Basic Stitch Tutorial

Opinions and preferences stated here are entirely my own.
Many of the techniques shown here are also my own.

Some suggestions to consider:
Use a hook 1 or 2 sizes larger than you would for crochet.
Pull up the loops a little higher than you would for regular crochet.
Tunisian crochet tends to tighten the fabric -especially at the end of a row.
Make the last loop of the starting chain slightly longer than normal
-this will reduce [but not eliminate] the amount of curl.

Another way to reduce the amount of curl is to work
the second row in alternating Simple Stitch (TSS)and Purl Stitch (TPS).

Tunisian fabric curls. There doesn't seem to be any way to correct it.
Only the amount of curl can be changed.

If you are just learning or working on a new stitch,
consider using a regular crochet hook and working with only 10 - 16 stitches.

You can also cut a hook to 7 inches in length and it works really well for smaller items.
The full size length won't get in the way.

Getting started:
Do not turn your work at the end of a row -the right side of the fabric will always face you.

Work very loosely -almost "sloppy loose".

Image above shows the last row worked.
Notice how loose the stitches on the left side are.
Also notice that the row is tighter
once the next row is started on the right side.
This sample uses the alternate TPS and TSS start
to minimize the curl.
Every finished row of Tunisian Crochet consists of a forward or "cast on" row
-picking up loops and leaving all of them on the hook (just like in knitting)
and a return or "cast off" row
where all but the last loop are worked off the hook.
The last row of the work is a "bind off" row that puts
a finished edge to the fabric.

Random Tips: This is a collection of random tips to, hopefully, make working with/learning Tunisian a bit easier.

Graphing with a Spreadsheet: How to use the Excel spreadsheet to create graphs.

Tunisian Simple Stitch: Getting started,the starting chain,working Tunisian Simple Stitch.

Tunisian Purl Stitch: 2 ways to do the Purl Stitch.

Tunisian Knit Stitch: This stitch is called a "knit" stitch because of it's
resemblance to knitting.

Increase and Decrease: One stitch at a time or several.

Working with Colors: Includes working with 2 and 3 colors in a variety of ways.

Stitches: A variety of stitches using the Simple Stitch and Purl Stitch.

Tunisian Ripple: Creating a ripple fabric using the Tunisian Simple Stitch
and the same stitch using the cro-hook that produces
a look similar to Single Crochet ripple.

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