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Monday, April 13, 2015

Tunisian Stitch Guitar Strap {Free Crochet Pattern}

 A while back, my son needed a strap for his guitar. I thought I would make one. I wanted to make something strong and sturdy, so I chose a Tunisian stitch. We were both very happy with the result!

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The guitar strap can be made custom to the length you need, and it can be embellished with fun appliques, if you wish.
This project is perfect if you are just learning Tunisian crochet. If you are looking for more Tunisian stitch practice, check out my Tunisian Stitch Belt Pattern.

Tunisian Stitch Guitar Strap

Supplies:
Size H crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn


Special Stitch Instructions:
Afghan Stitch- Insert hook in the first sc, draw up a loop, keeping loop on hook, continue to insert hook in each sc and draw up a loop through the next 7 sts, DO NOT TURN. Work the return- Yo and draw through the first loop on the hook. This loop will drop from the hook. Yo and draw through 2 loops. Continue yo and draw through 2 loops until there is 1 loop left on the hook. DO NOT TURN. Skip the first stitch and insert hook right to left under the first vertical strand of the next stitch of the row below, and draw up a loop. Continue to draw up a loop in this manner for each stitch across. Work the return as above.

Pattern:
ch 5
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. (4)
Row 2: ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn. (4)
Row 3: ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn. (4)
Row 4: ch 1, 2 sc in the first sc, sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the last sc. Turn. (6)
Row 5: ch 1, 2 sc in the first sc, sc in the next 4 sc, 2 sc in the last sc. Turn. (8)
Row 6: ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn. (8)
Row 7 to ???: ch 1, work Tunisian stitch to desired length. Do not finish off.
Next Row: ch 1 turn. sc across. Turn. (8)
Next Row: ch 1, sc across. Turn. (8)
Next Row: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 4, sc2tog, turn. (6)
Next Row: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 2, sc2tog, turn. (4)
Next Row: ch 1, sc across. Turn. (4)
Next Row: ch 1, sc across. Turn. (4)
Next Row: ch 1, sc across. Turn. (4)

For the loop: 
ch 1, sc 2, ch 5, sc in next sc, sc. Finish off.

For the other loop: 
Reattach yarn to the beginning end with a slip stitch. Slip stitch in the 2nd ch, ch 5, slip stitch in the last 2 sc. Finish off.
Weave in ends.

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2 comments:

  1. I like the idea of using Tunisian crochet as it doesn't seem to have too much stretch. Did you use a backing? How has it worked out? Is it wearing well?

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    1. Hi Louise! I did not use a backing for the strap. The strap has worked out very well, without a lot of stretch. My son has since graduated to a full sized electric acoustic guitar, and asked me to make another strap. I opted to try a single crochet stitch, but it didn't really work out well. He has asked for another tunisian stitch one. lol

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