Tunisian Grapevine Stitch Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Tunisian Grapevine Stitch

English Name: Tunisian Grapevine Stitch

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Tunisian Grapevine Stitch CrochetKim Crochet Stitch Tutorial

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

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Tunisian Extended Stitch (tes): When used at the beginning of the row, it simply means that you chain one to bring the first stitch up in height. 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.

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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.

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Tunisian Chain Top Loop Stitch (tchtls): For this stitch, you will work into the closing chain, sometimes known as the horizontal bar. Since these are only chains, it has the usual three bars to each chain. With the chain tipped on its side so the front bar is on top and the back horizontal bar is in the back, insert hook from front to back under the top loop of the chain, yarn over, pull loop through. More information on this stitch here.

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Tunisian Simple Stitch (tss): Click here for further stitch instruction.

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Stitch Multiple

Chain any multiple of 3 then add 2.

Tunisian Crochet Pattern Instructions


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] across, 1 lp remains.

Row 1:
A: Ch 1, tes cross to last stitch (see Special Stitches above), tes in last st under two outer vertical bars of last st.
B: Ch 1, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, *ch 1, [yo, pull through 2 loops on hook] twice, rep from * across, 1 lp remains.

Row 2:
A: Sk first vertical bar, tss in next st, *tchtls, tss in next 2 sts, rep from * to last ch sp, tchtls, tss in next 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] 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. 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 804 Amethyst. Thank you to Cascade Yarns for providing the yarn for this stitch library.

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