Last December I cut-and-pasted your original description, January 2008, from Crochetme.com. I tried e-mailing you a copy, but am posting here, too, in case I misinterpreted the boxeldergrove address.
To all the folks here with interest in Tunisian, I highly recommend tunisiancrochet at Yahoo groups. There are albums there with all sorts of good work, links to instructional videos, and all such goodies. I've posted pictures at that Yahoo groups site (in an album named Sveika) with mittens, socks, sweaters, purselet, hat, etc.: both finished and works in progress.
This is a great technique, with vast possibilities for playing with color and texture without having to attach and drop yarns.
I would like to use your instrutions to tunisian in the round thank you gloria email email@example.com
There is a video of the tunisian crochet in the round technique on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQfp88HI2WY
This video was made by the Clover company that sells the double-ended hooks. This is the technique I've been working with all along, and their video makes this easier to understand than using my written directions only.
I would absolutely love to get the full instructions on tunisian in the round! i had never heard of it - but it sounds awsome! thank you
I would love to learn how to do Tunisian crochet in the round. I see your post was more than two years ago, so I'm hoping you're still around. Thank you in advance.
I'm definitely still around, and have done a lot more T in the round
since my post.
It truly is a delightful technique.
The main thing to recognize is that you are working with two
balls of yarn, one for the forward pass (which provides the right
side of the fabric) and one for the return pass.
The second thing to recognize is that in a circle there is no
returning: both passes simply move forward. I therefore think of the
return pass with the second ball of yarn as a catch-up pass.
The third thing to recognize is that this technique requires a
(a) Prepare one base row in Tunisian, using the yarn that will be
the front of the fabric.
That is, cast on and work off loops once. There is no real
stitch yet, just the framework of loops waiting.
(b) Join the ends in an untwisted circle. (Lily Chin suggests using
clothespins at intervals to keep a long circle from twisting; I've
tried it, pinning to a strip of paper or cloth, and it does help.)
(c) With a double-ended hook, stitch along no more than 1/3 of the
length of the circle. Tunisian simple stitch will do (what Americans
call the afghan stitch), but you could try any combination of other
Tunisian stitches, if you like.
(d) Turn the piece. You will now be using the other end of the hook.
(e) Take up a second ball of yarn (the same color, or a different
one: different color is nice for learning the technique, and can
contribute to design) and work off most of the loops but not all of
them. Leaving 5 or 6 loops is nice. On a small circle, you'd have to
(f) Turn the piece again.
(g) Work more stitches, for another 1/3 or so of the circumference.
From here on, it is a simple alternation of picking up loops in
stitches with the first ball of yarn and then turning the piece to
remove the loops, using the other end of the hook and the other ball
The piece will be worked in a spiral. Repeating designs will have
one place where the spiral steps. Getting vertical repeats takes
some arithmetic: cast on an exact multiple of the number of stitches
in a repeat. (I think that's it: maybe = exact +1. I'll try it again
on a small piece. I got it right the first time by accident: see
bottom-up sweater in attached file.)
Clover has come out with some video tutorials. The one I found today
is better than their older videos:
They also have a project sheet, showing some examples (but their
directions keep referring to other directions that come packaged
with their double-ended hooks). That's at
Clover's hooks come in only four sizes. I've found a full range
from thread-crochet 0 through size P or Q, with cables, made by
Pony, available at either yarnmarket.com or knitpicks.com (I don't
remember which). To learn the technique, you need only one. (I got
addicted, and acquired all sizes.)
Tunisian simple stitch shows both yarn A and B.
Knit stitch highlights mostly yarn A (with a bit of yarn B
between knits, depending on gauge)
I've worked mostly with those two in combination, but purl and lace
stitches could also be used.
Try joining the tunisiancrochet group at yahoo.com. Both ARNie
Grabowski (chezcrochet.com) and Kim Guzman (kimguzman.com) are
active there, and they are among the best teachers for Tunisian. --
I also have samples of my work at the yahoo groups pages (Sveika's
I've made a file with my best samples, annotated, but I don't know how to attach to hese posts. If you can figure out how to e-mail me directly, or to send me your e-mail address, I can forward it to you. Otherwise -- do look at the album at the Yahoo Groups tunisiancrochet group.
For the summary (a-g) above, I wrote down the steps out of my head,
without a piece of work in my hands. Take a look at the video
tutorials too, and then let me know if anything is still confusing.
Thank you so very much for this. Your directions are clear and very understandable; nothing confusing at all. I am crocheting a rather large pillow cover and have several different crochet stitches in it. I just picked up stitches from the last row of single crochet and went from there. It looks great and with the two colors add a nice dimension to the cover. Again, thanks.
Pls send Tunisian Crochet in the Round link to me. thanks
What link are you looking for? My post from 30 September includes the two main ones I'm aware of:
"Clover has come out with some video tutorials. The one I found today is better than their older videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQfp88HI2WYThey also have a project sheet, showing some examples (but their directions keep referring to other directions that come packaged with their double-ended hooks). That's at http://www.clover-usa.com/media/document/CT0071S.pdf "
I would love to get instructions on how to do the stitches for the tunisian on any pattern I crochet affghans buwt that is it I seen the patterns and they are beautiful please send me instructions. thanks
Since learning Tunisian crochet I am really "hooked" but want to be able to do projects in the round and have not been able to find anything on that method. So, please when you have a chance send me your instructions on the "new technique" that you have invented. Thanks in advance for getting me this information as I will definately be putting it to good use.
They have a tunisian crochet in the round video on this website that has totally inspired me. Toni Rexroat suggested it when we were trying to find videos on "crochet on the double". I had no idea that tunisian could be done in the round. Can't wait to stop making blankets and try my hand at some stretchy socks or hats.Check it out under the video tab under Crochet Techniques...look for "Tunisian double..." posted Mar.11
Yes, I would be very interested in your seamless Tunisian crochet in the round method. Thank You
I would love a set of instructions and any patterns you can spare. I just discovered tunisian in the round, and would love some tips!
I'm always interested in learning something new and finding new patterns so I've joined the group on yahoo. Hope to be able to contribute soon.