TUNISIAN KNIT STITCH AND PURL STITCH

Tunisian Crochet stitches collection

Tunisian Knit Stitch and Purl Stitch
Tunisian Knit Stitch and Purl Stitch

If you have followed my Tunisian Crochet lessons so far, you have come a long way: you are already able to work fluently in Tunisian crochet with the right tools, building up row after row in Forward and Return passes. Starting from a Foundation Row, you are now able to create lovely items in Tunisian SimpleStitchclosing your work properly and even changing colour (as in my FREE colourful Scarf “Multicoloured Bliss”). Now, this is long not all, of course: there are still important things to learn (next in line: how to increase and decrease in Tunisian crochet). But it is quite a lot already! So why not build up the stitches’ repertoire and practice everything you have learned so far with new, exciting patterns?

Similarities between Tunisian crochet and Knitting

I have mentioned at the beginning of my Tunisian Crochet School that Tunisian crochet tends to be identified as a craft that is a mixture between knitting and crochet. Indeed, there are quite a few similarities there, as you might have noticed yourself while learning. Most striking of all is, in my opinion, the resemblance of the Tunisian Knit and Purl stitch with the Knit and Purl stitch in Knitting. The texture produced with both techniques is almost identical, as you will presently find out.

tunisian knit stitch
Tunisian Knit Stitch
Knit stitch in Knitting
Knit stitch in Knitting

Tunisian Purl Stitch
Tunisian Purl Stitch
Purl stitch in Knitting
Purl stitch in Knitting

 


Tunisian Knit Stitch (tks)

Begin with a Chain in any number of stitches.
Create a traditional Foundation Row. This counts as ROW 1.
ROW 2. FP: insert the hook in the space between the first front and back Vertical Bars, skipping the one right under the first loop on the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop on the hook. Repeat across, pulling up loops from all following stitches in the same way. Finish with a “NEAT CLOSING STITCH”.
RP: perform a standard RP.
Repeat the pattern as long as necessary.
See my YouTube video to see how it is done: Tunisian Knit Stitch



Tunisian Purl Stitch (tps)

Begin with a Chain in any number of stitches.
Create a traditional Foundation Row. This counts as ROW 1.
ROW 2. FP: bringing the yarn to the front, insert the hook under the first Vertical Bar, yarn over (bringing the yarn to the back again, making it slip under the hook) and pull up a loop on the hook. Repeat across, finishing with a “NEAT CLOSING STITCH” in the last stitch.
RP: perform a standard RP.
Repeat the pattern as long as necessary.
Here's a video showing you how to make it: Tunisian Purl Stitch



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