If you have ever crochet a project using Tunisian simple
stitch, Tunisian knit stitch, or Tunisian purl stitch, you have probably
noticed that they have some in common. These three stitches are all relatively
short, closer in height to a single crochet stitch.
The height of these
Tunisian stitches creates a thick, warm fabric perfect for sweaters, hats,
scarves, and bags. But these popular Tunisian stitches, like single crochet,
are slower than taller stitches.
But you can work Tunisian double crochet, Tunisian treble
crochet, and Tunisian double crochet stitches as well. These gorgeous stitches
have more stability and structure than their counterpart, non-Tunisian
stitches. Take advantage of the benefits
of both tall Tunisian crochet stitches as well as the more conventional simple,
knit, and purl Tunisian stitches to create unique projects like the Ennis Shawl
by Vashti Braha from the Interweave Crochet Summer 2013 issue.
The Ennis Shawl uses a tall Tunisian stitch called the
Tunisian Twisted Double Treble. This stitch is worked into a row of Tunisian
stitches. To work the stitch follow the steps below.
The return pass is worked as normal. Yarn over and draw through
1 loop on hook, *yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from *
until only 1 loop remains on the hook.
So grab your hook and favorite spring yarn and learn how to
create tall Tunisian crochet stitches with the Ennis Shawl.