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I was asked on my Facebook Page (please feel free to visit and like the page here) about the total number of stitches in Tunisian crochet. Honestly, I think it could take me forever to come up with a definitive response and I still wouldn’t get them all.
Now, keep in mind that this list only includes “stitches”. I’m not talking about stitch patterns. Things like Seed Stitch and Honeycomb Stitch, etc. are combinations of stitches, not actual stitches.
Let me just do a quick rundown of stitches, off the top of my head. It won’t be long before you see why trying to put a number to the different stitches is next to impossible.
6 primary insertion stitches (where you place the hook to pull up a loop):
Twisted Stitches. I have videos for twisted stitches on my channel for:
All the twisted stitches can be twisted in either direction, making double the number. And, you can twist other stitches as well, making it even higher.
These are other stitches which can be worked as for any of the insertions making them actually 6 different stitches in 1. For instance, the Tunisian Double can be worked with an insertion of reverse, simple, purl, knit, etc.:
Tunisian Double Stitch
Tunisian Extended Stitch
Tunisian Half Double Stitch
Tunisian Double Extended Stitch
Tunisian Bobble (there are countless numbers of bobbles and clusters, just like regular crochet) Stitch
Tunisian Treble Stitch
With regard to the Purl Stitch, it is actually just a wrapping of a stitch. See my Tunisian Purled Knit Stitch video. The primary Tunisian Purl Stitch is actually just a “wrapped” Simple Stitch. Keeping that in mind, you can wrap just about any other stitch meaning that everything above is now doubled, but who’s counting? 😉
Anyway, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are many, many more. I couldn’t possibly list them all here or even in a book. I’ve even omitted a few which came to mind while writing this post. I could probably go on forever so I decided to stop. ha!
The task of coming up with a number would be far too daunting. I prefer making up stitch patterns anyway and, the proof is in the pudding with my Tunisian crochet stitch dictionary. 🙂
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