Tunisian Crochet Patterns for Beginners Winter Square

Looking for free Tunisian crochet patterns for beginners, you're in the right place! Here's a crochet square pattern without the need of special hooks!

If you’re looking for free Tunisian crochet patterns for beginners, you are in the right place! I have the perfect crochet square pattern for you that does not require any special hooks. Yes, you read that correctly, you can make this Tunisian crochet square with Just a normal 5.5 mm crochet hook!

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You can download the ad-free inexpensive PDF for free until Dec. 25th or you can follow along with the written pattern below!

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About the Pattern:

Caron Simply Soft – Off White, 100% acrylic worsted weight size 4 yarn, 53 yards (double this if you plan to make a second square for hiding ends)
Lion Brand Jeans – Faded, 100% acrylic worsted weight size 4 yarn, 7 yards
Lion Brand Vel-luxe – Silver, 100% polyester scrap yarn approximately 10 yards
Aunt Lydia’s Metallic Crochet Thread – Silver, 88% Mercerized Cotton, 7% Metallic, Size 10, 0 Lace, 10 yards

Size H (5.5 mm) crochet hook

Yarn needle
Measuring tape

Gauge is 5 st. over 4 rows in Tunisian Simple Stitch for a 1×1 in. square

Finished Size:
The finished square size laid flat is 8 x 8 in.

Pattern Notes:
This pattern is for a winter-themed Tunisian crochet square that is worked in panels and joined so it does not require a Tunisian crochet hook. Then surface bobble stitches are added using worsted weight yarn and metallic crochet thread to give some fun texture. The whole project can be completed with a regular crochet hook making it the perfect project for Tunisian crochet patterns for beginners!

This pattern uses a few Tunisian crochet techniques. Use the following video tutorials as needed. You can follow along with my Tunisian crochet tutorial for beginners below.

Foundation Row and Tunisian Simple Stitch
How to complete Tunisian Crochet Bind Off
Surface Bobble Stitch
How to seam/join using sl st

Pattern rows are Forward pass instructions.

The following instructions are implied:
The loop already on the hook at the beginning of the row counts as the first st.
Always TSS in the last st of the row, being sure to work under both loops of the st.

Return Pass: Follow the foundation row and each row with the Return Pass in the same color.
Return Pass Instructions: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through two loops; repeat from * until 1 loop remains on the hook.


Sl st: Slip stitch
Ch: Chain
Tss: Tunisian simple stitch
Bo: Bobble stitch
Sc: Single crochet
RetP: Return Pass

Pattern Instructions:

Ch 7 with Caron Simply Soft yarn.

Row 1 (Foundation Row): Pick up a loop in the back bump of each chain. Complete normal RetP
Row 2: Tss across, normal RetP
Continue Row 2 until the piece measures 8 in. and bind off

Repeat the above instructions 4 more times for a total of 5 panels.

Take two panels and hold them together with right sides facing out and sc panels together using Vel-luxe yarn. Continue joining in this way until all 5 panels are joined together.

Sc around the square with Vel-Luxe yarn – (sc, ch1, sc) into the corners.

Refer to this video tutorial for how to complete the surface bobble stitch.

First and Fifth Panel: Holding Jeans yarn and Metallic crochet thread together. Make bobbles lengthwise. Count three rows up from the foundation row and starting here, make bo into the third st from the right. Skip 1 row and make bo into next row and continue making bo in this pattern until 2 rows remain. Leave a 6 in. tail and cut yarn.

Second and Fourth Panel: Using only the metallic crochet thread, count 2 rows up and make bo in the same pattern as above but stop when there are 3 rows remaining. Leave a 6 in. tail and cut yarn.

Third Panel: Using only the Jeans yarn follow the same pattern as the first panel

Using the Vel-Luxe yarn, sc around the square completing (sc, ch1, sc) into each corner. Leave a 6 in. tail and cut yarn.

Finishing Options:
Weave in all ends and you’re done!

If you want you can complete a second square using the Caron Simply Soft yarn or equivalent size 4 worsted weight yarn as follows:

Ch 25 and complete sc rows till piece measures 8 in. and join squares with a sl st or sc join (with right sides facing out and all ends on the wrong sides) making sure to do (sc, ch1, sc) into corners.

You are done! Have any questions? The best way to reach me is via email: noorsknits@gmail.com

Share your finished square with me on social media using the hashtag #tinselbobblessquare and don’t forget to use the #winterwondersquares hashtag to be entered for the giveaway where you can win a 10-pack of Paintbox Yarns and some great patterns!
If you use the hashtags I’ll also be able to see and feature your work on Instagram @noorsknits and Facebook @noorsknits1.

This is an original pattern from Noor’s Knits, ©2018 and beyond. Please do not reprint, repost, or sell any parts of this pattern, but feel free to link back to my blog. You are welcome to sell finished items made from this pattern but please kindly link back to my website. Send questions to noorsknits@gmail.com.

Looking for free Tunisian crochet patterns for beginners, you're in the right place! Here's a crochet square pattern without the need of special hooks!

Pin now and make this square later

I have some other great Tunisian crochet patterns available on my blog. Here is another free square pattern you can try: Cozy Cocoa Square pattern. I also have some other free patterns – my Tunisian Sweetheart Scarf or my Tunisian Football Stuffie pattern.

Mompreneur life – How it all came together

Mompreneur Who? – Craft as Therapy

I learned how to knit in 2010, around the time my father passed away. When I think back, I realize that it was a big part of my healing process. I am so grateful I had my aunt there to teach me the basics. I found it so peaceful knitting row after row and somewhere in between I accepted that my dad was in a better place. At this point, knitting was for healing and I never thought I would become a mompreneur.

As time passed, I honed in on these skills by watching a LOT of YouTube videos! I also tried my hand at crochet. Although it requires just 1 hook, I found crochet to be more difficult. I took a break but never entirely gave up. When I came back to it, I got the hang of it and improved over time!

Mompreneur Life – My First Design

Fast forward a few years and I got awesome news: I was going to have Bubs! This meant I could finally make something for my own tiny baby! Being a Spring baby, he became my June Bug and I decided to make a bug-themed blanket for him. I designed the caterpillar applique because I didn’t like any of the designs online. When I was done, I loved how he turned out! I know there are a ton of mistakes which show up here. For instance, my circles were messy as I hadn’t perfected the magic circle technique. Also, I could have done a better job in sewing on the applique. Despite all that, I loved that I was able to take something that was in my mind and make it a reality. It was a one-of-a-kind caterpillar made for my June Bug to come!

This little guy, #noorsknitapillar is what inspired me to become a mompreneur! He's the very first thing I designed for my own June bug!
My caterpillar applique, my first ever design made for my lil‘ June Bug to come! Here, I used Lion Brand’s Pound of Love in Honeybee, Antique White, and Bluebell and used Lily Sugar’N Cream in Warm Brown 

This is when I knew I wanted to share my talent with the world beyond making gifts for my loved ones! It worked out perfectly because I wanted to stay home with Bubs for the first couple of years. I opened up my Etsy shop in October of 2017, just a few months after Bubs turned one!

Mompreneur Life – Growing with My Business

After almost a year of having my business and learning from the maker community, I decided it was time for a change. I wanted to focus exclusively on design. Read more here about why I chose children’s pieces as my design focus! With this shift in my business, I really wanted my story to show in a way that people would know my why as soon as they saw my logo. That’s where my Knit-A-Pillar and Hooker-Fly come in. The Knit-a-pillar represents the caterpillar applique which was my first design and the crochet hook butterfly adds to my focus on clothes and accessories for lil‘ bugs till they become butterflies!

Mompreneur Life – Noor’s Knit-a-Pillar

In honor of my blog launch, I created a free pattern for this little guy. You can find the free pattern below or head to my Ravelry store for the pdf. The PDF includes written instructions and a full video tutorial for how to make the caterpillar applique and how to sew it onto a finished project! You can access this pattern and video tutorial on Ravelry by clicking here! If you end up making it, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and use the hashtag #noorsknitapillar and link back to my blog! I can’t wait to see which projects he’ll be cutely crawling into!

Noor’s Knit-A-Pillar Applique Pattern:

With Color A, make a magic circle and dc 12 into the circle, sl st into the top of the first ch 2. Pull tight and close the circle. Leave a 15 in. tail and cut. Repeat once.
With Color B, make a magic circle and dc 12 into the circle, sl st into the top of the first ch 2. Pull tight and close the circle. Leave a 15 in. tail and cut. Repeat once.

Sew on the 4 circles to your finished knitted or crocheted piece by aligning them as shown in the pictures above.

With Color C, add the antennae, eyes, nose, mouth, and legs as shown in the photos above.

If you would like the inexpensive printable PDF with the full video tutorial, head to the pattern on Ravelry.

If you’re a mama and/or POC knit or crochet designer – I would love to feature you on my blog! Head over here to find out more!