The Tunisian Tire Tread Stitch :: Tunisian Crochet Stitch #11

Stitch Description

The Tire Tread stitch is a textured, solid pattern. It has a firm but loopy texture, and is formed using the Tunisian Crochet technique. It is ideal for projects where you want a nice firm fabric, such as washcloths or coats.

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Materials Used

Lion's Pride Woolspun

Woolspun, with an exquisite range of neutrals and vivid classic colors, will quickly become your go-to yarn. The 12-ply construction means that garments drape beautifully and afghans and warm weather accessories have a cushiony soft bounce to them. Sold exclusively at Michaels and LionBrand.com

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Susan Bates Silvalume Tunisian Crochet Hooks

These hooks have the broadest size range within the Susan Bates family of hooks. Made of lightweight aluminum; each Silvalume hook undergoes a special anodizing process that etches away all surface impurities. In addition; each hook is heat treated for strength and durability and polished for a velvety smooth finish. This hook has a 22in flexible cable; which aids in working a large number of stitches.

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Abbreviations

Ch
Chain Stitch
tss
Tunisian Simple Stitch
tps
Tunisian Purl Stitch


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Easy

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 3

  Pattern Repeat 
Any odd number of sts

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Note: Work off loops as normal: yo, pull through loop on hook, *yo, pull through 2 loops on hook; rep from * to end.

Foundation Chain: An odd number of sts.

  • Row 1: Fwd: Pull up loop in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across.
    Return: Work off loops as normal
  • Row 2: Fwd: (Loop on hook counts as 1 st) *tps in next st, tss in next st; rep from * across to end.
    Return: Work off loops as normal
  • Row 3: Fwd: (Loop on hook counts as 1 st) *tss in next st, tps in next st; rep from * across to last 2 sts, tss in last 2 sts.
    Return: Work off loops as normal

Repeat rows 2 and 3 to desired length.

  • Last Row: *tps in next st and pull through loop on hook, tss in next st and pull through loop on hook; rep from * to end.

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