Tunisian crochet is a unique crochet technique that combines elements of both crochet and knitting. Here are the steps to get started:
- Begin with a Tunisian crochet hook. These hooks are longer than regular crochet hooks and have a stopper on the end to prevent stitches from slipping off.
- Make a foundation chain. This is the first row of stitches and it is worked in the same way as a regular crochet chain.
- Work the first row of stitches. Insert the hook into the second chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop. Continue to do this in each chain until you have a loop on the hook for every stitch in the foundation chain.
- Work the second row of stitches. Insert the hook from right to left under the next vertical bar, yarn over and pull up a loop. Continue to do this across the row.
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have the desired length of fabric.
- To create the final row, work a "return pass." This is done by yarning over and pulling through one loop on the hook, and then yarning over and pulling through two loops at a time until you reach the end of the row. This creates a series of chain stitches across the top of the fabric.
- Continue to work additional rows in this manner, alternating between forward and return passes, until the fabric is the desired length.