Tunisian Crochet Purl Stitch

Tunisian Crochet Purl Stitch (TPS)


The Tunisian Crochet Purl Stitch (Tps) is very similar to the knitted purl stitch.  It has a nice texture to it and creates an interesting stitch pattern when combined with other Tunisian stitches.  The purl stitch can also be used at the beginning and end of your Tunisian crochet projects to help reduce some of the “Tunisian curl” that is part of this particular crochet technique.

I used a size K Tunisian crochet hook and 100% cotton yarn in this sample.

Row 1:  (Tunisian Forward Pass):  Ch number indicated in pattern.  Insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yo, pull up lp, (insert hook in next ch, yo, pull up lp) across.  Leave all lps on hook.  Do not turn.

Complete Row (Tunisian Reverse Pass):  Yo, pull through 1 lp on hook, (yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) across until 1 lp remains on hook.

Row 2:  With yarn in front, sk 1st vertical bar, insert hook under next vertical bar, pull up lp, (with yarn in front, insert hook under next vertical bar, yo, pull up lp) across.  Tunisian reverse pass.

Repeat Row 2 for pattern.

Last Row:  Tunisian Bind Off (Right to left).  Sk 1st vertical bar, (insert hook under next vertical bar, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) across.  Fasten off.

Crochet Hair Scrunchies Roundup

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Try out the latest rage-Crochet sock bun holders!

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Tunisian Crochet Extended Stitch

I really like this Tunisian crochet stitch done with a Tunisian crochet hook! It’s not a solid stitch, nor is it an open mesh stitch.  It falls somewhere in between.  It has a little more drape to it and does not roll up like other Tunisian crochet stitches do.




I crocheted this sample with a size K Tunisian crochet hook with cotton yarn.

Ch 30 loosely (or desired number of stitches).

Row 1:  Work Base Row.  (Working from right to left in top lps, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook.  YO and pull up a lp [2 lps on hook], pull up a lp in each ch across.  Keeping all lps on hook; working from left to right, yo and draw through 1st lp on hook.  *Yo and draw through 2 lps on hook*.  Repeat from * to * across until one lp remains on hook.  This remaining stitch is the 1st stitch of the next row.)

Row 2:  Working from right to left, ch 1, sk 1st vertical strand, (work Tunisian Simple Stitch, ch 1) across (30 lps on hook).  Working from left to right, yo and draw through 1st lp on hook.  (Yo and draw through 2 lps on hook) across.

Work your sample or project to your desired length.

Last Row:  Work Bind Off (Working from right to left, sk 1st vertical strand, * insert hook under next vertical strand, yo and draw loosely through strand and loop on hook*. Repeat from * to * across.  Finish off.

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Krafters Korner is an “organization of blind crafters seeking to support each other in the pursuit of enjoyment or profitability from our handmade creations.”  It is a division of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB).  Joyce Kane is the driving force behind Krafters Korner who thought it would be cool to be able to meet up with blind crafters to learn how each other does their crafting.  It all started with an email list in 2007, and with enough people interested, a crafting division was created in the NFB. Joyce has spent a lot of time talking about Krafters Korner to anyone and everyone and the word has spread!  She is willing to give any idea a try.  All she wants “is to have sharing, teaching, and a love of crafting grow to touch any blind person that wants to give it a try.”  The group’s motto is “Krafters Korner is for everyone and everyone makes Krafters Korner what it is.”

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You can find out more about this wonderful group by visiting their website at Krafters Korner.  You can follow Krafters Korner on Twitter with their handle @craftingblind and also check out their Facebook page and join their group.  Join their free mailing list and become a part of a very caring crafting community!