Hi y’all! I’m just about ready to release my latest tunisian crochet pattern, a fun cropped cardigan! I think y’all are going to love it!
Amiright? Look at that lacey knit-like goodness!
Tunisian crochet lace is no small eat, usually involving rows and rows of charts and extra loops here and there. However, this pattern has the spirit of tunisian lace without all the hard work. It’s worked in pieces, from the bottom up, and easy to seam. That’s all it takes!
It’s a bottom up cardigan, worked in a very soft worsted weight yarn. The back, sleeves, and fronts all feature the standard tunisian knit stitch. Lace adorns each front and is easy as it is beautiful. Not to mention it is repetitive and easy to memorize.
All of this means it is going to be a quick-ish spring/summer pieces, if your a crocheter looking for a wardrobe staple. It will also make a great gift for girls of all ages.
The cardigan is sized for women from 30 inches all the way to 46 inches and is easy as pie to customize. Want to make sure you’re as ready as can be to crochet this pattern as soon as I release it? (It’s cropped! It’s cute! It’s quick! You know you need to knit one!)
- You’ll need at least 609 (696, 783, 957) yards of a worsted weight yarn. The pattern gauge is 14 tsk and 16 rows to measure 4 inches, using a 6.0mm tunisian crochet hook. (The pattern uses Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Everyday Worsted in Mist).
- The yarn doesn’t need to have wool in it BUT you may need to steam block the piece to prevent a lot of curling. I am comfortable blocking acrylic, if you are not, I recommend working with a wool yarn that can easily be washed and blocked. This is a great tutorial on blocking acrylic.
- Choose a hook that is comfortable and easy to work with. I love these from Denise but any will work. Tunisian crochet is all about comfort.
- This is a total intermediate beginner pattern. The instructions explain all you need to know…so make sure to dive in with an adventurous spirit.
That’s it! I’ll see you back here later this week when I release the pattern. Have a nice week!