Tunisian Crochet

Tunisian Crochet is much more than a fascinating new crochet stitch. And you don’t have to be an experienced or even an intermediate crocheter to create something amazing. It is a technique with similarities to both crochet and knitting but also brings many of its own benefits to the table. Worked with a single crochet hook with either a long symmetrical shaft or a long flexible cord, Tunisian crochet is created by picking up a loop in the stitch and leaving that loop on the hook, then moving to the next stitch. Once all of the indicated loops have been picked up, work the return pass, yarning over and drawing through the loops on the hook to work the loops off the hook and finish the stitch. That’s all there is to it. —Toni Rexroat, 7 Free Tunisian Crochet Patterns

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If you’ve been on Ravelry or Pinterest lately, you’re probably aware that Tunisian crochet is always trending. Although there is debate over its history and origin, this is a popular stitch that has been around for ages. A crochet technique in disguise that might fool some into thinking it’s knitting, those with a keen eye […]

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Some of our favorite projects use the Tunisian crochet technique. If you want to learn more about this interesting crochet method, check out Dora Ohrenstein’s book The New Tunisian Crochet. It’s filled with contemporary designs that use this time-honored technique. So what is Tunisian crochet and where does it come from? Dora explains it all… […]

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Whether you’re working in standard or Tunisian crochet, you’ve probably come across extended stitches. These stitches provide a little more bang for your buck no matter what type of project you’re working. Instead of becoming part of a project that ends up with a dense fabric, extended stitches create more of an open fabric, which […]

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Tunisian Crochet the Bite-Size Way!

So… Tunisian entrelac… what exactly is it? Well, if you ask me, the best way to describe it is to call it Tunisian crochet worked in bite-size pieces. It’s worked on a regular crochet hook using a mixture of regular crochet stitches and Tunisian crochet stitches. In fact, it might be the perfect way to […]

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Tunisian Crochet: Fewer Ends? Count me in!

Tunisian crochet. Many view it as much more difficult than it actually is. However, as with standard crochet, once you’ve mastered the basic stitches, everything builds from there. Tunisian crochet can even be worked in multiple colors AND in the round! You’ll still use the same stitches as you would if working Tunisian crochet in […]

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Pattern of the Week: Soothing Shawl

The Winter 2018 issue of Interweave Crochet is packed with amazing projects. To be real, my Ravelry page has just about everything from this issue in my favorites. The Soothing Shawl by Susanna Tobias immediately drew me in because it just looked so comfortable! I don’t want to say I chose to make this because […]

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One Twisted Tunisian Tutorial Right Here!

Every year, millions of people make New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, the majority of those resolutions fail. To help you avoid becoming a statistic, we’re working on a series of blog posts designed to teach you things related to crochet. All of your crochet-related resolution needs will be met! Today’s topic is Tunisian crochet, and in […]

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Tunisian Crochet: Beyond the Basics

I know that we aren’t all fans of Tunisian crochet, but if you’re like me and love it, once you’ve mastered the basics, you start wondering what’s next. It’s a technique packed with possibilities. As soon as I grasped the concept of Tunisian simple stitch (Tss) and Tunisian knit stitch (Tks), I was ready to […]

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