Summer sun is on its way, and that means it's time for small projects and fun accessories. And Tunisian is hotter than ever! So celebrate the sun with the Tunisian Dawn Sunglasses Case - a one skein crochet pattern on Moogly!
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Featuring the Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch Pattern
I've really been enjoying diving into Tunisian lately - and I have been really wanting to try out the Tunisian Honeycomb stitch pattern! It's got such a pretty look, and it is gorgeous in any yarn.
But I think it looks really lush in Patons Alpaca Blend - in particular this sun shiny, rich shade of Butternut. Of course, you should use the yarn you like best... but I'm going to keep loving this one! Normally it would be too warm for summer, but for a small one-skein project it's perfect!
Turn a Simple Square into Something Special
Tunisian crochet tends to take more time than standard crochet stitches, and not as many people are familiar with it. So this project uses just a few basic stitches, in a simple square. In fact, you could make it with Lily Sugar'n Cream, and bind off after Row 23 for a gorgeous hostess-gift-worthy dishcloth!
In this case, rather than binding off, we switch to standard crochet stitches for the last two rows - I love how very versatile crochet is! These two rows, a purchased clasp, and some simple seaming turn a dishcloth into a sunglasses case - or a case for anything at all. Simply adjust the length to fit whatever you like - sunglasses are just the start!
Tunisian Dawn Sunglasses Case
US-J, 6mm Susan Bates Tunisian hook
75 yds Patons Alpaca Blend (5 - Bulky; 60% Acrylic 22% Wool 10% Nylon 8% Alpaca; 100g/3.5oz, 142 m/155 yds)
Colorway Shown: Butternut - 1 ball (you should be able to get 2 cases per ball as written)
Gauge: 27 sts x 23 rows = 8” in pattern
Finished Size: 4" wide x 8.5" long
tss - Tunisian Simple Stitch: With hook in front of work throughout, insert hook under front vertical bar of indicated stitch from right to left, yo and pull up a loop.
tps - Tunisian Purl Stitch: With hook in front of work throughout, hold the yarn in front of the work and insert the hook from right to left as if to work a Simple Stitch, pull the yarn to the back of the hook from underneath, and wrap over the hook to yarn over, pull up a loop.
All Return Passes are worked as follows: Ch 1, *yo and pull through next 2 loops on hook, rep from * until 1 loop remains on hook.
This pattern begins with Tunisian crochet and switches to linked crochet for the last two rows - so there's just one turn! See the video tutorials above as needed.
Make the Pouch (aka the Dishcloth!)
Foundation Row: Ch 27, skip the ch closest to the hook, pull up a loop in each rem ch across.
Row 2: Skip first st, tss in next st, *tps in next st, tss in next st; rep from * until 1 st rem, insert hook in last st under two outer vertical bars, yo, pull loop through.
Row 3: Skip first st, tps in next st, *tss in next st, tps in next st; rep from * until 1 st rem, insert hook in last st under two outer vertical bars, yo, pull loop through.
Rows 4 - 23: Repeat Rows 2 and 3, or to desired case length, ending on a Row 3 rep. (Do not break yarn.)
Make the Clasp Sleeve
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as first st), LDC worked as tss in next st, *LDC worked as tps in next st, LDC worked as tss in next st; rep from * until 1 st rem, LDC in last st worked under two outer vertical bars; turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, LDC in each rem st across; break yarn leaving a 48" tail.
Assemble the Case
Step 1: Fold the last 1 ½ rows of piece to WS, at the "linked" portion of the dc sts. Holding the open clasp inside this fold, sew the top of the last row to the WS of the case, using the loops available on the WS of the fabric.
Step 2: Fold the clasp and insert the pin to secure it closed.
Step 3: Sew the end of the clasp sleeve along the outside of the case, sealing it inside. Then, continue to sew down the side of the case and across the bottom to finish the case.
To Use, just squeeze the sides of the clasp to open! You can stitch the inside edges of the clasp case closed if desired.
LOOKING FOR MORE?
Are you looking for more Tunisian crochet patterns? I have a few - check out the Screen Window Square, Tunisian Pebbles Dishcloth, Strawberry Basket Tunisian Dishcloth, Top of the Tunisian Infinity Scarf, and the BYOB! And then you can browse all my patterns on Moogly or Ravelry!
If the Tunisian Dawn Sunglasses pattern inspires you and you post a photo on social media, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog so I can check it out too!
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