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Video Tutorial: The Tunisian Crochet Brick Stitch (aka the Grid Stitch)

Lion Brand Ferris Wheel yarn in the color "Buttercup" worked in the Tunisian crochet brick stitch (aka grid stitch).

Learn how to work the Tunisian crochet brick stitch by following the straightforward video and photo tutorial below. This grid-like stitch is a beautiful, modern Tunisian crochet stitch for blankets, accessories and home decor projects.

This Tunisian crochet brick stitch video tutorial is is part of a collaboration with Lion Brand Yarns. This post contains affiliate links.

Are you ready to make use of stripes and a slight variation on Tunisian simple stitch to create a gorgeously modern Tunisian crochet stitch?

Great! Because the Tunisian crochet brick stitch is geometric and eye-catching on it’s own, but we’re also going to talk about how to create a colorful gradient with just two contrasting balls of yarn. Please don’t let this one intimidate you. Watch the video and you’ll see it’s much easier than it looks.

You’ll find the step-by-step Tunisian brick stitch video tutorial below and you can continue reading on for more details, helpful links and a photo tutorial.

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Tunisian Crochet Brick Stitch Video Tutorial

Find the written, row-by-row instructions that accompany this video by scrolling down the page.

Links Mentioned In the Video Tutorial:

– Stained Glass Cowl – free Tunisian crochet pattern using the brick stitch (COMING FEB 26th!)

– Yarn Used In Tutorial:
Color A: Lion Brand Heartland: Mount Rainier (#136-150)
Color B: Lion Brand Ferris Wheel: Imaginary Garden (#217-608)

– Alt Colors Shown In Tutorial:
Color A: Lion Brand Heartland: Acadia (#136-098)
Color B: Lion Brand Ferris Wheel: Buttercup (#217-605)

– Other Color-Changing Yarn and Solid Yarn Combos To Try Out:
All of the yarn pairs below have a very similar gauge, making them perfect to bring together in the Tunisian brick stitch
• Lion Brand Hand-Dyed Heaven / Comfy Cotton Blend
• Lion Brand Wool-Ease Hand Dyed / Wool-Ease Solids
• Lion Brand Wool-Ease Cakes / Wool-Ease Solids

– New to Tunisian crochet or need a refresher? Follow my Tunisian Crochet 101 video tutorial to learn how to work the Tunisian simple stitch.

– Interested in more? You all our free Tunisian crochet patterns and tutorials here. And don’t miss our list of 20+ beautiful Tunisian crochet stitches with video tutorials here.

Tunisian Grid Stitch Photo Tutorial + Written Instructions

Okay, if you’re more of a learn-at-your-own-pace kinda crocheter, I put together a photo tutorial that covers the main skills taught in the video tutorial above. I offer lots of helpful hints and tricks in the video though, so if you like the Tunisian brick stitch a lot, put the video on next time you’re doing dishes and you might learn something new!

Notes:
• The brick stitch is worked mostly in Tunisian Simple Stitch (Tss). Row instructions are for the Forward Passes (FwP). Work a standard Return Pass after each Forward Pass.

• Pattern alternates one row of Color A with one row of Color B. Each color change takes place at the end of the return pass in the last two loops. Keep both Color A and Color B attached while working.

• It’s helpful to note that on Rows 3 and 5, you’ll work the prescribed number of Tss at the beginning of a row in addition to the loop that’s already on your hook at the beginning.

• To modify width of project: work a multiple of 4 + 1 chains in Foundation Row. 

• See abbreviations list below photo tutorial. (US Terms)

With color A:

Row 1 – Foundation (Color A): Ch a multiple of 4 and add 1 more. Draw up a loop in second bump from hook and each bump to end of row. Change to Color B on last two loops of RetP.

How to change colors in Tunisian crochet - tutorial photo.

Row 2 (Color B): Tss in each st across. Change to Color A on last two loops of RetP. 

Tutorial showing how to work the Tunisian crochet brick stitch (aka the Tunisian crochet grid stitch)

Row 3 (Color A): Tss 3, LTfpdc in next st, *tss 3, LTfpdc in next st; rep from * to last st, replacing last LTfpdc with a typical tss end st. Change to Color B on last two loops of RetP. 

Tutorial showing how to work a long Tunisian crochet front post stitch.

TIP: Beginning and end of Rows 3 + 5 will always have the same number of stitches visible in Color B.

Tutorial showing how to work the Tunisian crochet brick stitch (aka the Tunisian crochet grid stitch)

Row 4 (Color B): Tss in each st across. Change to Color A on last two loops of RetP. 

Row 5 (Color A): Tss 1, LTfpdc in next st, *tss 3, LTfpdc in next st; Rep from * to last 2 sts, tss 2. Change to Color B on last two loops of RetP.

Tutorial showing how to work the Tunisian crochet brick stitch (aka the Tunisian crochet grid stitch)

Rep Rows 2-5 to continue pattern.

Tutorial showing how to work the Tunisian crochet brick stitch (aka the Tunisian crochet grid stitch)

Finishing Row (Color A): Loosely Tslst in each st across.

Abbreviations and Terms:

Bump – strand of yarn on underside of chain
ch – chain
fwP – forward pass
PM – place marker
rep – repeat
retP – return pass
RS – right side
sk – skip
slst – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
tss – Tunisian simple stitch (tutorial here)
tslst – Tunisian slip stitch (for binding off) (tutorial here)
yo – yarn over

Special Stitches:
LTFpdc – long Tunisian front post double crochet: yo, insert hook under front and back strands of vertical bar 2 rows below, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook (1 loop left on hook)

Lion Brand Ferris Wheel yarn in the color "Buttercup" worked in the Tunisian crochet brick stitch (aka grid stitch).

How to Create a Rainbow Effect With the Tunisian Grid Stitch

You can obviously work this beautiful Tunisian crochet stitch in two contrasting colors and call it a day. But I’m also really in love with the effect that’s created (with no extra effort!) when you use one solid color and one multi-color cake yarn.

In this example below, Lion Brand Ferris Wheel does all the heavy lifting by shifting through a subtle, muted rainbow of colors while Heartland yarn lays down a solid color foundation.

Can you believe this look only requires weaving in two ends?! You keep both balls of yarn attached while you work and just alternate them each row. The effect is so lovely and it really takes zero brainpower once you choose your color scheme.

Lion Brand Ferris Wheel yarn in the color "Buttercup" worked in the Tunisian crochet brick stitch (aka grid stitch).

You can really combine any two yarns that have a very similar thickness when you’re looking for creative ways to use the Tunisian grid stitch. (To see what the gauge of a yarn is, look at the label to see how many stitches per inch are created and what size hook is recommended.) You can also just eyeball compare the thickness of the two yarns you’re considering combining.

A few other color changing/solid color yarn combos I’d love to try: Lion Brand Hand-Dyed Heaven paired with Comfy Cotton Blend, Lion Brand Wool-Ease Hand Dyed paired with Wool-Ease Solids and Lion Brand Wool-Ease Cakes paired with Wool-Ease Solids.

What does this beautiful Tunisian crochet stitch inspire you to want to make? Leave a comment and let me know!

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