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The Tunisian Cable Square is a free crochet pattern and made with less than 1 skein of Lion Brand Wool Ease. The square is part of the Travel Afghan hosted by Two of Wands.
“My Life in Yarn” is nothing but exciting and new every day. From being inspired by what other creators are making and designing, to the amazing companies I get to work and collaborate with. Lion Brand is one of them. Alex from Two of Wands and Lion Brand organized the Travel Afghan project that includes 49 designers for both a knit and crochet version. Those afghans travel the world in 2020. And you will see one square added every 2 weeks. My square is #11 and I’m so honored that I was invited to this amazing project.
Yarn is literally all around me and has been since I was little. I grew up with my grandma and aunt knitting and crocheting. My mom is also very crafty in terms of papers and sewing. Although no one remembers how old I was – including myself – when my grandma taught me how to knit, I always loved it. I took a long break from knitting and started painting and drawing in my teen years. Once I moved from Germany to the United States, I picked up knitting again.
But one thing always got me curious. And that was crocheting. One day I started googling how to start crocheting and learn how to crochet a granny square. I was hooked from day one. Since then I stopped knitting. Not sure why, but crochet was everything I could think of to keep my hands busy.
It didn’t take long and I became a designer and looked up to other amazing designers such as Alex from Two of Wands with the amazing photography of her creations. I starting sharing my ideas and designs with my audience and they loved them all. They are the ones who inspire me with new ideas and suggestions for patterns and tutorials. I’m just so beyond grateful to have a life in yarn.
My square for the crocheted Travel Afghan is inspired by my past and present. It is made using Tunisian crochet, which has always been known as a combination of knitting and crocheting. I added a cable to the pattern as life always includes twists and never turns out the way you wanted to. But cables were the reason which got me curious to learn knitting. I always saw cables as the most elegant way to knit or crochet. So not only does it bring me lots of joy to crochet cables, but it also allows me to re-live some of my childhood memories.
So, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this Travel Afghan #11, a Tunisian Cable Square pattern.
This pattern is also available as an ad-free, printer-friendly pdf pattern that can be purchased at the links below for only a small fee.
If you like this square crochet pattern, you might like these also:
- Holiday Square Blanket
- Granny’s Flower Garden Blanket
- Baby Granny Square Blanket
- Wheel Pillow made through Mystery Crochet Along
How to crochet the
Tunisian Crochet Cable Square
You will need:
- Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease yarn, 39g of 1 skein
- color: natural heather
- 6mm hook (Tunisian hook)
- 6mm hook (secondary Tunisian hook)
- tapestry needle
- optional: Stitch Markers
4 stitches x 3 rows = 1 square inch
10×10 inches (blocked)
Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- tss = Tunisian simple stitch (click to see video tutorial)
- tks = Tunisian knit stitch (click to see video tutorial)
- Tunisian cables (click to see video tutorial)
Written Pattern for the Tunisian Cable Square:
Note: Each row includes the reverse row. So if you crochet the forward row as described below, you’ll go back the reverse row as normal (yo, pull through 1, * yo, pull through 2, repeat from * till the end).
R1: 1 tss in each st
R2 – 5: 1 tss in next 2 sts, [1 tks in next 2 sts, 1 tss in next 2 sts] twice, 1 tks in the next 10 sts, 1 tss in next 2 sts, [1 tks in next 2 sts, 1 tss in next 2 sts] twice
R6: 1 tss in next 2 sts, [1 tks in next 2 sts, 1 tss in next 2 sts] twice, work the next 10 sts as 2×5 sts as Tunisian Cables using 2 crochet hooks (see video below if you never did that before), 1 tss in next 2 sts, [1 tks in next 2 sts, 1 tss in next 2 sts] twice
Repeat rows 2-6 four more times
Then repeat rows 2-6 one more time.
How to crochet Tunisian Cables:
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Finish the square with a border
R1: evenly crochet 1 sc in each stitch all around (1 sc per stitch or row), adding 3 sc per corner, sl st to the first 1 st
R2: 1 sc in each st, adding 3 sc per corner, sl st to the first st
Fasten off and weave in your ends or crochet your square to the Travel Afghan, for location 11. I also wet blocked my square to make sure it is flat and exactly 10×10 inches before sewing it onto the afghan.
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