How To Crochet Tunisian Simple Stitch and Knit Stitch

How To Crochet Tunisian Simple Stitch and Knit Stitch


hi everybody in this video I’m going to
be talking about Tunisian crochet and what we got in front of us here is actually what looks looks a hell of a lot like knitting but it’s
actually crochet actually Tunisian crochet and this is the Tunisian crochet
knit stitch which creates this knitting effect and i recently finally got around to picking up some
new Tunisian crochet hooks and basically I can’t even get it on camera because
it’s so long but I picked these up off amazon actually but they’re actually
a set they come in this very nice bag if I can zoom out a little bit They come in this really nice bag which I
was quite impressed with and they range from around 2mm to 8mm and they come in these lovely colors which is really nice and you get a different types of Tunisian
crochet hooks, you can get the ones which are more like a normal
length crochet hooks that have the extended sort of almost rubber loose bit
on the end with a nubbin on the end to stop the work coming off or you
can get the ones that look like knitting needles which are these ones and they’re
just basically elongated crochet hooks with no handles or anything, so a
smooth like a knitting needle basically and again they have a little nubbin on the
end to stop your work coming off the end and yeah and
like I said these ones i got on amazon for about six pounds and I’m not sure
how much that is in dollars but this quite cheap and they range from around 2 millimeter to 8 millimeter and I’m
really impressed with them so far, they’re aluminum and they’re really smooth to work with so that’s good but for the sake of this video
I’m going to be, let’s just pick a random one for now, 5.5mm and i’m gonna show you how
to do the basic Tunisian crochet stitch and also i’m going to teach you how to
do the knit stitch as well which is my preferred effect with Tunisian
crochet and the first thing to note with …let me zoom out a little bit the first thing to note with Tunisian
crochet is that a lot of people ask how many stitches do you chain to begin with and
you basically stitch how many you need is the the same amount of chains will be the
same amount of stitches that you need so say you need a nice round number of
30 stitches in your work you just chain 30 because rather than working with the
actual stitches you’re actually working with the loop so it sort of adds up a bit
different so the first thing to do is your slip
stitch as normal like so and i’m just going to chain
normally, I’m going to chain just as normal about ten stitches 10 chains 2 3 6 seven 8 9 10.. ok, and the first thing we’re going to do is
it is pretty much like a single crochet stitch but we’re going to count this
loop on our crochet hook we’re going to count as our first stitch
but we’re going to go into our second stitch from
hook as normal so not this one but the second one and we’re just going to go through and
is technically almost like the beginning of a single crochet stitch we just go in
as normal grab our yarn and pull up but we stop
there we don’t carry on putting our yarn over and coming through we just
leave it there so we end up with two loops on our crochet hook and that’s our
second stitch and then we go into our next stitch and just grab our yarn and
bring it up and stop there again and we’ve got three loops on your hook so we’ve got three stitches that’s our
third stitch and we just repeat that along so into our fourth, grab our yarn and pull up so we have 4 loops and then into our next one, grab our next one bring that up
and we have five stitches five loops and we just continue that to the end until we’ve got 10.. so that’s 6 seven eight nine and 10 as you can see we chained 10 and even though we went into our second
stitch from hook we still end up with ten stitches two
four six eight ten because the loops on our hook are what we call our
stitches we don’t need to worry about the stitches underneath as it were so when you chain 10 we’ll end up with ten stitches even though you’re working into the
second stitch from hook if that makes sense and the next thing to do is we’re just going
to work just back along the other way so all we do is we chain one so we
just go through grab our yarn and just go through the first loop at the end, ok, so we still
have two four six eight ten stitches and so we do our chain one and then we do yarn over but this time we go through two loops, the next two loops and we come up and
then we should have nine left so it’s always going down by one but we go
through two so we do yarn over then go through two loops again gradually working our way across again, yarn over with two loops again yarn over through two loops again let’s get some more yarn yarn over, through two loops again and we just keep going
to the end until we end up with our one loop on the hook as normal and then we’re back into the world of
normal crochet so there we go and then that’s our first stage really for most of Tunisian crochet projects but what we’re going to do now, this is where it
gets a bit different as I’m going to teach you how to do the simple Tunisian
stitch to begin with so what do a couple of rows of that and
what we’re going to do first is this is our first stitch so this is technically
always worked we’ve always got our one stitch we need to go to our next stitch
and rather than in normal crochet we work all around the top here we ignore
all that we’re actually dealing with these these stitches here as you can see
them going across and see these long pieces of yarn that go across these ones
we need to deal with so we’re going to go under that first
loop of yarn, grab our yarn and then bring it up so we have 2 loops on your hook and we’re going to carry on to the next one
as well so we just find that single piece of yarn that’s going up from top to
bottom to the top, put our hook underneath just catching that one piece of yarn grab our yarn and pull it through and bring
it up so we have three stitches and again just
repeat that along so we go underneath that loop grab our
yarn bring it up sorry the light quality is not great in
this video it’s a bit late in the day the next one like so sooo you got six loops on our hook, just under the next piece of yarn, just that single piece of yarn there, just pull our yarn
through it keeping it all quiet loose, we don’t want
to make it too tight next one so we’ve got 3.. 6 and 9 and with the last one you should still see
that single loop just there, you might have to just work it through through the
middle like that just grab that bringing yarn up until
you’ve got your 10 stitches again and there we go we finished off first row of
just the simple Tunisian crochet stitch and when we go back along the other way
we do exactly the same we do our chain one so that’s basically just grabbing our yarn
and bringing it through one loop like so so you still got 10 2 4 6 8 10 and all the
other ones is grabbing the yarn and going through two loops it’s the same every time, yarn over through two loops, yarn over through two loops yarn over through two loops always decreasing by 1 two loops… and then the last two you end up
with one loop back into the world of normal crochet and there we go we’ve finished our next row so after that so exactly the same and yeah if you want to carry
on just doing the simple stitch you just go again you just ignoring this first
loop we go into our second stitch so it’s just that single, single piece of yarn
again we just hook our hook underneath that, grab our yarn and bring it up and then don’t complete any stitches then going through the next length of yarn, grabbing the yarn and just pulling it through so we have through three loops and as you can see all these stitches
are here so just making sure you just
catch that single piece of yarn just that one stitch we want to be
working behind, we don’t want to grab anything else just coming up to the the last stitch and then you might just have to again just work it through and find it and then that’s our last stitch we’ve done our next row of the simple
stitch going across, and again just coming back the other way it’s always the same we just do the little technically a chain one so we just go through the one loop and then we do yarn over and then
again through two loops, through two loops so you never turn your work when you’re doing Tunisian crochet, you’re just working backwards and forwards and your work’s always
facing the same direction through two loops through two loops through two loops and there we go, we’ve completed our next set and now i’m going to show you how to do the Tunisian
crochet knit stitch which is my favorite and it’s a little bit different but again
this is our first stitch already so ignore this one here because you have
already technically worked our first stitch so we do go behind the same, the same
piece of yarn as the normal simple stitch but this time I’m going to go
behind and then we’re going to go through to the back, like so, I’m just
going to go through to the back so i’ll show you that again you’ve got your first stitch on your
hook already so we work behind this one, so you go behind that stitch as normal
but instead of grabbing the yarn from here and bringing it up we’re going to go
through to the back and you can see the gap there, if my camera wants to focus, you can see the gap
just appearing, you just put your hook through and out the other side
and grab it from the back and bring it up underneath that stitch as well so you
got two loops like so and the next one we just grab the stitch as normal go
behind that one as normal but we go to the back and grab our yarn and sneak it out from behind that stitch as well and up so it’s very similar to the simple stitch
but instead of just going from one side to the other, staying at the front like
so and grabbing our yarn we’re going to the back through that gap there you can see
to the back grabbing our yarn back through but also back behind that stitch
as well and then just keeping it on our hook and as you can see you can see the
sort of knit stitches starting to appear so just continue that across, so go
behind that stitch but to the back, grab our yarn bring it through and through
that stitch as well and keeping it on our hook, it’s going a bit oranjee… changing
colors sorry the lighting’s a bit poor so to the back behind that stitch, go behind that stitch as normal but to the back and the next stitch to the back through that gap, it should flow when you do the Tunisian stitching of where to go through to the
back ok so as you get to the last stitch so
you can see you’re single piece of yarn there we just put our hook through
and there isn’t really anywhere to go through to the back so we just grab it as normal
and bring it up so we got our tenth stitch like so, so you can see all those
knit stitches starting to appear and as we’re going to go back the other way we do the
same as before we do our chain one or just technically bring our yarn through one loop so we still got 10 and then yarn over
and then its through two loops so you got nine yarn over for the next two, yarn over through the next two … next two and then through the last two like so, so
i’ll show you that again the knit stitch again so we’ve already got our first stitch
on our hook already so we’re looking for the second stitch so it’s not
this one here we’re going to work the second one here so we put our hook
behind that as if we’re doing a normal stitch but we’re going to go through that gap there you can see to the back and grab our yarn and bring it up behind that stitch so we go behind that front stitch to the back through the gap grab our yarn and bring it back round
behind that stitch again so we go behind that stitch to the back bring it
back round behind that stitch as well so we’ve got four and find the next stitch go behind
that to the back come back through up behind that stitch again, five
stitches and just continue that across and then when you get to the last stitch
you just goes go behind that stitch and through and then don’t obviously you can’t
go to the back so you just grab the yarn and bring it up and there we have our 10
stitches and then as we go back the other way we just do our technically
our chain one but just bring it through the first loop so we still have 10
loops on the hook then we do yarn over and through two, yarn over and through two, yarn over and through two, yarn over and through two… just repeat that until you just have the one
loop on your hook back into the world of normal crochet and there we go and so there we have it
if I show you there you got the knit stitching really
starting to appear and obviously when you’ve gone back the other way it looks
like you’re losing it but as soon as you go back doing the knit stitch the other
way it brings out that lovely knitted sort
of feature there so as you can see here these rows here
this simple Tunisian crochet where we just went behind the front loop and kept it all at the front and grabbed our yarn and this is the knit stitch where we do still go
behind that stitch but we go to the back and grab the yarn and bring it up and then behind that stitch and just repeating that creates the knit stitch and if I show
you here this is just the knit stitch worked
which we did here and I’ve just done some different rows
of colors just alternated at the end and it just literally looks like knitting
even on the back it looks identical to knitting, it’s amazing
so yeah, i hope you enjoyed that little quick tutorial on Tunisian crochet, i’ll do a more detailed video when i got more time and yeah so definitely give it a go, it’s really good fun and yeah you can just pick these up really easy on Amazon, they’re quite cheap just these sort of knitting needle versions of crochet hooks but you can technically use normal
crochet hooks as long as they have the smooth sort of finish like that
so you can just work obviously lots of stitches on there but you’re always going to
be limited to how many you can work but these are great just for doing a fairly
small baby blanket if you want to work on bigger projects you
can get the crochet hooks that have the the rubber extended bit on the end of
the crochet hook but um yeah give it a go let me know how you get on and i’ll see
you soon for some more crochet fun ok, bye!

100 thoughts on “How To Crochet Tunisian Simple Stitch and Knit Stitch

  1. This video was shot perfect, I could see everything while you were explaining it. Tysm for such a clear and informative tutorial. This is my first time doing Tunisian crochet.

  2. Thank you very much you did a great job and taking it at a great pace so we don’t have to keep rewinding the video I really appreciate your sharing this with me. I’ve always wanted to do this but never knew what it was called so this is so perfect and in great timing I’m doing a couple of baby blankets. Is it possible to do a larger chain say 120 chains in order to do a baby blanket? Thank you again! Hugs! Lori

  3. THANK YOU!!!!!!! I prefer the look of knitting but the speed of crocheting, and now I don't have to choose between the two. My crafting world & Christmas gifts are now forever changed!

    Also, you have a lovely voice, & you're a fabulous teacher!

  4. I have bamboo ones with long tubes on the ends. I can make king sized afghans in one large piece, rather than having to stitch panels together. ^_^

  5. I started last year after a friend showed me Tunisian crochet. Is there a way of stopping the work curling up. Thank you for your very clear video.

  6. Hi, if i want to make a large size as 30cm x 30cm. May i know how to do ?because my pin not enough longer ?
    Thank you.

  7. thank you you teach so clear I never heard of this before I appreciated this can you make a blanket thank you GBU

  8. i AM 75 AND YOUR TUTORIAL WAS VERY HELPFUL IN LEARNING THE BASIC Tunisian STITCH. Would you show us how to mke feathers?

  9. Хороший мастер класс! А как быть , если надо связать подлиннее ? как убавлять и прибавлять?

  10. What I enjoy about you is that you are very thorough and slow in doing these videos! Plus, you have the nicest, and cutest I'm accent ever! Thank you for your lovely videos,!

  11. I am the knitter you guys left in.ohio and asked me to find you guys something to do with other Knitters to create

  12. Love ur work and clear videos. Learning lot from u. I m a new mother of a baby girl. Was worrying for the first winter for my baby but learned to make a beanie booties and lot more from u. Keep posting. Plz make the videos of how to crochet frocks and rompers and different clothes for babies

  13. Thank you very nice stitch and you explained it very well. I think it might be a little warmer than regular knitting due to the extra bulk on the back. Good for colder areas in winter.

  14. This looks like it could go pretty fast. I'm wondering if i want to make a scarf 7"wide, do I just make my foundation chaim an even number until its the desired width? I have a long hook.

  15. If anyone there wants to learn how to crochet or knit you watch Happy Berry you will learn in no time she is a wonderful teacher just remember patients take your time do a little bit every day you'll be amazed in a month how much better you are.

  16. Thank you you make it look so easy 😀cant wait to try this i will just pause and repeat your video and hopefully i can get the hang of it.

  17. Another great video – I've learned so much of Tunisian all from your videos – and I ordered the same set of hooks off Amazon. I'm quite happy with them too, for the price (about $12.00 CDN). thanks again – I had surgery in December, and can't do much for 8 weeks – this is how I'm spending my recovery! Best Wishes

  18. I just can’t get the hang of this. It keeps curling and it seems to have a large row on the top. After I get three rows in it goes bad😖😢

  19. Lol a person who crochets can make knitting things while a person who knits can’t make crochet things! btw I like both!

  20. I love your video and I apologize if this has been asked before. What is the name of the manufacturer?

  21. Thank you for your excellent video on "How to crochet the Tunisian simple stitch and knit stitch". Best video I have seen so far!!!

  22. I really love your tutorial!! I want to try Tunisian crochet but there is a problem…I DON'T HAVE A TUNISIAN CROCHET HOOK!!!! I could go out and buy one, but what if I can't afford it?! What should I do? 😨😨😨😨😨😨😨😨😨😨😨😨😨😨😨😨

  23. Hi, can you re-create another video of this one? I could hardly watch it at its top resolution of the old video at its own resolution when it was first recorded.

  24. You won't get curly work if you use a bigger hook. If the yarn calls for an H hook use an L hook. It won't be loose or floppy especially if your work is usually a little tight. I generally use one three sizes bigger than the hook recommend on the yarn.

  25. I am so pleased to have found you. So easy to follow your directions. I appreciate it very much! Thank you.

  26. I’ve been crocheting since 2012 but off and on and only know a few patterns not many, but I’ve never heard of this stitch and it looks so cool. Thank you for the easy how to and I hope to add this and new needles in the future 💗

  27. So pleased to have found you. Thank you so much for your easy to follow tutorial on how to do the knit stitch.

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