How to Crochet: Tunisian Purl Stitch (tps)

By Candace – 1 Comment

Tunisian Purl Stitch is great for when you want your work to resemble garter stitch, a popular knit stitch pattern. It’s also pretty simple to do. For this tutorial, you will need to know how to do a Tunisian simple stitch foundation. The tps can be worked into any subsequent row.

You can mouse over the photos for a left-handed view.

In this example, I started with a few rows of tss. For the current row, the first few stitches are already worked with tss and I’ll be making the tps in the next stitch.

With your working yarn in front of your work, insert your hook into the vertical bar of the next stitch.


Bring your yarn across the front of the work and behind the hook


Yarn over and pull up a loop.


Repeat all of these steps for however many tps are in your forward row. The return row is worked the same as it is for tss: YO, pull through one loop, (YO, pull through two loops) to end.

Feel free to comment here if you need further help with the Tunisian purl stitch.

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  1. Denise S. says:

    I cannot believe how easy you made this. I watched a YouTube video and was so confused. I just found your site and I love how you explained for a lefty. Thank you so much.

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