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The Tunisian Ocean Stitch :: Tunisian Crochet Stitch #12

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About This Stitch Pattern

The Ocean stitch creates a great textured pattern. In this Tunisian stitch, the alternating shells look almost like an alligator texture, or like the waves on the ocean. This stitch would work great on a hat or a bag.

[Video] Stitch Pattern Tutorial

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Techniques Used in this Stitch

Ch”]Chain Stitch
tss”]Tunisian Simple Stitch
tps”]Tunisian Purl Stitch
sh”]Shell

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level

Easy

Row Repeat

4

Stitch Repeat

Multiple of 10 sts plus 2

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain:a multiple of 10 sts plus 2

  • Row 1 (rs) Fwd: Pull up loop in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across
    Rtn: yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, *ch 2, yo, pull through 4 loops on hook (ch 3, sh made); rep from * to last 3 loops on hook, ch2, yo, pull through last 3 loops on hook (half sh made).
  • Row 2 Fwd: ch1, sk half sh, *pull up loop in next ch, pull up loop in ch btw shells on foundation ch, sk next ch, pull up loop in next ch, sk next sh; rep from * across to end, pull up loop in top of half sh
    Rtn: yo, pull through 1 loop on hook, ch 1, *yo, pull through 4 loops on hook, ch 2; rep from * across to last 5 loops on hook, yo, pull through 4 loops on hook, ch 1 pull through last 2 loops on hook.
  • Row 3 Fwd: ch1, sk 1st vert bar, pull up loop in next ch, * sk next sh, pull up loop in next ch, pull up loop on top of sh 1 row below, sk next ch, pull up loop in next ch; rep from * across to end, sk next sh, pull up loop in next sh, sk next ch, pull up loop in last vert bar.
    Rtn: yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, *ch 2, yo, pull through 4 loops on hook; rep from * across to last 3 loops on hook, ch 2, yo, pull through last 3 loops on hook.
  • Row 4 Fwd: ch1, sk half sh, *pull up loop in next ch, pull up loop on top of sh 1 row below, sk next ch, pull up loop in next ch, sk next sh; rep from * across to end, pull up loop in top of half sh.
    Rtn: yo, pull through 1 loop on hook, ch 1, *yo, pull through 4 loops on hook, ch 2; rep from * across to last 5 loops on hook, yo, pull through 4 loops on hook, ch 1 pull through last 2 loops on hook.
  • Repeat rows 3 and 4 to desired length

  • Last row: *Insert hook into vert bar of next st, and pull through loop on hook; rep from * to end, fasten off.

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