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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Learn to Crochet - Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch Video Tutorial

Finally another stitch to add to your Tunisian Crochet collection! It's called the Honeycomb Stitch and it is worked using the exact same method as the Seed Stitch in Knitting. Here is what it looks like on a small sample...


Tunisian Honeycomb StitchYou can see in this sample the honeycomb design that is created by alternating knit and purl stitches. The method is the same as seed stitch in knitting, but the result is quite different because of the characteristic vertical bars in Tunisian Crochet.

The Honeycomb stitch produces a thinner fabric than most other Tunisian Crochet Stitches that I have presented here. Another difference I noticed is quite a pleasant one...the bottom edge does not seem to want to curl up nearly as much as the other stitches. But as with all other Tunisian Crochet stitches, this one produces a fabric that has a definite right and wrong side, so you should take that into consideration if it is something you have a hang-up about like I do!

Here's a short video showing how to work the Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch. The written pattern follows.


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Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch

NOTE: Beginning chain must be a multiple of 2 chains plus 1. The sample in the video was worked with a beginning chain of 11.

Click on the links below to refresh your Tunisian Knit and Purl skills!

Rows 1 and 2: Basic Tunisian Knit Stitch

Row 3: ch 1, *1 Tunisian Purl under next vertical bar, 1 basic Tunisian Knit under next vertical bar. * Continue from * to * across the row to the end.

Rows 4 and 6: yo, draw through 1 loop, *yo, draw through 2 loops. * Continue from * to * across the row.

Row 5: ch 1, *1 basic Tunisian Knit under next vertical bar, 1 Tunisian Purl under next vertical bar. * Continue from * to * across the row.

Repeat from Row 3.

Happy Stitching!


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5 Comments:

  • oh boy oh boy! one day I tell ya ... one day I'g gonna master this~

    By Blogger Adrienne, At September 22, 2009 at 6:54 AM  

  • What a great idea to tape a tutorial! I am definitely a hands on/must watch learner. :)

    By Blogger Laura Ingalls Gunn, At September 22, 2009 at 9:25 AM  

  • Hey Mary Grace,
    You're spoiling us with yet another great video...I really like this stitch...would make a great dishcloth, wouldn't it?
    God Bless You,
    Merry :)

    By Anonymous Merry Thornsburg, At September 22, 2009 at 5:23 PM  

  • What a great video! Thanks for posting it. I was wondering if you could tell me how to work increases and decreases with this stitch? I'm new to crocheting and love tunisian especially so I'm not sure exactly how to do this. Thanks so much! Erin

    By Blogger Erin, At March 30, 2010 at 9:51 PM  

  • I am using this stitch for a scarf for my husband and one side was turning out much longer than the other so I went to YouTube and found some other videos on it. While yours is wonderfully clear, it is the only one I found which tells you to chain one at the beginning of a forward pass, also every other video I found says that to make a neater edge you should always end with a simple stitch.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At January 1, 2012 at 2:43 PM  

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