Want to learn a new skill this week? If you can make a chain and pick up a loop, you can learn how to Tunisian crochet! The resulting fabric is dense and beautifully textured.
You can make garments, blankets, afghans, and all manner of accessories – all you need is an extra long hook! I got my first hook at JOANN – it was the only Tunisian hook on offer and it was a size J. At first, I crocheted with worsted weight yarn, but it kept curling up. I switched to lighter weight yarn and the curling stopped, and I suddenly had use for all of the discounted mill end cakes of Lion Brand Mandala (CYC 3) I’ve been hoarding for months! So that’s one free lesson for you – use a much larger hook than you’d normally use to prevent your work curling up.
Ready to try Tunisian? I’ve recorded a video series to help you get started. Begin with the Setup Row video and go on to either the Tunisian Knit Stitch or the Tunisian Simple Stitch. Those are the two easiest Tunisian crochet stitches, and once you master those, you can follow a number of Tunisian crochet patterns.
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Beginner/Easy Tunisian Crochet Patterns: