Lace, chevrons, crochet in the round, warm and solid fabric, you can create
anything with Tunisian crochet. And I am so excited to share new patterns in
our free Tunisian eBook, 7 Free Tunisian
Crochet Patterns Plus Tips on Basic Tunisian Crochet Stitches and How to Tunisian
Crochet, with you.
But first, here is a little information on choosing the
right hook for your Tunisian project-you might find the perfect hook in your
The Tunisian Crochet Hook
On the forward pass of any Tunisian crochet row, you will
pick up a loop in each stitch across. You may have 2 loops or you may have 200
loops on your hook at the end of the row, depending on your pattern. The loops
you pick up will slide down the shaft of your hook. Especially if you are using
a regular crochet hook, it is important that the shaft be even. If the grip
widens, it will increase the size of the loops that slide over it, distorting
the finished fabric.
Many Tunisian hooks have a relatively short shaft connected
to a longer wire or cord. This cord is narrower than the shaft of the hook, but
the smaller circumference does not affect the size of the loops.
Some Tunisian crochet hooks, such as the Denise
Interchangeable Crochet hooks, allow you to control the length of your Tunisian
crochet hook. A variety of different length cords can be attached to a short
crochet hook, ensuring your hook is long enough without being too long and
unwieldy. These interchangeable hooks also work well for your regular crochet
projects and can be used to create double-ended Tunisian hooks.
So pull out an even-shafted crochet hook from your
collection or pick up a new Tunisian crochet hook and explore Tunisian crochet
today. Don't forget to download your free copy of 7 Free
Tunisian Crochet Patterns Plus Tips on Basic Tunisian Crochet Stitches and How
to Tunisian Crochet.
P.S. A special thank you to Denise Interchangeable Knitting & Crochet for sponsoring this fabulous and educational free eBook.