This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to tunisian crochet the knit stitch. The tunisian crochet knit stitch looks like a knitted pattern. The tunisian knit stitch would be great for hats, scarves and bags!
Materials Used in this Tutorial
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TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:
Slip Stitch-Sl st
Tunisian Simple Stitch (Tss)- insert hook from right to left behind single vertical thread. yarn over hook, draw loop through and leave on hook, unless otherwise stated, the hook is always inserted in this way.
Tunisian Knit Stitch (Tks)- on forward half of row, insert hook from front to back through and between 2 vertical strands of next st, yo, draw yarn through st (Knit St made)
Basic Forward Row- working into back loop only of each ch, insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, yo, draw loop through and leave on hook. Insert hook into next ch, yo, draw loop through and leave on hook. Rep this in each ch to end. Don’t turn. The number of loops on hook should equal the number of sts required for the 1st row.
Basic Return Row- Step 1: yo, draw through 1 loop, (this ch forms the edge st). Step 2: Yo, and draw through 2 loops. Step 3: Rep step 2 until 1 loop remains on hook. Don’t Turn. The loop left on the hook is the 1st st of the next row.
Foundation Chain:Add any number of sts.
work a forward and return halves same as for TSS.
(Forward Half): Skip 1st st, knit st in each st across, do not turn.
(Return Half): work off all loops as in TSS.
(Last Row): skip 1st st, insert hook in next vertical bar, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook (Sl st completed), Sl st in each vertical bar across row, end off.
Repeat Step 1 and 2 until you have reached your desired length.
Example of the Tunisian Knit Stitch. Right Side (Click for Larger Image)
Example of the Tunisian Crochet Knit Stitch. Wrong Side (Click for Larger Image)
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