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Learn Tunisian Crochet

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Book-Tunisian Crochet Stitch Guide

Tunisian crochet produces generally creates a dense durable and slightly  elastic fabric which is very suitable for cushions, pot holders,blankets,slippers and hats etc.
It is worked using longer hooks than standard and without turns
so that the front of your work is always facing.

There is a basic stitch called the simple stitch in addition
to which there is Tunisian Stocking Stitch, Tunisian purl
and Tunisian Mesh stitch. The different stitches
are formed by inserting the hook into  different parts of
the stitch which consequently creates a different yarn

The first row of Tunisian, or as it is sometimes called, Afghan crochet is made by working a foundation row along a starting chain this is followed by a return row. Following rows are made by working a pick up row followed by a return row.

The Tunisian/Afghan Crochet Hook- this is longer than the standard crochet hook and is rather like a knitting needle with a hook at one end. The overall length of the hook determines the maximum width of the fabric.

Tunisian Crochet- Working the Foundation Row

How to work Tunisian crochetFig 1.
How to work Tunisian crochetFig.2
How to work Tunisian crochetFig.3

1,With your Tunisian crochet hook make a foundation chain to the  required length.Insert your hook into the back loop of the 2nd. chain from the hook.Wrap yarn around hook and draw through back of the chain to form a loop on the hook- you now have two loops on your hook.

2,Insert your hook into the back loop of the next stitch and draw through as before.Leave loop on the hook- 3 loops in total.

The Return Row

How to work Tunisian crochetFig.1

Being sure not to turn your work, wrap yarn around hook and draw through
the first stitch on the hook. *Wrap yarn around again ad draw through next 2 sts.
Repeat from * to end of row drawing the yarn through 2 sts.
each time until one st. remains.

The Pick Up Row

1,Being sure not to turn your work,miss 1 st.then insert your hook into next st
from right to left.Wrap yarn around hook and draw
through  to form a loop on the hook- you now have two loops on the hook.

2,Being sure not to turn your work,insert your hook into the next st. wrap yarn around hook and draw through the st.to form another loop on the hook. You will now have 3 loops on your hook. Repeat to the end of the row, leaving one loop on your hook for each st. worked.

3, Repeat the return row as before.

Tunisian Crochet pick up rowFig.1
Tunisian Crochet pick up rowFig.2
Tunisian Crochet pick up rowFig.3

Finishing the Top Edge

Once your piece  is completed it is a good idea to strengthen and neaten the top edge with a row of double crochet stitches.

Tunisian Crochet finishing edgeFig.1

1,Make one row to reach to the height of the next row.

Tunisian Crochet finishing edgeFig.3

3,Wrap yarn round hook and draw through 2 remaining loops to complete stitch.

Tunisian Crochet finishing edgeFig.2

2,Insert the hook into the next stitch, wrap yarn round hook and draw through the stitch.

Tunisian Crochet finishing edgeFig.4

4,Continue to the end of the row working 1 st. into each corresponding stitch on the previous row.

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