Today I published one full page on modified Tunisian stitches. I had published about these stitches in my previous blog but individually, in different posts. To be consistent in the creation of my personal classification system on this website, I have gathered them on one page.
In the menu, under tab Tunisian crochet, I have added a sub-menu called “Variations on basic stitches“. This page is meant to list different types of stitches that are nothing else but basic stitches worked slightly differently. This page is still under construction and will be updated in the coming weeks.
My objective is not to build a comprehensive catalogue of all possible Tunisian crochet stitches. There are so many possible stitches, it is just impossible to make an exhaustive list.
I opt for a descriptive approach. The names I give to the stitches on my website are meant to give a description as accurate as possible of the stitches they identify. I could use names such as “the King Philippe stitch” or “the Queen Mathilde stitch” because I’m Belgian. But honestly, that would help no one, not even my fellow compatriots or the royal family.
The stitch classification (not the names, but the way stitches are presented) on my website is completely subjective and absolutely not prescriptive. It does not come from an official source, it is not imposed by a standard system, it is not enforced by law or meant to be a reference. It is simply my own personal structure, the way TC is organized in my head.
If modified stitches are new for you, I strongly encourage you to give it a try. Take a crochet hook, pick your favorite yarn and make samples! If you already know them, I hope you enjoy the documentation. Whatever your skill level is, don’t hesitate to share your impressions and comments.