Tunisian Crochet: Stop the Curling

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Tunisian Crochet: Stop the Curling

Tunisian crochet curls. It’s the nature of the craft. And some stitches curl more than others. Sometimes, you can take advantage of the curl, like with this hat. It curls wonderfully for a rolled brim.

But there are times when you don’t want the curl, and here are some tips to help reduce or remove the curling.

  • Use a larger hook.
  • Work a few rows of Tunisian Reverse Stitch at the beginning.
  • Work a few rows of Tunisian Purl Stitch at the beginning.
  • Work a few rows of any variation of seed stitch at the beginning.
  • Use a pattern in which the designer has provided the method of removing the curl.
  • Use a fiber which will block out after finishing.
  • Apply a heavy border after finishing.
  • Work one or two rows of Tunisian Double Stitch at the beginning.
  • Work one or two rows of Tunisian Extended Stitch at the beginning.
  • Work in a lace stitch pattern which rarely curls much.
  • Add ribbing at the beginning.

All stitches mentioned above can be found in my free online videos here.

I have written over a dozen books on Tunisian crochet and have had more Tunisian crochet projects published than anyone. If you don’t know how to Tunisian crochet, let me teach you with my over four hours of free online videos. Right- and left-handed versions available. CLICK HERE.

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