Tunisian knitting, also known as Afghan crochet, is a unique crochet technique that combines elements of both knitting and crochet. 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 finish, work a final row of single crochet stitches. Insert the hook into the last stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over again and pull through both loops on the hook. Continue to do this in each stitch across the row.
- Bind off by working a slip stitch in each stitch across the final row.