Edge stitches at the end of the forward pass

Edge stitches at the end of forward passes in Tunisian crochet: there is more than just one way to make them...
Edge stitches at the end of forward passes in Tunisian crochet: there is more than just one way to make them…

Edge stitches are the first and last stitches of a row and shape the right and left borders of a crocheted project. They are different from the other stitches within a row. Not only do they look different but also they are made in a different way. That’s particularly true in Tunisian crochet.

In this article, you’ll find 4 different edge stitches to make at the end of forward passes. The edge stitch at the start of forward passes will be presented in a future article.

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Tunisian rib stitch

I’m adding a new stitch pattern to my collection of Tunisian crochet stitches on this website: the Tunisian rib stitch. It has many different names in English. What matters to remember is that this is a combination of 2 stitches: the Tunisian simple stitch and the twisted up stitch.

Tunisian rib stitch
Tunisian rib stitch, a combination of 2 stitches

I added a video in French at the end of this article. I show how to make this rib stitch with a single-ended hook in one color. And how to make it with a double-ended hook in 2 different colors. Read this article to find out more about key elements.

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Short return passes in Tunisian crochet

A “full” row in Tunisian crochet is made of 2 parts: a forward pass and a return pass. This means that you can create short rows in Tunisian crochet by “shortening” either or both types of passes.

In this article I give you details about short return passes only. See my other article to find out more about short forward passes.

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Short forward passes in Tunisian crochet

A “full” row in Tunisian crochet is made of 2 parts: a forward pass (FwdP) and a return pass (RetP). So a short row in Tunisian crochet can be a short forward and/or return pass. It all depends on the shape you want to create.

In this article, I’m showing you 4 different types of short forward passes. Short return passes are presented in a different article to keep documentation as structured as possible. There is so much to say about short rows.

4 ways to make short FwdP in Tunisian crochet
4 ways to make short FwdP in Tunisian crochet
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Double increase, simple and twisted, in Tunisian crochet

There are many different ways to make increases in Tunisian crochet. Following a question from Stasia in the Ravelry group Tunisian crochet explorers, I decided to share here how to make a double increase using 2 different Tunisian stitches picked up in the same stitch from the previous row. It’s just one way to increase the number of stitches in a row made in Tunisian knit stitches. Bear in mind that variations are endless.

Double increase in Tunisian crochet in the middle of a row
Double increase in Tunisian crochet in the middle of a row

I created a photo tutorial to show you step by step how to make the type of increases shown in the photo here above. I also posted a video on my YouTube channel. Mind you: this video is in French. The link is available at the end of this article.

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Felting Tunisian crochet

I usually take care NOT to felt my Tunisian crochet projects. Most of the time, I hand wash my wool items. Yet felting is not a bad thing to avoid at all cost. It can turn a project into something really nice. I have made a small felting experiment with one of my latest Tunisian crochet beanie patterns, Décagone. And in this article I’m sharing with you all the details about it.

Felting Tunisian crochet
Felting Tunisian crochet
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Tunisian crochet projects retrospective 2019

The year 2019 is nearing its end. December is a good time to look back at what has been done since last January. So here is my little retrospective of all Tunisian crochet projects I have made.

Each month I publish an article to present a designer who creates Tunisian crochet patterns. The format is always the same: 20 questions to find out more about designers and their work. If you want to read these articles, check the category Designers.

This time it will be slightly different. I’m sharing with you the Tunisian crochet projects I have made in 2019 based on patterns that are not mine. I create my own designs and publish my own patterns, but I also enjoy making projects based on other designers’ patterns.

Click on the links or photos in the article below to find out more about these patterns.
They are available in English on Ravelry.

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Vaillance, a seamless shrug

Today I published my pattern Vaillance on Ravelry. It’s a seamless shrug made in Tunisian crochet. Actually, it is more a shoulder-warmer than a shrug. Indeed, this garment is not meant to cover the front part of the bust. The pattern is available in 5 sizes: XS, S, M, L and XL.

Vaillance, Tunisian crochet seamless shrug, design Rachel Henri
Vaillance, Tunisian crochet seamless shrug, design Rachel Henri

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I have sent you a message with a discount code. Use it to get 20% off on my pattern Vaillance.

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New TC pattern: Vent du nord

Vent du nord (Northern wind), Tunisian crochet shawl, design Rachel Henri
Vent du nord (Northern wind), Tunisian crochet shawl, design Rachel Henri

A new pattern is available in my Ravelry patterns page: Vent du nord (Northern wind). It is a triangular shawl with a lace motif made in Tunisian crochet.

If you have subscribed to my newsletter, check your email inbox. You’ll find a message from me with a discount code valid for a few days on my new shawl.

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20 questions to Elena Fedotova, Tunisian crochet designer

On the first Tuesday of each month, I publish the answers to the 20 questions I ask designers who publish Tunisian crochet patterns. This month, I am proud to share with you the words from Elena Fedotova, a fascinating and creative designer. She publishes crochet and Tunisian crochet patterns.

Crochet designer Lena Fedotova
Crochet designer Lena Fedotova. Pattern is Bee top, available on Ravelry.

Along with this article, Lena offers a 20% discount on all her Tunisian crochet patterns! Find them in her Ravelry shop and use the code JOY to get the discount. This code is valid until end of November 2019. Don’t postpone it to later!

In addition, Lena shares her instructions to make a Tunisian crochet shell motif.
Give it a try! Read the article, grab a hook (no need for a long Tunisian crochet hook), take some yarn and… share your project !

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