Sunday, November 4, 2018

Treasures: I LOVE Tunisian Crochet !

I have very recently learned about a crochet technique called Tunisian Crochet. It is also called Afghan Crochet.  It makes a beautiful stitch that is very different than I normally imagine when I think about crochet. As someone who loves crochet, who has always wanted to knit but can't master knitting, I am thrilled to have discovered Tunisian Crochet.

Tunisian Crochet

I am no expert. Not in regular crochet and most decidedly not in Tunisian crochet. But I want to share the bit I know, in case there are other yarn crafters who have never heard of it.

Tunisian crochet is made with one long crochet hook - much like a single knitting needle. The project is started with a chain crochet stitch. Just as I would start a traditional crochet project. But then, the next row is made by using stitches that retain the loops on the hook - like knitting. Followed by the next row of yarn over and pull through loop - like crochet.

The resulting swatch has a very unique look. 

Because this Tunisian crochet material feels thicker than many of my crochet projects, I chose to use a yarn thinner than worsted weight.

I have been trying to find a project that I could use this amazing DK Colors yarn on. It is a size 3 yarn and so, so soft!  I LOVE the colors. And have been wanting to use a "self-striping" skein of yarn.

The project shown above was meant to be a practice swatch. However, it is so pretty that I may turn it into a scarf.

I'm thrilled to have discovered Tunisian crochet and hope to be able to make some beautiful items using this style of crochet. 

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  1. Dawn Rae, I have been crocheting for many, many years and have been MEANING to learn Tunisian crochet for ages. Your new excitement for this technique has encouraged me to finally learn it. I'm fact I have a pattern I've been wanting to try which is specifically for Tunisian crochet. Thanks for getting me motivayed! :₩

  2. How very adventurous our you to jump out there and embrace this new (new to us anyway) crochet technique. I love the colors of the yarn you are using. Very pretty and very cool indeed. Your test sample will make a lovely scarf.

  3. I've heard of this but never tried it. Looks like it would be so much warmer than the typical lacier-looking crochet. I'm into warm right now, so it looks like a good winter thing to try. :)