May
10

Tunisian Brick Stitch

Ask Me Monday #198: Tunisian Brick Stitch

Tunisian Brick Stitch

This week on Ask Me MondayI show how to work the Tunisian Brick Stitch, a great textural option for playing with two different colors or types of yarns. Watch the episode, practice stitching with the swatch below, then put your skills to work by making the Cheerful Zippered Bag. Enjoy!


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Featured Knitter’s Pride Products: Ginger Tunisian Crochet Hooks.

 

Tunisian Brick Stitch: Swatch it!

MATERIALS

Desired weight of yarn in colors A & B

Tunisian Crochet Hook (corresponding sized hook for yarn)

 

Special Stitches

TSS = Tunisian Simple Stitch

  • First stitch of row: Insert hook through second bar from hook, YO and pull up a loop
  • Subsequent stitches: Insert hook through next bar, YO and pull up a loop

LTfpdc = Long Tunisian front post double crochet

YO, insert hook under the front and back vertical bars of the stitch 2 rows below, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops.

Return Pass (worked the same for all rows): YO, pull through one loop, *YO, pull through 2 loops; rep from * to end

Changing colors

Color changes are worked on the Return pass as follows: work Return Pass row as indicated until 2 loops remain on hook, drop current color, change to color indicated, YO and pull through remaining 2 loops

 

DIRECTIONS

With A, ch 17 (or any multiple of 4+1)

Row 1 Forward Pass: Insert hook into second ch from hook, YO and pull up a loop, *insert hook into next ch, YO and pull up loop; rep from * to end. – 17 loops on hook

w 1 Return Pass: YO, pull through one loop, *YO, pull through 2 loops; rep from * to last 2 sts, change to B, YO, pull through 2 loops. — 1 loop rem on hook

Row 2 Forward Pass: With B, TSS in each st across.

Row 2 Return Pass: Work Return Pass, changing to A in last 2 sts.

Row 3 Forward Pass: With A, *TSS in next 3 sts, LTfpdc in next st; rep from * to last 4 sts, TSS in last 4 sts.

Row 3 Return Pass: Work Return Pass, changing to B in last 2 sts.

Row 4 Forward Pass: With B, TSS in each st across.

Row 4 Return Pass: Work Return Pass, changing to A in last 2 sts.

Row 5 Forward Pass: With A, TSS in next st, LTfpdc in next st, *TSS in next 3 sts, LTfpdc in next st; rep from * to last 2 sts, TSS in last 2 sts.

Row 5 Return Pass: Work Return Pass, changing to B in last 2 sts.

Repeat Rows 2-5 until you have a square swatch piece. 

Bind-Off Row: Insert hook through second bar from hook, pull up a loop and pull through loop on hook, *YO, insert hook through next bar, pull up a loop and pull through loop on hook; rep from * to end.

Fasten off.

 

Make Me!

Cheerful Bag Pattern by Vickie Howell | Tunisian Brick Stitch

Put your Tunisian Brick Stitch skills to work, try. making this zippered bag!

 

 

2 Responses to “Tunisian Brick Stitch”

  1. Sue

    Love the look of the brick stitch.
    Is it possible to make the bricks larger using more stitches and over 2 rows?
    Would like to make a blanket in Aran weight but think the bricks would look too small

    Reply
    • Vickie Howell

      Yes, you can make the bricks as large as you’d like. In an aran weight, though, the bricks will already look bigger, though, because the yarn is heavier and a bigger hook will be used. 🙂 HTH!

      Reply

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