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Tunisian Barbed Wire Crochet Stitch Tutorial

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English Name: Tunisian Barbed Wire Stitch

Symbol Chart

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

Closing: For this stitch pattern, you will be closing three stitches together at the top. To do this, you yarn over and pull through 4 loops on hook. When working on lace, always remember that there is one loop already on the hook. When you are closing 3 stitches, you are pulling through 4 loops. This symbol is interpreted as: ch 1, yo, pull through 4 loops on hook, ch 1.

Tunisian Purl stitch (tps): Bring yarn to the front of your work, insert hook in a side to side motion (right to left for right-handers or left to right for left-handers) under front vertical bar, yarn over, pull loop through. This is essentially the same thing as a Tunisian Simple Stitch except that it has a little wrap of yarn around the front vertical bar. More information Tunisian Purl Stitch.

Tunisian Extended Stitch (tes): When used as a stitch, insert hook from side to side in the front vertical bar (right to left for right handers and left to right for left handers), yarn over, pull loop through, chain one. More information on Tunisian Extended Stitch.

Crossed tes (tes cross): This symbol indicates two tes, in a cross. For this pattern, the tes are worked as above, as you would for tss. You skip two stitches, work tes in third stitch, then come back to the first one you skipped and work another tes. You ignore the second skipped stitch.

Tunisian Knit Stitch (tks): Insert hook from front to back between the front and back vertical bar of the same stitch, yarn over, pull loop through. More information on Tunisian Knit Stitch.

Tunisian Full Stitch (tfs): This stitch is made by pulling up a loop between stitches. Note that each stitch is made up of a front and back vertical bar. When you pull up a loop, you don’t pull up a loop between the front and back vertical bars of the same stitch. That would be a knit stitch. You pull up a bar in between the stitches themselves. More information on Tunisian Full Stitch here.

Stitch Multiple

Chain any multiple of 5, then add 4.

Tunisian Crochet Pattern Instructions

Instructions:

Foundation:
A: 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] twice, *ch 1, yo, pull through 4 lps on hook (closing 3 sts), ch 1, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] twice, rep from * to last st, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, 1 lp remains.

Row 1:
A: Sk first vertical bar,* 2 tps, tes cross, rep from * to last 3 sts, 2 tps, insert hook under two outer vertical bars of last st, pull lp through.
B: Ch 1, yo, [pull through 2 lps on hook] 3 times, *ch 1, [yo, pull through 2 loops on hook] 4 times, rep from * across, 1 lp remains.

Row 2:
A: Sk first vertical bar, 3 tks, *tfs, 4 tks, rep from * to last ch-1 sp, tfs, 3 tks, insert hook under two outer vertical bars of last st, yo, pull lp through.
B: Ch 1, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] across, 1 lp remains.

Row 3:
A: Sk first vertical bar, tks to last st, insert hook under two outer vertical bars of last st, yo, pull lp through.
B: Ch 1, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] twice, *ch 1, yo, pull through 4 lps on hook (closing 3 sts), ch 1, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] twice, rep from * to last st, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, 1 lp remains.

Rep rows 1-3 for pattern.

Notes: This is a nice stitch that doesn’t curl as so often seen with individual stitches. 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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Yarn Support

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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