Rohn Strong’s 2021 Crochet Along – Summer Blossom Mandala

Every year, hundreds of crocheter’s gather together in an online forum to crochet up my newest crochet pattern. I work all year to design and create a project that is not just fun to crochet, but will help challenge crocheter’s. My teaching and design style is simple, to create projects that inspire and educate.

Last year (2020) was one heck of a year and I was so excited to bring you all the Tunisian Delight Sampler Afghan!

You can still find the free patterns here on my blog and the video tutorials on my Youtube channel here! The downloadable pattern is available for purchase here!

For 2021, I wanted to do something a bit more in depth. So, I’m so excited to bring you the Spring Blossom Mandala!

Worked from the center out in a mandala style, this throw size afghan brings together everything I love about crochet. Texture, color, and a challenge. Every round is different and, with that, a whole lot to learn. This modern mandala is a crochet skill builder and who doesn’t want to up their crochet game while making a fun and functional afghan?!

With most blankets, you’re stuck making the same motif or working the same stitch again and again. Not with a mandala. We’ll work each round, learning new stitches along the way, keeping you on your toes and adding a ton of stitches to your tool box every week!

What does a Rohn Strong Crochet Along Look LIke?

Like most of my crochet alongs (CAL’s) the name of the game isn’t just about finishing the project. It’s about learning as much as you can along the way. So, what is a CAL? It’s simply when a bunch of us internet friends get together and crochet the same pattern at the same time! It’s all done virtually (aka online). We’ll have weekly assignments, and videos will be released each week to cover a few rounds. We’ll have support via Youtube, Instagram, and right here on my blog.

The Summer Blossom Mandala is the culmination of a lot of knowledge and technique. It features beginner stitches, easy stitches, and a few more challenging techniques. With that said, here is the deal, I designed this mandala to work for even the beginner crocheters, even if you’ve only crocheted a few projects, you can do this. The biggest skill you need is the ability to complete basic crochet stitches and be able to read a pattern.

And remembers, I’ll be right there by your side, crocheting every single stitch with you. So, if you have questions you can always email me, send me a message on Instagram, and leave a comment on my Youtube Channel!

Supplies

  • Summer Blossom Mandala Pattern!
    • You can purchase the PDF Pattern HERE (if you’re looking to use your own yarn this is the best option!)
    • You can purchase the entire yarn kit which includes the PDF Pattern HERE! You can even choose colors to create your own mandala!
    • You can find the free pattern on my blog, released in parts, as we go along! No need to sign up, you’ll just need to check the website each week.
  • Yarn/Hook and Notions:
    • Yarn recommended for the pattern is Lion Brand Wool Ease. This is a worsted weight yarn. All yarn and hook info can be found in the pattern.

Timeline

This CAL will take place over 8 weeks beginning on July 18th.

Each week a new Youtube tutorial will be released to coincide with that weeks rounds. While the rounds may change, the overall schedule looks something like this:

July 18th – Rnds 1 – 7

July 25th – Rnds 8 – 14

August 1 – Rnds 15 – 21

August 8 – Rnds 22 – 27

August 15 – Rnds 28 – 35

August 22 – Rnds 36 – 47

August 29 – Scalloped Border

September 5 – Last Rounds and Blocking

I am just SO excited to start on this CAL with you all! It’s going to be a blast and I’m really excited to help you expand those crochet skills! Grab your pattern, your yarn kit, and let’s get stitching!

Sand Dollar Afghan | FREE CROCHET AFGHAN PATTERN

Hey Friends!

It’s the second Friday in July and I’m not sure how I feel about that. BUT, it’s Friday and that means it’s finally time to get back on the Free Pattern Friday train! This week we have the Sand Dollar Afghan, one of my most anticipated pattern releases this year!

Want the Ad Free PDF? Cool beans! Head to this link here and pick up the kit for this afghan from my friends at Lion Brand Yarn!

Add this pattern to your Ravelry Library HERE!


Summer in North Carolina always involves a beach of some kind. I’m not even sure if it’s legally summer without the beach. This year, however, things are a bit different. We’re staying home more and being responsible SO, I thought why not bring the beach inside?

My Sand Dollar Afghan is the newest free crochet pattern in my Free Pattern Friday series! It’s so much fun to work and can you believe it’s just four rounds per motif. That’s it!

It’s a really easy crochet project to start and finish in just a couple of days. It’s made easier with one of my favorite yarns to crochet with, Color Made Easy from Lion Brand Yarn!

I’ve even curated a few different color ways that I think this afghan would look splendid in! The great thing about crochet afghans is that they are so easy to customize. With just a quick shift of colors you have something that looks beachy like my original sample or something that looks totally different!

Here are a few of my favorites:


Alright, we ready to get started stitching? ME TOO!

Scroll down for the FREE crochet pattern and check out the tutorial (*coming soon*) on my Youtube Channel Here, and pick up your kit from my friends at Lion Brand Yarns HERE!


Sand Dollar Afghan

Add a splash of handmade to your home decor with this quick to stitch afghan! Worked in just four rounds, the Sand Dollar Afghan is the perfect lacy touch to your summer decor.

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Materials:
Color Made Easy® Yarn

Alabaster (2 skeins)
Wheat (1 Skein)
Basalt (2 Skeins)

ACCESSORIES

Size K-10.5 (6.5mm)
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles

Gauge:

1 Motif = 6″ Square

Finished Size:

36″ by 42″

Pattern Notes:

Beginning Ch-5 counts as a Dc, ch 1.

Block (Make 42)

With A, ch 5

Rnd 1: Working into 5th ch from hook (dc, ch 1) 7 times. Join to 3rd ch of beg ch-5 with a sl st. (8 dc and 8 ch-1 spaces)

Rnd 2: Sl st into next ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), 2dc in same ch-1 sp, *ch 1, 3dc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around. Join to beg ch-3 with a sl st. Fasten off A. 

Rnd 3: With B, place a slip knot on crochet hook, insert hook into any ch-1 sp of center medallion, yo and draw up a loop, yarn over and pull through both stitches on hook (slip knot and loop), *ch 3, ([dc, ch 1] three times, dc) in next ch 1 space, ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * three times more ending last rep by joining with a sl st to first st worked. Fasten off B.

Rnd 4: With C, place a slip knot on crochet hook, insert hook into any ch-3 space to the right of a single crochet on Rnd 3, yo and draw up a loop, draw loop through slip knot to join, ch 3, 2dc in same ch-3 sp as join, ch 1, *3dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 sp**, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1; rep from * three times, ending last rep at **, join to beg ch-3 with a sl st. Fasten Off. 

Assembly

This afghan can be assembly in a number of ways. I’ve outlined some of my favorites below:

  1. Mattress Stitch – the easiest method, by far, the mattress stitch requires only a tapestry needle and coordinating yarn. You’ll simply work the mattress stitch, joining rows and columns. This gives a nice, clean, and flexible join. 
  2. Slip Stitch or Single Crochet Seam – a favorite amongst crocheters, this seam is completed by slip stitching or single crocheting through both thicknesses of fabric to create a seam. While creating a super strong seam, it is also quite bulky. 
  3. Join As You Go – my preferred method, join as you go can be a bit tricky, so I’ve included it as a bonus to the online tutorial that accompanies this pattern. Simply head to www.youtube.com/rohnstrong and search for the Sanddollar Afghan Tutorial. 

Finishing

After assembly, weave in all ends. Wash and lay flat to block.

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!

TUNISIAN DELIGHT SAMPLER AFGHAN CROCHET ALONG | BLOCK 7, 8, and 9

Who doesn’t want to crochet their stress away? Grab your tunisian hook, yarn, and let’s get stitching together! Today, we begin working on our Tunisian Delight Sampler Afghan, the official May 2020 Rohn Strong Crochet Along project.

Remember, you can find all the info you need about this crochet along in this blog post here. I’ve also written a handy little post that covers color choice, gauge, and tunisian crochet hooks here.

This week, we’re speeding things along and working blocks 7, 8, and 9!

This week we are tackling some next level tunisian stitches! With that in mind, we’re going to stitch up the Tunisian Double Stitch Lace, Tunisian Cable Stitch Patterns, and Tunisian Entrelec!

As always, there is a full video tutorial for each of these blocks available below!

Remember, you can add your project to your Ravelry library by clicking HERE!

You can find the FREE pattern below! ALSO, don’t forget;

I have changed the rules a little bit…cause I make them! You can still post your entries for giveaways on Instagram by using the hashtag, #RohnStrongCAL and following me. However, I also will be making a weekly post on Friday in the Rohn Strong Crochet Club Facebook group where you can share your progress to be entered! YAY!

Sponsors & Prizes

Each of these prizes is a minimum value of $50! Remember, you can enter each week’s giveaway is to post a picture of your progress using #RohnStrongCAL on Instagram OR you can post in the Rohn Strong Crochet Club! You must have a public Instagram profile to participate.

  • Week 3 – May 22: Red Heart Yarns – A yarn filled prize pack valued at $50!

Prizes will be awarded at the beginning of the following week at around 11:00am EST. Weekly winners will be picked randomly. More details will be announced in each week’s blog post. The schedule of prizes is subject to change.

Tunisian Delight Sampler Afghan

Materials

US K/6.5mm Tunisian Crochet Hook
US J/6mm Crochet Hook
Main Color
Color A, B, and C
Scissors

Finished Measurements

Finished Block: 9.5″ by 9.5″

Gauge

12 sts and 12 rows = 4″

Abbreviations

Ch = Chain
FwdP = Forward Pass
RetP = Return Pass
Tss = Tunisian Simple Stitch
Tks = Tunisian Knit Stitch
Trs = Tunisian Reverse Stitch

Pattern Notes

Each block is worked by working your Foundation Row and building from there. Final round of single crochet is worked into row ends, top, and bottom rows.

Tunisian Delight Sampler Afghan Week 3 | Tunisian Cables, Lace

BLOCK 7 PATTERN

With B, Ch 27

Foundation Row:

FwdP: Pull up a loop in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across. (27 loops)

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

Row 1:

FwdP: *Yarn over twice, skip next stitch, insert hook into next stitch as if to do a Tunisian Knit Stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook (3 loops left on hook); rep from * across. (27 loops)

Note: Take care to count the loops on your hook at this point.

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

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: Work 25 sc evenly spaced along each edge of block, placing 3 sc in each corner. (112 sc)

Fasten off.

BLOCK 8 PATTERN

With A, Ch 30

Foundation Row:

FwdP: Pull up a loop in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across.

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

Row 1

FwdP: 2Trs, 6Tks, 3Trs, 6Tks, 3Trs, 6Tks, 2Trs, work last stitch as normal.

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

Rep Row 1 three times more.

Row 5:

FwdP: 2Trs, *(3Tks, slip these three stitches to a stitch holder and hold in front, 3Tks in next three stitches, place stitches on holder back on crochet hook taking care not to twist stitches)**, 3Trs; rep from * twice more ending last rep at **, 2Trs, work final stitch.

RetP: Ch 1, (yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook) 5 times, ch 1, *(yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook) 9 times, ch 1; rep from * once more, (yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook) 5 times.

Rows 6 – 10:

Work as for Row 1.

Rep Rows 5 – 10 three times more.

Final Row

Slip stitch in each stitch across as if you were working a Tunisian Reverse Stitch or Tunisian Knit Stitch. After last slip stitch, ch 1.

Rnd 1: Work 25 sc evenly spaced along each edge of block, placing 3 sc in each corner. (112 sc)

Fasten off.

BLOCK 9 PATTERN

For this pattern you’ll simply need a US K/6.5mm Standard Crochet Hook.

Pattern uses all four colors of Afghan.

FIRST STRIP (uses color A)

Ch 33

First Triangle

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not turn.

Note: We’ll work the remaining chains as we work across this first strip. For now, leave these unworked.

Row 2:

FwdP: Draw up loop in left leg of first sc, draw up a loop in next ch (3 loops on hook).

RetP: (Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook) across.

Row 3:

FwdP: 1Tss, draw up a loop in next st and in next ch (4 loops on hook).

RetP: (Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook) across.

Row 4:

FwdP: 2Tss, draw up a loop in next st and in next ch (5 loops on hook).

RetP: (Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook) across.

Row 5:

FwdP: 3Tss, draw up a loop in next st and in next ch (6 loops on hook).

RetP: (Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook) across.

Row 6:

FwdP: 4Tss, draw up a loop in next st and in next ch (7 loops on hook).

RetP: (Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook) across.

Row 7: Sl st loosely in each of the next 5 vertical bars. Sl st in same sp as last st worked. 1 loop should remain on the hook.

First Square

**Row 1: Draw up a loop in each of the next 6 ch and leave on hook, (7 loops on hook).

RetP for all rows: (Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook) across.

Rows 2 – 5: 5Tss, draw up a loop in next ch.

Row 6: Sl st loosely into each of the next 5 vertical bars. Sl st in same ch as last st worked.**

Next Square

Rep from ** to ** as given for first square.

Last Triangle

Row 1: Draw up a loop in each of the next 6 ch (7 loops on hook).

RetP for all rows: (Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook) across.

Row 2: 5 Tss, do not work final stitch.

Row 3: 4Tss.

Row 4: 3Tss.

Row 5:
FwdP: 2Tss.
RetP: Draw through 2 loops, ch 1, fasten off yarn.

SECOND STRIP (Uses Color C)

With RS facing, join next color with a sl st at top corner of First Triangle.

***Row 1

FwdP: Working into Tss on last row of First Triangle, Tss in each of the first 5 vertical bars, draw up a loop in first row end of Square of Previous Strip. (7 Loops on Hook).

RetP for all rows: (Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook) across.

Rows 2 – 5: 5Tss draw up a loop in next row end of Square of Previous Strip.

Row 6: Sl st loosely into each of the next 5 vertical bars. Sl st in top of next square.***

2nd and 3rd Square:

Rep from *** to *** as given for First Square of Second Strip.

Fasten off at end of last Square.

THIRD STRIP (Uses Color B)

First Triangle

With RS facing, join next color with Sl St to same sp where First Square of the previous row started.

Row 1

FwdP: Ch 1, sc in same sp as sl st. Draw up a loop through left leg of first sc. Draw up loop in first row end of First Square on Previous Strip. (3 loops on hook).

RetP for all rows: (Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook) across.

Row 2:

FwdP: 1Tss, draw up a loop in next st and in next row end (4 loops on hook).

RetP: (Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook) across.

Row 3:

FwdP: 2Tss, draw up a loop in next st and in next ch (5 loops on hook).

RetP: (Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook) across.

Row 4:

FwdP: 3Tss, draw up a loop in next st and in next ch (6 loops on hook).

RetP: (Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook) across.

Row 5:

FwdP: 4Tss, draw up a loop in next st and in next ch (7 loops on hook).

RetP: (Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook) across.

Row 6: Sl st loosely in each of the next 5 vertical bars. Sl st in same sp as last st worked. 1 loop should remain on the hook.

First and second Square:

Work as given for First Square of Second Strip.

Last Triangle:

Row 1:

Tss in each of the first 5 sts. Draw up a loop in same sp where last st was made. (7 loops on hook)

Work from **** to ** as given for last Triangle for First Strip.

Fasten off at end of last row.

Repeat Second and Third Stripe once more changing colors as in photo.

Top and Bottom Triangles (uses MC):

These triangles are not traditionally entrelec BUT they do square the block up which is needed for this afghan.

Row 1:

With RS facing, join yarn in upper right hand corner with a Sl st. Ch 1.

FwdP: Working into the tss on last row, 5Tss, draw up loop in next row end of next square.

RetP: Yarn over and draw through 2 loops across to last 3 loops, yarn over and draw through 3 loops.

Row 2:

FwdP: 4Tss, draw up loop in next row end.

RetP: Yarn over and draw through 2 loops across to last 3 loops, yarn over and draw through 3 loops.

Row 3:

FwdP: 3Tss, draw up loop in next row end.

RetP: Yarn over and draw through 2 loops across to last 3 loops, yarn over and draw through 3 loops.

Row 4:

FwdP: 2Tss, draw up loop in next row end.

RetP: Yarn over and draw through 2 loops across to last 3 loops, yarn over and draw through 3 loops.

Row 5:

FwdP: 1Tss, draw up loop in next row end.

RetP: Yarn over and draw through 3 loops.

Sl st in next sl st on top of next square.

You’ll work three of these triangles at both the top and bottom of the block.

Rnd 1: Work 25 sc evenly spaced along each edge of block, placing 3 sc in each corner. (112 sc)

Fasten off.

That’s it friends! I mean…how easy were those blocks!? 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! Next week we’ll tackle three new tunisian crochet stitches! Have fun stitching this week friends!

Tunisian Delight Sampler Afghan | Blocks 1, 2, and 3

Who doesn’t want to crochet their stress away? Grab your tunisian hook, yarn, and let’s get stitching together! Today, we begin working on our Tunisian Delight Sampler Afghan, the official May 2020 Rohn Strong Crochet Along project.

Remember, you can find all the info you need about this crochet along in this blog post here. I’ve also written a handy little post that covers color choice, gauge, and tunisian crochet hooks here.

Learn all About the Tunisian Delight CAL in this Video:

This week, we’re going to be working blocks 1, 2, and 3!

We’ll begin from the ground up, working our Tunisian Foundation Row covering both the forward pass and the reverse pass. Then we’ll move into learning the Tunisian Simple Stitch, the beginner stitch everyone knows and loves! From there we’ll move on and cover two beginner friendly stitches that build on what we’ve learned so far the Tunisian Knit Stitch and the Tunisian Reverse Stitch.

Remember, you can add your project to your Ravelry library by clicking HERE!

You can find the FREE patterns below! ALSO, don’t forget;

You are eligible to win prizes every week by posting your progress to Instagram, following me @rohnstrong, and using #RohnStrongCAL you will be entered into that week’s giveaway! Each week is sponsored by an amazing company, hand picked by me! You must have a public Instagram profile to participate.

Sponsors & Prizes

Each of these prizes is a minimum value of $50! Remember, the only way to enter each week’s giveaway is to post a picture of your progress using #RohnStrongCAL on Instagram! You must have a public Instagram profile to participate.

Prizes will be awarded at the end of the week around 5:00pm EST. Weekly winners will be picked randomly. More details will be announced in each week’s blog post. The schedule of prices is subject to change.

Tunisian Delight Sampler Afghan

Click HERE to Download a PDF of the Following Pattern!

Materials

US K/6.5mm Tunisian Crochet Hook
US J/6mm Crochet Hook
Main Color
Color A
Scissors

Finished Measurements

Finished Block: 9.5″ by 9.5″

Gauge

12 sts and 12 rows = 4″

Abbreviations

Ch = Chain
FwdP = Forward Pass
RetP = Return Pass
Tss = Tunisian Simple Stitch
Tks = Tunisian Knit Stitch
Trs = Tunisian Reverse Stitch

Pattern Notes

Each block is worked by working your Foundation Row and building from there. Final round of single crochet is worked into row ends, top, and bottom rows.

BLOCK 1 PATTERN

With Color A, Ch 28

Foundation Row:

FwdP: Pull up a loop in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across. (28 loops)

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

Tunisian Simple Stitch

Row 1

FwdP: Working from right to left, (insert hook under next vertical bar, yarn over and pull up a loop) across row to last stitch, to work last stitch, insert hook through stitch as if working a single crochet, pull up a loop. (28 loops)

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

Repeat Row 1 until Block measures 9 inches from beginning chain.

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: Work 25 sc evenly spaced along each edge of block, placing 3 sc in each corner. (112 sc)

Fasten off.

BLOCK 2 PATTERN

With Main Color, Ch 28

Foundation Row:

FwdP: Pull up a loop in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across. (28 loops)

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

Tunisian Knit Stitch

Row 1

FwdP: Working from right to left, (insert hook from front to back between vertical bars, yarn over and pull up a loop) across row. (28 loops)

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

Repeat Row 1 until Block measures 9 inches from beginning chain.

Final Row

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

Rnd 1: Work 25 sc evenly spaced along each edge of block, placing 3 sc in each corner. (112 sc)

Fasten off.

BLOCK 3 PATTERN

With Main Color, Ch 28

Foundation Row:

FwdP: Pull up a loop in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across. (28 loops)

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

Tunisian Reverse Stitch

Row 1

FwdP: Working from right to left and with hook in back, (insert hook through the next vertical bar, yarn over and pull up a loop) across to last stitch, insert hook through stitch as if working a single crochet, pull up a loop. (28 loops)

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

Repeat Row 1 until Block measures 9 inches from beginning chain.

Final Row

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

Rnd 1: Work 25 sc evenly spaced along each edge of block, placing 3 sc in each corner. (112 sc)

Fasten off.

That’s it friends! I mean…how easy were those blocks!? 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! Next week we’ll tackle three new tunisian crochet stitches! Have fun stitching this week friends!