Tunisian Crochet Creates a Ripple Afghan
One of the classic crochet afghan designs is the ripple afghan. In the Interweave Crochet Home issue, Darla Fanton creates a ripple afghan with a twist. This throw is created using Tunisian crochet. The extended Tunisian stitches create an incredibly warm fabric with beautiful drape.
The curl, so common in Tunisian crochet, is also curbed by this Tunisian stitch, meaning you won't need to add a border. The valleys and ripples are worked in the return pass, creating a one-row repeat-which means you can work on this while watching your favorite evening show or visiting with friends over the Holidays.
Tunisian extended stitches are quite easy to work. Simply insert your hook as to work a non-extended stitch. So for the extended Tunisian simple stitch, insert your hook from right to left under the front strand of next vertical bar. Yarn over and pull up a loop.
Normally you would leave this loop on your hook and work the next stitch. For an extended stitch simply chain one. Leave that loop on your hook and work the next stitch. So simple! And the extended Tunisian stitches create an afghan with the thick warmth of Tunisian but additional drape, which is the advantage that curbs the curl of the fabric.
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P.S.What is your favorite crochet afghan stitch?