English Name: Tunisian Double Stitch or Tunisian Double Crochet (tds)
Spanish Name: Punto Alto Tunecino (p.a.t.)
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Level of Curling: Light to no curling. More information on the natural curling of Tunisian crochet.
Suggested Foundation Because this isn’t an insertion stitch, you can work the Double Stitch directly onto the chain foundation instead of using a different stitch.
Instructions: This stitch will follow the same concept of a regular double crochet: Yarn over, 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, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook.
This stitch has now created one loop on the hook. If you have created two loops, you need to make sure that you remember to do the “yarn over and pull through 2 loops” portion of the instructions.
As with all of the “tall” stitches in Tunisian crochet, you can usually use any of the Insertion stitches (i.e.; simple, knit, purl, etc.). See the Tunisian Crochet Library for other variations as they are added.
To begin a row of Double Stitch, make a chain one at the beginning. With the shorter stitches, this is unnecessary, but as the stitches get taller, you will need extra height.
The yarn shown in this stitch is Cascade 220 Superwash Wool in color 1941 Salmon. Thank you to Cascade Yarns for providing the yarn for this stitch library.
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