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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

{create} the art of tunisian crochet with Anne Morel



Recently Anne Morel introduced us to Tunisian crochet. It’s a beautiful technique! The result looks like a cross between knitting and crochet. Anne enjoys this technique as it offers flexibility in creating textured fabric to make such lovely items like the cushions and scarf featured above.

Anne teaches beginners Tunisian crochet workshops in Melbourne. In her 2 hour workshops, Anne will introduce you to the basics of Tunisian Crochet, 5 different stitches plus the finishing technique. You’ll get to take home a workshop booklet plus a starter kit and a free pattern to put your new skills to use!

Today, Anne shares with us the basics of this beautiful crochet technique!
Let’s begin!

step 1 - foundation row

A row is completed by working the forward and the return pass.
You never turn your work!

Begin with a regular chain to length required (let's say here, 20 chains). Remember to work the base chain loosely.

FORWARD PASS


Insert the hook into the 2nd chain from the hook picking up the top of strand of the chain.


Yarn over, pull the loop through, and leave the loop on the hook. 


[Insert the hook through the next chain, yarn over, pull another loop through & leave on the hook]. Repeat [ ] until the second last chain. 


At the "Far Edge" of the fabric, work this last stitch through the space between the front vertical bar and lower horizontal.

Yarn over and pull through the last loop leaving it on the hook. 


You have completed the forward pass of the foundation row.

BRAVO!


RETURN PASS


Yarn over and pull through one loop only.


Then yarn over and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Continue until the end with 1 loop left on your hook.


The foundation row is now completed - 1 forward pass and 1 return pass.

Resist the temptation to turn!


step 2 - stitches

Tunisian simple stitch (TSS) is worked through the front vertical bar of the prior row. This is the most popular stitch in Tunisian Crochet.

Once again, a row is completed by working the forward and the return pass. You never turn your work.

FORWARD PASS


Skip the first vertical bar.
Insert the hook from right to left under the 2nd vertical bar from the hook.



Yarn over. 


Pull through a loop and leave it on the hook.


Repeat until the one vertical bar remains.


At the "Far Edge" of the fabric, work this last stitch through the space between the front vertical bar and lower horizontal for a nice finish.

RETURN PASS


Yarn over and pull through one loop ONLY.



Then yarn over and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Continue until the end with 1 loop left on your hook.



You just completed the first row of the Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS).

Keep going until you reach your desired fabric size.


tickle tried and tested!


Tickle assistant editor and owner of by Connie, Connie Trinh, tried out Anne's tutorial and this is her finished test piece!

Her thoughts...
"I need more practice to make the right edge neater, so this is where an in person workshop would come in very handy."  and  "I just adore the finished texture! This is just one of the many many stitches of Tunisian Crochet."


learn more...

You can learn more during a 2 hour beginners workshop with Anne Morel.

Book during September 2016 and receive $25 off!

Contact Anne Morel at her facebook page or email anou_nc@yahoo.fr

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