Here's a swatch of Tunisian crochet; you're looking at the front of the fabric. This crochet stitch is known as the "Tunisian Simple Stitch;" it is also called "afghan stitch." If you want to learn how to do this stitch, see our free afghan stitch instructions.
This swatch was made using stripes of Lion Brand Homespun yarn in the colors "Baroque" and "Tudor."
This fabric almost has a woven appearance, although it is definitely crocheted. The unique texture of the yarn contributes to the "handwoven" effect.
Related Patterns and Tutorials
- Learn how to crochet this striped pattern.
- Check out a free pattern for a striped crochet bag made using this stitch.
- Striped patterns such as this one tend to generate a mess of loose ends. You can save time and avoid some of the loose ends if you learn how to carry your yarn up the sides of your work when crocheting stripes.
- See more free patterns worked in Tunisian crochet.