Monday, October 17, 2011

Tunisian Crochet How-To… Basic Tunisian Crochet Stitch

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Welcome friends! This is my first How-To blog post and I am excited to share with you.

I am going to show you how to Tunisian Crochet. Some of you may have heard of it and others maybe not. Either way, you will learn how to do it today!

Tunisian Crochet is a fabulous way of mixing crocheting and knitting. It’s a back and forth motion of taking stitches on and off the hook with out turning.  And don’t worry if the “knitting” part scares you. I promise you don’t need to know a thing about knitting to do this.

To start off, you need a Tunisian Crochet hook. This is also called an afghan hook.

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As you can see, it’s a long crochet hook…

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… with a stopper at the end like a knitting needle. This is so your stitches won’t fall off the hook

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If you can't get your hands on one of these, you can use one of your regular crochet hooks. This is great to use for practicing. But keep in mind, you can’t make as many stitches and you have to make sure you can keep those stiches on your hook. I recommend putting something on the end of the hook like a hair binder or something like that.

As far as yarn, feel free to use whatever you have on hand that will work with your hook.

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Stitches

Ch- Chain

Yo- Yarn over

Sts- Stitches

Sk- Skip

Sl St- Slip Stitch

Did you notice there’s no single, double, treble (etc.) crochets? That’s why this is so easy!

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A big thing you need to know and keep in mind as you do this is that you will go back and forth on your work and never turn. The right side of your work is always facing you.

These will be called The Forward Pass and The Return Pass. The Forward Pass you will be working right to left and The Return Pass you will work left to right. Basically you are just zig-zagging back and forth. I promise it’s not complicated.

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So lets getting started!

Big Tip: Try to work loosely if possible. This will help prevent your work from curling

First we need to do the foundation row, which is one forward pass and one return pass.

Make a slip knot and place it on your hook

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Next you need to chain. You can do as many as you like, but I did 15. A good number to start with when practicing. I also don’t recommend doing too many.

Chain 15

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Now we are going to start The Forward Pass for the foundation row. This will involve simply pulling up a loop in each chain. *You will keep all the loops on the hook as you go.

To start, insert your hook into the 2nd chain from the hook. (The loop on the hook counts as the first loop)

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Yarn over

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And pull up a loop. You now have two loops on your hook

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Keeping all your loops on the hook, repeat this in all remaining chains across. You will then have 15 (or whatever amount of chains you started with) on your hook. Do not turn

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Now we will do The Return Pass  of the foundation row, going left to right. Once again, do not turn.

To start, yarn over…

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… and pull through first loop.

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Next, yarn over and pull through two loops. The rest of the return pass, you will continue to yarn over and pull through two loops at a time. You will do this until there is one loop left on your hook

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Now you should have this

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You have just completed the foundation row!

Now we will start Row 1, the forward pass and the return pass. You will be repeating this row for the rest of the pattern.

In Row 1, you will be dealing with vertical bars that you have created from your foundation row. If you count them, you should have the same number as the amount of stitches you started with. Make sure you include the last bar at the end.

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To start Row 1 (the forward pass), skip first vertical bar from previous row. Insert your hook into the second vertical bar.

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Yarn over…

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… and pull up a loop. Now you have two loops on your hook.

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Continue doing this in every vertical bar to the end.

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Do not turn

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Can you start to see the pattern?

Next we will start the return pass, working left to right.

Yarn over and pull through first loop. You will only pull through one loop at the beginning of each return pass.

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Next, yarn over and pull through two loops. Continue to yarn over and pull through two loops at a time until you have one loop left on your hook.

(This is the same as the return pass from the foundation row)

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Once again, you should have 15 (or amount to started with) vertical bars.

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Now you just repeat row 1 (the forward and return pass) as much as you’d like.

Here’s a little swatch I made

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I just love the pattern and texture it makes. And it’s nice and sturdy.

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So there you have it! The basic Tunisian Crochet Stitch. Why don’t you take some time to practice. I will post tomorrow how to finish off your work.

Also, if this seemed kind of wordy, here is a short version of the pattern for you

ch- chain

yo- yarn over

rep- repeat

sk- skip

Foundation Row (forward pass): Insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yo and draw up a loop (2 loops on hook), *keeping all loops on hook, insert hook in next ch, yo and draw up a loop; rep from * across -  Do not turn.
Foundation Row (return pass): Yo and draw through first loop, *yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * until 1 loop remains (this loop becomes the first st of the next row) - Do not turn.
Row 1 (forward pass): Sk first vertical bar of previous row (against edge of piece), *keeping all loops on hook, insert hook from right to left under next vertical bar, yo and draw up a loop; rep from * across. Do not turn.
Row 1 (return pass): Work same as Foundation Row (return pass).
Rep both passes of Row 1

 

I hope this How-To was ok for you guys! Like I said, this is my first time doing this. If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments or send me an email. Oh and if you ask in the comments, please make sure you have an email address so I can respond.

To learn how to finish off your work click here!

145 comments:

vikki said...

this is so cool of you to post this. I have been wanting to do this. I have read your post and will be back tonight to sit in front of my puter screen until I get it down..Yipee!!!

rachael said...

This tutorial is fantatic! I've only been crocheting a month but got this straight away and have my swatch and awaiting how to cast off :) thank you!

Sarah @ Sarahndipities said...

This is sooooo cool! I've never been able to figure this out before!!! Can't wait to give it a try!!

Scribe said...

what a neat new thing to learn! thanks for the tutorial, you did a beautiful job... i bookmarked it!

Sandy said...

I bought my afghan hook this weekend and am going to give this a try. I'll let you know how it goes!

hafza said...

Oh this looks so easy...I'm using my crochet hook to try it out!! Thanks for sharing this.

SARITHA said...

I always thought it was very complicated.After seeing this tutorial, it looks do-able!!Thanks so much!!!

Kadie said...

This is really cool! I can't wait to try it out! I am pinning you and will be back soon to see what else you have. Thanks for sharing! :)

Nicole said...

Very wonderful tute Mary! You did great!! I love this stitch and love how easy and addicting it becomes!! Now with your swatch you have a nice little coaster! Or make another and it's a purse for Hailey! lol

Thanks for sharing this... I might have to share it if you don't mind!

Richard Rose said...

I wish I had this tutorial when I first tried Tunisian Crochet! I learnt out of a book but it wasn't particularly clear and my first efforts didn't quite work out as planned.

Erin said...

This is the only stitch I have learned how to do! I look forward to learning new stitches.

Sandy said...

It is going okay, but I must be doing it too tight, because it is curling on me. I'll keep working at it! :)

Beverooni said...

Don't you just love Tunisian crochet? There are so many things you can make with it. I love designing patterns with it because it's so versitile. Great tutorial!

ScrappinCricut said...

This is awesome! I love the pattern it makes! :-)

trudi@maudeandme said...

I have one of these hooks and always wondered what it is for. You have done a great tutorial - one of the best. Thank you. Will definetly try it.

Ninu said...

Thanks for the tutorial.I was searching for this!

Sherrie said...

Hi!
I've tried this with a regular crochet hook, only because I don't have an afghan hook. Your right the stitches do fall off. Thanks for sharing this. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Food for Thought
http://100sweets.blogspot.com/2011/10/its-finished.html

Stitched Together said...

This is one of the clearest tutorials for Tunisian Crochet I've seen. Thank you, I might finally use that Tunisian Hook I bought 2 years ago now!

KooKooCraft said...

I love this! But I'm stuck at step 1 - I don't have a hook like this :S

Oddyssey said...

OMG I love your wonderful instructions! I love how you show close-ups and have the little arrows to make things clear!

Nice stitch too, can't wait to try it!

Thanks so much!

Reba said...

My grandmother taught me this stitch when I was 6 years old ...(I'm 34 now). I'm glad I know what' it's called now!

Becky said...

Thank you for sharing this tutorial. I just bought a new book of afghan patterns with this type of crocheting in it. I had know idea what it was but this post will help tons.

♔Reyna♔ said...

I found ur blog thru Pinterest & I'm so glad I did. You expressed it so well & the pictures are so great for us beginners! Thank you so much for this. I followed ur blog! :) Please take a moment & pass by my new fb page & blog when you get the chance! I'll post a pic of my crochet after I make it! :)

Reyna
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Jenn said...

I just found a baby blanket this weekend and was trying to figure out what kind of stitch it was. It seemed to be a cross between knitting and crochet. I think this must be it! It looks so easy yet so beautiful. Thanks!

Kathryn said...

This is great, your instructions are so easy to follow and your pictures are great! I actually dud it on the first try, thank you so much for posting this! I found you on Pinterest :)

Kate said...

I love this! I've never heard of Tunisian Crochet, but I love it! I've got so much yarn leftover from various crocheting projects over the years that I can see of bit of it turning into scarves. Thank you so much for a wonderful tutorial. I'll be giving this a whirl SOON.

Dawn B. said...

This is fabulous. Thanks for the tutorial.

Anne said...

what a fabulous tutorial. i have been knitting and crocheting for more than 2 years, but never thought to attempt tunisian crochet, it looked complicated. this tutorial made it so plain and simple, i'm going to give it a shot very soon. thanks so much, excellent instructions! found you on pinterest.

RebeccaL said...

Just made some dish cloths. So incredibly easy! Made them on my plane ride from Thanksgiving. Thanks for the great tutorial.

Sarah Kate Triebel said...

Awesome tutorial...so much better than trying to read crazy patterns....love the basket weave effect. I'm an elementary school teacher and I think sometimes because I have to break things down to its smallest part for the kids I have a hard time with directions....but these are GREAT!!! Thanks so much!

:Brittany: said...

I am using a reg hook till mine afghan cook comes in the mail. I love this stitch! Thanks so much for the tutorial. I am going to make scarves for Christmas

Patter Cross said...

Okay, just got back from Hobby Lobby and bought two hooks. Can't wait to try this. I have done something similar YEARS ago. It may even be the same thing but I couldn't find my long hook. Anyway, I can't wait to see the crossed stitched tutorial too. I know I haven't done that before. Fun, fun! Also, who makes the "Very soft 100% cotton" yarn you like that you can't get in the U.S.? Your post didn't say the manufacturer name. I am just curious. Thanks, and have a blessed day!

CharlesR said...

This looks great.
I haven't tried to crochet in years as I could never get the tension.
This makes me want to try again.

How many stitches would you use for an afghan.

Would you do it all in one or put squares (how big) together?

susanwolfe said...

I love how easy this is but mine is curling badly. How loose should the stitches be? Thanks! Scwolfe5 at sbcglobal.net

Beth said...

Awesome tutorial! Great directions and great pictures. Thanks so much!

Carol said...

Wish I knew how to use this

Carol said...

AAhhhhh finally got it right..just wanted to say thanks for the great tutorial and if you want to get started practicing just wrap a rubber band around the end of the hook you have on end to keep from losing your stitches.

TarkheenaCrafts said...

Thanks so much - found you thru Pintrest and just got a chance to try this out using the Tunisian crochet hook I inherited from Grammy years ago. (Always wondered why that knitting needle had a crochet hook on the pointy end!) My dish-rag is 3/4 done and I am very happy with it!

Michelle said...

This is great. I tried it. It was not as pretty as yours, but I did it. Thanks for sharing this. Your tutorial was very easy to follow.

Teauxni said...

I've never been a confident crocheter. With your fantastic instructions, I think that may change. Your photos are wonderfully clear - thank you so very much for that. Ok, back to crocheting....

Rachel Braun said...

Thank you for sharing this tutorial! You have made this so easy to understand!

Sus said...

This was a great tutorial! It's been a few decades since I've crocheted, and I never really made anything but scarves then. This tutorial was so easy to follow that I made my daughter's teddy bear a scarf in two hours. Only 7 stitches across... Thanks so much for the great tutorial. My next try is the cross Tunisian!!!

priscila said...

I really loved this! I followed along with this tutorial (usually I read them first and then try then) and I made it! thank you!!

Liz said...

Thanks! I have been so intimidated by all of the people posting about tunisian stitch, but I really can do this!!!

Liz said...

(I also got one of those hooks in my "learn to crochet" kit, and never knew what to do with it.... now I do!)

MrsElleB said...

Thanks for sharing.. Love this pattern.. Going to make some dish cloths with it!! Thanks again!!

Sarah Bevier said...

This is the best tutorial for crochet I have seen! Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to try it!

courtney788 said...

Hand down the best tutorial i have ever learned from!!! Im new to pintrest and lost your link the first time and spent an hour and a halfto re-find because it was that great! Thank u a bunch!!!!

Cleo said...

Thoroughly enjoying this. Anyone else having problems with curling?

Mallory said...

This is great! I really appreciate all the pictures along the way, it really helped me to figure out what I needed to do. I'm new to crochet, and this was a great tutorial. Thanks!

jillyuk said...

Have just bought a hook off ebay cant wait to have a go! it looks pretty easy from looking at your pictures thank you for sharing thats brilliant!
Jilly

madebykate said...

Hi, i'm your fan, i love your tutorial. I write a post in italian with a link to your blog. Thanks for sharing.
Kate

Terry said...

Fabulous tutorial. I have repinned this and in fact found you through Pinterest. :)

Amanda Putri said...

I already repined it. Can't hardly wait to try it.

dbouch said...

Love the stitch and thank you for the pattern! But I'm following all your steps and I think I'm doing it right, but my piece keeps curling. Does it straighten out as I go along? Or am I doing something wrong?

Penny Hanuszak said...

I love making baby blankets with the Tunisian stitch. It's so easy to embroider baby ducks, alphabet letters, and other baby related pictures in cross stitch using the grid. Makes for fun projects!

Thanks for great tutorial!

mgriffin said...

Hi there! I love this method, it is easy and fast. I crochet and knit and I am always looking for new stitches, etc. My work on the basic is curling in and I am wondering if it could be because I am left handed, I am going backwards from a right handed person.

Thanks!

Laura said...

Awesome tutorial, found you through Pinterest! The pictures are SO helpful!!

Not sure if I'm the only one who had this problem, but I had to do 16 chain stitches in order for my first row to work correctly. I also had a curling issue, but that's because I was pulling my loops too tight.

Tracy said...

Pinterest FIND! I love the look of knitting but am a crochet freak. This is exactly what I have been looking for. Thank you for posting.

Kat Hagler said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Mine is curling bad though :( I wonder if it is the yarn I'm using or because I normally have a very tight crochet stitch? I can't follow many patterns because I can't figure out how to do it looser than I do, so I've been stuck with Granny Squares and making my own. I can't wait to explore what I can do with this one!

JennyB said...

Hello! I came across this tutorial just love it! I am the editor of AllFreeCrochet.com and would love to feature your tutorial on my site with full credit to you. I know my readers would love it as well, and in return would generate some nice traffic to your site. If you agree and would like us to feature your project, our readers will simply click the link to your blog to get your full tutorial. It's really that simple. Please let me know if this would be ok. I look forward to hearing from you!
Jenny
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skywayandrina said...

Yikes! Where did I put that afghan hook? I always wondered what that was for.

So how many stitches do you recommend doing for a baby blanket? Or should you just make a bunch of small squares and sew them all together?

fivelittlegoldfish said...

Seriously good post! Very clear! Thank you!

Helen said...

awesome tutorial! very clear. thanks!

artisana said...

Looks like you must start with an ODD number of stitches so you can have ONE loop at the beginning of the row, and ONE at the end, pulling through TWO loops at all other times.

Vickie said...

Mine is CURLING up real bad too - someone else posted this question but I didn't see an answer - why does it CURL UP? I've relaxed my stitches quite a lot but still the curl... HELP!! ;)

Allicia Simms said...

I tried this and LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! I didn't have the correct hook but I did have a rubber knitting needle tip that i stuck on the end of my crochet hook that worked perfectly! Just in case any of you have those lying around. thanks for the post!

Chiêu Nguyễn said...

Thank you for sharing, Mary!
Very clear tutorial! Such a wonderful page, too!

Jennifer Lorenzetti said...

I featured your tutorial on my blog: http://fastcheapandgood.blogspot.com/2012/09/sustainable-pin-tunisian-crochet.html

So happy to have this new technique!

amie frost said...

I love this! And I'm now making a blanket with this method! So glad to of come across it!

Helen B. @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog said...

I am so glad to have found this tutorial! I have the needles for this but have never known how to use them!

I am now following this blog via email!

Helen
Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

Corrie said...

Hello Mary,
This is such a great tutorial. I've looked for so many years to find one and tonight I started my first Tunesian crochet work on an antique wooden Tunesian crochet hook that I inherited from an old friend. I wish she could see me working with it. When I finished my piece I'll show it on my blog.
Thank you só much for sharing Mary.

Janette said...

Thank you for the help..it was great!

Janette said...

Thank you for the help..it was great!

elizabeth said...

Thank you so much for this! Out of all the tutorials I've tried to follow this one was one of the best. Although mine is curling a bit too, but I find if I stretch it out a bit it kinda helps. When I make something worth posting it will go on my blog, and I'll link it back here. :)

chain13.blogspot.com

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Dawn said...

OMG! This is an INCREDIBLE tutorial!!! I wish all tutorials were this precise, organized, and thorough. Fantastic job! It really helped me to understand what I was doing! I love it! Thanks so much!!! Please do more =p

elizabeth said...

So I followed your tutorial and I made a scarf! :)
I posted a picture on my blog along with a link back to you. Please let me know what you think.
http://www.chain13.blogspot.com

StylishAbby said...

Thank you so much! I've been trying to figure out how to do this by reading print-only directions and have always ended up with a frustrating mess. I followed along with your photos and had no trouble at all. I can't wait to try the other stitches you've posted!

Laura Wallingford said...

This is awesome fun! Thank you, I reposted also. I too am doing a little too tight, curling on me. I can't knot at all!! This is so kewl!! Can't wait to try the other stitches also!

Laura Wallingford said...

This is awesome fun! Thank you, I reposted also. I too am doing a little too tight, curling on me. I can't knot at all!! This is so kewl!! Can't wait to try the other stitches also!

Jodi said...

Wow. That was super easy,thanks to your great directions and pictures.

Fatcat said...

No, not wordy. Perfect. Its about the best tutorial on anything I've ever seen.

teri zachary said...

I live how you explain and show your stitches where someone like me can take the most simplest thing and make it sound confusing. I understand your tutorial. I wish you could explain all the stitches in crochet and knitting. Tkz a lot.I WILL be trying this one

Jocelyn said...

Is there any way to change colors when doing this stitch? Thanks.

jocelynarynne@gmail.com

MommaBear.LCW said...

Found pattern on Pinterest. Really love your directions and pictures. It made it so easy to follow. Thank you for the great pattern and directions. I have made a scarf and working on a hat to match. Thanks!

Carol said...

This is the first crochet stitch I ever learned, back in the 70s when my friend's mother taught us to crochet. She called it the Afghan Stitch.

Zibby DS said...

Do i need a long croch hook or can i get by w a knitting needle for length..?? or for small project a croch hook?

Kathryn H said...

Awesome tutorial!!! I had inherited a bunch of knitting and crochet hooks and wondered what this crazy looking hook was for. Thanks so much for making it so simple!

lorrie said...

Thanks for posting. Ive done this in the past. Grid it makes can be used to cross stitch on.

lorrie said...

Thanks for posting. Ive done this in the past. Grid it makes can be used to cross stitch on.

Kim said...

Thanks for posting this. You make it look easy!

Sereine said...

Merci beaucoup! cela donne envie d'essayer! :-)))

Connie Terry said...

Awesome tutorial!! You did an amazing job on explaining the steps.

Connie Terry said...

Awesome tutorial!! You did an amazing job on explaining the steps.

Iclal Bicer said...

çok güzel ellerinize saglık :)

fridaspeach said...

Thias is great! Thank you for making such an easy tutorial.

Hugs from Denmark
Frida

www.fridaspeach.wordpress.com

brandy fisher said...

Thank you so much. I have never been able to crochet because I want to pull to tight. But this was so easy to follow. I am only having 1 issue, why is my work curling? Have I done something wrong?

Teri said...

Mary - I appreciate your posting these instructions. They seem so clear and maybe this is what will finally work for me. I am an expert crocheter but for some reason have never figured out getting beyond the first row of tunisian -- and really want to learn it since I cannot knit at all. I'm going to try it again using your directions. (I'm a left-handed crocheter; don't know if that matters?)

Faiza Fawad Kazmi said...

Thank you for making the tutorial so comprehensive. .I got it in the first go..can you please add how to cast off as well. .stay blessed. .

Faiza Fawad Kazmi said...

Thank you for making the tutorial so comprehensive. .I got it in the first go..can you please add how to cast off as well. .stay blessed. .

Faiza Fawad Kazmi said...

Oops. .silly me..I figured the casting off..sorry. .hehe. .

Miranda said...

Wow! Thank you!!! I can't wait to try this!! I love the pictures and clear directions!!! Thank you for pointing out how the bars are counted! So excited to try this....and check out more of you posts!!!

Miranda said...

Wow! Thank you!!! I can't wait to try this!! I love the pictures and clear directions!!! Thank you for pointing out how the bars are counted! So excited to try this....and check out more of you posts!!!

Susan Sesma said...

I've tried twice before to learn this with no luck, but you made it so easy to understand, I "got it" right away.Can't wait till tomorrow to learn to cast off. Thanks a bunch, Susie

Lindsay Giberson said...

I've been meaning to try out this technique but was completely overwhelmed by it.

Thanks for the detailed post!! I may just give it a shot today

Lindsay
https://www.etsy.com/shop/GoutteDart

Claire M said...

Loved the way you explained the stitch! Your tutorial was so helpful!! I'm using up my leftover wool to create a blanket Thank you,, Claire

diosaele said...

Thank you for this excellent and detailed explanation of the basic point Tunisian, I always found it very difficult but I see that it was not! Now try to get down to work and perform shows. THANK YOU for your generosity!

kathatravelling said...

Thanks for this detailed description. I love it when people just take pictures to show you what they are doing instead of trying to write down, what needs to be done. It just sometimes makes it so much easier!

Keylolo said...

If your work is curling, dont worry about it. You can always pin it and block it later on and it will be perfectly straight. Blocking is just pinning your work flat, the spritzing it all over with a spray bottle of water, then letting it air dry. Book, no more curling. There are videos of it on youtube, just search "Crochet Blocking".

Helen Thistlethwaite said...

I have only just heard about Tunisian Crochet. Your 'how to' is excellent!! Helen T (Western Australia)

Kate said...

Thank you so much for your excellent Tunisian tutorials! I hadn't tried Tunisian because I thought it looked so intimidating, but you made it incredibly easy! Thank you!
Kate :}

XincontriAdulti.IT said...

Great idea for a post.Thank you!

Karen Daniels said...

This has to be the best tutorial EVER!!!!! Thank you so much! Beautiful work :)

Sona B said...

I love this pattern.. I'm from India n I do not read blogs or follow them.. But ur step by step tutorial is awesome.. It makes me.wanna sit n crochet. Can u please mail me some gud stores online to purchase yarns.. anythingforhobbies@gmail.com

Sona B said...

I love this pattern.. I'm from India n I do not read blogs or follow them.. But ur step by step tutorial is awesome.. It makes me.wanna sit n crochet. Can u please mail me some gud stores online to purchase yarns.. anythingforhobbies@gmail.com

Lee Ann said...

I think Tunisian Stitch is very pretty in its own way. I am glad I found your blog as I have tried to learn Tunisian crochet on my own but i haven't had much success.

Thank you for your wonderful blog! :) :)
_________
Lee Ann H.
My blog Crochet...Gotta Love It!

GeeGee said...

This is the BEST tunisian tutorial I have ever seen. Thank you for posting.

Anna Li said...

I am proud to say that I learned the tunisien stitch by reading your awesome tutorial! Thank you every much for sharing this. :)

Pam said...

Thank you for this awesome tutorial. Your pictures are absolutely perfect and I can see exactly what you mean. Your instructions are also very easy to follow. I crochet and knit but have never tried this. My mom was in the process of making me an afghan complete with a design cross stitched on each square. She needed to make 4 more squares and cross stitch on them to finish it but she died before she could. I feel like I need to get busy and finish but I had no idea how or where to start. Thanks to your post(s) I think I can do it now. Thank you so much.

Brendon Jones said...

Thank you so much for the picture tutorial. I am a very visual person and so reading a bunch of words gets really confusing, but your pictures and written directions made this a very doable stitch. Thank you thank you thank you!

Kelly said...

After seeing your instructions I finally "get it"! I have been wanting to try tunisian crochet for a long time and just could not understand how to do it. thank you for posting such clear instructions!

Frances Miller said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial! I had been trying literally for years to learn this stitch, and now, thanks to your oh-so-clear instructions, I'm doing the stitch! I'm still slow, but I'm doing it.

Thank you again, so much!

Angelique Vela said...

I have been desiring to learn tunisian for so long. Your tutorial is so clear, precise and easy to understand. I'm glad I found you.

John Dawid said...

Like the others, I was elated to find your tutorial. I love to crochet and learn new things! Thank you for your excellent site!

Dee Prastiningtyas said...

Hi, Mary! :)
I been crocheting for years now, but have never tried tunisian-- for laziness excuse. LOL. Now I decided to challenge myself and start to learn tunisian -just purchased my tunisian hooks- and your tutorials are VERY helpful!! I'll be sure to try these stitches :)

THANK YOU :)
Happy New Year 2014
and big hug from Indonesia! :)
Dee

Patricia Dunn said...
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Patricia Dunn said...

Hi Mary,

This is an outstanding tutorial for the Tunisian Crochet pattern. I recently made a scarf for my grandson using your tutorial. He loved it and I did too. It was so fast and easy. I published a post on my blog, My Patchwork Quilt, and linked to your tutorial for directions. Hope you will check it out www.patriciaspatchwork.blogspot.com
Thanks again.

Patricia Dunn said...

Hi Mary,

What an outstanding tutorial! I recently made my grandson a scarf for Christmas using your tutorial. I actually pinned it on Pinterest over a year ago and have just kept referring back to your post until I decided to bite the bullet and give it a try. I shared his scarf on my blog, My Patchwork Quilt. I linked to your tutorial for the general directions.
I hope you will check out my results at www.patriciaspatchwork.blogspot.com
Thanks again.

Sandy H. said...

Thanks so much for your very clear instructions. That is where I get lost in patterns is not quite understanding where I am to go in to make the next stitch. Great!

Jenny said...

Oh wow, this looks so pretty :) And seems like a very good and clear tutorial - great work!! I would love to try this!

Sandy said...

Very clear tutorial. I am definitely going to share your link on my blog.
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jennifer said...

This tutorial is one of the best I've ever come across....for anything! Thank you for your clear instructions and super-helpful photos!!

Sandy said...

http://sewthatsme.blogspot.com/2014/02/hooked-on-tunisian-stitch-and-dishcloths.html

I am JAZZED! Thank you for your tutorial. Stop by and check out my progress ... THANK YOU!!!

Jenna said...

Even a couple years later, when someone finds this page - it is still utterly brilliant! I've been a knitter for about 8 years, but beyond a few tentative attempts that went horribly horribly wrong, I've stayed away from everything crochet based barring single chain. Knitting seems easy, crochet is... magic. One wand, some string, and a whole lotta skill - and definitely something to be left to the professionals. This tutorial is so clearly written and so brilliantly explained - I just got my set of tunisian hooks in the mail today, and yesterday my set of crochet hooks arrived. I've actually got a belief I might just be able to join the wizard guild, even if just as a lowly apprentice thanks to this. The whole thing actually makes sense and I'm working away on a run for my husband already. Thank you so very very much.

loftylass said...

Hi Mary....well I've learnt something new today!! I've just seen your amazing step by step tutorial and I am blown away by the simplicity of this kind of crochet. I have never heard of it before but I can't wait to try this out..... you have given this 74 year old (who has crafted all her life) a 'push' to try something new.
Thank you so much.
Heather
x

CraftyKelsey said...

This was a VERY helpful tutorial. Thank you!

Patty van den Heever said...

Thank you for your beautiful blog! I am going to try it. You reflects Christianity. Thanks, and blessings!

katmal said...

Thank you SO much. Clear pictures, great explanation. YAY I can now do Tunisian crochet!

jeannine binoth said...

loved the tutorial, could I do it in a round? like for cushions? thanks.

Ami Davis said...

I have to say these are absolutely awesome instructions. You are an awesome tutorial writer!!!

Ami Davis said...

I have to say these are absolutely awesome instructions. You are an awesome tutorial writer!!!

Lee Ann said...

Many, many thanks for posting this!!!! You are wonderful!!
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steve said...

Thank you. I am trying to learn this stitch. When you have a chance, could you please post a tutorial for changing colors using the tunisian simple stitch? I am wanting to make a graphghan using that. Great tutorial!! Thanks for sharing.

Steve

Kristin Hand said...

By far the best tutorial I have found for this style of crochet. Can't wait to whip up some pot holders for Christmas presents!

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