Double-ended Tunisian crochet

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.

Double-ended hooks

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.

Double-ended Tunisian crochet hooks
Double-ended Tunisian crochet hooks

Click here to read more about different types of hooks with 2 heads.

Basic principles

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. 

Click here for more details on working in a spiral with a double-ended hook.

Working flat

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.

Click here for more details on working flat with a double-ended hook.