Tunisian crochet tutorial – Binding Off

If you are here you must be ready to complete your project. Yay! This is going to be your last row and it is very important to bind off properly to get a clean look. There are two ways of binding off and I will explain them here.

About the hook

There are a bunch of different Tunisian crochet hooks available for purchase. You can read about the hooks I use here. Because of the nature of Tunisian crochet stitches, I recommend using a hook that is at least 2 sizes larger than the recommended hook on the yarn.

Video Tutorials

I have right and left handed video tutorials on my Youtube channel. You can find all my Tunisian crochet video tutorials here.

Right handed

Left handed

Photo Tutorial

Slip stitch method

In this method we effectively make a row of slip stitches as the last row.

Step 1: Insert hook into the vertical bar of the next stitch. Yarn over and pull through the two loops on the hook – effectively making a slip stitch.

Step 2: Repeat step 1 until the end of the row, cut yarn and weave in tails.

I like this method best because of the clean look it provides to the project. But, I have run into issues with tension where my last row turned out to be tighter than the rest of the project. When I have this issue, I either loosen up my slip stitches or use the next method instead.

Single crochet mehod

In this method we effectively make a row of single crochet stitches as the last row.

Step 1: Insert hook into the vertical bar of the next stitch, yarn over and pull through the vertical bar on the hook – you will have two loops on the hook now.

Step 2: Yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook – effectively making a single crochet stitch.

Step 3: Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the end of the row, cut yarn and weave in tails.

This method also provides the project with a clean end row but the single crochet stitches are visible. I have used this method in my projects and it works just fine.

Both methods work equally well in providing a clean look to a project but the method you pick will depend on what your needs are.

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~Arunima

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