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Dhurrie square

This 12-inch reversible square uses the double-ended Tunisian technique worked flat (also known as cro-hook or cro-knit).

Double-ended Tunisian fabric is delightful because it lies flat and looks attractive on both sides. The pattern has written instructions and includes a photo-tutorial for the two special stitches used. A left-handed photo-tutorial has been added on 08.07.2021 on request.

“Dhurrie” means a handwoven cotton rug or floor covering of Indian origin.

My inspiration for this design comes from the striped cotton dhurries of my childhood that I remember as having vivid and cheerful bands of color. A more contemporary design element that I wanted to incorporate was texture. Modern-day handloom bedspreads that we see in craft exhibitions here often have stripes of color with a slightly raised texture – these linear ridges are very tactile and comforting under fingers and feet! The stripes on this square look and feel like ridged louvers - very touch-worthy!

Have fun and play with this design!

Make enough squares for your blanket and join them in any way you like to make an interesting and reversible fabric. A few options:

* Use the same side of all your squares for one side of the blanket (the blanket will have different predominant colors on either side).
* Alternate RS and WS of the squares on the same side of the blanket.
* Place one square upright and turn the adjoining square sideways (either all RS or WS, or else a combination of RS and WS squares – your choice!).
* Make a central "motif" for the blanket using squares of predominantly one color and surround it with squares in another color.

Level of difficulty: Advanced beginner (knowledge of basics of Tunisian crochet is needed)

Worsted weight yarn in two colors A and B;
Yardage needed : A: 75 yds/69 m, B 50 yds/46 m.

For the square in the photos, I used Yes Papa 8 Ply Cake Yarn (80% cotton, 20% acrylic; 328 yds/300 m/150 gm skein): YPC012 Dark gray (A) and YPC011 Pink (B). Online yarn store: 

Hooks & Notions: US size-11, 8mm double-ended Tunisian crochet hook (or size needed to achieve gauge), yarn needle, stitch markers (optional)

Size:12 inches (30.5 cm) square after blocking

Gauge:12 sts and 16 rows in body pattern = 4”

If you would like to see more, I’ll soon be sharing videos of the square and snippets of my design journey on my Instagram page: @padma.r1 

The square was designed as a part of Tunisian Crochet Blanket CAL 2021 run by Arunima Goel at and it is Square #14.

You will get the following files:

  • PDF (6MB)
  • PDF (458KB)

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