Symmetrical Tunisian Diamond 101
I developed this strategic four-edge stitch shaping combination from scratch because common shaping methods don't work well for diagonal Tunisian crochet. My goal was to find a uniformly finished solid edge for Tunisian Simple Stitch (Tss) that's also symmetrically stretchy. I researched 100 or so sources and I know of no one else using it; nor do I know of a published option that offers a close substitute.
This Symmetrical Diamond 101 pattern introduces diagonal Tunisian crochet for clothing and fashion accessories, but this basic pattern works just as well for afghan motifs, pillows, hotpads, and other home decor. Pick a yarn with built-in color changes for exciting stripes! The pattern starts out as an all-purpose swatch for any yarn and hook size, then offers three ways to turn your swatch into a practical project:
- Make dishcloths with medium cotton yarn.
- Make a padded wrist rest, sleeve for your cell phone or sunglasses, or a set of reusable makeup remover pads with t