Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tunisian Crochet How-To… Finishing off

Hello! It looks like some of you were able to practice some Tunisian Crocheting. That’s awesome! How did it go? I would love to see your work.

Now I would like to show you how to finish off your work….

When you are finished, you should have something like this.

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First, do one more return pass to get your vertical bars.

Now we will do one more forward pass, but this one you will not be pulling up loops again. You will be finishing each loop by doing a slip stich.

To start, insert your hook into the 2nd vertical bar

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Yarn over… but this time instead of bringing up a loop, you will just make a slip stich. Which means you yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook.

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You will have one loop left on your hook

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Now you do this all the way across into each vertical bar until the end.

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Fasten off your work and you are done my friends!

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What do you think? Is this something you enjoyed doing or look forward to trying?

I think I will give everyone some more time to practice. Then hopefully Friday I will post a new stitch for you to try. There are a bunch of cool Tunisian Crochet stitches that make some awesome patterns. I can’t wait to show you more!

Friday I will hopefully have a new tutorial on how to make the Tunisian Crossed Stitch. So you all keep practicing and have a good rest of the week.

Smile

If you missed the tutorial just click here!

23 comments:

CrochetBlogger said...

Love the way that your detailed photos show off what you're explaining about Tunisian here. Great work!

Kendall said...

This is my first time commenting but I have been a follower for a while. I LOVED this tutorial. If I wasn't on a crunch time limit to finish a baby blanket, I would have dropped what I was doing to try this out. I bookmarked it and it's all the more incentive to finish the baby blanket!
Keep the tutorials coming! I love trying new things!

trinity8419 said...

These two tutorials on Tunisian are great, the clear photos are especially helpful!

I have one newbie question though... on step two here, where it says "To start, insert your hook into the 2nd vertical bar", it looks as though the hook has been pulled out & the work turned: working yarn is on the right, rather than the left as in the first picture.

I'm sorry, but am I seeing something wrong or misinterpreting? This is all very new to me, so I'm not sure if my question makes sense. Help?

Kadie said...

I am so excited and intrigued by this crocheting method!! I have my swatch done and have now cast off. I can't wait to learn the next stitch! Thank you for sharing.

Daily Ramblings said...

I really want to try this! I might give it a shot today!

Alive_In_Him said...

Your tutorials are excellent and very clear. I got it on the first try. I love this stitch and can't wait to try out some new patterns. I used a rubber band on the end of my hook to practice but I'll surely be looking for an afghan hook. Thanks and keep up the good work!

Karen Chartier said...

Thank you for the awesome tutorial! It's nice to try something different, and I really like how it looks. I posted a pic on my blog (don't mind the cobwebs!): http://craftypooks.blogspot.com/

The Divers Wife said...

I LOVE your blog! Thanks for sharing your easy-to-understand instructions for the Tunisian stitches. I love them and am currently off to my yarn store to see what I can find to show off such a cute pattern.

Shannon said...

Trinity,

I had the same exact question and noticed that the author has not answered, so I went back up to the top and re-read through. I noticed after the first picture that she does say...

First, do one more return pass to get your vertical bars.

Now we will do one more forward pass...

So, if your work looks like the first picture, you work left to right to make it look like the second picture, and then you start going right to left through the vertical bars. Hope this helps. I just finished my sample off.

Thanks for these easy instructions!

David Curry said...

I chose to use 20 chain stitches as my foundation because I wanted to make a scarf with it. I have used up one skein of thread, and I need to know how to work in the new thread to finish the scarf. Can you let me know how to connect new thread to the work I have already done? Thanks for your help and your great tutorial. I am really enjoying learning to crochet this way.

hollywood-cerise said...

I can't wait to try this!!!! xx

Olivia Marino said...

This stitch is really easy and looks great. The step by step was very clear and the pictures showed me exactly what I was doing.

That said, when I finish my swatch keeps curling. I did it kind of tight the first time, so I'm not sure if maybe that's the reason or if it's just the cheap yarn I'm using.

Any tips or advice?

- Olivia

Omarino08@gmail.com

Lisa said...

I love doing this stitch but do you have any suggestion on how to keep if from curling? do you border it to keep it from curling?

Laura O'Carroll said...

I just wanted to say i really enjoy your instructions! My phone won't load videos well so your step by step pictures are so helpful. I would never have learned this otherwise!

Dora Valverde Méndez said...

I love this, I learn crochet from a old grandma of one of my elementary school friends, best friends still, later I learn by following grafts, now is hard from me because my first language is Spanish even that I know well English , can't follow writing directions or know with stitch is witch. But technology and you make it easy again and I 'm working on a scarf . BIG THANK YOU! Blessings!


Tanya Lillie said...

Love love love this stitch!!!! Just made a scarf for my niece and it looks amazing! Thank you SO much!

Unknown said...

If you pull up the yarn through a bar and then YO again, isn't that a single crochet rather than a slip stitch?

Lynn said...

Great photos and tutorial and will use this pattern . Thank You so much

Megan McGee said...

I just found this tutorial because the book I used had terrible instructions. This tutorial was amazing and very clear. Thanks!

doni brune said...

I just started crocheting 1 week ago and have learned mostly from videos. I tried a video on Tunisian and just couldn't follow it. These tutorials are super easy to follow! The photos are great and your descriptions are so clearly written. So happy I found a link to this blog on Ravelry.com! I am going to finish my little wash cloth project and then maybe try a scarf soon. Thanks so much!

Shelly Hancock said...

I have had trouble understanding written instructions before, but your instructions were awesome! Can't wait to try more!

angie stitchings n things said...

I loved the pattern and I had no problems with it but how do I keep it from curling or did I do something wrong..??

prchrs2 said...

I am searching for a nice stitch to use for making 6 place mats. Also, I liked the cute little flowers you show how to make, and was wondering if they might make nice coasters to match the place mats. What can be done in the way of napkins to match tho?

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