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Tunisian (Afghan) Crochet

I have been playing about with Tunisian crochet lately (also known as Afghan crochet) but have not really made anything with it …. until now!

I purchased a cheap pack of Tunisian crochet hooks from Amazon.  I didn’t want to spend too much on them just in case I hated it lol.

Happily I can say I don’t hate it, I absolutely love this sort of crochet.  It’s like a hybrid of crochet and knitting, using a long needle like knitting but with a crochet hook on the end. See pic:

The Tunisian simple stitch (TSS) pattern is so easy once you get into it and the texture of the finished piece turns out really lovely.  It creates a quite dense fabric, perfect for warm cosy pillows, blankets and Afghans.

I found this easy to follow pattern / tutorial:

I was originally planning on making a white and lemon check baby blanket but I  changed my mind halfway through (as you do 😂) and I am now in the process of making a tote bag.

Here’s a few pictures of what the Tunisian simple stitch (TSS) looks like. The front side looks a bit like a grid:


The back looks wavy / bumpy:


The added bonus of this simple pattern is it gives a grid like finish to the front side of pattern, which makes it so easy to add surface crochet / cross stitch on to.


Not really neat and I haven’t got a clue what I’m trying to make with the cross stitch above but hey you get the idea …. right?!

I can feel endless possibilities of new ideas coming to life!

See you all soon with more ideas and projects