The Tunisian Knit stitch is a versatile stitch to learn for those wanting to learn how to do Tunisian Crochet. The Tunisian Knit Stitch is used in a wide variety of projects, creates a plush, dense fabric that is just lovely and have a really relaxing rhythm to the stitches. The Tunisian Knit Stitch is one of my favourite Tunisian Stitches because it looks just like knitting! I absolutely love this stitch! For today’s tutorial, I have supplied a written tutorial with step-by-step photos as well as a simple step-by-step video tutorial showing you how to do the Tunisian Knit Stitch.
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As I covered in my previous tutorial for the Tunisian Simple Stitch, Tunisian Crochet stitches are comprised of a forward pass and return pass / reverse pass in order to complete your stitch. Forward Passes are worked from right to left and Return Passes are worked from left to right. Also, when working Tunisian Crochet Stitches, during your Forward Pass, you’ll be keeping all the loops for that stitch on your hook and then working them off the hook when you do your return pass. The right side / front of the work is always facing you.
The Tunisian Knit Stitch, when written in crochet patterns will be abbreviated as TKS. For today’s tutorial, you’ll needa 6.0mm tunisian crochet hook (also called an afghan hook) and a worsted weight yarn of your preference. I’m using a 6.0mm Clover Takumi Tunisian Hooks and WeCrochet Brava Worsted Weight yarn. If you don’t have a tunisian hook, you can use a regular hook and do a fewer number of stitches.
Check out the video version of this Tunisian Knit Stitch Tutorial on my Youtube Channel:
- ST(s) = Stitch(es)
- YO = Yarn Over
- TKS = Tunisian Simple Stitch
- CH = Chain
Creating your foundation chain: CH your desired number of STs, keeping in mind that the CH on your hook will count as a ST. For my example, I did a CH 10.
Row 1 – Forward Pass: Turn your chain so you are working into the back bump of your chain. Insert your hook into the back bump of the 2nd chain from the hook. Yarn over (YO) hook and pull up a loop. Insert your hook into the back bump of the next chain, YO and pull up a loop. Repeat this until you have a loop on your hook from every chain you created.
First Row / Row 1 – Return Pass: YO and pull through first loop only (this is a CH 1). *YO and pull through two loops* Repeat the instructions in ** until the end of your row and only one loop remains on your hook.
Row 2 – Forward Pass: Insert hook from right to left through the 2nd stitch, between the vertical bar on the front of your hook and the one on the back of the fabric. YO and pull up a loop. *Insert hook between the front and back vertical bars of the next stitch, YO and pull up a loop.* Repeat ** until the end of your row.
Row 2 – Standard Return Pass: YO and pull through first loop only (this is a CH 1). *YO and pull through two loops* Repeat the instructions in ** until the end of your row and only one loop remains on your hook.
Binding off: Insert your hook from right to left, under the 2nd vertical bar from your hook. YO and pull up a loop. Pull that loop through the loop on your hook. *Insert your hook under the next bar, YO, pull up a loop and pull that loop through the loop on your hook.* Repeat the instructions in ** until the end of your piece. Fasten off and weave in ends.
If you find that you have a lot of curling happening with your fabric, try blocking your work. That will usually take care of it. Alternatively, you could try again, using a larger hook size.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and are excited to get started learning more Tunisian crochet stitches soon. If you would like to learn how to do the Tunisian Simple Stitch, you can find my Tunisian Simple Stitch Tutorial here.
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