How to Crochet: Return Pass Tunisian Decrease

By Candace – 2 Comments

Decreasing on the forward pass of a Tunisian crochet row is not always feasible, especially when working with stitches that are not worked in the vertical bar. Luckily, working a decrease on the return pass is fairly easy to do.

For a left-handed view, hover your mouse over the images.

Once you have finished the forward pass, work your return pass back to where you want to decrease.

Yarn over as usual. The picture shows which stitches are being worked together in the decrease.


Pull through three (or more depending on the number of stitches you are decreasing) loops.


Finish your row. You can try practicing both decrease methods with different stitches to see which method you prefer.


If you need further help, feel free to leave a comment.

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  1. Karin says:

    Would this be the most suitable decrease when working a fabric in TKS, rather than working forward pass decreases?

  2. Barbara says:

    What does the abbreviation TSS mean?

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