Looking for a delicate crochet stitch for your next project? Your search ends here, with the Tunisian crochet Lattice Stitch! Watch the included tutorial video to learn this beautifully classic stitch.
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When I was first learning Tunisian crochet, all I wanted to do was practice different stitches. Early on, I stumbled upon the Lattice stitch and I was instantly intrigued. The gentle slope of the stitches and the soothingly repetitive pattern had me making swatches for hours.
The Lattice Stitch is a 2-row repeat that combines traditional Tunisian crochet decreases with the Tunisian simple stitch. The result is a fabric with a pleasantly feminine appeal. You can always spot the Lattice Stitch from the distinct angular lines that travel up the fabric.
Ready to try the interesting Tunisian Crochet Lattice Stitch?! Grab your crochet hooks and watch this video:
Learn even more Tunisian crochet with these helpful videos:
- Tunisian Crochet for Absolute Beginners [watch here]
- How to Choose and Use Tunisian Crochet Hooks [watch here]
- 5 More Tunisian Crochet Stitches to Try [watch here]
Holiday Tunisian Sampler Blanket – Lattice Stitch Square Pattern
This tutorial was made as a supplement to the Lattice Stitch Square as part of the Tunisian Holiday Sampler Blanket. Find the full pattern to make your square below.
Join the Holiday TCAL 2020 event! This free crochet along to make the Tunisian Holiday Sampler Blanket runs from October to November 2020. Get full details in this blog post and join the fun!
Lattice Stitch Square Pattern
*Get the printable PDF version of the Tunisian Holiday Sampler Blanket pattern HERE.
- Worsted weight yarn – color C
- 6.5mm Tunisian crochet hook with 16″ cord
- 6mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
12 x 12 inches square after blocking
The gauge varies for each square of the Tunisian Holiday Sampler Blanket. Reference the starting chain stitch multiple to make adjustments to your square. All squares should measure about 11.5″ square before the border is added.
- 2sc = 2 single crochet in the same stitch (increase made)
- Ch = chain
- Lts = last Tunisian stitch (see Special Stitches below)
- RetP = return pass
- Sc = single crochet
- Sc2tog = single crochet 2 together (decrease made)
- St(s) = stitch(es)
- Tss = Tunisian simple stitch
- Tss2tog = Tunisian simple stitch 2 together (see Special Stitches below)
- Last Tunisian Stitch (Lts) – insert hook under BOTH vertical bars of the last stitch and complete as for Tunisian simple stitch
- Tunisian Simple Stitch 2 Together (Tss2tog) – insert hook under the front vertical bars of the next 2 stitches, yarn over, pull up a loop through both stitches (decrease made)
Work the Tunisian Lattice Stitch over any odd number of stitches.
To ensure that all squares of the Tunisian Holiday Sampler Blanket will join evenly, apply the Standard Border. All squares need to have 35 single crochet stitches on each size. This means you will have to increase the number of edge stitches in some cases, and decrease the number of edge stitches in other places.
- To increase the number of stitches along an edge, evenly place 2sc increases along the edge where needed.
- To decrease the number of stitches along an edge, evenly place sc2tog decreases along the edge where needed.
ROW 1: With C and 6.5mm Tunisian crochet hook, ch 45, pull up a loop in the back bump of the 2nd ch from hook and each ch across row, RetP.
ROW 2: (Tss2tog, tss the first st of the tss2tog) across to last 2 sts, tss 1, Lts, RetP.
ROW 3: Tss 1, (tss2tog, tss the first st of the tss2tog) across to the last st, Lts, RetP.
Repeat Rows 2-3 until your square measures 11.5″ tall. My square had a total of 32 rows.
Slip stitch in each vertical bar loosely to bind off. Do not cut yarn.
- Change to 6mm crochet hook and ensure the square is facing right side up.
- Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), single crochet 35 stitches evenly across the first edge of the square, placing increases and decreases where needed. At corner, ch 2 and rotate to work along the next edge.
- Single crochet 35 stitches evenly across the edge, placing increases and decreases where needed. At corner, ch 2 and rotate to work along the next edge.
- Repeat Step 3 for the remaining 2 sides. At the end of the round, join with a slip stitch in the first single crochet of the round. Fasten off and block your finished square to 12″ x 12″.
Click HERE to access stitch patterns for the other squares in the Tunisian Holiday Sampler Blanket.
Tunisian Holiday Sampler Blanket Layout
Get the printable PDF version of the Tunisian Holiday Sampler Blanket here.
Is 45 really the right number to chain? It seems kinda high in comparison to the others so far. Just checking.
Toni L. says
Hi! The Lattice Stitch tends to compress when worked, so I had to up the chain to 45 to get it to the right dimensions. As you work on yours, you may need to adjust your number of starting chains as well.
Michelle G says
How did yours work out? I’m just working on mine and I’ve done row 2 and 3 and it’s at 13 inches. Did you make any adjustments and if so what were they?
Michelle G says
Just finished this block and you are absolutely right. I was wary at first that I’d have to start over because it would be too big, but it ended up with very little stretch and barely 11 inches without the border. Hopefully I can stretch it out enough to be the required block size.
Toni L. says
If it doesn’t seem wide enough, you can add another round to the border, too.
Hi Toni! I recently bought some tunisian hooks and naturally had to learn all the new stitches i could! I came across your videos on youtube and chose this stitch to make a baby blanket. I love this yarn with an I hook, 101 chain stitches. It’s comgin along beautifully, but i’m having a hard time with curling. What do you suggest for this?
Toni L. says
Hi! Curling is pretty common with Tunisian crochet. I’d recommend blocking your project when it’s done. That will manage the curl well. You can find my method and tips on blocking in this video: [LINK]
Krista Pedro says
Jackie Campbell says
Hi Toni, I love the diagonal tunisian stitch. I am currently making a wrap. I originally wanted to use the stitch in a triangle shawl but for the life of me could not figure out the increases. I have search Google, pintrest and your book but couldn’t find one that didn’t throw off the way you picked up the stitches. If you have any idea or one of your followers has one I sure would appreciate it. In the meantime I ‘ll continue with the wrap and the blankets I’ve started in tunisian. Thanks for bring so much talent and info our way. Jackie in Oregon