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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.