Apache Tears Crochet Pattern



Also known as Afghan crochet, or Tunisian crochet is a beautiful type of crochet with different and much more complex stitches when compared to an ordinary crochet. The end result is an incredible thicker-looking piece with blunt trauma. But what is the main differential of this technique for the others? Tunisian crochet is done with a different needle that has a hook at one end. Let’s learn more about it.

With it, a technique is applied in careers that come and go composing the desired points. For those who are already familiar with crochet and knitting, this technique will not be so different from the point of great difficulty at the time of execution, but for those who are still beginning, you should separate some Tunisian crochet step by step videos to better understand how this model is realized.



The most commonly used Tunisian crochet stitch types are toothpick, simple stitch, favorite stitch, treadmill stitch and fancy stitch. Much like knitting, the Tunisian Crochet technique even requires a different needle, called the Afghan needle. It is very long and has a hook at the end, as in the case of traditional crochet hooks. The Afghan needle carries several stitches attached to it instead of one, as in traditional crochet very different huh?

The following are the ‘basic’ rules when working this pattern:

Each row is worked from the right side.

Each row is worked from right to left.

Ensure to leave a 6 inch tail of yarn when beginning and ending a row.

To begin each row, form a slip knot on your hook and commence row.

Work all dc in the back loop of stitches.

Work all dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, whilst missing the dc behind on current row.

The pattern may also be customized to your own preferences, producing a dense fabric!

 

1st Row: Work 1 dc into second ch from hook, work 1 dc into each stitch across. Fasten off.

2nd Row: Work 1 dc into each stitch across. Fasten off.

3rd Row: Work 1 dc into each stitch across. Fasten off.

4th Row: Work 1 dc into each stitch across. Fasten off.

5th Row: Work 1 dc into each stitch across. Fasten off.

6th Row: Work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 8 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 8 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 8 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 8 dc. Fasten off.

7th Row: With blue, work 1 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 8 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 8 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 8 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 7 dc. Fasten off.

8th Row: With violet, work 2 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 8 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 8 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 8 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 6 dc. Fasten off.

9th Row: With aqua, work 3 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 8 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 8 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 8 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 5 dc. Fasten off.

10th Row: With pink, work 4 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 8 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 8 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 8 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 4 dc. Fasten off.

11th Row: With yellow, work 5 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 8 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 8 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 8 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 3 dc. Fasten off.

12th Row: With green, work 6 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 8 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 8 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 8 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 2 dc. Fasten off.

13th Row: With hot pink, work 7 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 8 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 8 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 8 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 1 dc. Fasten off.

14th Row: With orange, work 8 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 8 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 8 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below, work 8 dc, work 1 dtr in the front loop of stitch 3 rows below. Fasten off.

Repeat rows 6 – 14.

Finish with 6 rows of dc in red.

Fasten off.

Are you enjoying it? Also check out these Free Patterns:

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