Tunisian Crochet: Get Inspired and Try It Today!

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Tunisian crochet is a yarn craft that combines crochet and knitting to make something that looks a little like both – and a bit like weaving too! The fabric is typically a little thicker than normal crocheted fabric, and it’s worked from one side only. To make Tunisian crochet stitches, you use a long straight crochet hook with a stopper on the end. Or you could call it a long knitting needle with hook on the end! Once you’ve got the hang of it, it’s a little bit faster than crochet and about twice as fast as knitting.

Learn Tunisian Crochet! Video tutorials and free patterns at moogly! #crochet

If you haven’t tried Tunisian before, Craftsy offers an Online Tunisian Crochet Class, or you can learn by watching the Moogly intro to Tunisian video – just CLICK HERE! Like any new skill it’ll take practice to master, but I think it’s worth it! There are lots of Tunisian crochet patterns available, and to help get you excited about this technique, here are links to 10 great free ones!

10 Free Tunisian Crochet Patterns

  1. Super Duper Kitchen Sponges on Hook Candy (perfect first Tunisian pattern!)Super Duper Kitchen Sponges - perfect first Tunisian Crochet project!
  2. Pax by Aoibhe Ni, a Ravelry downloadPax - Gorgeous free Tunisian Crochet pattern!
  3. Birchbark Slippers by Sue PerezMr. Micawber’s Recipe for HappinessBirchbark Slippers - learn Tunisian crochet and then make these!
  4. Kylie Hat by Stefanie Bold, a Ravelry downloadKylie Hat - free Tunisian Crochet pattern!
  5. Tunisian Mitered Throw by Darla J. Fanton, on Red HeartTunisian Mitered Throw - amazing Tunisian Crochet free pattern!
  6. Tunisian Ripple Scarf by Elisa Purnell, a Ravelry downloadTunisian Ripple Scarf - gotta learn Tunisian Crochet so I can make this!
  7. Tokyo Vest by Doris Chan, on Tahki Stacy CharlesTokyo Vest - by Doris Chan! Tunisian Crochet
  8. Tunisian Wingspan by Amy Depew, a Ravelry downloadTunisian WIngpan - free pattern Tunisian Crochet!
  9. Entrelac in the Round by Buggy, on My Life in KnotsEntrelac in the Round - Tunisian Crochet free pattern!
  10. Double Spiral Afghan by Margaret Zellner, a Ravelry downloadDouble Spiral Afghan - learn Tunisian crochet and then make this gorgeous blanket!

Many of these designers have several great free Tunisian crochet patterns, so be sure to poke around their patterns and sites a bit too. I’m endlessly amazed by what can be done with a simple hook and bit of string! I hope these videos and patterns have inspired you too!

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    Beth Graham says

    Thanks so much for sharing the Tunisian Wingspan that Amy Depew and I designed under our “handle” of ABCDesigns. We both really appreciate the shoutout!

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    Dawn Blake says

    Thank you so much for the patterns and inspiration, love Tunisian and it IS getting more and more popular. I did the crafsty class and was very pleased I did! :)

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      Tamara Kelly says

      You’re very welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed the class. I just took one on Tunisian cabling myself, and loved it!

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