Tunisian CAL: Month 6 – The Tunisian Cross Stitch

2/3 of the way through the stitches!  Time is FLYING isnt it?  This stitch is another of my favorites!

Tunisian Cross Stitch

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Tunisian Cross Stitch

Materials:

  • Worsted Weight Yarn
  • Size I (5.5 mm) Tunisian Crochet Hook or size needed for gauge
  • Yarn needle to weave in ends

Gauge:
Approx 4 stitches and 3 rows = 1 inch (2.5 cm)

Directions: (make 2)
Chain any even number. (For tote, ch 18)

Row 1: (Part 1) Insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, YO, pull up loop; (insert hook in next ch, YO, pull up loop) across to end of ch leaving all loops on the hook.

(Part 2) YO, pull through 1st loop on hook; (YO, pull through 2 loops on hook) across until one loop remains on the hook.

Row 2: (Part 1) Skip first 2 vertical bars, insert hook under next vertical bar, YO, pull up a loop; crossing to the front of stitch just made, insert hook in skipped vertical bar, YO, pull up a loop; (skip next vertical bar,  insert hook under next vertical bar, YO, pull up a loop; crossing to the front of stitch just made, insert hook in skipped vertical bar, YO, pull up a loop) across, ending with insert hook in last vertical bar, YO, pull up loop: leaving all loops on hook.

(Part 2) YO, pull through 1st loop on hook; (YO, pull through 2 loops on hook) across until one loop remains on the hook.

Repeat Row 2 for pattern.

Last Row:  Skip first vertical bar, (insert hook under next vertical bar, YO, pull through stitch and loop on hook) across to end. Fasten Off.

See http://www.nexstitch.com/v_cross.html for a great video of this stitch