I must say it took a bit of brain teasing putting these techniques for decreasing, increasing & shaping in crochet into words… but, hopefully the instructions & drawings are clear & easy to understand… moreover, they help to make your crocheting life just that little bit easier…..
Ok… so it’s been around for donkey’s ages (re: Irish Crochet) but I’ve only just discovered this amazing little stitch & have been incorporating it into my freeform work – although traditionally worked in cotton thread, I’ve been experimenting with different yarns & hook sizes & the results are fabulous – you’ll find the instructions on Novel stitches if you’d like to give it a go … experiment & have fun….
Crochet Cord: make this decorative cord using any yarn of your choice, each will create an individual look – fingering, metallic, ribbon, chunky or even try using 2 or more threads together – the cord can be incorporated into your freeform work, used as a handle strap or sewn on as binding to created a beautiful edging – experiment with different size hooks & yarns…. you’ll be delighted with the results
You will find the instructions here on Novel Stitches Page
Over that past few months I have received a lot of mail from people asking about the Tunisian Crochet Technique which has led me to compiled this tutorial – I trust the reader will find it to be a comprehensive journey through the Tunisian basics & that it encourages them to delve deeper into this exciting crochet technique – My aim in writing the tutorial was to build confidence so that once you understands the basics you will venture out & explore the multitude of stitch combinations available.
Tunisian Crochet is worked on a long hook, not unlike a knitting needle, resulting in a rich-textured, woven fabric
- how to make the foundation chain (pg 2)
- how to make the basic foundation cast on row (pg 2)
- how to make the basic foundation cast off row (pg 2)
- how to make a basic Tunisian Knit stitch (pg 3)
- how to finishing off (pg 4)
- how to increase (pg 4)
- how to decrease (pg 4)
- how to make a basic Tunisian Solid Knit stitch (pg 5)
- how to make a basic Tunisian Purl Knit stitch (pg 6)
- how to make a basic Tunisian Treble stitch (pg 7)
- how to make a basic Tunisian puff stitch. Aligned puffs (pg 8)- Alternate Puffs (pg 9)
- how to bring in new yarn & change colour (pg 10)
- tips & tricks (pg-10)
- Three super easy projects to get you started Potholder (pg 11) Belt (pg 12) Scarf (pg 13)