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Who doesn’t need a wristlet or another notions bag?

I hope I’m not the only person that carries multiple notions bags in one large project bag based on the size of the notion….

I decided to create the Tunisian Color Block Wristlet after creating a larger color block design as an introduction to color change in tunisian simple stitch.

I know that it seems backwards to create the small project after a large project, but that’s what happened. LOL Technically, I made a tiny swatch with some cotton left over yarn in my stash before I dived into any project to make sure it was a neat color change.

Besides practicing creating a color block look, I used a third color in the wristlet to make the triangle flap and strap. The flap will allow you to practice making increases that I learned from TL Yarncrafts video on tunisian on the bias/ tunisian corner to corner.

I love playing with small projects for learning and practicing new techniques, such as increasing at the beginning and end of the row in tunisian. I like how it creates a defined edge on both sides, but definitely takes some practice for the tension of the first loop so one side doesn’t turn out longer than the other.

Yarn

Yarn support was offered by WeCrochet! I’m enjoying working with their yarns, and the level of support that they are offering crochet designers. I chose Dishie Cone for a large project to minimize yarn ends (does anyone enjoy weaving in ends??) There was plenty left over to make this tunisian color block wristlet, and many more projects.

Dishie Cone comes with a generous 760 yards/ 400 grams per cone and comes in 9 colors. Now if you want more colors to choose from (and make it harder to decide), you should definitely check out Dishie Yarn that’s available in 29 solid colors, 12 twist colors, and 18 multis. Each option offers enough yards for this tunisian color block wristlet.

Design

The tunisian color block wristlet offers two looks in this little pouch. The color block is opposite on each side, and you’ll be surprised at how easy this is to make in one piece. You’ll only need to seam the sides, attach a button, and add the wrist strap!

I hope you like buttons like I do. I choose a fun wood button to add a little sass to the project. Since tunisian simple stitch creates a solid fabric with minimal gaps, this wristlet could work as a notions pouch or a wallet for a quick trip to the store.

I made a simple wrist strap but you could make it wider to suit your preference.

*Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links to products that I use, and think you will enjoy using too. Should you decide to use any such link, I will earn a small commission at no cost to you. Thank you for supporting this small business.

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Materials
  • Knit Picks Dishie, weight #4 yarn (100% Cotton; 190 yds/ ~ 174 m; 3.5 oz/ 100g skein)
    • Color A: Silver approx 8 g, 16 yds
    • Color B: Kenai approx. 23 g, 44 yds
    • Color C: Begonia approx. 23 g, 44 yds
  • US Size K-10.5 (6.50 mm) Tunisian hook with 12 in. cable or hook to meet gauge This is a great set!
  • US size I-9 (5.50 mm) hook
  • 30 mm button
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • 1 stitch marker
  • Measuring tape
GAUGE

15 Tss = 4 in. [10 cm], 16 rows = 4 in [10 cm]

FINISHED SIZE

6.75 in. [17 cm] wide x 6 in. [15.2 cm] tall, when seamed

PATTERN KEY
  • A: Color A
  • B: Color B
  • C: Color C 
  • BL: back loop
  • Ch: chain
  • FL: front loop 
  • FO: fasten off
  • FwP: forward pass
  • RetP: return pass
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • sc: single crochet
  • Tfs: Tunisian full stitch
  • Tss: tunisian simple stitch
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • sk: skip
  • YO: yarn over
SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES
  • Tfs: insert hook between next 2 vertical bars, YO, pull up a loop 
EXPERIENCE LEVEL

Easy

NOTES
  • Pattern is written US terms.
  • Read the entire pattern before beginning.
  • Pattern is written in 6 parts: Flap, Back, Front, Seam, Edging, and Wrist Strap.
  • Each row of Tunisian is written as the forward pass and return pass. These rows are never turned.
  • The final Tss is always worked under two loops at the end of the row.
  • At a color change, it helps to pull the the second color up and over the first color when making the YO. This secures the dropped color to maintain gauge. 
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INSTRUCTIONS

Flap

With Color A, ch 7, sl st to join in a ring

Row 1 FwP: Ch 1, pull tight, YO, insert hook in ring, YO, pull up a loop – 3 loops

Row 1 RetP: Ch 1, YO, pull through 2 loops – 3 Tss

Row 2 FwP: Sk first st (loop on hook counts as first vertical bar), Tfs (counts as an increase here and throughout), Tss, Tfs, Tss – 5 loops

Row 2 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 4 times – 5 Tss

Row 3 Fwp: Sk first vertical bar, Tfs, 3 Tss, Tfs, Tss – 7 loops

Row 3 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 6 times – 7 Tss

Row 4 FwP: Sk first vertical bar, Tfs, 5 Tss, Tfs, Tss – 9 loops

Row 4 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 8 times – 9 Tss

Row 5 FwP: Sk first vertical bar, Tfs, 7 Tss, Tfs, Tss – 11 loops

Row 5 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 10 times – 11 Tss

Row 6 FwP: Sk first vertical bar, Tfs, 9 Tss, Tfs, Tss – 13 loops

Row 6 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 12 times – 13 Tss

Row 7 FwP: Sk first vertical bar, Tfs, 11 Tss, Tfs, Tss – 15 loops

Row 7 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 14 times – 15 Tss

Row 8 FwP: Sk first vertical bar, Tfs, 13 Tss, Tfs, Tss – 17 loops

Row 8 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 16 times – 17 Tss

Row 9 FwP: Sk first vertical bar, Tfs, 15 Tss, Tfs, Tss – 19 loops

Row 9 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 18 times – 19 Tss

Row 10 FwP: Sk first vertical bar, Tfs, 17 Tss, Tfs, Tss – 21 loops

Row 10 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 20 times – 21 Tss

Row 11 FwP: Sk first vertical bar, Tfs, 19 Tss, Tfs, Tss – 23 loops

Row 11 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 22 times – 23 Tss

Row 12 FwP: Sk first vertical bar, 22 tss, Tfs, Tss – 24 loops

Row 12 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 23 times – 24 Tss

Row 13 FwP: Sk first vertical bar, 22 Tss – 24 loops

Row 13 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 22 times; FO Color A; with Color B, YO, pull through 2 loops  – 24 Tss

Back

Row 1 FwP: With Color B, 23 Tss, drop Color B; with Color C, pick up 1 loop – 24 loops

Row 1 RetP: Ch 1, drop C; with B, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 23 times – 24 Tss

Row 2 Fwp: With Color B, 22 Tss, drop Color B; with Color C, pick up 2 loops – 24 loops

Row 2 RetP: Ch 1, YO, pull through 2 loops, drop C; with B, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 22 times – 24 Tss

Row 3 Fwp: With Color B, 21 Tss, drop Color B; with Color C, pick up 3 loops – 24 loops

Row 3 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 2 times, drop C; with B, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 21 times – 24 Tss

Row 4 Fwp: With Color B, 20 Tss, drop Color B; with Color C, pick up 4 loops – 24 loops

Row 4 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 3 times, drop C; with B, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 20 times – 24 Tss

Row 5 Fwp: With Color B, 19 Tss, drop Color B; with Color C, pick up 5 loops – 24 loops

Row 5 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 4 times, drop C; with B, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 19 times – 24 Tss

Row 6 Fwp: With Color B, 18 Tss, drop Color B; with Color C, pick up 6 loops – 24 loops

Row 6 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 5 times, drop C; with B, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 18 times – 24 Tss

Row 7 Fwp: With Color B, 17 Tss, drop Color B; with Color C, pick up 7 loops – 24 loops

Row 7 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 5 times, drop C; with B, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 18 times – 24 Tss

Row 8 Fwp: With Color B, 16 Tss, drop Color B; with Color C, pick up 8 loops – 24 loops

Row 8 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 7 times, drop C; with B, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 16 times – 24 Tss

Row 9 Fwp: With Color B, 15 Tss, drop Color B; with Color C, pick up 9 loops – 24 loops

Row 9 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 8 times, drop C; with B, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 15 times – 24 Tss

Row 10 Fwp: With Color B, 14 Tss, drop Color B; with Color C, pick up 10 loops – 24 loops

Row 10 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 9 times, drop C; with B, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 14 times – 24 Tss

Row 11 Fwp: With Color B, 13 Tss, drop Color B; with Color C, pick up 11 loops – 24 loops

Row 11 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 10 times, drop C; with B, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 13 times – 24 Tss

Row 12 Fwp: With Color B, 12 Tss, drop Color B; with Color C, pick up 12 loops – 24 loops

Row 12 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 11 times, drop C; with B, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 12 times – 24 Tss

Row 13 Fwp: With Color B, 11 Tss, drop Color B; with Color C, pick up 13 loops – 24 loops

Row 13 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 12 times, drop C; with B, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 11 times – 24 Tss

Row 14 Fwp: With Color B, 10 Tss, drop Color B; with Color C, pick up 14 loops – 24 loops

Row 14 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 13 times, drop C; with B, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 10 times – 24 Tss

Row 15 Fwp: With Color B, 9 Tss, drop Color B; with Color C, pick up 15 loops – 24 loops

Row 15 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 14 times, drop C; with B, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 9 times – 24 Tss

Row 16 Fwp: With Color B, 8 Tss, drop Color B; with Color C, pick up 16 loops – 24 loops

Row 16 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 15 times, drop C; with B, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 8 times – 24 Tss

Row 17 Fwp: With Color B, 7 Tss, drop Color B; with Color C, pick up 17 loops – 24 loops

Row 17 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 16 times, drop C; with B, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 7 times – 24 Tss

Row 18 Fwp: With Color B, 6 Tss, drop Color B; with Color C, pick up 18 loops – 24 loops

Row 18 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 17 times, drop C; with B, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 6 times – 24 Tss

Row 19 Fwp: With Color B, 5 Tss, drop Color B; with Color C, pick up 19 loops – 24 loops

Row 19 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 18 times, drop C; with B, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 5 times – 24 Tss

Row 20 Fwp: With Color B, 4 Tss, drop Color B; with Color C, pick up 20 loops – 24 loops

Row 20 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 19 times, drop C; with B, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 4 times – 24 Tss

Row 21 Fwp: With Color B, 3 Tss, drop Color B; with Color C, pick up 21 loops – 24 loops

Row 21 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 20 times, drop C; with B, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 3 times – 24 Tss

Row 22 Fwp: With Color B, 2 Tss, drop Color B; with Color C, pick up 22 loops – 24 loops

Row 22 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 21 times, drop C; with B, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 2 times – 24 Tss

Row 23 Fwp: With Color B, 1 Tss, drop Color B; with Color C, pick up 23 loops – 24 loops

Row 23 RetP: Ch 1, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 22 times, drop C; with B, YO, pull through 2 loops- 24 Tss

Front

Row 1-23: Carrying C along Row 1 to be picked up at end, repeat Row 1-23 of the Back

Row 24: Change to C by ch 1; pull B tightly, DO NOT FO B, *by inserting hook under next vertical bar, sl st; repeat from * across – 23 sl st

Crochet color block piece laying flat with a crochet hook.

Seam

Fold along Row 23 of the Back and Row 1 of the Front to line up the edges. Complete the following instructions for both sides.

Row 1: Rotate piece to work along the end of rows, working through both thicknesses, sc evenly spaced, FO.

Note: Repeat for second side, loosen last loop of B to begin sc.

A close up picture of a yarn loop related to the instructions written before the picture.

Edging

Along flap, attach A with right side facing, sc evenly towards button loop, sc in button loop at the tip of the flap, sc evenly along other side – 27 sc

Wrist Strap

With any color of choosing (A, B or C), leave a long tail for attaching; use smaller hook, ch 45, turn

Row 1: DO NOT SKIP ST, sl st in each ch, FO with tail for attaching – 45 sl st

Note: Wrist strap can be made wider by working a strap of sc in desired length; folding in half, and then seam to side.

Finishing

  1. Sew in all ends, trim excess. Be careful to not allow contrasting color to show through to Right side. 
  2. Fold flap over to determine placement of button; attach button.
  3. If you made a separate wrist strap, attach and weave in ends. 

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The Tunisian Color Block Wristlet is a free crochet pattern. You can learn how to make a color change in tunisian simple stitch and make increases at the beginning and end of a row. Besides this being fun to make, it's also a stash busting project only requiring 44 yards of the two main colors and 16 yards of the third color.

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