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Tunisian Crochet Stitches

Learn How to Work Tunisian Crochet Stitches With Our Free Stitch Tutorials


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Find free tutorials and instructions for working various Tunisian crochet stitches.

Afghan Stitch, AKA Tunisian Simple Stitch

Afghan Stitch, AKA Tunisian Simple Stitch
Afghan Stitch, AKA Tunisian Simple Stitch -- Photos © Amy Solovay

Afghan stitch is one of the best-known Tunisian crochet stitches. This step-by-step tutorial includes photos and instructions for how to crochet this classic stitch.

Tunisian Knit Stitch Tutorial

Tunisian Knit Stitch -- Looks Like Stockinette Stitch in Knitting, but This Stitch Is Crocheted.
Tunisian Knit Stitch -- Photo © Amy Solovay

The Tunisian knit stitch is so named because it looks like knitting; the right side of the fabric resembles knitted stockinette stitch (AKA stocking stitch.) I've encountered people who refer to this technique as "knitting with a crochet hook." That way of describing it isn't entirely accurate, because the resulting fabric is structurally different than a knitted fabric; it's thicker, and it has less stretch. Still, there's no arguing that the fabric looks knitted, and if you are interested in achieving a knitted look with your crochet work, this stitch is a good one to have in your repetoire.

Learn How to Do Tunisian Crochet in the Round

Want to make seamless tube-shaped crochet projects using afghan stitch or other Tunisian crochet stitches? I've rounded up links to videos and tutorials teaching you how to do this intriguing technique: Tunisian crochet in the round.

How to Increase and Decrease in Afghan Stitch AKA Tunisian Simple Stitch

Rectangles and squares are great, but there are going to be times when you want to create some shaping in your work.  For those occasions, it's helpful to know how to increase and decrease in afghan stitch.

Bunches of Tunisian Crochet Stitches at Chezcrochet.com

Angela Grabowski, AKA "ARNie," has shared instructions for many different Tunisian crochet stitches on her website.

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