Free Tunisian Crochet Patterns

Find Free Tunisian Crochet Patterns for a Variety of Projects

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Tunisian crochet is a popular technique for creating a variety of different projects. Find free Tunisian crochet patterns for pretty bags, useful kitchen accessories, and more.

Free Tunisian Crochet Patterns for Women's Accessories:

You can make a variety of fashion accessories using Tunisian crochet.

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    Tunisian Crochet Bag Patterns -- Striped Purse and Apple Purse Worked in Afghan Stitch
    Tunisian Crochet Bag Patterns. Tunisian Crochet Bag Patterns -- Striped Purse and Apple Purse -- Photos © Amy Solovay

    Tunisian crochet is well-suited to making purses and bags that are both sturdy and attractive.

    Striped Tunisian Crochet Bag Pattern

    This striped crochet bag almost appears woven, but it is definitely crocheted. The bag is made using afghan stitch, otherwise known as Tunisian simple stitch.

    This bag has crocheted handles, which means that you do not have to purchase separate purse handles to complete it.

    Tunisian Crochet Purse With Beaded Apple Motif

    This purse combines two popular crochet techniques - Tunisian crochet and beaded crochet. To put the finishing touches on the apple, you also get to indulge in a bit of cross stitching. Tunisian crochet offers a unique surface for working cross stitch designs.

    • Tunisian crochet purse pattern
    • Free pattern for the beaded crochet apple motif
    • Learn how to cross stitch.
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    Faux Knit Headband
    Faux Knit Headband -- Photo © Michael Solovay

    This headband is a quick project that utilizes the easy-but-interesting Tunisian knit stitch.

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    Faux Knit and Crochet Dishcloth
    Faux Knit and Crochet Dishcloth. Faux Knit and Crochet Dishcloth -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    Tunisian crochet is well-suited to making projects for home decor. Here are some free Tunisian crochet patterns for making projects to accent and decorate your home.

    Faux Knit and Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

    The phrase "faux knit" refers to Tunisian knit stitch, a Tunisian crochet stitch which looks quite a bit like knitting. If you haven't yet learned how to crochet that stitch, this dishcloth gives you the ideal opportunity. The dishcloth is easy to crochet, and the free pattern is...MORE available on our website.

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    Easy Crochet Potholder in Afghan Stitch
    Easy Crochet Potholder in Afghan Stitch. Tunisian Crochet Potholder - Photo © 2009 Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    These Tunisian crochet potholders are super-easy to crochet. The pattern is very basic, and it is also quite relaxing once you have mastered the Tunisian simple stitch.

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    Pretty Crocheted Potholder
    Pretty Crocheted Potholder. Pretty Crocheted Potholder - Photo © 2009 Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    These potholders are a bit fancier than the plainer ones pictured above, but they are also very easy to crochet. The body of the potholder is worked in Tunisian simple stitch, and the edging is worked in V-stitches.

    These potholders were designed to match a lacy cotton dishcloth; you can crochet both projects for a coordinating set.

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    Colorful Tunisian Crochet Kitchen Set; Potholders and Dishcloth
    Colorful Tunisian Crochet Kitchen Set; Potholders and Dishcloth. Colorful Tunisian Crochet Kitchen Set; Potholders and Dishcloth -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    Rainbow Potholders in Primary Colors:

    You can use Tunisian crochet to create color blends in the same row of stitches. This can be accomplished by working the forward pass and the return in different colors. It's easy, but the results look complex and sophisticated.

    This potholder explores some possibilities for blending the primary colors - red, yellow, and blue. There are many amazing effects you can achieve using this simple concept of color blending. These potholders are fantastic...MORE introduction to the concept if it is new to you.

    Want to see close-up photos of this potholder?

  • See an enlarged view of the potholder front.
  • See a close-up photo of the corner of the potholder.
  • See a close-up of the stitches. This photo shows both blended and plain rows of Tunisian simple stitch.


  • Matching Rainbow Dishcloth Pattern:

    A rainbow dishcloth completes this set.

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    Christmas Crochet Potholder Worked in Tunisian Simple Stitch AKA Afghan Stitch
    Christmas Themed Crochet Potholder - Red, White and Green Christmas Holiday Striped Potholder Worked in Afghan Stitch Crochet, With Cross Stitched Embellishments. Tunisian Crochet Christmas Potholder - Photo © 2009 Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    These festive potholders are worked in red and white stripes of Tunisian simple stitch, and then cross stitched in green for the finishing touches. They make great gifts, and can be crocheted at any time of the year if you want to get a head start on making your holiday gifts.

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    Tunisian Crochet Potholder in Variegated Shades of Brown Yarn
    This Potholder Is Crocheted in Peaches & Creme Cotton Yarn. The Colorway Is Called Shades of Brown. The Potholder Is Worked in Afghan Stitch. Tunisian Crochet Potholder in Shades of Brown - Photo © 2009 Amy Solovay

    This potholder is much less complicated than it looks. At first glance, you might think it would involve a mess of complex color changes, but it doesn't. The colors are all incorporated into one variegated yarn.

    The zigzag / argyle pattern happened naturally as a result of the combination of yarn, pattern and stitches; I didn't have to go out of my way to create it. This phenomenon is known as "color flashing."

    The variegated yarn helps to keep this project interesting. As you...MORE crochet, you'll find yourself constantly anticipating the next stitch, just to see what the yarn will do next.

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    Tunisian Crochet Kitchen Set -- Potholders and Dishcloth
    Tunisian Crochet Kitchen Set -- Potholders and Dishcloth. Tunisian Crochet Kitchen Set Including Potholders and Dishcloth -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    Variegated Potholders in Shades of Denim Blue:

    These potholders are very similar to the ones shown above, only the colors are blues instead of browns.

    Variegated Denim Dishcloth in Tunisian Crochet:

    This dishcloth is another one of those projects that looks complicated, but isn't. It's actually very easy. The variegated yarn does all the colorwork for you. You don't even have to change colors until you get to the edging.

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    Pastel Variegated Crochet Potholder in Tunisian Simple Stitch
    Pastel Variegated Crochet Potholder - This Potholder is Worked in Peaches & Creme Cotton Yarn in the Shades of Spring Colorway. Pastel Variegated Potholder Crocheted in Tunisian Simple Stitch - Photo © 2009 Amy Solovay
    Here's a pretty pastel potholder worked in Tunisian simple stitch.
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    Crocheted Strawberry Potpourri Dishcloth
    Crocheted Strawberry Potpourri Dishcloth - This Dishcloth Is Named After the Ombre Yarns Used to Create It. Crocheted Strawberry Potpourri Dishcloth - Photo © 2009 Amy Solovay.
    This dishcloth is useful, fun to crochet, and pretty too. The dishcloth was named after the color names of the yarns that were used to create it.
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    Earthtone Potholders and Dishcloth Crocheted in Tunisian Simple Stitch
    Earthtone Potholders and Dishcloth Crocheted in Tunisian Simple Stitch. Earthtone Potholders and Dishcloth Crocheted in Tunisian Simple Stitch -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    Earthtone Ombre Potholders:

    These potholders are crocheted with two different variegated yarns, which makes this a fascinating (but still super easy!) project to crochet. Want to see more photos? This page features a larger picture of the potholders, plus a close-up of the afghan stitch design, plus a photo of the yarns I used to crochet my project samples.

    Earthtone Ombre Dishcloth:

    This ombre dishcloth is crocheted in afghan stitch, with an edging of single crochet. The colors are rich, lovely...MORE earth tones. This dishcloth utilizes a couple of different variegated yarns in harmony with a solid colored border. It's a satisfying project that works up quickly, and the end result is both functional and decorative. You can click here to check out additional photos of this project.

    Camel and Blue Variegated Dishcloth:

    (Not pictured.) This dishcloth is a color variation of the one pictured here. In addition to the earth tones, it includes a beautiful blue yarn.

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    Dad's Char 'n- Grill Potholder Crocheted in Afghan Stitch
    Dad's Char 'n- Grill Potholder Crocheted in Afghan Stitch. Dad's Char 'n- Grill Potholder in Afghan Stitch -- Chart © Connie Barwick; Photo © Amy Solovay

    This potholder gives you an example of one of the creative things that can be done with afghan stitch; you can work cross stitch on top of this stitch, using it instead of aida fabric to create intricate colorful designs.

    The potholder you see pictured was a collaborative effort by Amy Solovay, your crochet expert, and Connie Barwick, your cross stitch expert. Amy designed the crocheted potholder pattern, and Connie designed the color chart for working the cross stitch.