Purl Flower Lace Square

FREE Tunisian Crochet Pattern

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By now you know I have an obsession with Tunisian Crochet and texture. I do it every opportunity I can. So when Arunima asked be to be part of the blanket CAL this year, I jumped on it. I searched high and low for a stitch pattern that would be a challenge but still achievable. Enter The New Tunisian Crochet: Contemporary designs from time-honored traditions by Dora Ohrenstein. I’ve had this book for a while and I’ve experimented with some of the stitch patterns. The stitch pattern is modified to fit a 12″ x 12″ square, perfect for putting into a blanket.

The Tunisian Blanket CAL 2021 is a year long CAL, with 24 designers from all over the world taking part. The CAL starts on January 6th 2021 and ends on November 24th 2021. Every two weeks a new square by a different designer will be launched at 10 AM Central Time. The Tunisian Blanket CAL is the perfect way to try new patterns, techniques and stitches in Tunisian crochet. 

The Tunisian Blanket CAL is organized by Arunima of Knitter Knotter. Knitter Knotter is a blog specializing in Tunisian crochet tutorials and designs.

What you’ll need:

Yarn: 1 skein We Crochet- Comfy Worsted 75% Pima cotton; 25% Acrylic; 109 yards/50g.

Sample: Copper

8mm Tunisian crochet hook (or size to obtain gauge)- Find an interchangeable set here.

Scissors, yarn needle, tape measure

Gauge: 16 Tss X 12 Rows= 4″ unblocked.

Up close texture

This stitch pattern is made of mostly Tunisian Purl stitches. So buckle up and get comfy with it. The lace is created by closing multiple stitches on the return pass, then adding them back with yarn overs on the forward pass. Pay close attention that you have the right number of stitches both ways.


Cl- Cluster


Ea- Each                               

FwP- Forward pass                  

Lp(s)- loop(s)                      

Rep- repeat

ReTp- Return pass

Rem- remains/ remaining

Sl st- slip stitch  

Tps- Tunisian purl stitch

Tss- Tunisian simple stitch  

Yo- yarn over


Multiple of 8+4

Ch 44, pull up a lp in the second ch and ea rem ch. Standard ReTp.

Row 1: FwP- Tps in each st across.

RetP: Yo, pull through 1 lp, (yo, pull through 2 lps) 4 times, *ch 2, yo pull through 6 lps (cl made), ch 2**, (yo, pull through 2 lps) 3 times; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, (yo pull through 2 lps) twice.

Row 2: FwP- Tss in next st, *(Tss, yo, Tss, yo Tss) in the top of the next cl, Tps 3; rep from * across to last 2 sts, Tss rem sts.

RetP- Standard

Row 3: FwP- Tps in each st across.

ReTP- Yo, pull through 1 lp, *ch 2, yo, pull through 6 lps, ch 2, (yo, pull through 2 lps) 3 times; rep from * across until 4 lps rem on hook, [yo, pull through 2 lps] 3 times.

Row 4: FwP- Tss 2, * Tps 3, (Tss, yo, Tss, yo, Tss) in the top of the next cl; rep from * across to edge, work edge st as normal.

ReTP- Standard

Row 5- 29: Rep row 1-4. Ending on a row 1.


Sl st bind off all sts.

Continue sl st under two loops of ea edge st. Sl st across foundation row and final edge, sl st to first sl st. Fasten off, cut the yarn.

Weave in all ends and block to measurements.

We would love to see your squares! Please share them on your social media! Don’t forget to tag us so we see them! @knitterknotter; @detroitknots; #knitterknottertunisianblanketcal2021 #knitterknotter and #detroitknots so that we can find them.

7 thoughts on “Purl Flower Lace Square

  1. This is a very fun square – thank you! Do you recommend binding off in slip stitch purl-wise since the majority of the square is TPS? I’ve enjoyed stitching this. Thanks again


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