Tunisian Crochet

By Rachel Choi – 3 Comments

I’ve always thought of Tunisian crochet as a cross between crocheting and knitting. With Tunisian crochet you can create fabric that is completely different than ordinary crochet. It is a unique technique to learn if you haven’t tried it already. We have a lot of Tunisian crochet tutorials here on Crochet Spot, and in this post I’ll round them up and organize them for you. Use the tutorials below to give Tunisian crochet a try!
tunisian crochet

Tunisian Stitches
Just like in ordinary crochet, Tunisian crochet has a variety of stitches to learn. Start off with the first tutorial, the Tunisian Simple Stitch, then work other stitches as they peak your interest!
How to Crochet: Tunisian Simple Stitch (tss) / Afghan Stitch
How to Crochet: Tunisian Knit Stitch (tks)
How to Crochet: Tunisian Reverse Stitch (trs)
How to Crochet: Tunisian Purl Stitch (tps)
How to Crochet: Tunisian Full Stitch (tfs)
How to Crochet: Tunisian Double Crochet
How to Crochet: Tunisian Treble Crochet
How to Crochet: Tunisian Bobble Stitch (tbo)
How to Crochet: Tunisian Bar Stitch (tbs)
How to Crochet: Tunisian Puff Stitch
How to Crochet: Tunisian Entrelac (part 1)
How to Crochet: Tunisian Entrelac (part 2)
How to Crochet: Front Crossed Tunisian Stitches
How to Crochet: Back Crossed Tunisian Stitches

Increases and Decreases
Once you understand the basics of Tunisian crochet, you will want to crochet more than just rectangles and squares. Add shaping to your projects with these tutorials on increasing and decrease.
Tunisian Increase Within a Row
Tunisian Increase at Beginning of Row
Forward Pass Tunisian Decrease
Return Pass Tunisian Decrease

Methods for Finishing Off
There are a few different ways to finish off your Tunisian crochet, here are a couple methods.
Finishing off Tunisian Crochet
Single Crochet Tunisian Finish

From time to time we all run into trouble when we crochet, here are a few posts that will hopefully help you through them.
Why Tunisian Crochet Curls and How to Get Rid of It
Tunisian Crochet Tips for Beginners
Tunisian Crochet Abbreviations

Tunisian Crochet Patterns
We have way too many Tunisian crochet patterns to list here! Check out the Tunisian Crochet Pattern page to see our list.

Have fun learning and crocheting! If you need any help along the way, let me know!

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  1. Mary says:

    Why is it called Tunisian crochet? Did it really originate in Tunisia? I never saw anything like that when I was in Tunisia.

  2. Twinkie Lover says:

    Thank you for this roundup. Tunisian is one of those techiniques on my learn how to do list.

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