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Tunisian crochet tutorial: How to Tunisian knit stitch

Have you seen the Tunisian Knit Stitch? It looks so similar to the Knitting Knit Stitch. I have always wanted to be able to crochet a pattern like this and now I have found that it is possible with Tunisian crochet.

Here is the front and back of a Tunisian Knit Stitch swatch.

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.


The fabric built with this stitch curls quite a bit. You can try using a larger hook or block the fabric to fix it.

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

The most important thing in making this stitch is to figure out where you would insert your hook. In the picture below, the blue pin indicates the space between two stitches and the pink pin indicates the space between two vertical bars of the same stitch. The hook is inserted in the space indicated by the pink pin.

Let’s get started with the Tunisian knit stitch tutorial!

Forward Pass

Step 1: The first stitch of the forward pass is the one that is on your hook. You do not have to do anything to make the first stitch.

Step 2: Identify the space between the two vertical bars of the next stitch. Insert the hook into that space, yarn over and pull through the space into a loop on the hook.

Step 3: Identify the spaces between the vertical bars in all the stitches in the row. Repeat step 2 for all of them except the last one.

The last stitch is made differently. Find the two vertical bars of the last stitch: the ones in the front and the back. Insert hook into both those bars, yarn over and pull through both of the vertical bars on the hook. You can see a detailed explanation of this step in the Tunisian Simple Stitch tutorial.

Reverse Pass

return pass / backward pass

This is the same as the reverse pass in the Foundation Row.

Chain 1, yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook. Repeat this for all the loops on the hook until you have one loop on the hook.

In Tunisian crochet, the stitches on any given row are defined by how you crochet the next row. The row that was just made defined the one before it as a Tunisian Knit Stitch row.

Patterns you can make with this stitch

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