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Tunisian Crochet Tutorial – Twisted Simple Stitch (2 Ways)

The Tunisian Simple Stitch or the Tunisian Afghan Stitch is the simplest stitch in Tunisian crochet. It is elegant and builds a very beautiful fabric.

There are two ways to twist these stitches and we will learn how to make both of them in this tutorial – twisted up and twisted down.

The twisted up simple stitch is used with simple stitches to make a Tunisian crocheted vertical ribbing – the Rib Stitch.

Twisted Simple / Afghan stitch - 2 ways - twisted up and twisted down

Builds a crochet vertical ribbing - Rib Stitch

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

Tunisian Twisted Simple Stitch – Twisted Up

Tunisian Twisted Simple Stitch – Twisted Down

Patterns you can make with this stitch

Tunisian Blanket CAL 2021 (free pattern)

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