Tunisian crochet beanies and curling edge

Tunisian crochet will always tend to curl. It’s mechanical. Yet there are several techniques to prevent edges from rolling. In this article I share my tips to fight against curling edges when making Tunisian crochet beanies.

Curling in Tunisian crochet
Curling in Tunisian crochet

You can make Tunisian crochet beanies in several different ways. So you won’t fight curling the same way in all cases. It all depends on the construction type of your beanie, whether you start it from the top or the bottom.

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Free pattern la Quadrature du cercle

La Quadrature du cercle (Squaring the circle) is a free pattern I designed to make a square in the round with a double-ended Tunisian crochet hook. Hence the name…

Free pattern la Quadrature du cercle (Squaring the circle)
Free pattern la Quadrature du cercle (Squaring the circle)

I created this free pattern in the frame of the “Tunisian blanket CAL” organized by KnitterKnotter, alias Arunima, in 2021. It’s a Tcal during which several Tunisian crochet designers all around the world publish instructions to make squares in Tunisian crochet throughout the year. At the end of the year all these squares are meant to be seamed together to make a big blanket. For more details about the Tcal, follow KnitterKnotter. She’s the host centralising all patterns created by the participating designers.

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TC beanie Somme toute

I’ve published a new pattern: Somme toute (Altogether). The pattern is available on Ravelry and Payhip. It’s a beanie worked in the round with a double-ended Tunisian crochet hook.

Beanie pattern Somme toute (Altogether)
Beanie pattern Somme toute (Altogether)

Not sure how this works? You’ll find details about how to use a double-ended Tunisian crochet hook to work in the round on my website. In this article, I tell you about my pattern Somme toute.

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Magic ring and double-ended hook

In this article, I share a video (in French) in which I show how to make a magic ring and start working in a round with a double-ended Tunisian crochet hook.

A magic ring to start working in the round with a double-ended hook
A magic ring to start working in the round with a double-ended hook

I use this technique mainly for top down beanies and hats. They are easy to make from the top of the crown. This technique allows to make a wide variety of shapes depending on where you place increases and decreases and which stitches you use. You can also use it to make a series of shapes that you join to make a blanket. You have endless possibilities.

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Tunisian purl simple stitch, 2 different ways

In this article, I show you 2 different ways to make a Tunisian purl simple stitch. With photos and a video (in French).

The first technique is rather conventional: you pull up a loop with a yarn over. I prefer the second technique (because I find it faster): you pull up a loop with a yarn under.

Tunisian purl simple stitches, with yarn over (on the left) and yarn under (on the right)

The question is: which one do you prefer?

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Yarn over and yarn under in Tunisian crochet

In Tunisian crochet we often see that stitches are made with a yarn over (often abbreviated yo). However yarn can be grabbed and pulled through in different ways. In this article I show the difference between a yarn over and a yarn under in Tunisian crochet.

Tunisian simple stitches made with yarn overs (right) and yarn unders (left)
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Slip knot cast on

There are several ways to cast on stitches in Tunisian crochet. I use different methods depending on the type of projects I work on. In this article, I show you how I do the slip knot cast on.

slip knot cast on
Slip knot cast on

Traditionally we start a Tunisian crochet project with chains. But there are many other different ways to start a Tunisian crochet work. What matters is that you create loops on your hook to create a foundation row. See the different types of foundation rows I have documented so far on my website page called: “Foundation rows and cast on techniques“.

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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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