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Learn How to Crochet the Afghan Stitch With These Free Instructions
Afghan Stitch Begins With a Slip Knot, Followed by a Starting Chain.

Afghan Stitch Begins With a Slip Knot, Followed by a Starting Chain.

Photos © Michael Solovay

Before You Get Started: If you aren't already comfortable with holding your Tunisian crochet hook, you might want to take a look at our page about how to hold a Tunisian crochet hook.

Begin Crocheting the Tunisian Crochet Base Row:

If you already know how to crochet, this stitch starts off with the same beginning you're used to; you start out by making a slip knot (photos 1, 2 and 3) and then you work a chain stitch (photos 4-9.)

If you don't already know how to crochet, the pictures above illustrate these steps, but I recommend that you take a look at my in-depth tutorials for the slip knot and the chain stitch.

If you'd like to crochet along with me for practice, why not grab a skein of kitchen cotton and a size J Tunisian crochet hook. Chain 30 stitches, and then when you're finished you can use your finished swatch to create an afghan stitch potholder like the one pictured on the previous page.

Please note that I'm going to create a shorter starting chain in this tutorial. When you're crocheting the afghan stitch, you can make a starting chain of any length.

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