Looking for a textured Tunisian crochet pillow pattern? It’s the perfect pillow to get cozy with this winter! The honeycomb and bobble stitches make it interesting and super fun. Use it to add some cuteness to a nursery or any other room! You can even showcase different sides according to your preference! Included you’ll also find a free coaster set pattern that is great for using up the leftover yarn!
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Check out this super cozy Tunisian crochet pillow pattern along with a crochet coaster pattern and find out how to get 36+ free crochet patterns!
If you haven’t tried Tunisian crochet yet don’t be intimidated! The coasters are a perfect way to practice the stitches before moving on to the crochet pillow pattern! I’ve included full video tutorials for each stitch!
As part of the 30 Days of Cozy event hosted by Pam from Made With a Twist, you can grab this pattern for FREE just for today, from 8 PM EST 09/24/2020 to 8 AM EST on Sep. 26th on Ravelry! Head over to the main blog post here and scroll to the “Today’s Feature” section to grab the coupon code and come back and click below to grab your free PDF!
With the arrival of sweater weather and pumpkin season, I am sharing this cute chunky pumpkin Tunisian crochet free pattern! It works up super fast and you end up with a perfect textured crochet pumpkin to spruce up your Fall decor!
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Skill Level: Beginner
Tunisian Crochet Free Pattern Materials
Bernat Velvet in Mushroom, 30 yards for small, 90 yards for large (Size 5 bulky weight; 10.5 oz/300 g; 315 yards/ 288 m; 100% polyester) Wool-Ease Thick and Quick,
This pattern is for a textured chunky beginner-friendly Tunisian crochet pumpkin. It’s the perfect addition to your Fall decor and will help you practice the basic Tunisian crochet stitches! The best part is that it works up super fast so it’s great for market prep and gift making!
This pattern uses a few Tunisian crochet techniques. Use the following video tutorials as needed:
Fold in half with the wrong side out and whip st the short edges together and follow assembly as shown in this video tutorial. Weave in all loose ends.
Assembly: Weave yarn in and out through the stitches at the top and pull to cinch closed. Weave yarn to the other side. Fill lightly with stuffing. Mark each Tunisian simple stitch band with a stitch marker. Cinch this side closed in the same way as the other side leaving a small hole. Wrap yarn tightly around mirroring Tunisian simple stitch bands weaving yarn through the center as you go, repeat twice. Place a cinnamon stick in the hole and cinch tight. Tie some twine to add a rustic touch. Make sure to watch this video tutorial to get a better idea of how to do this.
You are done! Have any questions? The best way to reach me is via email: [email protected]
Share your finished pumpkin with me on social media using the hashtag #chunkytunisianpumpkin for a chance to be featured! Instagram @noorsknits Facebook @noorsknits1
If you enjoyed this free Tunisian crochet pattern, check out my Tunisian Football Stuffie perfect for all your little Football lovers or the Skully Corn Bag to make this quarantine Halloween extra special this year.
Are you looking for free Fall crochet wearables? Here is an event being hosted by my friend Elisabeth from Desamour Designs to showcase crochet designers and their wearable accessories and garment designs! Every day from Sep. 22nd to Oct. 10th, a new pattern (accessory or garment pattern) will be featured from different crochet designers. The PDFs to their patterns will be available for free download for 24 hrs starting on their feature day!
Tuesday, Sep. 22nd at midnight GMT through Oct. 15th evening, each pattern of the day will be available for FREE download from midnight GMT/8 PM EST on their feature day to midnight GMT/8PM EST the following day! The download will either be available directly from the designer’s site, or through Ravelry. >> If through Ravelry, please head to each designer’s page to find the coupon code for that day.
Don’t forget to bookmark this post and check back each day for the free pattern of the day!
Ok, friends, I’ve been keeping a secret but today is the day to share some good news with you!
Some designer friends and I have gotten together for the Third Annual 30 Days of Cozy where we’ll release 36 free and premium designs over the course of the next 30 days and you’ll get to download the PDFs for free!
That’s right, a new designer will be featured each day and they’ll be sharing an amazing holiday crochet home decor design just for you. I can’t wait…it’s going to be epic!
You can keep up to date on each day’s new design, right here!
The first two designs, released today, are incredible, but I know what you’re thinking, 30 days is a long time to wait for all these amazing designs…and that’s where the even better news comes in…
Because we know you’re busy and might not want to check back for each new design, you can get the entire bundle of 30+ crochet patterns TODAY in The 30 Days of Cozy Pattern Bundle.
This fabulous bundle is a collection of all 36 crochet patterns from some of your favorite bloggers and designers and it’s on sale for a limited time for just $18! That’s 87% off the retail price and a value of over $140 in beautiful, cozy, patterns perfect for selling, gifting or treating yourself.
You can’t miss it!
I’m so excited to share that my design, the First Snowfall Pillow, will be included in the bundle, just in time to add it to your fall maker-schedule..
As part of the 30 Days of Cozy event hosted by Pam from Made With a Twist, you can grab this pattern for FREE just for today, from 8 PM EST 09/24/2020 to 8 AM EST on Sep. 26th on Ravelry!Head to my post here to find out how to get it free!
Did you catch the 30 Days of Cozy Bundle last year? If so, you already know the quality and professionalism of each design that Pam, the Crochetpreneur includes in the event.
Now, you get another chance to add some more absolutely fantastic patterns to your collection and I can’t believe they’re all included for just $18!
Don’t miss out on this limited time offer as these patterns will never be offered at list low price again.
Have you ever heard of crochet bonding squares? It’s such a heartwarming concept. Crochet baby bonding squares help increase bonding between a mother and her premature baby since they can’t do skin to skin contact. One square is given to the mom and one square is given to the baby and they’re switched back and forth to help the baby and mother get familiar with each other.
Here I have a Free Tunisian crochet bonding squares pattern – the Sleepy Bye Bonding Squares. I designed these squares for a fun blog event organized by my friend. The Preemie Crochet Challenge is taking place over on the Sunflower Cottage Crochet Too Blog where a new Preemie design is shared for free every day (some designs are free for longer). The Sleepy Bye Bonding Squares pattern PDF is free for the whole week since this is such a great cause!
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Each download from Ravelry is a pledge to make at least one of that item to donate to a NICU or similar in November for Preemie Awareness Month. One pattern will be featured each day on the SunflowerCottageCrochet.com blog.
To get your free PDF copy of the Sleepy Bye Bonding Squares pattern follow the steps below. First, click below and enter the discount code: PREEMIE2020 on Ravelry from Aug. 19th to 26th. Then head to the main round-up page to grab more free preemie patterns!
Gauge is 17 sts over 16 rows in Tunisian honeycomb stitch for a 4 x 4 in. square
The finished size is 6.5 in. long by 6.5 in. wide
This pattern is for a set of Tunisian crochet bonding squares. It’s the perfect mindless project to practice Tunisian crochet and learn a few stitches! Then, add the appliques to give a cute touch. Finally, when you’re done, donate to your local hospital to support preemie moms.
This pattern uses a few Tunisian crochet techniques. Use the following video tutorials as needed:
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Recently, I started seeing a lot of these beautiful rainbow wood crochet hooks on my friends’ Instagram feeds so I decided to give them a try myself. We Crochet Official/Knit Picks sent this crochet hook set to me so I could try it out and give my followers an honest review (thanks We Crochet friends!). Follow along as I take you through what this Knit Picks Tunisian Crochet Hook Set includes and how I feel about it!
My favorite part about these wooden crochet hooks is the smooth finish. The main component of these hooks is strong layers of laminated birch. I cannot get over how smooth they feel in my hand.
There is even a thumb rest which allows a good grip when crocheting. I also love the weight of these hooks. They aren’t super lightweight but they aren’t super heavy either which is perfect for small and big projects!
The join is very smooth which means yarn will not snag on the hooks. The compact and portable case is perfect for on-the-go travel crochet! The end caps are high quality and the cable keys ensure a snug fit. This ensures that the cable and end caps don’t come undone while you’re crocheting. I highly recommend using the cable keys for screwing and unscrewing the cables and end caps. The cables are very flexible but also thick and sturdy which makes them perfect for heavier projects like shawls and blankets!
One thing that is a little bit different for me, especially as a Tunisian crocheter, is the rounded head. I have a sharp head on my other Tunisian crochet hooks which makes it easy to pick up loops as I do my forward pass. With this set, picking up loops for the foundation row is kind of hard. But once I get beyond the foundation row, picking up stitches is a little bit easier. It’s still different from the sharp head crochet hooks but I think with practice I’ll get the hang of it! The rest of the features make up for this one difference though so I’m not complaining!
How do these work?
All you have to do is attach one of the interchangeable cables to the end of the Radiant Interchangeable Crochet Hook by screwing it in place. Next, attach the cable cap to the opposite end of the cable to keep your stitches securely on the cable. You can mix and match a large range of interchangeable hook sizes with cables available in 21″ all the way up through 57″. This means you can create projects ranging from scarves to garments and blankets.
If you want a complete wood Interchangeable crochet hook set, you need to invest in this set. It is a high-quality compact and practical set! You can get the set directly from the Knit Picks website over here.
If you want, you can also get larger hook sizes 7.0 mm, L 11 (8.0 mm), M 13.0 mm, N/P 15 (10.0 mm). 12.0 mm separately here and the extra cords in lengths 24 inches to 60 inches here. You can also grab some connectors here to mix and match and increase the length of cords.
We Crochet also has a great selection of yarns. One of my favorites is their Mighty Stitch Superwash Merino Wool + Acrylic Blend which I used for my Tunisian Orchid Square pattern. Shop the Mighty Stitch yarn collection here.
I have another little girls’ skirt pattern in the works that will be going out to testers soon. Make sure you are signed up to my newsletter here to get notified when I release the pattern.
If you are ready to try out some Tunisian crochet patterns, you can check out my patterns on Ravelry, Etsy, or LoveCrafts.com. A great pattern to get started with is my free Tunisian Giving Scarf pattern. It’s the perfect gift-giving idea for the upcoming holiday season!
Watch the fun unboxing of more goodies from We Crochet Official over here.
Systemic Injustice and Systemic Racism Against the Black Community
There is great injustice happening against the Black community all over the US. Overt systemic injustice examples include police brutality, wrongful incarceration, and lynchings. There are also more subtle forms of systemic injustice such as food deserts/ lack of access to healthy foods in and around Black communities, and lack of health insurance making the Black community disproportionately affected by health disparities.
In this post, I take you through some data and visual aids to show you what systemic injustice looks like in the US, my own personal reflections and perspectives, what actions can be taken to fight against this injustice. I also feature some of my favorite Black crocheters and Black designers and finally share a free Tunisian crochet pattern that I came up with inspired by the concept of standing in the gap (which I’ll explain later).
Below are some powerful words inspired by the current situation by a mother of Black children from a Muslim mom group I am a part of:
“Gentrification is a process of changing the character of a neighborhood through the influx of more affluent residents and businesses.” This has led to the displacement of the Black community.
“Cities with the highest levels of black displacement between 2000 and 2010 were concentrated in the South, with nine out of 16 cities with high levels of black displacement located there. Richmond, Charlottesville, Washington, D.C., and New Orleans had the highest percentages of black displacement at the tract level.”
Chronic diseases and some of their risk factors may be silent or not diagnosed during these early years. Health differences are often due to economic and social conditions that are more common among African Americans than whites. For example, African American adults are more likely to report they cannot see a doctor because of cost.
*It should be noted that a lot of these risk factors are associated with socioeconomic issues including food deserts and lack of health insurance. These issues are usually a result of policies at the broader level that put the Black community at a disadvantage.
Black Americans were nearly twice as likely as their white neighbors to lack health insurance as recently as 2018.
Wherever possible, we should try to advocate for socio-economic changes at the policy level to help alleviate some of these health disparities and ensure a better future for the Black community.
Do the research and find out what you can do in your own local community to bring about change whether it’s making a donation or volunteering and working directly with community organizations.
REFLECTIONS AND PERSPECTIVE: Reflecting and Checking my Own Biases
For the past month, I’ve been having an internal dialogue. I’ve been reflecting on how events in my life and my perspective have impacted the larger picture of the systemic injustice my Black brothers and sisters experience.
This is hard for me to admit and to say openly but it needs to be said. Our South Asian communities have wronged the Black community for generations. I grew up with the stereotype that I should be fearful of Black people because they are aggressive and dangerous. This was reinforced by the media. I also grew up thinking dark skin color meant you were less beautiful/less worthy of love. At that time I didn’t know right from wrong. On the other extreme, I also engaged in cultural appropriation during my high school years because that’s what all the cool kids did. Dressing in baggy clothes and saying things like “that’s so ghetto” “I’m so gangsta” etc. As I grew up I learned the difference between right and wrong. I learned to love and appreciate my Black friends and their uniqueness and stopped engaging in cultural appropriation.
This is my point. Racism is learned, not something you are born with, but something you learn from your family, your environment, the type of news you follow, and the media you consume.
As a South Asian mom, I want to say it loudly and clearly that my son will not follow this stereotype. I will teach him to love and treat fairly people from the Black community. I will assist in breaking the cycle of racism one step at a time even if it means getting uncomfortable and creating a dialogue about things that may be difficult to talk about.
BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT
The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement aims to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
Start at home. The best thing we can do is teach our children to fight against injustice. Below is a great resource shared by mommy_brain on Instagram explaining how we can teach our kids to be anti-racist and how to be anti-racist as a family. Click on the source link to read more.
Check out these links for lists of some important movies, podcasts, and books to educate yourself on systemic injustice and racism.
Check out the thorough list found on PBS and a more brief list over on NPR. Here is another thorough list by CNET categorized by Nonfiction books, Fiction books, TV shows and films, and Children’s books.
Most importantly, continue to Stand in the Gap for Black Lives Matters Movement!
Stand in the Gap Meaning
Standing in the gap means that you are ready to intervene anytime you see injustice happening in any way. In my wise friend Nkese’s words:
SPEAK UP, WRITE LETTERS, SIGN PETITIONS, VOTE, CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK and REACT. In other words…STAND IN THE GAP people!! STAND👏🏾IN👏🏾THE👏🏾GAP!
-Nkese creator of Cosmic Crochet Creations
I was inspired by this concept and came up with a visual reminder for myself and for others. My latest design is a FREE Tunisian crochet pattern for a wall hanging with a visual reminder to stand in the gap inspired by BLM and the systemic injustice happening every day!
Learn about systemic injustice and what it means in light of Black Lives Matter movement and grab a free Tunisian crochet pattern with a visual reminder to Stand in the Gap!
Keep reading to get to know some talented Black Makers and Designers!
Disclaimer:Do not just follow these makers because they are Black and you need a “token Black maker” to follow but only follow their work if you genuinely connect with them and appreciate their work!
This is a shout out to my Black instafam who lift me up and inspire me. This is NOT a “go follow these ladies because they are Black” post. Follow them because you love their work not simply because they’re Black!
These are my friends. Makers with a heart of gold who inspire me and help me thrive on the daily. Thank you for being in my space, love you ladies and I’m excited to continue to listen, learn, and grow with you!
BLACK CROCHETER/BLACK DESIGNER FEATURES
Nkese @cosmic_crochet_creations is always so real and I love seeing her handiwork! Her daughter Tnai has also started her own maker journey and is the creative mind behind most of her mom’s photos @__t.d.l__. These ladies are always inspiring with the way they style their crochet pieces and are up and coming crochet designers! They taught me how to be confident. Make sure you browse Nkese’s hashtag #afteryarnglow for some major slow fashion inspiration!
Leah has evolved into a multi-crafter over the years. She creates in many ways including cross stitch and embroidery, punch needle art, macrame, crochet, and knitting! She inspires me to try new things!
You can reach her via email at [email protected] and find her on Instagram, Ravelry, and Etsy. She recently released an embroidery project (seen in the pic) as a collab with Clover USA. Find all the details here.
Shanice from Crochetastic Boutique is a maker and designer of free crochet patterns for mama and baby. She also sells her makes in her Etsy shop. You can find her patterns on Ravelry and on her blog. She has also recently launched a brand focused on photography, check it out here.
Britt from Knot Bad Britt has a gorgeous feed and amazing designs. She inspires me to be genuine. You can find Britt on Instagram. You can grab her latest crochet pattern, the Savannah Summer Shawl on Etsy, Ravelry, and Lovecrafts.
Saraphina @jw_craftsandfibres on Instagram is always showing love for my work and trusting me enough to ask me questions. She taught me persistence. She just launched her shop and is currently selling cute face masks
Natalie @hijablifestyle77 on Instagram, is another lady who really supports me and may not even know how much her likes and comments mean to me. She reminds me that Muslim women can occupy this creative space too! You can shop for cute accessories and home decor over in her Etsy shop!
Natalie of @detroitknots is always serving up some truths with a side of amazing crochet fashion! I love following along on her journey! You can check her work out on her blog and grab patterns from her Etsy and Ravelry shops.
Nadine of Buddy Luvs Crochet is always such a positive and cheerful maker always cheering others on! She taught me to give myself grace as a budding designer.
Nadine designed her Be Kind Beanie Keychain & the Kind Heart Beanie Keychain in honor of #hatnothate. She believes that teaching our young to look out for one another & to be kind in a world that needs to learn to do the same are important because they are our future. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook and shop her products and patterns on Etsy and Ravelry.
Chalis Creations on Instagram makes beautiful crochet accessories and more. Shop her products over on Etsy.
Kaelyn of Iiirdwind is always so eloquent and inspirational. She is currently partnered with LoveCrafts for a number of projects, including an article that will be going live in August.
Kaelyn has a Rihanna punch needle pattern available that you can grab here for free through LoveCrafts which launched for this last International Women’s Day.
Currently, she is working through her emotions on race relations, women’s rights and life in pandemic America through her punch needle art but will also be launching two crochet patterns this fall. You can find her on Instagram, Facebook, and Etsy.
Natalia, Talia Crochet Creations on Instagram, designs unique and simple women’s crochet patterns. You can check out her work over on her blog and grab her patterns from Ravelry and check out her YouTube channel.
Last but not least: the queen herself Toni @tlyarncrafts has been such a radiant soul in my maker life and has inspired me to accept my role as a Tunisian crochet designer! I have learned so much from her but mostly to just embrace my creativity and share it with the world. You can find her on Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube. Shop all of her crochet patterns and gifts here and follow her work on her blog.
Check them out + give a follow if you connect with them!
Tunisian crochet scarf patterns are the perfect way to try out this new hybrid style craft! After all, you’re just making a long rectangle, right? Well, I have the perfect beginner Tunisian crochet pattern for you here using a stitch that gives a beautiful texture when paired with variegated hand-dyed yarn. The best part is that it’s reversible AND a one-skein project!
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This is a scarf that I started during Ramadan with the intention of donating and it fits perfectly with the Crochet for a Cause theme. Crochet for a Cause is an event hosted by Ashley of Edythblayn where every Monday two scarf/hat patterns are released and the pattern PDFs are available for free throughout the week. This event will run throughout summer so you can grab all of the patterns and get some good charity crochet in! The goal is to have a good pile of handmade goodies ready to donate at the end of summer!
This week my Tunisian Giving Scarf pattern is the featured pattern – where you can get the pattern PDF for FREE from June 29th to July 5th, 2020 (11:59pm EST)!
Click the button below to see the other featured patterns!
For this Tunisian crochet spin on a crochet infinity scarf, I used hand-dyed yarn from Fatima of Aquarius Make in this gorgeous variegated colorway with beautiful neutrals. Fatima is an amazing indie yarn dyer and she has a shop update and sale going on right now, make sure to go check her shop out below.
For this pattern, I used one cake of light 3 DK weight yarn, 75% Superwash Merino Wool and 25% Nylon approximately 246 yards.
You will need a 5.0 mm Tunisian crochet hook or a 5.0 mm straight crochet hook that is at least 6 in. in length. I got creative and used my Clover knitting needlepoint protector as a stopper to turn it into a straight hook. You can check out my full review of the Clover Takumi Interchangeable Tunisian crochet hook set here.
About the Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch:
If you have never tried the Tunisian crochet honeycomb stitch, you’re in for a treat! This stitch is my favorite of all the Tunisian crochet stitches because it looks good on just about any weight and type of yarn! I have a video tutorial taking you through how to do it here.
Ch – Chain Tss – Tunisian Simple Stitch Tps – Tunisian Purl Stitch
Ch 30 Row 1 (Foundation Row): Pick up a loop in the back bump of each chain. Complete normal RetP. (30 sts) Row 2: (Tss, Tps)* Rep * across. (30 sts) Row 3: (Tps, Tss)* Rep * across. (30 sts)
This is what the pattern repeat should look like after a few rows:
Continue repeat till you’ve reached your desired length. For the scarf pictured, the total length was 32 inches (16 in. doubled/after looping). It could easily be doubled over as a cowl as seen below.
Bind off and do not cut, keep remaining yarn as a tail. Fold scarf in half, align stitches, and whip stitch ends together or join using your preferred method of seaming to form a loop. Weave in ends as neatly as possible and cut yarn.
You are done! Have any questions? The best way to reach me is via email: [email protected].
Share your scarf with me on social media using the hashtag #TunisianGivingScarf for a chance to be featured! Instagram @noorsknits Facebook @noorsknits1
This scarf would make the perfect #makefoyoself project. What is #makefoyoself you ask? Continue reading to find out!
A couple of years ago, I really felt burnt out by constantly making things for others and for my business and needed a project just for myself to slow down and enjoy the craft again. This is when I came up with my hashtag #makefoyoself which encourages fellow makers to take a breather and make a mindless project just for themselves. You can check out the hashtag by clicking below! The project doesn’t necessarily have to be a project for yourself, it can be an item you’re making for donation too. The Tunisian Giving Scarf is a great first project to start with since it’s an easy crochet pattern and works up super fast!
Summer crochet patterns that will make you feel cheerful. Check out this roundup of easy crochet patterns for summer and get crocheting for summer!
These 25 amazing summer pattern PDFs will be available for free from 12 AM EST on June 20th to 11:59 PM EST June 24th as part of the Summer Solstice Giveaway organized by The Loop Hole Fox Crochet.
This roundup includes summers crochet patterns for beginners, patterns for babies, clothing crochet patterns, and crochet shawl patterns.
If you are looking for fun spring and summer patterns, you’re in the right place. This roundup also includes some fun summer crochet ideas for babies, a fun summer crochet top, and some quick summer crochet projects.
Some of the easy crochet patterns for summer in this roundup include the Sun Showers Wall Hanging and the Crochet Basket. Many of these patterns use quick and easy crochet stitches.
If you’re looking for a fun crochet wall hanging or crochet wall decor ideas, check out this fun new Tunisian crochet and cross stitch pattern!
The inspiration behind this crochet wall art comes from those rain showers that happen in the midst of sunshine. I find those kinds of rain showers so peaceful and full of hope. Lately, I have been wanting to create modern crochet home decor pieces with kids in mind. This wall hanging is the perfect cheerful kid-friendly twist on modern wall art. Although I usually focus on Tunisian crochet colorwork, this cross stitch technique is a refreshing alternative for this piece and I really enjoy this mindless quick project!
It’s the season for summer crochet patterns and the Sun Showers Wall Hanging fits in perfectly! The Tunisian crochet stitches create a wonderful grid for cross stitch patterns! I recently uploaded a tutorial on YouTube for how to cross stitch on Tunisian crochet in anticipation of this pattern release! Check it out below!
I actually learned how to cross-stitch when I was in Grade 7 but after a while, I lost interest due to the small stitches. Recently, I watched Toni from TLYarncrafts do the exact same thing but with yarn. I became intrigued and decided to give it a try myself. Obsessed is the accurate word here!
I hope you love this Tunisian crochet + cross stitch crochet wall hanging pattern as much as I do. It would look perfect as a crochet baby wall hanging if you are looking for some crochet nursery decor ideas.