Getting Started

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Tunisian Simple Stitch or Basic Afghan Stitch
Abbreviation for Tunisian Simple Stitch is Tss
Starting Row:
Make a chain the number of stitches needed.
Forward row:
Pull up a loop in the 2nd chain from hook and in each loop across.
Return Row:
YO, draw through 1 loop
Yo, draw through 2 loops. Continue to YO, draw through 2 loops until only 1 loop remains on hook.

The starting row has been completed.
To continue with Forward Row:
Insert hook under the second vertical loop, YO, pull a loop through and leave it on the hook.
To continue, insert hook under the next vertical loop, YO, pull a loop through and keep it on the hook.
The final vertical loop is done differently-
insert hook under the front vertical loop AND the loop behind it.
This gives a firmer edge.

Return Row:
YO, draw through 1 loop
Yo, draw through 2 loops. Continue YO, draw through 2 loops until
only 1 loop remains on hook.

Continue working the last 2 rows (Forward, Return) until the fabric is long enough.

Finishing:
The Bind Off Row:
Insert hook under 2nd vertical loop, YO, draw loop through the vertical and the loop on the hook. 1 slip stitch made.
Continue working slip stitches across the top of the last row.
Fasten off.

2 points to notice:
1. There are only 9 stitches in the sample although there are 10 loops on the hook.
This is because the stitch is the space between vertical loops..
2. The bottom edge curls. That is because the stitches are done on the front
of the fabric instead of on top of the fabric as in regular crochet.

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