things I will fix next time around, but not too bad for a first attempt. I am really excited about Tunisian right now, and I also ordered some Crochet on the Double hooks. Can't wait to try that too! But it will all have to wait, because for now, I really must start packing! My close of escrow date is less than 30 days!

Anyway, here's my hat. Hope you like it! Basically, it's 8 pieces, from bottom up, starting with 12 stitches (but should have started with 10), 15 rows, decreasing by 2 every other row from there, ending with 4 stitches at the top (should have ended with 2 or 1). Single crochet the pieces together on the outside (think it looks neat that way) and around the bottom. Single crochet around the top sc2tog for each two stitches until there are none left. Not the most scientific approach, but it was all I had time for, and it's my first attempt. :)

Here's my hat...

And here's a close up of the stitches. These are called Tunisian simple stitches...

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