The mixture of crochet coupled with knitting is the specialty of Tunisian crochet The characteristic or nature of Tunisian crochet is that it favors thick, long, strong and warm fabric thus making it favorable for winter clothes especially sportswear.
Tunisian crochet start from a chain, which the same in conventional crochet, thereafter one loop from every stitch is taken on the hook as we stitch from let side to right side along the path. Working left side to right side a 2nd row finishes the pattern.
Do not twist the work round, as this will lessen the quantity of loops leaving only one in hand. Tunisian crochet make great balaclava, stoles, shawls, hats, sweaters and socks. There are various stitches that come with the territory of Tunisian; and these stitches can be so mesmerizing that you could fall in love with them.
There are various names with which Tunisian crochet can be identified with like Tricot Crochet, Hook Knitting, Shepherd’s Knitting Railroad Knitting and Afghan stitch. While various stitch types compromise of classic Tunisian, treble stitch, cheek, cluster, diagonal rib, crossed, cross over, fence, knot, mahogany, rib, star, stocking, eyelet, fan, four sided & braid stitch.
Hope you understand that it is impossible that there be instructions all stitch types in a single article. It would be a good idea to begin with classic Tunisian stitch. This type of crocheting is one of the simplest type of crocheting for you to begin with
TRADITIONAL AFGHAN STITCH:
1. Build a sequence that has equal quantity of stitches.
2. Base Stitch: Place a hook within a second chain, add wool next to the hook and pull one ring through the chain, wool besides hook and pull against one loop, Keep doing till finish. In the end quantity of loops should match quantity of chains we began with.
3. Second row: Twisting the wool should be prohibited round the hook and pull a ring from the 1st loop on hook, Keeping doing this till there remains a single loop remains. The motion of arm would not be left to right side of chain.
4. Third row: Take the first chain, place a hook from right side to left side from 1st standing thread of earlier row, put wool besides hook and next pull from one loop, replicate from 1st into each standing thread that is there besides the row to your left. In the end quantity of loops should match quantity of chains we began with
5. Forth row: In sequence with the second, third and forth rows process is copied as per requirement. For a more elegant emergence you are free to make use of a dual crochet in the final row.
At some point in the making to might feel that it is getting twisted but that shouldn’t worry you at all as once you are finished with the project you can press it to shape. I’d like to share something that shall help you in this project, the force of your hands should be constant or else the stitches shall appear vague in shape and size.