Tunisian Double Trouble Afghan | Free Beginner Tunisian Crochet Pattern

Test out those beginner tunisian crochet skills with this gorgeous and easy to stitch blanket! Worked in all over tunisian double stitch, the Tunisian Double Trouble Afghan is quick to stitch and simple to customize. Catch the FREE PATTERN download below along with a full step by step video tutorial!

A few months back I released one of my very favorite blanket designs, The Snowball Throw! It used tunisian double stitch to create a graphic and bold colorwork pattern with just three solid color yarns. To be honest, as soon as I finished that version…I couldn’t wait to see more of what this stitch could do!

The Tunisian Double Trouble Afghan is worked using just two colors of yarn, a variegated and a solid. By switching up the yarns and how we use them, we create an afghan that is as beautiful as it is easy to stitch.

I chose to use Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick! Why? Cause it’s my fav?! Why else! It’s gorgeously soft and readily available. Not to mention, it’s just the right price for a super bulky yarn.

This is WAY too complicated!

I know…it looks really complicated. That couldn’t be further from the truth. When I tell you this afghan is beginner friendly – I mean it.

The entire afghan is worked in one stitch. That’s it. Worked over and over and over. How do we get that gorgeous woven look?

We change the color on the Return Pass.

Now, if you’ve ever worked even a swatch of tunisian crochet, you know that there is always a forward pass and a return pass. I always say that the forward pass is when we leave home and the return pass is when we come back.

This affords up the perfect method of adding aa lot of color interest without any work at all. We simply grab our second color after working a forward pass and head back home with the new color. The next row is worked with the color we worked the return pass with! We switch the yarn on the return pass again and that’s it.

Can I customize it?

YES.

The best part of this afghan is that it is fully customizable. You’ll have to change your hook size but that’s about it! I go over this in the video in detail but here’s a quick overview:

  1. Select two yarns, a solid and a variegated.
  2. Choose a hook size that is recommended on the ball band. I know we usually go up a hook size with our tunisian crochet but not on this project. Tunisian double stitch is rather loose, so by choosing a hook size recommended on the ball band, we ensure the afghan won’t be too open.
  3. Chain any number of stitches to the width you desire. This is where you can make the afghan fully customizable!
  4. Work as many rows as you desire to get the width!

That’s it! Easy as apple pie!

Tunisian Double Delight Pattern

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Materials

US 12mm Corded Tunisian Crochet Hook
US 10mm crochet hook
Lion Brand Yarn Wool Ease Thick and Quick
3 Skeins Each Carousel (A) and Fisherman (B)
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Finished Measurements

About 38 inches by 42 inches

Gauge

7 sts and 3.5 rows to measure 4 inches in Tunisian Double Stitch

Abbreviations:

Ch = Chain
Tds = Tunisian Double Stitch
FwdP = Forward Pass
RetP = Return Pass
Sc = Single Crochet
Blo = Back Loop Only
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)

Pattern Notes:

This afghan is that it is fully customizable. You’ll have to change your hook size but that’s about it! I go over this in the video tutorial but here’s a quick overview:

  1. Select two yarns, a solid and a variegated.
  2. Choose a hook size that is recommended on the ball band. I know we usually go up a hook size with our tunisian crochet but not on this project. Tunisian double stitch is rather loose, so by choosing a hook size recommended on the ball band, we ensure the afghan won’t be too open.
  3. Chain any number of stitches to the width you desire. This is where you can make the afghan fully customizable!
  4. Work as many rows as you desire to get the width!

Tunisian Double Stitch has a tendency to ‘bias’ or lean to the left. This can be fixed by blocking your afghan. Alternately, the bias will ease over time with use.

TUNISIAN DOUBLE TROUBLE AFGHAN

With Color A, Ch 66

Row 1

FwdP: Working from right to left, *yarn over, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook (Note: last loop of this stitch will remain on hook as you work across); repeat from * across row working into each chain. (66 loops on hook)

RetP: With Color B, Ch 1, (yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook) until there is one loop left on hook.

Row 2

FwdP: With Color B, working from right to left, *yarn over, insert hook under next vertical bar, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook (Note: last loop of this stitch will remain on hook as you work across); repeat from * across row to last stitch, to work last stitch, yarn over, insert hook through stitch as if working a single crochet, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook. (66 loops).

RetP: With Color A, ch 1, (yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook) until there is one loop left on hook.

Row 3:

FwdP: With Color A, working from right to left, *yarn over, insert hook under next vertical bar, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook (Note: last loop of this stitch will remain on hook as you work across); repeat from * across row to last stitch, to work last stitch, yarn over, insert hook through stitch as if working a single crochet, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook. (66 loops).

RetP: With Color B, ch 1, (yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook) until there is one loop left on hook.

Rep Rows 2 and 3 for a total of 36 rows or desired length.

Final Row

Slip stitch in each stitch across as if you were working a tunisian simple stitch. After last slip stitch, ch 1.

Rnd 1: With B, work 72 sc evenly spaced along each edge of block, placing 3 sc in each corner.

Rnd 2: With A, working in back loops only, sc in each st around, placing 3 sc in each corner.

Rnd 3: With B, work Rnd 2.

Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

That’s it friends! I mean…how flippin cute is this blanket!? Like I said, just a few minutes and a couple colors of worsted weight yarn and you’re good! Remember to share your projects with me on Instagram HERE and to join the Rohn Strong Crochet Club HERE!