A reverse yarn over increase is less common (less conventional?) than a yarn over increase. In short, you make a yarn over the other way round. Make sure you don’t mix them. There is no right or wrong way of doing a yarn over. It’s just different.
A reverse yarn over increase is made between 2 Tunisian stitches. For the sample in this article, I used the Tunisian simple stitch. But you can use any other stitches.
To make a reverse yo, move the yarn under the hook to the front, then over the hook from front to back.
Without getting into technical details, in short, a reverse yarn over creates a loop on your hook that is oriented differently compared to a simple yarn over. This creates a different visual.
Here above, I placed a reverse yarn over systematically before the increase in the previous row.
If placed systematically after the increase of the previous row, the reverse yarn over looks completely different. The return pass chain is much more visible. And, on the right of this gap, the vertical bars of the Tunisian simple stitch and the inverse yarn over increase are closer to each other compared to the other stitches in the row.
I think that the easiest type of increase in Tunisian crochet is the yarn over increase. You simply make a yarn over in between 2 stitches and you consider this yarn over as a new stitch. I used the Tunisian simple stitch for the sample here. But it works with any type of stitch.
To make a yarn over, wrap the working yarn around your hook, from back to front, over the hook. At the start, the working yarn is at the back of the hook. After the yarn over increase, the working yarn is back at its initial place.
You can make this yarn over increase anywhere you want in a row. In the photo below, I first made a yarn over increase systematically before each yarn over increase from the previous row. Then I made a yarn over increase always after each yarn over increase from the previous row.
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.