Making Tunisian Crocheted Sponges
Using the Tunisian or afghan stitch you can make up a variety of these useful crochet sponges. This is a guide about making Tunisian crocheted sponges
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This is a fast and fun pattern. It is crocheted using the Tunisian or afghan stitch for a nice textured look. Some people actually think this stitch technique strongly resembles knitting.
These are a cute alternative to store bought sponges. You can make these in under 20 minutes! They would make nice, inexpensive gifts. Make a few in different colors, tie them with a ribbon and it will put a smile on anyone's face.:)
Total Time: Under 20 minutes
Yield: The more the better!
- 6.0 mm afghan hook
- cotton yarn scraps
- embroidery needle for weaving in ends
- See, this is an afghan hook. Available at most any craft store or on-line.
- Ch 14.
- Insert your hook in the second ch from hook, yarn over and pull through.
- Continue in this manner until you have reached the end. You will have many loops on your hook.
- When you have reached the end, you will yarn over and pull through one loop only. This is equivalent to chaining at the end of your rows.
- Yarn over and pull through 2 loops.
- Repeat the last step until you are at the end of your row.
- Do you see all the vertical bars you have? You will be inserting your hook under the second bar to the left. See?
- Yarn over and pull through this loop only.
- Do the same with each remaining bar, being sure not to skip the tiny one at the end of the row.
- Yarn over, pull through one loop. *Yarn over and pull through 2 loops.* Continue step in between ** until end of row.
- Insert hook in second bar, yarn over and pull through one loop. Continue until the end of the row.
- Repeat the step 11 once, and steps 12 and then 11, 5 more times.
- Ch 1, sc in the same space, work 10 sc along the edge, 2 in the last space. You have 13 total on this side now.
- Work 7 sc evenly along the next edge, 2 sc in the last space. You have 9 on this side.
- Work 11 sc on the next edge, 2 in the last space. 13 total on this side.
- Work 7 sc on the last edge, making 2 in the last space. Join with a slip stitch to the first sc.
- Finish off and weave in ends.
- Here's the front.
- And the back.
May 29, 20150 found this helpful
I've been crocheting (Tunisian, Bavarian, English, and Irish) since I was a child, and this is a VERY good tutorial on this subject! Clever use of the darning needle to show stitch placement too.
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