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Brightly Colored Tunisian Throw

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Blues, greens and oranges make this afghan a brightly colored assortment. Use this free crochet afghan pattern from Red Heart Yarn to give your home style. It's a great throw that will keep you nice and warm during the chilly months.

Size: Throw measures 48" x 61".

Materials:

  • RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 7 Skeins 946 Peruvian Print.
  • Crochet Hook: 10mm [US N-15] Crystalites® or Luxite® hook (requires hook without a wide thumb/finger grip).
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle.
    Diagram

GAUGE: Square = 4¼" x 4¼". CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

NOTE: Follow the schematic: numbers refer to working order and letters refer to type of square.

SPECIAL ABBREVIATION:
TSS (Tunisian Simple Stitch) = insert hook under next vertical bar, yo and draw through keeping loop on hook.

Instructions:

SQUARE A (Full Square beginning a diagonal row)-
Row 1 (Right Side): Ch 21, pick up a loop in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 21 sts.
Row 1 Return: Yo, draw through first loop, [yo, draw through 2 loops] 8 times, yo, draw through 4 loops – center cluster made, [yo, draw through 2 loops] 9 times – 1 loop on hook.
Row 2: Skip first vertical bar, [TSS] 8 times, insert hook under center vertical bar of cluster and draw up a loop – mark this loop, [TSS] 8 times, TSS working under both vertical bars of final st – 19 sts.
Row 2 Return: Yo, draw through first loop, * yo, draw through 2 loops *; repeat from * to * until 2 loops remain on hook before marked loop, yo, draw through 4 loops; repeat from * to * to end – 1 loop on hook.
Row 3: Skip first vertical bar, * TSS under next vertical bar *; repeat from * to * up to cluster; TSS under marked st – move marker to this new loop; repeat from * to *, working under both vertical bars of final st – 2 fewer sts than previous row pick-up.
Row 3 Return: Repeat Row 2 Return.
Rows 4-9: Repeat Row 3 noting there will be 2 fewer sts on hook at the end of pick up portion of each row.
Row 10: TSS under marked st, TSS under both vertical bars of final st – 3 sts.
Row 10 Return: Yo, draw through all 3 loops – 1 loop on hook. DO NOT FASTEN OFF.


SQUARE B
(Half Square used to create a straight edge at the end of a diagonal row)-
Row 1 (Right Side):
Working in ends of rows, pick up loop in each row of current square – 11 sts.
Row 1 Return: Yo, draw through 2 loops – left cluster made, * yo, draw through 2 loops; repeat from * across – 1 loop on hook.
Row 2: Skip first vertical bar, TSS to cluster; TSS under both vertical bars of final st of cluster – 1 fewer st than previous row pick-up.
Row 2 Return: Repeat Row 1 Return.
Rows 3-9: Repeat Row 2 noting there will be 1 fewer st on hook at the end of pick up portion of each row.
Row 10: TSS under both vertical bars of final st – 2 sts.
Row 10 Return: Yo, draw through both loops. FASTEN OFF.


SQUARE C (Subsequent Full Square)-
Row 1 (Right Side)
: Working in ends of rows, skip final row of current square, pick up loop in end of each remaining row of current square, working in ends of rows of adjacent square, beginning at Row 1, pick up loop in end of each row – 20 sts.
Row 1 Return-Row 10 Return: Work as for Square A.


SQUARE D (Half Square used to create straight edge at the beginning of a diagonal row)-
Row 1 (Right Side):
Place slip knot on hook; beginning in Row 1 working in ends of rows, pick up loop in each row of adjacent square – 11 sts.
Row 1 Return: Yo, draw through first loop, * yo, draw through 2 loops; repeat from * until 3 loops remain on hook; yo, draw through 3 loops – right cluster made and 1 loop on hook.
Row 2: Skip cluster, * TSS under next vertical bar; repeat from * across, working under both vertical bars of final st – 1 fewer st than previous row pick-up.
Row 2 Return: Repeat Row 1 return.
Rows 3-9: Repeat Row 2 noting there will be 1 fewer st on hook at the end of pick up portion of each row.
Row 10: TSS under both vertical bars of final st – 2 sts.
Row 10 Return: Yo, draw through both loops – 1 loop on hook. DO NOT FASTEN OFF.


FINISHING

Edging: Working in ends of rows, join yarn with sc in left edge of Row 10 of Square #161; sc in same place, * sc in each of next 8 rows, [draw up a loop in next row] twice, yo and draw through 3 loops, sc in next 8 rows, [2 sc in next row] twice; repeat from * 6 more times; sc in next 8 rows, 2 sc in next row; sc in next 90 rows, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts **, [2 sc in next st] twice; repeat from * to ** working in sts rather than rows on bottom edge; 2 sc in next row; join with a slip st in first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

 

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http://www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/WR1849_0.pdf Here is the link to the PDF for this afghan. There is a schematic for the layout of the squares. Hope this helps! :0) Happy Hooking!

Thanks for the link. Very helpful especially since I have never done this stitch before. But I am really looking forward to crocheting this for spring!

Picture needs to be bigger to you can see it better. Can't really tell what it looks like

@pld: I think people like this pattern because it is adjustable. You can make as many squares as you like to adjust the shape and size of the afghan.

How can a pattern get the highest rating without any count of the number of squares for an afghan made of squares??

This is a beautiful throw. The motifs work up quickly which to me is important to avoid monotony. There are a total of 161 motifs. 8 of Sq A, 9 each of Sq B and D. The rest of the motifs are Sq C (135 if my math isn't messed up). My only tip, reference Sq C, is when picking up the foundation row for Sq C from the second square is to slip hook under the adjoining yarn to give the joining a less holey look.

It would have been helpful to learn how many squares of each type were needed.

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