Are you looking to add some texture and dimension to your crochet
projects? Tunisian crocheting flower
motifs are a perfect choice! These designs feature a raised center and intricate petal detailing that will elevate any project. If you're new to Tunisian crochet, don't worry! With a little practice, you can create stunning flower motifs in no time. In this step-by-step guide, we'll walk you through the process of crocheting a Tunisian knitting flower motif.
Materials you will need:
- Tunisian crochet hook
- Worsted weight yarn
- Yarn needle
Step 1: Foundation Row
Start by making a foundation row of Tunisian simple stitches (TSS) in the desired width for your flower. Insert the hook into the second chain from the hook, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Continue to work TSS stitches across the row, ending with one loop on your hook.
Step 2: Setup Row
To create the raised center of the flower, we'll work a setup row of Tunisian knit stitches (TKS). Insert the hook under the front vertical bar of the next stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Repeat this process across the entire row, ending with one loop on your hook.
Step 3: Petal Row
To create the petals of the flower, we'll work alternating rows of Tunisian simple stitches (TSS) and Tunisian purl stitches (TPS). Start by working a row of TSS stitches, inserting the hook under the front vertical bar of each stitch and pulling up a loop. At the end of the row, leave the loop on your hook and turn your work.
Next, work a row of Tunisian purl stitches (TPS) by inserting the hook under the front horizontal bar of each stitch and pulling up a loop. Continue to alternate between TSS and TPS rows until the petals are the desired length.
Step 4: Final Row
Finish the flower motif by working a final row of Tunisian simple stitches (TSS), inserting the hook under the front vertical bar of each stitch and pulling up a loop across the row. Bind off your work by pulling the yarn through the loop on your hook and weaving in the ends.
Step 5: Finishing Touches
Once you've completed your Tunisian knitting flower motif, you can use it to add embellishment to any project. Sew the motif onto a hat, bag, or sweater
to add a touch of beauty and dimension.
In conclusion, Tunisian knitting flower motifs are a fun and beautiful way to add texture to your crochet projects. With a little practice, you can create stunning designs that will impress your friends and family. Try experimenting with different colors and yarn weights to create unique and beautiful flower motifs that are all your own.