Tunisian Sampler Bag

I have always loved the look of Tunisian crochet, it yields some really beautiful projects, 
and the technique is interesting.

Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern Tunisian Sampler Bag from Blackstone Designs

I have to admit, I found it a little intimidating when I first learned about it, so I didn't try it 
until just a few years ago. Even then, I only learned a couple of basic stitches and 
then never really did anything with it.

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  Well, a few designers I follow on Instagram have been posting their finished tunisian crochet 
pieces and they were so beautiful, I felt inspired to give it another try! I'm so glad I did!

With this project, I wanted to make something beginner friendly, that would allow for several 
repeats of each stitch, so I could practice. I figured a long strip could easily be 
folded in half to make a purse, so that's what I decided on. I hope you like it!

Here's how to make your own:

 Tunisian Sampler Bag
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Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern Tunisian Sampler Bag 

Materials
DK  Weight Yarn (#3)
  • 3 oz/275yds
K/6.50mm Afghan Hook
1 ½” Button
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Optional Materials
K/10.5/6.5mm Crochet Hook

Gauge

Not important for this project

Size

Approximately 9 x 9.5”

Stitch Guide

arnd = around
ch(s) = chain(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st(s) = slip stitch(es)
tss = Tunisian simple stitch
twtss = Twisted simple stitch
tps = Tunisian purl stitch
YO = yarn over

Skill Level

Easy
Written in U.S. Terms

Free Pattern for Tunisian Sampler Bag from Blackstone Designs

Notes

  • First loop on hook counts as the 1st stitch for every row.
  • Any weight yarn and any hook size can be used, but make sure the hook is at least 2 sizes larger than the hook size suggested on the yarn label.
  • Rows 2-13 are the Twisted Simple Stitch, Rows 14-23 are the Tire Tread Stitch, and Rows 24-32 are the Tunisian Simple Stitch. Rows 33-64 are repeats of the previous rows in reverse order.
  • In Tunisian crochet, only one side is the working side throughout (right side).

Stitches

Tunisian Simple Stitch (tss) – Insert hook from right to left under vertical bar and pull up a loop.

Tunisian Purl Stitch (tps) – Hold yarn in front of work, insert hook from right to left under vertical bar, and pull up a loop.

Twisted Simple Stitch (twtss) – Insert hook from left to right under vertical bar and pull up a loop.


Instructions

BASE
Ch 35,
1. FWD: (Working in the back bump of the chain): Draw up a loop in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.
    RTN: YO, pull through one loop on hook, *YO, pull through 2 loops on hook* to end.
2. FWD: *Twtss in next stitch, Tss in next stitch* across
    RTN: Work off loops as indicated in step one
3-13. Repeat row 2
14. FWD: *Tps in next stitch, Tss in next stitch* across
      RTN: Work off loops as indicated in step one
15. FWD: *Tss in next stitch, Tps in next stitch* across
      RTN: Work off loops as indicated in step one
16-23. Repeat rows 14 & 15
24. FWD: Tss in next stitch across
      RTN: Work off loops as indicated in step one
25-41. Repeat row 24
42-51. Repeat rows 14 & 15
52-64. Repeat row 2
65. *Twtss in next st and pull through loop on hook, Tss in next st and pull through loop on hook* across; Fasten.

HANDLE
Cut 12 – 36” pieces of yarn.
Hold all strands together and knot one end. Divide into 3 groups of 4 strands, braid them together, then knot the other end.

CLOSURE
Ch 10; Fasten.

Finishing
  • Fold strip in half, right side together, and sew up the sides. The fold is the bottom.
  • Turn bag right side out, sc in each st arnd, then sl st in each st arnd; Fasten.
  • Attach handle to inside of bag, one end of handle to each side seam. Sew through the knot.

Tunisian Crochet Stitch Bag Free Pattern


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