Co-Op Summer Workshop: Tunisian Crochet

Overview

Ever get really excited about a new pattern, only to find out it's not crochet, it's tunisian crochet?! So close, but still so out of reach. In this month's Summer Workshop, we're going to pick up the skills to enjoy a whole new set of pattern options!

But of course, you can't talk Tunisian Crochet without leaning into the expertise of Toni from TL Yarn Crafts. She is equal parts creative designer + brilliant educator. All that I know, I've learned from Toni, so it's an honor to collaborate with her this month.


Below, I've curated the tutorials you'll need (plus a few especially fun ones!) to pull off the pattern deliveries this month. Let's get started!

 

Intro

Beginner's Guide

Choose + Use the Right Hook

 


Stitches

After watching the intro videos, it's time to start swatching! This will allow you to get your hands busy, learn a bit, make a few mistakes, and build your confidence before we dive into actual patterns.

I've listed stitches in no particular order, though you'll find that the simple stitch + knit stitch are good places to start. Any stitch marked with a * indicates that you'll use this particular stitch in a delivery later this month!

Simple*
Lattice
Knit*
     
Honeycomb*
Seed
Smock
     
Full Stitch
Simple: Bias

 

 

Reading the Pattern

In addition to some standard crochet terms that you're already familiar with (yo, rep, rem, ws, rs, sk, tog, pm, etc.), you'll find the following abbreviations in Tunisian crochet.

General

CO Cast on
Bar
Vertical, Front, or Back Bar on Each Stitch on FwP
BO Bind off
Fwp Forward Pass
RetP
Return Pass or Standard Return Pass
Selvedge Stitch
Edge Stitch/Last Stitch on FwP
Trs2tog
Tunisian Reverse Stitch 2 Together
Tss2tog
Tunisian Simple Stitch 2 Together
Tss3tog
Tunisian Simple Stitch 3 Together
YU Yarn Under



Stitches

Etss Extended Tunisian Simple Stitch
Tss
Tunisian Simple Stitch
Tks
Tunisian Knit Stitch
Tps Tunisian Purl Stitch
Tfs
Tunisian Full Stitch
Tes
Tunisian Extended Stitch
Tsc
Tunisian Single Crochet
Thdc
Tunisian Half Double Crochet
Tdc
Tunisian Double Crochet
Ttr
Tunisian Treble Crochet
Trs
Tunisian Reverse Stitch
Tslst
Tunisian Slip Stitch
Ttw
Tunisian Twisted Stitch
Tbo
Tunisian Bobble
Tbs
Tunisian Bar Stitch
Tfps
Tunisian Front Post Stitch
Tbps
Tunisian Back Post Stitch