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Tunisian Crochet Instructions

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Tunisian crochet instructions integrate the art of crocheting and knitting into one unique style.People additionally know the stitch by several other names, such as railroad knitting, shepard's knitting, tricot crochet, afghan stitch, and hook knitting.


When you utilize this type of technique, the finished fabric usually gives a woven appearance rather than one that is crocheted or knitted.

A number of people regard this type of stitch as one of the easier kinds and good for creating stiffer fabrics. More than a dozen Tunisian stitches exist.

Therefore covering all of them within this article would not only be confusing, but not make any kind of sense. The types of stitches you are sure to come across in the Tunisian crochet instructions you will find at some point are:

Tunisian crochet stitch

Tunisian crochet patterns

Cheek stitch
Crossed stitch
Cluster stitch
Classic Tunisian stitch
Cross over stitch
Knot stitch
Fence stitch
Mahogany stitch
Diagonal rib stitch
Rib stitch
Star stitch
Treble stitch
Stocking stitch
Eyelet stitch
Fan stitch
Braid stitch
Four sided stitch

The loops within this type of crocheting are close to the size you would find with knitting, therefore a longer crochet hook is required.

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A number of people regard this type of stitch as one of the easier kinds and good for creating stiffer fabrics. More than a dozen Tunisian stitches exist.

Tunisian crochet hooks

Frequently, people combine the use of a stopper in order to keep the stitches from falling off the hook. At first, it may seem awkward using the longer needle but most find over time they can easily master the use of the longer hook. Tunisian crochet instructions are distinct from regular crocheting in various ways.

One of the primary differences from crocheting, yet similarities shared with knitting relates to you never having to turn your work. With this type of technique, the work faces the right and always continues facing this direction and does not have the requirement that you turn
the work.

Another difference has to do with how each of the rows is worked in two parts that are distinct from one another. The first is the forward pass and the second the reverse pass.

tunisian crochet project

Understanding tunisian crochet instructions

The forward pass refers to when each of the loops are worked onto the hook, while the reverse pass refers to when the loops are worked off of the hook.

Lastly, Tunisian crocheting differs from knitting in how it enables you to recover your work in most cases with a drop stitch, while with knitting it would likely be considered devastating.

Knowing the fundamentals of crocheting definitely does help, but is not something that is required. These key points are good to keep in mind while learning the tunisian crochet instructions:


v Do not turn your project throughout the time you are working on it

o At the start of a row, work down the right side

o Work back on the same side

v The number of chains you start with should remain the same in each row

v Crochet loosely, due to the tendency of this type of stitch to slant

o Only pull one stitch at a time while starting the second half of a row

o The last stitch on the row becomes the first stitch for the next row

o The only area where increases and decreases are worked in is the first half of the row

o Purl the first row in order to decrease curling

A Tunisian hook is all that is required in order to do this style of crocheting. In most cases, a longer crochet hook will work as long as it is the required size for the project. The same applies with the yarn. As with any type of crochet project, you first need to make a chain which can consist of any size that you want.

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