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« on: September 30, 2011 06:45:18 PM »

Here's a panel I made in Tunisian crochet: It is an actual, functional maze, with entry and exit points.
Crocheted with Bernat Mosaic (Psychedelic) and a worsted weight black acrylic.




Since many expressed interest in the pattern, here it is!
*NEW*There are now two versions of the chart: the purple has an easy solution and the blue is hard to solve.

Disclaimer: I worked many hours on making these charts so I ask that, should you use it for any kind of project, you credit me (Jennifer Bush) for it. I also ask that you not sell items that you have made with it online (offline is fine).

I made the one pictured in Tunisian crochet, but you could use other techniques such as tapestry crochet or knitting.

In black: Ch 47. Work 2 rows of tss.
Begin chart: Always work 1st and last stitch of row in black (not included in the chart), except for the row where the entrance to the maze is, you'll want to work the first st in your cc.
Finishing: End with 1 row of tss in black, but work the stitch where the maze exit is in you cc. Fasten off.

Ch = chain
Cc = contrasting colour
Tss = Tunisian simple stitch




Please let me know if you make this, I'd LOVE to see pictures Cheesy
Enjoy !!!
« Last Edit: November 05, 2011 10:07:29 PM by Geniale » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2011 07:11:24 PM »

Woah, very neat!
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2011 08:15:57 PM »

Wow......wow.
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2011 09:48:31 PM »

LOVE this! <rocks>
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2011 10:39:48 PM »

Thanks for sharing your chart, Jennifer!  I love mazes, and you obviously put a lot of time into designing this one.

How big is the piece you made?  At 47 stitches across I assume it's not large (depending on the yarn you used, of course).  I'm thinking that by doubling up on everything (e.g., two stitches per block, either in double crochet or repeating each row in single) it could be maybe turn out lapghan sized...?
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2011 01:07:56 AM »

Beautiful! I love mazes too, and the colours you used look great. Thank you very much for the pattern!
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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2011 06:14:49 AM »

um. THIS ROCKS.  and I have a boy who loves mazes.  now I've got to learn color work in m tunisian crochet.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2011 07:27:50 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2011 11:51:35 AM »

Thanks for sharing your chart, Jennifer!  I love mazes, and you obviously put a lot of time into designing this one.

How big is the piece you made?  At 47 stitches across I assume it's not large (depending on the yarn you used, of course).  I'm thinking that by doubling up on everything (e.g., two stitches per block, either in double crochet or repeating each row in single) it could be maybe turn out lapghan sized...?

I crocheted it a little too tightly for Tunisian so it is very stiff, but with a 3.5mm hook and worsted weight yarn, it came out to 6.5 x 9 inches. I definitely recommend using a larger hook (that's why I wrote 5mm in the pattern). There are different ways you could increase the size of the finished product. Increasing hook size and doubling the yarn is the most obvious one, though I don't think it would make it lapghan size. You could also make each square larger by making 2 sts wide x 2 rows high (or 3x3, 4x4, etc). Or you could do all that... if using double crochet, I would recommend working up a swatch first to see if it gives you squares (and not rectangles or it'll look kind of weird) and I would also suggest linking the stitches for a fuller fabric.

um. THIS ROCKS.  and I have a boy who loves mazes.  now I've got to learn color work in m tunisian crochet.  Smiley

Colour work in Tunisian is actually quite simple. Basically, the loop you pull up in the forward pass is the one of the colour you want for that stitch (carry the other colour in the back). On your return pass, you pull through two loops as usual, but you use the colour of the second loop. I don't know if I'm explaining clearly or not?

Hope this helps Wink
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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2011 04:33:14 PM »

Beautiful! The colors and the pattern are perfect for each other!
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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2011 02:25:25 PM »

Am I the only one that sat for a moment and worked my way thru the maze?  Smiley Great project.
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« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2011 05:45:45 PM »

I'd love to try this pattern in the tapestry crochet style.

I think it would be perfect for that because the colors seem basically alternated every stitch or few stitches.

All you would do is carry the other color through the stitch/es until you us it again.

I'll bet using a lighter, (thinner),  thread like Omega's Sinfonia yarn or Paton's Grace yarn would work nice. It wouldn't be large or anything. More like a purse size.

Hmmm, you have my wheels churning.  Grin

You did a great job on yours! I love the black alternating with the multicolored yarn. Great choice of colors!
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« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2011 06:10:52 PM »

This is crazy awesome!!! Holy cow, i need to learn tunisian crochet!
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« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2011 06:24:51 PM »

as a crafter I love it!!!!! as a professional maze designer I can't help noticing that the one solution is way too easy. if started from the top there is one route that can take you away from the path enough to be misleading but there is no secondary path to bring you to the solution so you immediately go to the next choice with immediately solves.

looks cool as beans though!
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« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2011 09:42:18 PM »

as a crafter I love it!!!!! as a professional maze designer I can't help noticing that the one solution is way too easy. if started from the top there is one route that can take you away from the path enough to be misleading but there is no secondary path to bring you to the solution so you immediately go to the next choice with immediately solves.

looks cool as beans though!

I do agree that the solution is too easy... and I plan on revisiting that because I'm thinking of crocheting another larger one in order to use it as the front panel of a messenger bag.
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« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2011 10:55:08 PM »

This is so crazy AWESOME!
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« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2011 09:16:02 AM »

This is so cool.  Kudos on figuring this out!
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« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2011 02:28:38 PM »

I love this chart, want to replicate it in cross-stitch or needlepoint.  Thank you SO MUCH for sharing, your finished piece is beyond beautiful!
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« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2011 06:11:51 AM »

This is crazy great!
I think I would not be able to do something like that thought, I would get so lost in that maze!  Grin
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« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2011 01:05:00 PM »

I have updated the first post with a second version of the chart. The difficulty level of the purple is easy whereas the one in blue is much harder to solve!
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« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2012 04:34:23 PM »

Totally ROCKS!  Grin Bravissima!
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« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2012 03:13:42 AM »

wow. this really makes me wish i could do tunisian crochet
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« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2012 05:38:18 AM »

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