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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Learn to Crochet - Tunisian Purl Stitch

I've been having entirely too much fun with Tunisian Crochet lately. After working up samples for the Tunisian Knit Stitch and the Tunisian Stockinette Stitch, I have moved on to the next logical stitch which is Tunisian Purl.

Just like in knitting, Tunisian Purl calls for the yarn to be held in front of the work for each stitch. Also similar to knitting, Tunisian Purl produces a row of little bumps, but it also retains the characteristic vertical bars of Basic Tunisian Knit Stitch. The fabric produced with Tunisian Purl is much softer than the other stitches we've covered so far, but the back side looks pretty much the same as the others.

It's a very pretty stitch as you can see in the picture...

Tunisian Purl Stitch Close-upThis sample was worked onto the same piece as the Tunisian Stockinette sample which you can see at the bottom of the picture. Just like in knitting, Stockinette produces a vertical columns of 'V' shaped stitches and Purl produces horizontal rows of little bumps between which you can also see the vertical bars just like the Tunisian Knit or Afghan Stitch.

Here's a little video showing how to work Tunisian Purl. I hope you find it helpful.


Happy Stitching!

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  • Another great video, Mary Grace...thanks again! It looks easy enough...I'm looking forward to putting all these stiches together on a project!
    God Bless You,

    P.S. I went in to blogger and changed the e-mail thing...are you able to respond now?

    By Anonymous Merry, At February 4, 2009 at 9:07 PM  

  • Can this stitch be done in a circular fashion? I'd like to make a baby hat in this stitch or something similar to a waffle stitch in crochet.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At October 9, 2010 at 5:16 PM  

  • I can't imagine how Tunisian crochet could be done in a circular fashion, like knitting or crocheting in the round. A row of Tunisian crochet is made up of two parts, the forward pass where you pick up the stitches, and then the return pass where you work off the stitches. Working this in the round, as far as I am aware, is not possible.


    By Blogger Mary Grace McNamara, At October 11, 2010 at 1:32 PM  

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