Tunisian Crochet ( a how to )

I love myself some Tunisian crochet. There’s something repetitive and calming about it and the finished product is just so lovely.
Tunisian or Afghan crochet is much easier than it looks, all you need is your favorite yarn and an afghan hook.

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As you can see, the hook is longer than your average hook and has a stopper on the end. This is to keep your stitches from falling off!
I suggest a worsted weight yarn to practice with. Once you get the hang of it, you can switch to a “fancier” yarn.

Ok, here we go!

*Step one:
-ch 15. Personal opinion here, it’s an easier number to work with.

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*Step two: starting in the second chain from the hook
-Insert hook through the ch, yarn over, pull through. You now have 2 loops on the hook.
-Insert the hook through the next ch, yarn over, pull through. You now have 3 loops on the hook.
-Continue in this manner for the entire chain.
-this is your foundation.

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*Step three: The beauty of Tunisian crochet, is there is NO turning of your piece! Here we go:
-yarn over the hook, pull through the first loop on hk.
-yarn over the hook, pull through the next two loops.
-yarn over the hook, pull through the next two loops.
-continue all the way across making sure to pull through two loops each time, until you have one loop remaining on hook.

See how it starts to “fall” off the hook.

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*Step four: you will notice vertical posts on your piece now, from this point on, you will work in these

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– insert hook through the second post, yarn over, pull through. You now have two loops on hook.
– continue in the same manner all the way across

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Step five: repeat step three!
– yarn over pull through first loop.
– yarn over pull through next two loops, etc.

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⬆️ there are your first two rows ⬆️
-remember to use the vertical posts.

*To finish a Tunisian crochet piece, you simply slip stitch across the row:
– You will be working from right to left, insert hook through post, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook. This leaves you one loop on hook.
– Continue across; insert hook through next post, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook, again you have one loop left on hook.

And that is the Tunisian crochet stitch, see easier than it looks! 😀

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Look how pretty the stitch looks!!

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