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.
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.
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“.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.