Practice Tunisian Crochet with New Free eBook

Sep 27, 2012

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 pick up a Tunisian crochet hook and create something amazing. Tunisian crochet is a crochet 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.

In this free crochet eBook, you will find four fabulous Tunisian crochet projects for Tunisian crochet students.



  Kim Guzman's Summer's Day Placemats are a great introduction to double ended Tunisian Crochet. These fabulous striped placemats are worked in a combination of Tunisian knit stitch and Tunisian purl stitch. Crochet a set in vertical and horizontal stripes in a variety of colors for any festive occasion.
  At an amazing thirty-six inches, The Flip-Flop Floor Pillow by Drianna Mewborn is big enough for two children or one very large dog. The spiral top and bottom as well as the Tunisian band that encircles the pillow are all crocheted separately and then joined with reverse-single-crochet-piping.
  The Tunisian Striped Hat by Toni Rexroat is a great introduction to double-ended Tunisian crochet in the round. The crown of this multi-sized hat is worked in single crochet before loops are picked up to begin working in Tunisian knit stitch and Tunisian purl stitch. I love the look of these textured stripes.
  The Tunisian Ruana by Kristin Omdahl is the perfect accessory for days that are too cold for a cardigan but too warm for a winter coat.  This dense Tunisian ruana can be worn open, cinched with a belt, or even with one side slung over a shoulder.
  Learn Tunisian crochet lace with the Tunisian Lace Ascot by Ellen K. Gormley is a great introduction to this technique. This quick and simple crochet lace scarf transitions seamlessly through the seasons, and the easily memorized lace pattern makes it an ideal travel project.

Enjoy the beauty of Tunisian crochet with 4 Free Tunisian Crochet Patterns Plus Tips on Basic Tunisian Crochet Stitches and How to Tunisian Crochet. Share photographs of your finished project in the Crochet Me member Gallery.

Best wishes,

P.S. Visit Crochet Me to find step-by-step video tutorials on Tunisian simple stitch, Tunisian purl stitch, Tunisian knit stitch, Tunisian crochet in the round, and more.

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DonnaP wrote
on Sep 27, 2012 8:59 AM

I love Tunisian crochet, make quite a lot of projects with it. I've made a couple of the Tunisian Lace Ascots, but I have two comments about it:

* it works better with a yarn that has more body, e.g. the linen yarn called for or a mercerized cotton yarn in a DK or sport weight

* there are some mistakes, or at least inconsistencies, in the pattern as it was originally printed in the Interweave magazine. If these haven't been cleared up, it will be a really frustrating project for those new to Tunisian crochet.