Free pattern for a small ornament made with Tunisian short rows
Have you already done Tunisian short rows?
It is so much easier than knitting short rows. You don't have to use techniques like 'wrap & turn'.
And it's very easy to create circles like this little Christmas ornament.
- scrap yarn in several colours for decorating
- a suitable crochet hook - a regular hook is fine, you won't need a Tunisian hook
- a yarn needle
ch - chain
YO - yarn over
st(s) - stitch(es)
TSS - Tunisian Simple Stitch
ES - edge stitch, insert hook under both strands
- ch 6
- pick up a loop in the back bump, starting with second ch from hook and each ch across (6 sts on hook)
- YO and pull through 1 loop on hook, *YO and pull through 2 loops on hook, repeat from * until one loop remains on the hook
Step 1: Short row
- Forward pass: 3 TSS (4 sts on hook)
- Return pass: YO and pull through 2 loops on hook, three times
Step 2: Full row
- Forward pass: 4 TSS, ES (6 sts on hook)
- Return pass: YO and pull through 1 loop on hook, *YO and pull through 2 loops on hook, repeat from * until one loop remains on the hook
Repeat steps 1 and 2 until you have a full circle.
When the circle is complete, cut yarn, pull out the hook and thread yarn onto yarn needle.
Sew together as following: Insert needle under both strands of the edge stitch and back to the same point where the yarn comes from.
Insert needle from behind and come out in front of the next TSS stitch.
Insert needle from right to left under the vertical bars, first at the top edge then at the edge below.
Step out to the back side and repeat for the remaining stitches.
Decorate as you like. The Tunisian stitches are perfect for embroidery.
To make the bow fold approx. 2,5 m /2.7 yds yarn to half and place a slipknot on the hook.
Wrap the yarn tail around the hook, from front to back. YO with working yarn and pull through both loops on the hook.
Repeat to desired length. Use yarn needle to pull yarn ends inside.
Form a bow, wrap yarn around and tie securely. Sew or tie to wreath.
Attach a hanger at the top.
Merry Christmas everyone!
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