Favorites: Tunisian Crochet

When I was first introduced to Tunisian crochet, it was the traditional Tunisian simple stitch that I learned to crochet with. Then I moved on to Tunisian knit stitch and Tunisian purl stitch. All of these stitches, when used exclusively or in conjunction with each other, create a dense fabric that is perfect for warm sweaters and accessories as well as bags that require a solid fabric.

After continuing to play with these stitches for several months, I discovered the yarn over. Using sport- or lace-weight yarns, yarn overs combined with the solid Tunisian stitches allow you to create lace fabric with amazing drape.

Visit my post, Learn a New Technique and Explore Tunisian Crochet, to learn how to work the basic Tunisian crochet stitches, then check out some of my favorite patterns and other Tunisian crochet products.



The New Tunisian Crochet by Dora Ohrenstein

If you are looking for a great Tunisian crochet resource book, look no further. Dora has included 30 beautiful stitch patterns and 11 amazing patterns that are perfect for beginning Tunisian crocheters as well as experienced.


Tunisian Crochet with Dora Ohrenstein

Dora Ohrenstein will introduce you to a variety of crochet Tunisian crochet stitches, including basic stitches, lace patterns, and Tunisian colorwork. The gorgeous Tunisian crochet vest pattern on the cover is included with the workshop.


ZigZag Socks by Patsy Harbor

Due to its thick cushiony fabric, Tunisian crochet is the perfect stitch for socks. Combined with a soft superwash wool yarn, these socks are fun to knit and will keep your feet toasty all winter.


Cool Wave Shawl by Sheryl Means

This shawl is a beautiful example of how the introduction of yarn overs to Tunisian simple stitch can create a gorgeous Tunisian lace fabric. An easy project, this pattern is perfect for modification. Create a small kerchief or a large shawl.


Vanessa Shell by Robyn Chachula

Another beautiful example of Tunisian crochet lace, this crochet top is easy enough for a beginning Tunisian crocheter and will quickly become a staple in your wardrobe.


Cupcake Sweater by Tram Nguyen

Combining solid Tunisian crochet ribbing with a cunning Tunisian lace design creates an elegant cardigan that is comfortable paired with both jeans or a fancy skirt. This pattern is perfect for the crocheter who want to take their Tunisian crochet to the next level.


Interweave Crochet Presents A Step-By-Step Guide to Tunisian Crochet

Okay, I'm cheating a little bit on this one as it includes five different patterns, but I am completely in love with the Spice Market Tunic on the cover. This fabric is solid enough to not require an additional layer, and the stitch pattern in the center panel is stunning.


Eliot Vest by Natasha Robarge

Tunisian crochet is also ideal for crochet colorwork. The intarsia border on this vest is both beautiful and remarkably easy. Bust darts give this vest a feminine and flattering silhouette.


Bitmap Cowl by Lily Chin

Lily Chin's beautiful cowl is a great introduction to not only working Tunisian crochet in the round but working Tunisian colorwork in the round. The technique is remarkably simple and the results are inspiring.


Trailblazing Tote by Lily Chin

Another beautiful Tunisian colorwork crochet in the round pattern by Lily Chin, this tote requires no fabric lining. It is the perfect size for a small picnic in the park, your latest crochet project, or a trip to the farmer's market.

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