The Tunisian simple stitch is a great starting point for learning Tunisian crochet. It creates a dense and stretchy fabric that’s great for a variety of projects.
The Tunisian simple stitch is incredibly versatile so you can pair it with any weight yarn from lightweight to super bulky. In order to see the unique pattern this stitch creates, use a smooth or a slightly textured yarn if you want a little more visual interest.
Supplies used in demonstration video:
- Scheepjeswol Stone Washed XL Yarn (Tutorial)
- Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick Yarn (photos)
- 6 mm Tunisian Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
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This stitch pattern is in US crochet terminology.
- Ch Chain
- Fwd Forward
- Hk Hook
- Rep Repeat
- Rtn Return
- Tss Tunisian Simple Stitch
- St(s) Stitch(es)
- YO Yarn Over Hook
Row 1 Forward Pass: Ch any number of sts. Insert hk in 2nd ch from hk. YO and pull up a loop (leave loop on hk). *Insert hk in next ch, YO and pull up a loop. Rep from * to end of row.
Row 1 Return Pass: YO and pull through first loop. *YO and pull through two loops. Rep from * until only one loop remains on hk.
Row 2 Forward Pass: Insert hook through 2nd bar from hk. YO and pull up a loop (leave loop on hook). *Insert hk through next bar, YO and pull up a loop. Rep from * to end of row.
Row 2 Return Pass: YO and pull through first loop. *YO and pull through two loops. Rep from * until only one loop remains on hk.
Repeat: Rep last row until your project measures the length you want, ending on a row 2 return pass. Continue to bind off step.
Insert hk in 2nd bar from hk. YO and pull up a loop. Pull same loop through the loop on hk. *Insert hk in next bar, YO and pull up a loop. Pull same loop through loop on hk. Rep from * to end of row. Fasten off.