I’m gradually crocheting my way through the samples I need to complete and submit as part of the International Diploma in Crochet. Two of the samples ask for Tunisian Crochet. One in Tunisian simple stitch using one colour and the other using two colours to give a tweed effect.
Well I have never tried Tunisian crochet before so I’m happy to be giving it a go. First of all I needed to get myself a Tunisian crochet hook…
Coincidentally, the new issue of the British magazine ‘Simply Crochet’ (which went on sale today) has a free 6mm Tunisian crochet hook and a supplement with patterns in it!
Once I got used to using the hook I enjoyed the technique and the samples crocheted up quickly. Here’s my first sample of Tunisian simple stitch…
…and here’s the second sample using two colours. I really like the tweed effect it gives.
One of the samples needed to have a double crochet and crab stitch border around it- another new stitch for me (I hadn’t tried crab stitch before).
The fabric it creates is dense which would be great for some projects. Something I learned as part of the course is that the size of the Tunisian hook should be 2 – 4 times larger than that recommended on the yarn ball band. This is so true as my samples which use a DK weight yarn were crocheted using a 6mm hook. Any smaller and the resulting fabric would have been much heavier with little drape.
If you haven’t tried Tunisian crochet before, give it a go!
Happy Crocheting Everyone! 🙂