How to Crochet the Tunisian Crochet Purl Stitch :: Tunisian Crochet Stitch #4

How to Crochet the Tunisian Crochet Purl Stitch

This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to tunisian crochet the purl stitch. The tunisian crochet purl stitch looks like a knitted pattern. The tunisian purl stitch would be great for hats, scarves and bags!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


LanaMundi Yarns Tajik Mohair comes from the Asht region of Northern Tajikistan which is the center of Angora goat production. Only the best quality Angora kid fleeces are used for spinning this, strong yet soft, mohair yarn. The quality of this fingering-weight, two-ply yarn and the hand-spinning and dying are excellent; however, as with any handspun yarn, you may find some slight variation in thickness and color consistency.

A Crochet Hook


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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 Purl Stitch (Tps)- on forward half of row, bring yarn to front, insert hook in next vertical bar, bring yarn to back under hook, wrap around hook from back to front, draw yarn through st (purl 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.

Skill: Intermediate
Foundation Chain:Add any number of sts.

Pattern Instructions

  1. Foundation Row

    work a forward and return halves same as for TSS.

  2. Step 1

    (Forward Half): Skip 1st st, purl st in each st across.

  3. Step 2

    (Return Half): work off all loops as in TSS.

  4. Step 3

    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.

Swatch Photos

How to Croche the Tunisian Crochet Purl Stitch. (Right Side)

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