On this page you’ll find basic elements about double-ended Tunisian crochet: hooks, basic principles (not so different from “single-ended” Tunisian crochet), working in rounds and working flat.
There is a wide range of double-ended hooks. Short, long, in different materials (wood, bamboo, metal, plastic), with round or pointy heads, circular (with a fixed or interchangeable cable)… A wide range.
Whether you use a single-ended or double-ended hook, you apply the same basic principles of Tunisian crochet:
- You pick up loops on the forward pass.
- You work loops off the hook on the return pass.
The big difference is in whether you turn your work or not.
- With a single-ended hook, you don’t turn your work. The front (right) side of your work is always facing you.
- With a double-ended hook, you turn your work. The front (right) side and then the back (wrong) side of your work will be facing you alternately.
Working in rounds (or in a spiral)
When you crochet in rounds with a double-ended hook, you actually work in a spiral. Visually, the fabric will be very similar to what you get with a single-ended hook. Yet there are a few things worth paying attention to.
You can work flat with a double-ended hook. The texture and the visual aspect will be completely different compared to a work done with a single-ended hook.