Tunisian crochet returned to the spotlight a few years ago,
and accessories worked with Tunisian simple stitch and yarn overs peaked my
interest. This fascinating crochet technique seemed to be a cross between
crochet a knitting, picking up a loop for each stitch across and then working
each stitch off the hook, ending the row with a single active loop.
|Spice Market Tunic by Sheryl Means
The popularity of this historical technique has only grown,
allowing designers to explore the possibilities of Tunisian in garments,
accessories, and home decor items and giving beginning, intermediate, and
advanced crocheters access to a variety of Tunisian crochet fabrics.
Solid Tunisian Crochet
Tunisian knit and purl stitches mimic the appearance of
their respective knitting stitches but create a denser, warmer fabric. Tunisian
simple stitch creates a grid-like design, intriguing in its own right or an
ideal base for cross-stitch embroidery. Used on their own, these basic Tunisian
stitches are easy and fun, but combine them and you can create gorgeous
||Tunisian crochet patterns from The New Tunisian Crochet
The Spice Market Tunic by Sheryl Means combines Tunisian
simple stitch and Tunisian purl stitch to create a subtle texture that
highlights the shaping of this classic tunic. In her new book, The New Tunisian Crochet: Contemporary
Designs from Time-Honored Traditions, Dora Ohrenstein offers a wide variety
of Tunisian stitch patterns including diamond patterns, textural stripe
patterns and more.
|Cool Wave Shawl by Sheryl Means
Lace Tunisian Crochet
Tunisian crochet is primarily known for its dense solid
fabric, perfect for warm garments and accessories, but this technique is also
capable of creating beautiful lace fabric. I love the elegant drape of crochet
lace projects like the Cool Wave Shawl by Sheryl Means. This easy pattern
combines a simple lace pattern with structural Tunisian simple stitches to
create an ideal summer shawl.
||Mulled Spices Afghan by Rhonda Davis
A fascinating technique, Tunisian entrelac creates a patchwork
design that is highly addicting. Fun, exciting, and challenging, this design is
perfect for accessories, garments, and edgings. The Mulled Spices Afghan by Rhonda Davis pairs
stripes of Tunisian simple stitch with a trim of entrelac squares to make a striking
addition to your home. The stripes and entrelac are two easy options for
working Tunisian colorwork.
We have put together a special Tunisian crochet kit with
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introduction on how to create basic Tunisian crochet stitches, nineteen Tunisian
crochet patterns, a collection of Tunsisian crochet stitch patterns, and much
more. Order your Tunisian Crochet Kit today while supplies last!
P.S. What is your favorite Tunisian technique?