Colour Fade by Pernille Cordes

Colour Fade

April 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Tunisian Simple Stitch
4.5 mm
1340 yards (1225 m)
42x63cm (16x25in)
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Try your hand at Tunisian crochet with these stylish colour gradient stripes. This technique produces a dense, hard-wearing fabric with a woven effect that’s perfect for cushions. See the pencil case project in Simply Crochet for details on how to work Tunisian Simple Stitch.

Each Row of Tunisian Crochet is made up of a Forward Pass (FwdP) and Return Pass (RetP). You do not turn the work at all, so you will be working from the RS throughout.

This project is from the book Tunisian Crochet by Pernille Cordes, published by Turbine (currently in Danish only). For stockists of this book and more details, visit

Englegarn Merino (100% merino, 50g/175m)
4 skeins of Yarn A Aubergine (17)
2 skeins of Yarn B Cyclamen (08)
1 skein of Yarn C White (01)
We suggest Cascade 220 Superwash as an alternative yarn
4.5 mm Tunisian crochet hook
50 cm (19 in) zipper
40x60 cm (16x24 in) cushion pad