Tunisian Crochet Open Lattice


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This pattern is formed with with a raised post stitch over a twisted stitch; and eyelet's are used for the return to match the twisted stitches. It was formed this way in order to 'lay' the post stitches over top of everything else. It has the illusion of diagonal columns and lattice depending on where your focus is.

Notes:
Spiral Stitch Tdc: Yarn over, Insert hook from right to left through the two vertical bars of next (behind front bar and in front of back bar). Hook the back thread. Turn hook to slide it from left to right under the back bar while rotating it back around so that it is facing forward again (from right to left), pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through two loops.
Front Post Stitch Tdc: Yarn over, wrap hook around both vertical bars of next, going from right to left and front to back to the front again, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through two loops.

Instructions:
To begin: chain in multiples of four to desired length.

Foundation:
Row one forward: Insert hook into first chain space from hook. Yarn over and pull up a loop. * insert into next, yarn over and pull up a loop. Repeat from * keeping all loops on hook. Row one return: yarn over and pull back through one loop. * Yarn over and pull through two loops. Repeat from * until one loop remains on hook.

Pattern:
Row two forward: Chain one, skip three vertical bars, Spiral Tdc in next, yarn over, Front Post Tdc in first skipped vertical bar (2 bars back). * Yarn over, skip three vertical bars, Spiral Tdc in next, yarn over, Front Post Tdc in second skipped bar (2 bars back). Repeat from * to last. Pull up a loop from last, chain one. Row two return: yarn over and pull back through one loop. * Yarn over and pull through two loops. Repeat from * until one loop remains on hook. 

Row three forward: Chain one, Yarn over twice, skip first Twisted Tdc of previous row and work a Twisted Tdc in the next Twisted Tdc of previous row. Yarn over, Front Post Tdc around first Front Post Tdc of previous row. * Yarn over,  skip three vertical bars, Twisted Tdc in next Twisted Tdc of last. Yarn over, Front Post Tdc in previous (last skipped) Front Post Tdc of previous row. Repeat from * to last three (last Front Post Tdc and yo space of previous row). Yarn over twice, pull up a loop from last, chain one. Row three return: yarn over and pull back through one loop. * Yarn over and pull through two loops. Repeat from * until one loop remains on hook. 

Row four forward: Chain one, Twisted Tdc in first Twisted Tdc of previous row. Yarn over, Tdc into first yo space (backwards) going through the crossed threads created by the first yo closest to the chain in beginning of the row. Yarn over, Twisted Tdc in next Twisted Tdc of previous row. Yarn over, Front Post Tdc in previous (or last skipped) Front Post Tdc of previous row. Repeat from * to last. Pull up a loop from last, chain one. Row four return: yarn over and pull back through one loop. * Yarn over and pull through two loops. Repeat from * until one loop remains on hook.

Repeat from row three.


 

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