Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Halloween Throw Free Pattern - Tunisian Crochet

Halloween Throw Free Pattern - Tunisian Crochet

Click HERE for a downloadable PDF pattern copy.


Throw measures approximately 27"/69 cm wide x 36"/92 cm long

Caron International's Simply Soft (100% acrylic; 6 oz/170 g, 315 yds/288 m skein):

#9707 Dk Sage (A), 2 skeins

#9702 Off White (B), 2 skeins

#9727 Black (D), 2 skeins

#9703 Bone (E), 1 skein

Caron International's Simply Soft Brites

(100% acrylic; 6 oz/170 g, 315 yds/288 m skein):

#9605 Mango (C), 2 skeins

Caron International's Fabulous (100% nylon; 1.76 oz/50 g, 160 yds/146 m ball):

#0013 Country Cottage (F), 1 ball

Caron International's Fling (71% acrylic, 29% polyester; 1.76 oz/50 g, 37 yds/34 m ball):

#0008 Licorice (G), 1 ball

Caron International's One Pound (100% acrylic; 16 oz/453.6 g, 812 yds/742 m skein):

#0581 Espresso (H), 1 skein

One Tunisian (Afghan) hook, size US L-11 (8 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge

One crochet hook, size US K-10 1/2 (6.5 mm).

Bobbins (optional)

Row counter (optional)

Ruler (for reading Chart) (optional)


In Tunisian Crochet, 11 sts and 10 rows = 4"/10 cm, using 2 strands of yarn held together


Changing Colors: When working Step 1, work to bar before color change is needed, drop old color and insert hook into the next vertical bar, yarn over with new color and draw a loop through the vertical bar; complete row. When working Step 2, take care to pick up new color from under and behind old color.


Chain (ch)

Half double crochet (hdc)

Slip stitch (slip st)

Tunisian Crochet/Afghan Stitch (any number of stitches)

Note: Each row of Tunisian Crochet is worked in two steps.

Foundation Row (counts as Step 1)

Chain the number of sts indicated in the instructions.

Skip the first ch, * insert hook in second ch from hook, yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook); repeat from * across, pulling up a loop in each ch.

Complete Foundation Row by working Step 2 (below).

Step 1: With RS facing, working from right to left, pick up the stitches:

Beginning in the second vertical bar of the previous row, * insert hook into the vertical bar, yarn over and draw a loop through the vertical bar (2 loops on hook); repeat from * across, drawing up a loop in each vertical bar.

Step 2: With RS facing, working from left to right, work off the stitches:

Yarn over and draw through first loop on hook, * yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * across.

Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for each row of Tunisian Crochet.


Use a double strand of each color throughout.
Each square on the Chart represents one stitch.
When working with several colors at once, cut an approximately 5 yard length of each color and let the ends hang freely on the back, or wind yarn on bobbins.
When changing colors, while working from Chart, always bring the new color under the working color to avoid leaving a hole. Do not carry yarn for more than 7 stitches.
The half double crochet edging is worked with the smaller hook and a double strand of yarn.

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