Svalnäs - Tunisian Crocheted Pillow Cover
Svalnäs - Tunisian Crocheted Pillow Cover
Welcome to the world of Tunisian crochet. Svalnäs is not woven, knitted, or crocheted – it worked in Tunisian crochet in a waffle pattern. Waffle crochet is one of many variations of Tunisian crochet (krokning) – maybe even one of the nicest! If you have had previous experience with knitting or crochet and want to try Tunisian crochet, this is the perfect project to begin with. You’ll find instruction videos on the technique on Järbo’s YouTube channel. Tunisian crochet produces a durable and very decorative result which is excellent for pillow covers. The cover is durable and machine-washable on the wool/gentle program so you’ll get many years use of it.
Designer: Anna Erlandsson
Photo: Daniel Bernstål
Translator: Carol Huebscher Rhoades
YARN Svensk Ull (Swedish Wool) (100% Swedish wool, 197 yd/180 m / 100 g)
ALTERNATE YARN SUGGESTIONS
Alpe (100% wool, 109 yd/100 m / 50 g)
Ístex Léttlopi (100% Icelandic wool, 109 yd/100 m / 50 g)
Raggi (70% superwash wool, 30% polyamide, 165 yd/151 m / 100 g)
Soft Cotton (100% cotton, 87 yd/80 m / 50 g)
Approx. 14 sts x 19 rows in sc with U. S. 7 / 4.5 mm hook = 4 x 4 in / 10 x 10 cm.
Approx. 14 sts x 12 rows in waffle Tunisian crochet with Tunisian hook U. S. J-10 / 6 mm hook = 4 x 4 in / 10 x 10 cm.
Adjust hook size to obtain correct gauge if necessary.
Approx. 15¾ x 15¾ in / 40 x 40 cm
YARN COLOR AND AMOUNTS
Color 1: Approx. 100 g (color 59003, Swedish Black)
Color 2: Approx. 100 g (color 59002, Gotland Grey)
HOOK U. S. size J-10 / 6 mm Tunisian crochet hook with screw-on cable. Approx. 16 in / 40 cm long cable, 1 end stopper for cable, and regular crochet hook U. S. 7 / 4.5 mm
NOTIONS Stitch markers (locking), 3 buttons approx. ¾-1 in / 20-25 mm in diameter, tapestry needle
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY **
Virkning arb=arbetet, avigs/AS=avigsidan, bakst=bakstycke, bf/bfg=bottenfärg, bmb=bakre maskbågen, cm:s=centimeters, dst=dubbelstolpe, enl=enligt, fg=färg, fmb=främre maskbågen, flm/LM=flytta markör/lyft markör, fm=fast maska/fasta maskor, förkl=förklaringar, ggr=gånger, hopt=hoptagning, hopv=hopvirkade, hst=halvstolpe, kantm=kantmaska, lm=luftmaska, lmb=luftmaskbåge, m=maska/maskor, mb=maskbåge, mf/mfg=mönsterfärg, omsl=omslag, plm/PM=placera markör, rest=resterande, räts/RS=rätsidan, st=stolpe, st-gr=stolpgrupp, sm=smygmaska, tills=tillsammans, uppr=upprepa, v=varv, v:s=varvs, ytterl=ytterligare, ökn=ökning, 3-dst=tredubbel stolpe, 5-lmb=luftmaskbåge med 5 lm
To avoid questions: Before you begin knitting, read through the pattern.
Stitch count: Always knit or crochet a gauge swatch as recommended in the pattern. If your stitch count doesn’t match the gauge given in the pattern, try again with larger or smaller needles or hook. If your gauge doesn’t match that in the pattern, your item will not be the correct size or shape.
Highlight the size you will knit or crochet throughout the pattern to make it easier to follow the instructions.
Charts: It will be easier to follow a chart if you mark your row with a ruler and magnetic board or sticky note.
Ease: The amount of ease included in our garments varies depending on the type and shape of the garment. To determine the right size, we recommend that you first measure your body. Then you can calculate the garment size depending on how much ease you want the garment to have. The schematics for each piece show all the garment measurements.
Two-color stranded knitting: When knitting more than 3-4 stitches of the same color, twist the color strands around each other on the wrong side to avoid long strands or “floats” on the back. If the yarns need to be twisted on several rows/rounds, make sure you do not stack the twists in the same place to prevent the yarns from showing through on the right side.
Yarn alternative: Please be aware that the gauge (tension), yarn quantity and the shape of the work varies if you use another yarn (even in the same yarn group).
Tips för hand dyed yarn: Make sure you have enough yarn to complete your project. The colors may vary from time to time. To get a smooth color mix, you can alternate between two skeins: knit two rows from one and two rows from another skein.