Triangles Square

Triangles Square is a great project for those who would like to dip their toes in the world of Tunisian crochet colourwork. The repetitive pattern allows for sufficient practise of the technique creating a beautiful colour effect. You can then let your creativity free creating beautiful colourful patterns.

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Skills required

Chain, Tunisian crochet technique (alternating forward and backward passes), Tunisian simple stitch (tss), stranded colourwork, Tunisian simple stitch bind-off, blocking.

Skill level

Finished measurements

The final square measurements (blocked):

12 x 12 in (30.5 x 30.5 cm)

Materials and tools

Knit Picks Wool of the Andes (100% Superwash Merino Wool | Worsted | 50 g (1.75 oz) = 101 m (110 yds)), Avocado (#26324) CC2 1 skein, Grass (#26328) MC 1 skein, Oyster Heather (#26317) CC1 1 skein

Tunisian crochet hook size 8 mm (US size L-11) with cable (at least 20 cm (8 in)) or size to obtain the gauge

Tapestry needle

Scissors

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Gauge

Blocked Gauge:

16 sts x 12 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 in) over tss using 8 mm hook

Stitch guide

Tunisian crochet stitches are worked in forward and return pass from right to left, with the number of sts (lps) increasing on the hook during the forward pass and decreasing during the return pass.

Return pass is worked in the same way for all sts (rows of sts) used in this project as follows: 1 ch, *yrh, draw through 2 lps on hook, rep from * until 1 lp on hook.

Edge stitches:

Right edge stitch- This is the first st and is not usually worked into because there is one lp on the hook left after completing the return pass of the previous row. This one lp corresponds to the first st of the new row.

Left edge stitch- This st is referred to in the pattern as the End Stitch (ES) and is crocheted as follows: Rotate the end of the fabric towards yourself, insert the hook under both bars (left and right) of the last st, yrh and pul.

  • First row of Tunisian crochet: Insert the hook in the back bump of second ch from hook, yrh and pul across. Standard return pass.
  • Tunisian simple stitch: Insert the hook from right to left under front vertical bar of the next st, yrh and pul. Standard return pass.

Stranded colourwork: The basic principle for the colourwork is to trap long loose floats created during FP and RP of a particular row on FP of the consecutive row.

It is most useful and efficient to trap the floats after every 3 stitches. For example, if the strand(s) of yarn is (are) carried over 6 stitches, the float would be trapped on stitch 3 and 4. Trapping floats more often can result in very neat looking WS of the project but it adds a lot of extra work, while trapping floats less often leaves floats that are likely to caught on jewellery, fingers of whatever comes their way. This is however only my observation, and you may test the method to come up with your own stitch interval.

 The process of trapping loose floats is carried out in 2 steps as follows:

  1. Work tss as per pattern instructions, while inserting the hook under both floats of the previous row (1 created during FP and 1 created during RP), yrh and pul. (Appendix: Pic 1)
  2. Work tss as per patter instructions, while inserting the hook over both floats of the previous row (1 created during FP and 1 created during RP), yrh and pul. (Appendix: Pic 2)

Repeat these 2 steps as needed at regular stitch intervals.

Tunisian Simple stitch bind off: Insert hook from right to left under front vertical bar of the next st, yrh, pul and pull through the lp that is on the hook. One lp remains on the hook.

Abbreviations:   
ch- chain  yrh- yarn round the hook  
st(s)- stitch(es)  pul- pull up a loop  
lp(s)- loop(s)  FP- forward pass  
tss- Tunisian simple stitchRP- return pass  
ES- End stitchapprox.- approximately  
RS- right side  rep- repeat  
WS- wrong side 

Notes

The Triangles Square is worked flat, RS facing from right to left.

The stitch count refers to the number of lps on hook on FP.

Instructions

Square

With MC, chain 48.

Row 1 FP: Insert the hook in the back bump of second ch from hook, yrh and pul across. 48 lps on hook.

Row 1 RP and all other RPs: Standard RP.

Row 2: Tss to last st, ES.

Row 3: Rep Row 2.

Row 4: Tss in next 2 sts, work chart Triangles A to last 3 sts, change to MC, tss in next 2 sts, ES.

Rows 5-8: Tss in next 2 sts, continue working chart Triangles A to last 3 sts as commenced in Row 4, change to MC, tss in next 2 sts, ES.

Rows 9-13: Rep Rows 4-8. Change to CC2.

Row 14: Tss in next 2 sts, work chart Triangles B to last 3 sts, change to CC2, tss in next 2 sts, ES.

Rows 15-18: Tss in next 2 sts, continue working chart Triangles B to last 3 sts as commenced in Row 4, change to CC2, tss in next 2 sts, ES.

Rows 19-23: Rep Rows 14-18.

Rows 24-33: Rep Rows 4-13.

Rows 34-36: Rep Row 2.

Row 37: Tunisian Simple stitch bind-off.

Finishing

Weave in ends and block to final measurements.

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Further resources:

Pattern video tutorial:

Stranded colourwork

Step 1:

Step 2:

Colour chart Triangles A:

Colour chart Triangles B:

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