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Monday, February 2, 2009

Learn to Crochet - Tunisian Stockinette Stitch

In Tunisian Crochet, there are many variations on the Basic Stitch, also known as Tunisian Knit or Afghan Stitch, which I demonstrated just recently.

The next Tunisian stitch I would like to show you is called Tunisian Stockinette, named so because on the front it resembles knitted stockinette stitch. The back of Tunisian Stockinette looks very much like the back of Tunisian Knit, but Tunisian Stockinette produces a much thicker fabric. It is very easy to work especially if you have already mastered the Tunisian Knit Stitch, since it uses all the same basic techniques.


Tunisian Crochet - Stockinette Stitch SampleHere you can see what Tunisian Stockinette (top of the picture) looks like compared to Tunisian Knit (bottom of the picture). If you were to compare knitted stockinette fabric side by side with Tunisian Stockinette, you would be hard pressed to tell the difference between the two just by looking at the fronts. But once you handled the fabrics, you would know immediately which one was knitted and which one was crocheted. Knitted stockinette produces a very flat and thin fabric, while the fabric made by Tunisian Stockinette is quite thick and heavy.

Here's a little video showing how to work the Tunisian Stockinette Stitch. I hope you find this helpful.

video

There are many more Tunisian stitches to share with you in the near future, but my next article about Tunisian Crochet will feature a pattern that is both quick and fun to do and makes a lovely face or dish cloth. You won't want to miss it!

Happy Stitching!


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4 Comments:

  • Hey Mary Grace!
    Another great video....and I learned a new Tunisian Stitch...woohoo! That is so cool, isn't it? I'm going to have to find a pattern to use all my new stitches! Can't wait to see the dishcloth video!
    God Bless You,
    Merry :)

    By Anonymous Merry, At February 2, 2009 at 10:14 AM  

  • Hi Mary, I have a question for you. The Tunisian stitch is great and looks very nice, what I want to know is can you make different shapes with it as you do in the normal croctheting ( single, double etc stitches)? Or is it just like knitting where you can only make a square or a rectangle and no other shape?
    Thank you

    By Anonymous Yasemin, At November 22, 2009 at 12:33 PM  

  • Thank you for sharing this video. I had been wracking my brain for over a week. This is basic and simply done. KUDOS!!

    -Divine-

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At February 15, 2011 at 11:13 PM  

  • Hello just wanted to say thank you for your tunisian posts, all are very helpful as I'm just learning and need to check back often.
    :-)
    Sandy

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At June 18, 2011 at 7:03 AM  

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