Crochet for Knitters – Modern Tunisian Quilt

Modern Tunisian Quilt for vp

This is a free pattern, sponsored by Knitter’s Pride. No Tunisian Crochet experience necessary! To find a shop that carries Knitter’s Pride Products near you, visit their Shop Finder page.

Size: 40 inches (102 cm) square, baby blanket or throw size, size can be easily modified
Tunisian Hook: Size K (6.5mm)
Yarn: Twelve 100 gram hanks of worsted weight yarn; 6 in main color, 3 in border color, and one hank each of three accent colors (please see exact breakdown of what I used below)
Additional Materials: tapestry needle for seaming and cross stitch
Gauge: 4 stitches per inch

Pattern + links to three-part video tutorial is a FREE RAVELRY DOWNLOAD.

kitties for vp

Detail on the yarn I used: I used Berroco Vintage, a worsted weight machine-washable yarn. Each hank is 100 grams and has 217 yards. Here is a breakdown of what I used:
Main Color, Snow Day, 6 hanks
Border Color, Dove, 3 hanks
Accent Color 1, Gingham, 1 hank
Accent Color 2, Tang, 1 hank
Accent Color 3, Sunny, 1 hank

Information on things you’ll see in the video:
The Knit Blockers can be found here on Amazon.

The Knitter’s Pride Tunisian Crochet hook set can be found here.

The nail polish I’m wearing is by Julep, color “Amanda”.

My silver ring is actually a knitting needle gauge, and can be found here.

20 comments on “Crochet for Knitters – Modern Tunisian Quilt

  1. It’s really beautiful. I’ve heard of Tunisian crochet, but since I’m a knitter, I never looked into it. I like the fabric it produces. I’ll have to give it a try now. Thanks for the free pattern, demonstrations and the tool recommendations. 🙂

  2. That looks like a fun project. Something a little different for a knitter. I KNEW you were going to get excited about the magic mattress stitch! 🙂

  3. This is a beautiful blanket. I have been practicing Tunisian crochet and duplicate stitching by making little bookmarks for friends/family that have their names embroidered onto them. I like it because it works up pretty fast. This is going to make a great gift. Staci, thanks again for a beautiful free pattern.

  4. Thank you for the lovely pattern, I will not be able to resist making it.
    I had not seen Tunisian before you showed the video on the Pet Blanket of which I have now made. Some of my friends had not seen it before and are now inspired to give it a go.
    Staci, I have tried to buy the blocking board you recommended but it is now not available anymore so I was wondering if you could recommend another that would work for me. I have never used one before and would like to try one.
    Many thanks for all your knowledge you so freely share, you really are amazingly

  5. Thank you for the note, Judith. Unfortunately, blocking boards like mine are currently not available anywhere. The alternative is blocking mats, which are small puzzle pieces that fit together. You can find those at many retailers, including Knit Picks and WEBS.

    S t a c i

    • Amazon sells a few different sets of 9 boards that fit together like puzzle pieces. Mine are also from KP and are called “lace blocking mats” they are 12x12x 3/8″ and I love them. Hope this helps you.

  6. Thank you for the free pattern!
    I’m giving it a go and making one for hubby for his birthday. There are some other Tunisian crocheted afghans that I want to try, but the cross stitching and seaming made me nervous. This will be a great intro. And you make the mattress stitch look so easy, I’m almost excited about it. 😉
    Thanks again!

  7. Staci, Berroco has no more of the Snow Day yarn. I cancelled the rest of my order and I am wondering if you can suggest a comparable yarn from another company. Thank you! I didn’t want to have my bindings and embroidery different from the main yarn.

  8. I’m cross stitching on the first white section. And I love it! Thank you again, Staci! Your section on cross stitching this has giving me confidence in this. Can’t wait to finish this and then try out a sampler afghan pattern I’ve had waiting for a couple of years. Just never had the courage to give it a go. Thank you for your pattern and video! 🙂

  9. Love this pattern. I can’t wait to try it. I’ve never tried this stitch but it looks wonderful! I have never owned such great needles as the one you use and don’t know if I can afford them at this time. Also the set of blockers you use seem to be a blessing. Thanks for the pattern and I will try the stitch on the needles I now have with some scrap yarn to see how it goes.

  10. I have a question on this pattern. For Tunisian Hook size it says K. But the ball of yarn I have says size H/8 hook. I tried making a few rows on both hooks and they don’t come evenly out. Do you have any good tips for chaining on the 44 sts.

  11. Clara – you may need to adjust your hook size to get the correct gauge in the pattern, which is 4 stitches per inch. Additionally, the hook size listed on yarn labels is for regular crochet – you will often need to use a bigger hook size than listed for Tunisian crochet.

    I’m not sure what you’re asking in regards to tips for the starting chain…it’s a regular crochet chain. In the video, I link to a slow demonstration of the crochet chain if you’re unfamiliar with it. Hope that helps!
    S t a c i

  12. Hi Staci,

    Love this blanket. I can’t wait to try making it. I was wondering if their is another yarn that is comparable to the Berroco Vintage? Although the Berroco isn’t an expensive yarn I am currently on medical leave and can’t afford to pay the price of the Berroco yarn at this time.


  13. Hi Staci,
    Thanks for this pattern – I really love it and am keen to make this for my Sister’s Birthday.
    I live in Australia and went to a good wool shop here to get advice on which yarn to use – “worsted weight” is not a commonly-used term here. They recommended 10ply wool (merino – so divine) based on the specs of the Berroco Vintage you used. Also a 6.5mm hook.
    Very quickly I could tell that the 6.5mm was too small a hook and so I moved to a 8mm hook. This is still too small. Where your white square is 45 stiches x 42 rows, mine is 45 stitches x 23 rows.
    While I could modify the pattern to create smaller squares, I don’t really want to spend forever doing this. I don’t feel like my stitches are too tight and my tension is consistent.
    Interestingly, I found that moving from the 6.5mm to 8mm hook didn’t make much of a difference to the size of the square.
    Should I continue to increase the hook size or do you think I should be using 12ply wool?
    I am not very good at this gauge stuff. Any advice would be much appreciated.

  14. Wonderful project! I am left-handed and am struggling with crochet hook in my right hand- any chance you can mirror your crochet videos for southpaws? Thank you!

  15. I enjoy your videos so much. Could you do one for Tunisian crochet in a circle? I have a pattern for a hat but I can’t figure out to do short rows and it look right. I have been crocheting for years but this is newer to me than knitting is.


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