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Τετάρτη, 26 Ιουλίου 2017

Tunisian Feathers Free Pattern

free pattern for Tunisian crochet feathers


I hope you will have as much fun as I have making your own pretty feathers.  Enjoy
Tunisian crochet feathers free pattern


TUNISIAN FEATHERS
Abbreviations:
ch        chain
M1tb   Make 1 – top bar
Tss     Tunisian Simple Stitch
lp/s     loop/s
sl st    slip st
yo        yarn over
st/s     stitch/es
Special Stitches and Techniques Used:
End st:  The last stitch of the forward pass is treated a little differently than the rest of the stitches in your row.  To make an end st, insert hook under the last vertical and the bar lying directly behind it (2 lps on hook), yo and draw up lp (1 lp back on hook & end stitch made)
endst_txt
M1tb (make 1 – top bar): insert hook under top loop of horizontal bar before next st, yo, pull up loop and leave on hook (1 extra stitch made)
m1tb_start_txt m1tb_end_txt
Tss3tog: insert hook under next 3 sts, yo and pull up loop (1 loop on hook)
Finished Size:         
Large Feather = 17 cm
Small Feather = 13 cm
You will need:
  • 5mm crochet hook without handle (pop a rubber band on the end to keep your stitches from falling off)
  • DK/8ply cotton in at least 2 colours
PATTERN:
Large Feather
Pattern notes:
  1. The following instructions are for the design pictured above (the little guy sitting out on his own) but you can go to town with as many colours as you like (or could be bothered weaving in the ends of ), mix up the stripe sequence as you please. There are so many possibilities! Check out the photos throughout this post for inspiration.
  2. To clarify that the last stitch of the forward pass is worked differently, I always refer to this stitch in my patterns as an ‘end stitch’
  3.  Carry yarn between rows if there is only a few rows between colour changes.  If there are more than a few rows, then it’s best to cut yarn and rejoin.
  4. As you work, you will notice that your feather starts to lean to one side a little. That’s a good thing! This will give your feather a nice natural shape
Foundation row: Using Colour A, ch 11. Starting from 2nd ch from hook, pick up a loop from the * top loop only of chain and in each ch to end (11 lps). Return
* a nicer edge is achieved for this design by working into the top loop instead of working from the usual back bump.
 Row 2: M1tb, Tss 3, Tss3tog, Tss 3, M1tb, work end st (11 lps). Return
 Row 3: Work as for Row 2, changing to Colour B on the last 2 lps of return
 Row 4: Continuing with Colour B, work as for Row 2, changing to Colour A on the last 2 lps of return
 Row 5: Continuing with Colour A, work as for Row 2, changing to Colour B on the last 2 lps of return
Row 6: Continuing with Colour B, work as for Row 2, changing to Colour A on the last 2 lps of return
Rows 7 – 10: Continuing with Colour A, work as for Row 2
Row 11: Work as for Row 2, changing to Colour B on the last 2 lps of return
Row 12: Continuing with Colour B, work as for Row 2, changing to Colour A on the last 2 lps of return
Row 13: Continuing with Colour A, Tss 3, Tss3tog, Tss 3, work end st (9 lps). Return changing to Colour B on the last 2 lps
Row 14: Continuing with Colour B, M1tb, Tss 2, Tss3tog, Tss 2, M1tb, work end st (9 lps), changing to Colour A on the last 2 lps of return
Rows 15 – 17: Continuing with Colour A, M1tb, Tss 2, Tss3tog, Tss 2, M1tb, work end st (9 lps). Return
Row 18: Tss 2, Tss3tog, Tss 2, work end st (7 lps). Return
Row 19: M1tb, Tss 1, Tss3tog, Tss 1, M1tb, work end st (7 lps). Return
Row 20: Tss 1, Tss3tog, Tss 1, work end st (5 lps). Return
Row 21: Tss3tog, work end st (3 lps). Return: – draw yarn through all 3 lps on hook. Ch 6, sl st back down along chain. Fasten off.
Weave in ends
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Small Feather:
Pattern note:  The following pattern doesn’t include colour change instructions.
Foundation row: Ch 9. Starting from 2nd ch from hook, pick up a loop from the * top loop only of chain and in each ch to end (9 lps). Return
Rows 2 – 10: M1tb, Tss 2, Tss3tog, Tss 2, M1tb, work end st (9 lps). Return
Row 11: Tss 2, Tss3tog, Tss 2, work end st (7 lps). Return
Rows 12 – 13: M1tb, Tss 1, Tss3tog, Tss 1, M1tb, work end st (7 lps). Return
Row 14: Tss 1, Tss3tog, Tss 1, work end st (5 lps). Return
Row 15: Tss3tog, work end st (3 lps). Return: – draw yarn through all 3 lps on hook. Ch 6, sl st back down along chain. Fasten off.
Weave in ends
Tip:  You can also make your feather in a single colour and embroider your designs on later
Tunisian crochet feathers free pattern

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