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Tunisian Crochet Tutorial – Join as you go

Have you wondered how you can join panels in Tunisian crochet as you make them? This is a pretty handy technique that can be used to make anything that requires joining of narrow strips or squares to make a larger fabric!

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 for this stitch on my Youtube channel. You can find all my Tunisian crochet video tutorials here.

Right handed

Left handed

Photo Tutorial

In this tutorial, a new panel with 5 rows of 7 Tunisian Simple Stitches is joined with an existing panel of the same size.

Step 1: To join with a panel, attach your yarn with the first stitch of the first row of that panel.

Step 2: Chain 6, make the Foundation Row and join it with the earlier panel at the same place as Step 1 – you will have 7 loops on your hook at the end of the forward pass.

Note: Start with a chain 6 because the 7th stitch is the one that is made while joining the current panel with the earlier one.

Step 3: Make 4 rows of Tunisian Simple Stitches while joining all of them with the earlier panel (see pictures below).

Step 4: Make the bind off row, join with the first panel using a slip stitch (see pictures below).

Patterns you can make with this technique

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