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Crochet Tunisian Flower

Create a beautiful Tunisian flower using the art of crocheting. This intricate design involves using a special Tunisian crochet hook to create a unique and textured flower pattern. By following a specific set of stitches and techniques, you can bring this flower to life in a variety of colors and sizes. Tunisian crochet is known for its dense and sturdy fabric, making it perfect for creating detailed and durable floral designs. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced crocheter, this project is sure to challenge and inspire you as you work on each petal and leaf. Whether you use your Tunisian flower as a standalone decoration or incorporate it into a larger project like a blanket or scarf, it's sure to add a touch of handmade charm to any piece. Enjoy the process of creating something beautiful and unique with the art of crocheting a Tunisian flower. 

Materials

  • Stylecraft Special DK (DK weight; 295 m per 100g; 100% acrylic) or any DK weight yarn
  • for face scrubbies use 100% cotton or acrylic yarn for coasters/appliques
  • 6 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Stitches and Abbreviations (US terms)

mr = magic ring

ch = chain

sl st = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

tss = Tunisian simple stitch

FP = forward pass

RP = return pass

dc = double crochet

Finished Size

11 cm / 4.3 inches diameter

Tension

the finished circle measures 7 cm /2.8 inch across

Pattern Notes

  • the flower starts with a magic ring
  • the first round consists of single crochet stitches in round
  • the tunisian simple stitch is worked at 90 degree angle to the single crochet stitches
  • the circle is created by alternating long and short rows of tss
  • this allows the circle to grow twice as fast on the outer edge as opposed to the inner edge

Tunisian Crochet Flower Main Pattern

Start with creating magic ring.

Rnd 1: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a stitch), work 8 sc into the mr, sl st to top of first st. [8 sc]

Row 1 (FP) long row: with yarn still attached, chain 5, insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, you, pull up loop and leave on hook, * insert hook into next ch, you, pull up loop and leave on hook; repeat from * 3 times, sl st into first sc on Rnd 1. [6 loops on the hook]

Row 1 (RP): *yoh, pull through 2 loops on the hook; repeat from * until you have 1 loop on the hook.

Row 2 (FP) short row: (insert hook under vertical bar of next st, you, pull up a loop and leave on hook) twice. [3 loops on hook]

Row 2 (RP): you, pull through 1 loop on the hook, (yoh, pull through 2 loops on the hook) twice.

Row 3 (FP) long row: insert hook under vertical bar of next st, yoh, pull up a loop and leave on hook, insert under both strands of yarn of the edge st of short row, yoh, pull up loop and leave on hook, insert hook under vertical bar of next st on previous long row, yoh, pull up loop and leave on hook, insert hook under vertical bar of last st on previous long row, yoh, pull up loop and leave on hook, sl st into first sc on Rnd 1. [6 loops on the hook]

Pattern continues

Row 3 (RP): *yoh, pull through 2 loops on the hook; repeat from * until you have 1 loop on the hook.

Row 4 (FP) short row: (insert hook under vertical bar of next st, you, pull up a loop and leave on hook) twice. [3 loops on hook]

Row 4 (RP): you, pull through 1 loop on the hook, (yoh, pull through 2 loops on the hook) twice.

Row 5 (FP) long row: insert hook under vertical bar of next st, yoh, pull up a loop and leave on hook, insert under both strands of yarn of the edge st of short row, yoh, pull up loop and leave on hook, insert hook under vertical bar of next st on previous long row, yoh, pull up loop and leave on hook, insert hook under vertical bar of last st on previous long row, yoh, pull up loop and leave on hook, sl st into next sc on Rnd 1. [6 loops on the hook]

Row 5 (RP): *yoh, pull through 2 loops on the hook; repeat from * until you have 1 loop on the hook.

Row 6 (FP) short row: (insert hook under vertical bar of next st, you, pull up a loop and leave on hook) twice. [3 loops on hook]

Row 6 (RP): you, pull through 1 loop on the hook, (yoh, pull through 2 loops on the hook) twice.

Row 7 (FP) long row: insert hook under vertical bar of next st, yoh, pull up a loop and leave on hook, insert under both strands of yarn of the edge st of short row, yoh, pull up loop and leave on hook, insert hook under vertical bar of next st on previous long row, yoh, pull up loop and leave on hook, insert hook under vertical bar of last st on previous long row, yoh, pull up loop and leave on hook, sl st into the same sc on Rnd 1. [6 loops on the hook]

Row 7 (RP): *yoh, pull through 2 loops on the hook; repeat from * until you have 1 loop on the hook.

Row 8 (FP) short row: (insert hook under vertical bar of next st, you, pull up a loop and leave on hook) twice. [3 loops on hook]

Row 8 (RP): you, pull through 1 loop on the hook, (yoh, pull through 2 loops on the hook) twice.

Repeat Rows 5 – 8 around finishing last repeat after Row 6.

Continue with joining row.

Joining Row (FP) long row: (insert hook under vertical bar of next st, you, pull up a loop and leave on hook) 4 times, sl st into the same sc on Rnd 1. [6 loops on the hook]

Joining Row (FP) long row: insert hook under vertical bar of next st, yoh, pull up a loop and leave on hook, insert under both strands of yarn of the edge st of short row, yoh, pull up loop and leave on hook, insert hook under vertical bar of next st on previous long row, yoh, pull up loop and leave on hook, insert hook under vertical bar of last st on previous long row, yoh, pull up loop and leave on hook, sl st into the same sc on Rnd 1. [6 loops on the hook]

Joining Row (RP): insert hook into last ch on the underside of the foundation chain inserting hook from the front of the work to the back, yoh and pull through, then pull through 2 loops on the hook, *insert hook into next ch on the underside of the foundation chain inserting hook from the front of the work to the back, yoh and pull through, then pull through 2 loops on the hook repeat from * until you have 1 loop on the hook.

Now your middle circle is complete.

Shell Round

Rnd 1: sl st into first edge st on the outter edge of the circle, * work 1 sc into the next st, miss 2 sts, work 11 dc into the next st, miss 2 sts; repeat from * around until you have 5 petals complete, sl st into the first sc of the round.

Fasten off. Sew in all ends.

Advanced Tunisian crochet flower patterns and variations

Once you have mastered this basic Tunisian crochet flower pattern, you can explore more advanced techniques and variations to create even more stunning floral designs.

Experiment with different stitch combinations, colorwork techniques, and shaping methods to take your crochet flowers to the next level.

For example, you can create multi-layered flowers by working multiple flower appliqués in different sizes and colors. Then stack them up and sew together through the middle.

This way you can create a stunning 3D crochet flower.

The possibilities are endless, so don’t be afraid to let your imagination run wild and create your own signature Tunisian crochet flower patterns.

Tips for customizing and personalizing your Tunisian crochet flowers

To make your Tunisian crochet flowers truly unique and personalized, consider incorporating these tips and ideas:

1. Firstly, experiment with different color combinations to create flowers that match your personal style or complement your home decor.

2. Add embellishments such as beads, sequins, or embroidery to add sparkle and texture to your flowers.

3. Vary the size of your flowers by adjusting the thickness of the yarn.

4. Incorporate different stitch patterns or techniques within the flower to create visual interest and texture.

5. Use different types of yarn, such as variegated or self-striping yarn, to create flowers with a gradient or ombré effect.

Remember, the beauty of Tunisian crochet flowers lies in their versatility and adaptability. Don’t be afraid to experiment and make each flower uniquely yours.

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