Are there any of you who have started to learn Tunisian crochet in addition to crochet? I would like to start now, I already have the needles. I’ve always wondered what it would be like.
How difficult was it? What was the first thing you crocheted using this technique? Do you have any good advice?
Tunisian crochet is basically a “two stage” US single crochet. Stage one is drawing up a loop across, which resembles a knitting cast on. For stage two You do a chain in the last loop, yarn over, then pull through two loops to finish the stitches. You repeat stages one and two until you are done
You can search YouTube if you need to actually see it being done. There are different types of Tunisian stitches, such as Tunisian simple stitch TSS, Tunisian knit stitch TKS, Tunisian purl stitch TPS. again search YouTube for these to see how they are done.
It resembles knitting in a lot of ways, if you master Tunisian crochet knitting will be easier to learn
I’ve only watched a video of it, but on the surface it didn’t seem too bad. That’s why I thought I’d give it a try.
I thought the same thing about crochet, but it ended up being much, much harder than I thought…
Yeah, I’ve already watched the videos and saved some of them to learn.
But I am happy that after this it will be easier to learn to knit. I wasn’t planning to start knitting anytime soon, but I definitely will at some point.
Thanks for your advice
I found learning tunisian to be very interesting, kind of like learning a new language in crochet. It might feel a bit tricky at first, but once you understand the basics it is relatively simple. The first thing I ever made using tunisian crochet were some cuffs to sew onto some coat sleeves, but the first proper project I made was a bookmark using tunisian mosaic stitches. I’m currently using tunisian to make a pixel blanket.
This website is quite good for providing tips on tunisian crochet, and they have a lot of tutorials as well: