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.