Sequence Tunisian Crochet

Last month, I visited Weldraad, a yarn store in Amsterdam. This was a very stimulating store to visit. There were several completed projects hung up on the wall. Who would not fall in love with teeny cardigans and stuffed creatures?

Towards the back of the store, I noticed several swatches in natural white. They reminded me of something. Then, I saw the book Sequence Knitting by Cecilia Campochiaro. Of course, I said to myself. I have the Sequence Knitting book, and the swatches must have been made using the patterns in the book.

Since I’ve returned home, I’ve had a hankering to make some swatches myself. I decided that I would make my swatches using Tunisian crochet but generally following the principles laid out in Sequence Knitting. I was curious to see what kinds of fabric I could make using a combination of Tunisian knit and purl stitches.

I remembered that I tried reading the charts in the Sequence Knitting book previously and was quite confused. But, for whatever reason, this time around I could understand the charts. I could also see how I should read the charts differently if I wished to adapt it to Tunisian crochet.

I started out by making a 2 x 2 ribbing swatch using an alpaca-wool blend. The swatch I made using Tunisian crochet is shown on the left. On the right is the swatch made by knitting (from the Sequence Knitting book). The swatches look quite different, with the ribs of the Tunisian crochet swatch being generally flatter.

2 x 2 ribbing swatch made with Tunisian crochet

2 x 2 ribbing swatch made with Tunisian crochet

2 x 2 ribbing swatch made with knitting from Sequence Knitting Book

2 x 2 ribbing swatch made with knitting from Sequence Knitting Book

Here is another example.

Shift reversibility made with Tunisian crochet

Shift reversibility made with Tunisian crochet

Shift reversibility made with knitting from Sequence Knitting Book

Shift reversibility made with knitting from Sequence Knitting Book

Here are two more swatches I've made.

Swatch made using serpentine method

Swatch made using serpentine method

Shift flip, two-color, swatch

Shift flip, two-color, swatch

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