Friday, January 8, 2016

My Latest Cross Stitch on Tunisian Crochet!

This is the second piece in my little Mini Masterpiece series of cross stitch on a Tunisian Crochet simple stitch background. You can see the first piece in my previous post. There is something therapeutic about working the simple stitch, and combined with a variegated yarn, it produces a beautiful fabric!

After crocheting the background I decided on the tree theme. I loved the yarn and was anxious to start stitching, so I didn't take the time to decide what would be stitched on the background. I let the finished crochet fabric do the talking! 

After I decided on the tree I got to work stitching the trunk:

Then I decided how to make the foliage of the tree. I had some lovely soft chenille in my yarn stash, so I combined it with a coordinating wool to make different sized crocheted circles. My original idea was to place a circle at the top of each branch, like a Bonsai tree, but it looked a little odd. I  like how they look layered on top of each other much better. It gives it more of a 3D effect, and I love this mix of textures in the different types of yarn. I think the mix of textures emulates nature.

I am really enjoying stitching these Tunisian pieces, and I think there will be more to come in 2016!


  1. Wow this looks so amazing work of art and it is adorable. I love knitting but have not had time to learn knitting stiches. The simple stich background has enhanced the beauty of the tree in the center. I started writing and I keep my easy essay so that everyone gets the meaning of what I been trying to convey.