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Tunisian Alternating Knit and Purled Knit Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Tunisian Alternating Knit and Purled Knit CrochetKim Crochet Stitch Tutorial

English Name: Tunisian Alternating Knit and Simple Purled Knit

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Tunisian Alternating Knit and Purled Knit CrochetKim Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Level of Curling: Light to no curling. More information on the natural curling of Tunisian crochet.

Special Stitches:

Tunisian Knit Stitch (tks): Click here for further stitch instruction.

Tunisian Purled Knit Stitch (tpks): Pull the yarn to the front in the same manner as you would a Tunisian purl except insert the hook as you would for a knit stitch and pull loop through.

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Tunisian Crochet Pattern Instructions

Instructions:

Foundation:
A: Ch an even number, sk first ch, *insert hook in next ch, yo, pull lp through, leave lp on hook, rep from * across.
B: Ch 1, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] across, 1 lp remains.

Row 1:
A: Sk first vertical bar, [tks in next st, tpks in next st] to last st, insert hook in last st under two outer vertical bars, yo, pull lp through.
B: Ch 1, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] across, 1 lp remains.

Row 2:
A: Sk first vertical bar, [tpks in next st, tks in next st] to last st, insert hook in last st under two outer vertical bars, yo, pull lp through.
B: Ch 1, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] across, 1 lp remains.

Rep rows 1-2 for pattern.

Notes: This is a nice stitch that doesn’t curl as so often seen with individual stitches. An even number of chains is only required for these specific instructions. An even number isn’t literally required in every application, though. If you simply stagger the different stitch on top of the other, you can use any number of chains. When working a flat swatch, I will typically make the last stitch under the two outer vertical bars for stability. It isn’t a requirement and I don’t use it for all applications of the same stitch pattern. It’s solely a finishing technique.

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The yarn shown in this stitch is Cascade 220 Superwash Wool in color 847 Caribbean. Thank you to Cascade Yarns for providing the yarn for this stitch library.

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