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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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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Tunisian Crochet Workshop Sneak Peek

Ever wondered what Tunisian crochet is and how to get started? Tunisian Crochet Workshop will help you on your way to mastering Tunisian crochet with step-by-step instructions, easy-to-follow stitch patterns, and 12 stunning projects. Tunisian Crochet Workshop is bursting with color, fun motifs, and stylish projects to make for the home. It’s hard to look […]

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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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If you’ve been following our posts from Lily Chin on top-down raglan sweaters (essential measurements and graph paper secrets), you may have been inspired by her lovely Floret Crop Top. This top, and the other top-down raglan featured in Interweave Crochet Spring 2017, Kabila Sri Ponnusamy’s Citizen Pullover, both use Tunisian crochet in two colors. There’s […]

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The great Tunisian crochet battle last December between two of Interweave’s finest crocheters, Dana Bincer and Susanna Tobias, inspired me to delve into the treasure troves of Tunisian literature to discover which side of the battle I should join. Is Tunisian just knitting with a hook, or is it a wonderful addition to the crochet […]

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Are you a beader who also loves working with yarn? Have you ever married these hobbies by incorporating beads into a knitting or crochet project? It may sound daunting and unconventional, but it’s surprisingly simple and the result is gorgeous. Our friends at Interweave Knits created a fantastic Yarn Hack video that demonstrates two ingenious techniques for […]

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10 Things I Hate About Tunisian Crochet

When I was first learning Tunisian Crochet (also known as the Afghan stitch), I was very vocal about my dislike of it. Below I’ve included a bit of how my conversations went with Susanna Tobais, the project editor at Interweave. While I hated the technique, Susanna loved it. Thankfully I stuck with it and I’m […]

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Lace, chevrons, crochet in the round, warm and solid fabric, you can create anything with Tunisian crochet. And I am so excited to share new patterns in our free Tunisian eBook, 7 Free Tunisian Crochet Patterns Plus Tips on Basic Tunisian Crochet Stitches and How to Tunisian Crochet, with you. Tunisian crochet is a wonderful […]

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Many Tunisian stitches, including Tunisian knit stitch, create a thick, solid, and warm fabric that is perfect for full-coverage garments and winter accessories. Tunisian crochet also has more elasticity than regular crochet stitches, making it the perfect option for accessories that need extra stretch, like stocking caps and beanies. When crocheting hats, it is always […]

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