Also known as Afghan crochet, Tunisian crochet is a beautiful type of crochet with different stitches and much more complex when compared to an ordinary crochet. The end result is an incredible piece with a thicker aspect and a closed weave.
But what is the main difference between this technique and the others? Tunisian crochet is performed with a different needle that has a hook at one end. With it, the technique is applied in rows that go back and forth composing the desired stitches.
For those who are already familiar with crochet and knitting, this technique will not be so different to the point that the person will experience great difficulties at the time of execution, but for those who are still starting we have separated some videos with step by step of Tunisian crochet to understand better how this model is realized.
How to crochet Tunisian
DIY – Tunisian crochet rug
Simple Tunisian crochet collar
Tunisian crochet tips
Some important tips can help you better understand the Tunisian crochet technique:
- In Tunisian crochet, instead of “turning the work” when finishing a forward row, for example, you need to start a new row back. This makes the result a more closed piece;
- Pieces made in Tunisian crochet are more rigid and less elastic than those made in ordinary crochet. In addition, they are thicker and therefore the pieces need to be made in the ideal size;
- The Tunisian crochet hook is also known as the Afghan hook. It has a longer length and a hook at the ends;
- From the simple Tunisian crochet stitch it is also possible to include other crochet stitches in the same piece and vary the techniques.
Types of Tunisian crochet stitches
The most used types of Tunisian crochet stitches are the toothpick stitch, the simple stitch, the honeycomb stitch, the mat stitch and the fancy stitch. Check out the following videos on how to make each one of them and, soon after, a step-by-step tutorial of the simple Tunisian crochet stitch:
Double high Crochet
Tunisian crochet simple stitch step by step
To start, make a chain of common stitches – the ones that are already used in common crochet – accompanied by an adjustable knot. To make an adjustable knot, simply pass the end of the thread under the end that comes from the ball. Then you can pass that end through the base of the loop, making a second loop in the process, squeezing the first loop around the second loop. Insert the needle into this second loop and tighten it by pulling on the end of the thread.
- With the Afghan hook, place it inside the second chain and then pull the loop back through the front of the piece. At the end of this step, you should have two loops on the hook.
- Repeat this action on each of the chains, until the end, always inserting the needle into their stitch and passing the thread around the point of the needle. This sets the round-trip format for rows. To make the row back, pass the thread over the end of the hook and then through the loop on the hook.
- It’s time to make the second stitch back. To do this, pass the thread through the end of the needle and pull through two loops that are on the needle. After that, you will have one less loop on the hook.
- Finally, repeat this action from the back to the front, until you reach the beginning of the work and have only one loop on the hook. This step completes your first run back and also your start run of the piece.
Tunisian crochet can be made with different types of threads, such as wool and mesh, for example. This technique also allows the creation of various pieces, such as pillows, bags, rugs, blankets, blankets, scarves, collars and blouses.
Check out an inspiring selection of pieces made in Tunisian crochet to inspire your own production:
Image 1 – Blanket option crafted in Tunisian crochet with varied colors.
Image 2 – In this model, the Tunisian crochet technique was made in two colors of wool yarn, with the pink yarn giving the finish.
Image 3 – Piece inspiration to cover the glass vase made in yellow Tunisian crochet with flower.
Image 4 – Simple rug made in checkered format made with the Tunisian crochet technique in blue and white colors.
Image 5 – Beautiful Tunisian crochet flowers.
Image 6 – Cushions finished in Tunisian crochet with varied stitches in pink.
Image 7 – A very cute Tunisian crochet blanket inspiration for the baby’s room in pink and blue colors.
Image 8 – Camera-shaped bag made in Tunisian crochet; note the whimsical details of the piece.
Image 9 – Simple piece, perfect for those who are starting the Tunisian crochet technique.
Image 10 – Simple piece, perfect for anyone who is starting the Tunisian crochet technique.
Image 11 – A simple model of piece made in Tunisian crochet, with details in the heart
Image 12 – Bag inspiration made in Tunisian crochet and cheerful colors.
Image 13 – White blanket with colorful details all done in the Tunisian crochet technique.
Image 14 – Beautiful colorful pillow idea made in Tunisian crochet.
Image 15 – Beautiful colorful pillow idea made in Tunisian crochet.
Image 16 – Inspiration from squares in Tunisian crochet with details of delicate flowers in the center.
Image 17 – Cover for the bench in Tunisian crochet.
Image 18 – Wallet made with the Tunisian crochet technique; highlight for the button as the closure of the piece.
Image 19 – The armchair gained more life with the colorful blanket made in Tunisian crochet.
Image 20 – Piece model being produced with the Tunisian crochet technique.
Image 21 – Rug and blanket made in Tunisian crochet in gradient style; Perfect for decorating the living room.
Image 22 – Support of dishes with warm colors made in Tunisian crochet.
Image 23 – Here, the wool yarns were chosen to produce the Tunisian crochet pieces.
Image 24 – Cushion in Tunisian crochet in black and white colors; Matches different decor styles.
Image 25 – A delicate piece made in Tunisian crochet to decorate the environment.
Image 26 – A super cool and different idea: picture frame made in Tunisian crochet.
Image 27 – Rug with relaxed design and authentic colors made in Tunisian crochet.
Image 28 – Simple Tunisian crochet blanket for children.
Image 29 – This blanket, which can also be used by children, was beautiful in the Tunisian crochet technique.
Image 30 – Fun rug with cheerful colors made in Tunisian crochet; highlight the details on the bar.
Image 31 – Tunisian crochet blanket in different shades of blue and white for the sofa.
Image 32 – This chair won the company of a colorful Tunisian crochet blanket.
Image 33 – Cushion in Tunisian crochet with neutral and modern colors; ideal for clean style environments.
Image 34 – Round Tunisian crochet in the shape of a snail made in different colors.
Image 35 – Pink blanket made with the Tunisian crochet technique.
Image 36 – Sofa blanket in neutral colors made in Tunisian crochet.
Image 37 – The highlight here goes to the finish of the Tunisian crochet rug.
Image 38 – Turquoise blue blanket in Tunisian crochet finished in white lines; a treat for the room decor.
Image 39 – What a beautiful inspiration from Christmas ornaments made in Tunisian crochet.
Image 40 – Super modern blanket made in geometric shapes in the Tunisian crochet technique.
Image 41 – Blanket for children with pattern of lines in different colors using the Tunisian crochet technique.
Image 42 – The elegant armchair won a blanket made entirely in Tunisian crochet.
Image 43 – What a charm this Christmas ornament all produced in Tunisian crochet.
Image 44 – Beautiful and colorful children’s blanket in the Tunisian crochet technique.
Image 45 – Wall ornament, very common to be seen with string threads, here it won a version made in the Tunisian crochet technique.
Image 46 – Tunisian crochet blanket for an elegant sofa.
Image 47 – A rug full of colors and pattern made in the Tunisian crochet technique.
Image 48 – Blanket made in Tunisian crochet, delicate and cozy, to use over the armchair.
Image 49 – A fun touch on the pillow print made in Tunisian crochet.
Image 50 – Piece in colored stripes to highlight the Tunisian crochet work.
Image 51 – A piece full of cute details made in Tunisian crochet.
Image 52 – It has coasters also produced in the Tunisian crochet technique.
Image 53 – How about a dream catcher made in Tunisian crochet? Beautiful inspiration!
Image 54 – Here you can better check how is the production stage of a piece made in Tunisian crochet
Image 55 – An incredible piece, very delicate, made with individual flowers in the Tunisian crochet technique.
Image 56 – Personalized placemat with Tunisian crochet coaster.
Image 57 – Personalized placemat with Tunisian crochet coaster.
Picture 58 – Delicate blanket in Tunisian crochet made in warm and comforting colors.
Image 59 – A beautiful pillow made in Tunisian crochet to decorate the room.
Image 60 – Blanket of contrasting colors made in Tunisian crochet to decorate the room
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