Tunisian Simple Crossed Stitch

May 07, 2021

 

Hello Everyone & Welcome Back!

 

Today we’ll go over the Tunisian Simple Crossed Stitch! We have 2 methods for this stitch pattern. Aligned & Offset.

A video tutorial for the Aligned Simple Crossed Stitch is available from CrochetKim & KnitDenise.

A video tutorial for the Offset Simple Crossed Stitch is available from KnitDenise & CrochetKim.

The Tunisian Simple Crossed Stitch (Tcross) is a variation on Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS) worked over an even number of stitches.  This stitch pattern adds texture and an interesting pattern to your project. 

The Simple Crossed Stitch pattern has a moderate tendency to curl and can be reduced if you go up a hook size or lessen your tension and always block the finished project.

 

Begin this & nearly all Tunisian projects with a Foundation Row:

Create an even number of chains.

  • (1) Insert your hook into the back bump of the second chain from the hook.
  • (2) Yarn over and pull up a loop. Leave that loop on your hook. Repeat steps 1&2 across the row. This is your "Forward Pass". Don't turn your work.
  • Yarn over and draw through one loop only. * Yarn over and draw through two loops. * Repeat *-* to the end. You should have one loop on your hook.

These steps create your foundation row. You'll see your vertical bars across the row and proceed to make different types of stitches in the remaining rows of the work.

 

Aligned Simple Crossed Stitch with a single ended hook. (1 row repeat)

  • Skip first vertical bar directly beneath the loop on the hook, *sk the next vertical bar, insert hook (as TSS) in the next vertical bar, pull up a loop. Insert hook (as TSS) under the skipped vertical bar, pull up a loop. (Tcross)* Repeat *-* until the last selvage stitch remains. TSS
  • Basic return pass.

Continue to your desired length.

 

Bind off row.

There are only a few times when the bind off isn’t necessary. It typically isn't needed for most lace designs since that would close up an otherwise lacy project.

Binding off in pattern.

  • *Skip first vertical bar directly beneath the loop on the hook, sk the next vertical bar, insert hook in the next vertical bar, pull up a loop. Continue pulling through the loop on the hook.
  • Insert hook under the skipped vertical bar, pull up a loop. Continue pulling through the loop on the hook.*

Repeat * - * across the row to the last stitch.

Last stitch - insert your hook under both vertical bars of the last stitch (it should look like a v on the outer edge of the work) and finish the slip stitch.  Chain 1, cut the yarn and pull through the loop to fasten off.




Offset Simple Crossed Stitch with a single ended hook. (2 row repeat)

  • Row 1. Skip first vertical bar directly beneath the loop on the hook, *sk the next vertical bar, insert hook (as TSS) in the next vertical bar, pull up a loop. Insert hook (as TSS) under the skipped vertical bar, pull up a loop. (Tcross)* Repeat *-* until the last selvage stitch remains. TSS

Basic return pass as in prior tutorials.

 

  • Row 2. Skip first vertical bar directly beneath the loop on the hook, TSS, *sk the next vertical bar, insert hook (as TSS) in the next vertical bar, pull up a loop. Insert hook (as TSS) under the skipped vertical bar, pull up a loop. (Tcross), TSS* Repeat *-* until the last selvage stitch remains. TSS

Basic return pass as in prior tutorials.

 

Continue rows 1&2 to your desired length. Ending with a row 1.

 

Binding off in pattern.

 

  • Insert hook in the next vertical bar, pull up a loop. Continue pulling through the loop on the hook. *Skip first vertical bar directly beneath the loop on the hook, sk the next vertical bar, insert hook in the next vertical bar, pull up a loop. Continue pulling through the loop on the hook. 
  • Insert hook under the skipped vertical bar, pull up a loop. Continue pulling through the loop on the hook.* 
  • Repeat * - * across the row to the last 2 stitches. Insert hook in the next vertical bar, pull up a loop. Continue pulling through the loop on the hook.
  • Last stitch - insert your hook under both vertical bars of the last stitch (it should look like a v on the outer edge of the work) and finish the slip stitch.  Chain 1, cut the yarn and pull through the loop to fasten off.

 


Thank you for visiting and I hope these tutorials are useful for your stitching journey. 


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