I can’t deny it – I’m addicted to Tunisian crochet. I even started a YouTube channel just so I could share that love with the crafty community. So you won’t be surprised that I’m back with a trio of video tutorials for some of my favorite stitches. This time, I’m covering the Tunisian Full Stitch, Simple Stitch, and Honeycomb Stitch, from start to finish.
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If you’re brand new to Tunisian crochet, you should definitely start with my Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Tunisian Crochet video. I cover not only how to do Tunisian crochet, but I give insight on the special hooks you need and offer some tips that I don’t mention in other videos. Find the Absolute Beginner’s Guide here: https://youtu.be/KsgJ8qLcIz8.
The Tunisian Simple Stitch
The simple stitch for Tunisian is like the single crochet for traditional crochet. It’s the very first stitch you’re likely to learn and it’s just as versatile and beautiful as any other stitch. My favorite part of Tunisian simple stitch is the effortless texture it produces. The rows of vertical stitches are well defined and really draw your eye. The fabric is solid and stretchy and looks great in any yarn. I’ve also seen some amazing makers cross stitch over Tunisian simple stitch fabric. Give it a try with this video tutorial:
The Tunisian Full Stitch
Another beginner-friendly Tunisian crochet stitch is the Full Stitch. This stitch looks much more difficult that it is, so I was pleased to watch the pattern work up quickly when I first tried it. The 2 row repeat creates a fabric that is also dense but stretchy. The woven looks makes anything with this stitch look store-bought, but you can proudly say you made it with your own two hands. Practice the Full Stitch with this video tutorial:
The Honeycomb Stitch in Tunisian Crochet
It’s easy to fall in love with the gentle waves of the Honeycomb Stitch. Alternating simple and purl stitches produce a never ending sea of hexagons for your eyes to get lost in. It’s a toss up for my favorite stitch (I’m still pretty partial to the Smock stitch) and makes beautiful yarn look even better. What I like most about this stitch is it’s versatility. It would look gorgeous as a country dress, a chic pillow, as well as a sweet cardigan. Don’t miss out on the video tutorial here:
Try the Patterns!
To celebrate the release of these three videos, I made three gorgeous pillow patterns. Each uses Bernat Maker yarn, specifically Home Dec and Fashion. You can find each pattern on TLYarnCrafts.com (don’t forget to use the coupon codes on the listing to save when you buy multiple patterns!). Shop now to start these fun projects.
Toni, you are the best! I found your YouTube page about a month ago and instantly fell in love with Tunisian crochet. I made myself an infinity scarf using the simple stitch with a self striping bright colored yarn. I will definitely be picking up your pillow patterns and hope that you will make some scarf and hat Tunisian patterns for purchase some time! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your amazing videos and I just love your personality and appreciate so much that you share your amazing skills with the masses! Love and peace to you from Oklahoma!
Toni L. says
Hi Becky! Thanks so much for your kind words. You don’t know how much it means to me. I’d love to see your infinity scarf – mind sharing via Instagram or email? I’ve got many, many more Tunisian crochet projects and videos planned. Thanks for following along and inspiring new ideas! Happy hooking! xoxo
Thank you so much for all the tutorials! Quarantine is a good time to learn a new skill, haha. Once I get going I’ll definitely refer back here for more stitches and patterns. ^___^
Toni L. says
I’m so glad you found my blog post helpful. Enjoy!
Natalie Corman says
Wonderful! Thank you! Hi from Switzerland.
These videos were so helpful! I’ve always wanted to learn Tunisian and now I’m feeling confident enough to create some pieces. Thank you.
Toni L. says
I’m so glad I could help! Happy stitching 🙂