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6 Tunisian crochet stitches to get you started!

Are you trying to learn Tunisian crochet? Here is a roundup of 6 basic Tunisian crochet stitches to get you started!

Foundation Row: Every Tunisian crochet stitch or project is started by making the foundation row. For this reason, it is the first thing you must know – even before you start making your first stitch! Click here for photo and video tutorials!

1. Tunisian Simple Stitch

As it’s name suggests, this is a simple Tunisian crochet stitch that is great for beginners. This is the first stitch I learned when I started learning Tunisian crochet!

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2. Tunisian Knit Stitch

It is hard to say if this swatch is knitted or crocheted! The knit stitch in Tunisian crochet is very similar to its knitting counterpart and can be used to make some very pretty patterns when combined with other stitches!

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3. Tunisian Full Stitch

If you want to make fabric that looks and feels woven, this is the stitch for you. While it looks great in a single color, it can be used with gradient / variegated yarn as well to create some beautiful fabric 🙂

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4. Tunisian Reverse Stitch

The Tunisian Reverse Stitch is very similar to the Tunisian Simple Stitch only that it is made in the back vertical bar instead of the one in the front. It can be used to add some beautiful texture to your fabric or combine it with overlay stitches (more on that in later posts about more complex stitches) to create some very pretty patterns!

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5. Tunisian Double Crochet

The Tunisian Double Crochet stitch is very similar to the one in regular crochet. Its height is double that of other Tunisian crochet stitches mentioned in this page and creates a more breathable fabric that works up very quickly!

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6. Tunisian X Stitch

If you have mastered the above stitches and would like to experiment with something slightly more complex than the basic stitches, the X stitch is a great one to try! The X’s can be worked up on top of each other or even staggered to create some very pretty looking fabric 🙂

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What’s next?

Want to try more stitches?

You can find all my tutorials on my blog here.

Want to try some beginner friendly patterns?

Turquoise Fiesta Shawl (free pattern) – it is made using only the Full Stitch!

Ruffled Waters Shawl (free pattern) – this shawl is made by combining the knit stitch and another beginner friendly stitch!

Doppelganger cowl (free pattern) – all the stitches used to make this cowl are mentioned on this page 🙂

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Happy crocheting!



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