How to Crochet: Tunisian Full Stitch (Tfs)

By Candace – 6 Comments

Tunisian full stitch, as its name implies, is good for creating something that is bulky and heavy. Blankets, rugs, and mats are just a few applications for for this easy-to-make stitch. One thing to keep in mind is that the tfs has a natural bias and may need to be combined with other stitches in addition to being blocked to straighten it out. If you are unfamiliar with Tunisian crochet, you can start learning with the Tunisian simple stitch (tss) tutorial.

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The tfs is made in the space between stitches, underneath the horizontal bar.


Insert your hook into the next space.


Yarn over and pull up a loop.


Continue working across the row. Then work the return row as usual, and you’re done.


If you need help with this stitch, you can leave a comment below.

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  1. Toni says:

    This isn’t clear to me and I am a long term crochet artisan. I surmise you begin with a sc foundation chain. Then as you go across and pull up sc, all loops remain on the hook to the end. Now ch1 and go back in the same manner?

  2. Mónica says:

    Hi! I have a doubt.
    When I start de row, do I start in the first stich or In the second?

  3. Delene says:

    Starting final two rows and it says “skip first vertical bar, working in sps between TFS, insert hook in next sp, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through both loops on hook”. My question is what is the space between TFS? Do they mean same space as TFS?

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