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Tunisian Drop Stitch Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Tunisian Drop Stitch CrochetKim Crochet Stitch Tutorial

English Name: Tunisian Drop Stitch

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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 Drop Stitch directly onto the chain foundation instead of using a different stitch.

Tip

Review the Tunisian Flat Simple Stitch, aka Tunisian Modified Simple Stitch for the insertion used. Tunisian Flat Simple Stitch I decided to use this stitch insertion for this one because of the stability it created. It allowed the drop stitch to go to its full height but it didn’t pull too much on the base strands.

Tunisian Crochet Pattern Instructions

Instructions:

Foundation:
A: Ch any number, sk 2 ch, *insert hook in next ch, yo, pull lp through, leave lp on hook, yo and hold the yo in place with your index finger to make the next st, rep from * to last ch, insert hook in last ch, yo, pull lp through.
B: Ch 2 (closing the first st), [remove working lp from hook, allow yo to drop from hook, replace working lp, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] to last st, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook.

Row 1:
A: Ch 1, sk first vertical bar, *insert hook as for Tunisian Flat Simple Stitch (see Tip above), yo, pull lp through, yo and hold the yo in place with your index finger to make the next st, rep from * to last st, insert hook in top of last st, yo, pull lp through.
B: Ch 2 (closing the first st), [remove working lp from hook, allow yo to drop from hook, replace working lp, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] to last st, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook.

Unlike regular crochet, the yarn over that creates the drop stitch is actually at the end of the pull-loop-through portion. You will see above that each of the stray yarn overs are after you’ve pull up the loop instead of before. This takes some getting accustomed. It works the same way with half double crochet in Tunisian. The yarn over goes with the loop you’ve just created, not the one before.

Notes

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.

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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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