Welcome to Tunisian Crochet Week!
I have been all over this big wide internet Tunisian crochet world & feel like I have seen every picture and blop post out there. I’m sure I haven’t, but I have looked at and read a lot. Today is the beginning of a comprehensive resource list for your benefit as well as mine.
I find that Tunisian crochet seems to be gaining in popularity again, but unlike regular crochet or knitting, most of it’s resources seem like they are spread all over the place. There are some great sites focusing on just Tunisian crochet, but even they don’t hit everything.
You should go here first to expand your mind about what Tunisian crochet can look like and get a beginning idea of the variety of stitches that it offers. She has about 10 or 11 different stitches represented here. There are also 5 or 6 projects worked in the simple Tunisian crochet stitch with different yarns that show you the versitility of the basic stitch. The photos are all from her book, Tunisian Crochet: The Look of Knitting with the Ease of Crocheting.
It’s the only photo gallery of it’s kind I’ve found so far. Which is a shame. (Even regular crochet and knitting don’t seem to have easy-to-find comprehensive photo galleries of the different stitches. Why is this? In my opinion, visual learning is one the best perks of the internet.)
Here’s the video that I watched to learn Tunisian Crochet. I like that it’s in a nice chunky yarn, so the stitches she’s making are really easy to see. I love, love, love starting & stopping videos to learn something!
And here’s a video for the lefties.
I am left-handed, but often forget to look to see if there’s a “custom” leftie thing for me. It’s your lot when you’re only 10% of the world’s population! It’s on the long side, but good. I’m thinking I may need to make a shorter one for impatient people like me.
Something to expand your mind and something to get you started!
More coming!! I’m trying to simultaneously break down & organize the info for you. Though some of it’s hard to find, I have more than I thought I did for you. Which is good!
Coming up: Tunisian Crochet stitch swatches I did, & what to do if you don’t have a Tunisian Crochet hook!