Tunisian crochet can be intimidating, but once you jump in, it’s not so hard! And once you’ve got the basics, you might find yourself exploring new stitches – and the Tunisian Top Stitch, aka the Tunisian Bump Stitch, is a fun and easy variation to try!
Tunisian Top Stitch/Bump Stitch Video Tutorial – Right Handed
Tunisian Top Stitch/Bump Stitch Video Tutorial – Left Handed
As seen in this video (click for more info):
- Tunisian Crochet Hook – 9mm (this hook brand is discontinued, but others are sold on Amazon)
- Lion Brand LB Collection Superwash Merino in Cayenne
- Introduction to Tunisian Crochet Videos
I used the Tunisian Top Stitch/Bump Stitch to design the Top of the Tunisian Infinity Scarf, and hope to use it again in the future! I was playing around with Tunisian stitches and came up with this idea of going into the top bump – I think it creates a great looking, supremely drapey fabric!
But I couldn’t find a record of this stitch anywhere, and asking other designers, they hadn’t seen it either. So I needed to name it myself, and called it the Tunisian Top Stitch, abbreviating it as TTS. Then a commenter on the pattern told me she’d seen it one other place, called the Tunisian Bump Stitch, or TBS.
No matter what you call it, it’s a fun stitch to make, and I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
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I have limited experience with tunisian crochet. I am loving this stitch! It is fun and easy. I chose to work with a very colorful cotton to try to do it. With a 4mm hook – the wee boxes that are forming the mesh are well, just wonderful! Thank you for this stitch. My mind is churning with ideas~dee2
That’s fantastic Dee2!! Thank you!
Wouldn’t Tunisian Top Stitch be abbreviated to TTS not TSS? Also, why is abbreviated such a long word? ;p
Whoops, typo! Thanks! 😀
Beautiful stitch… what size hook did you use?
Sorry, I see that you said it was a P hook.
I’m going back to bed … this just isn’t my day… It is a 9mm hook, an M not a P.
😀 I’ve had a few days like that myself lately!
I can’t find the yarn locally, only online. What is a good substitute that I may be able to get at Joann’s, Michael’s or Beverley’s?
Any yarn you like with yarn symbol “3”! 🙂
How to change color in the middle af a top stitch row? Can it be done, so it looks OK on the back of the work?
Yes, it’s all in how you weave in the ends! Just drop the first color, and pick up the second color. Weave in your ends in their respective sections. 🙂