Sunday, January 31, 2010

Tunisian Crochet

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Well, if anyone had told me just how easy tunisian crochet was, I'd have picked it up a lot sooner!

One of the items listed on my crochet meme was to learn to do Tunisian crochet for 2010. While cruising through my youtube video lists for crochet, I came across this one which details how to do a tunisian crochet stitch using a regular crochet. I watched it, went and found a bit of yarn from my stash, a 5.5 mm crochet and set about copying what was demonstrated in the video. There are also written instructions on her site.

And here is a picture of what I've done so far. Pretty neat huh?!

I also like that the fabric made with this stitch flows nicely. There is no stiffness to it and it actually has a nice cushiness (<-- is that word?) to it.  Who would have thunk eh?

Tunisian crochet was one of those things that I thought required special crochets. But after learning how to do this stitch, I can see myself using this type of stitch in the future for some of my projects.

This is the pouch I made from my first ever attempt at tunisian crochet. A very special lady will be receiving it.


Pink Feather Paradise said...

I will have to have a look at this one... and the little purse looks wonderful... I will be posting the book today.... I tried to catch the post office on saturday but I didn't make it before midday...

x Alex

Anonymous said...

I loooooooove my little pocket! The bead buttons are so special and so is the maker. :) Thanks so much! It's beautiful and now I have a new stitch to learn. As well as that cast on. Today was great fun. Thanks!

Anna Larson said...

My first adventure into Tunisian crochet was a double sided pot holder. It came out pretty cool. I want to try something larger for the next project.

MarieAnge said...

It's so much fun to try new stitches, techniques, and patterns.

I'm actually thinking of starting over on a blanket I've been working on for my daughter and switching to tunisian crochet to do it in. She has the same phobia as I do about holes in blankets! LOL And with this tunisian stitch, there are no holes!