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Tunisian Keyhole Lace Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Tunisian Keyhole Lace CrochetKim Crochet Stitch Tutorial

English Name: Tunisian Keyhole Lace

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

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Special Stitches:

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.


Tunisian Double Stitch (tds): Yarn over, insert hook in stitch indicated 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, one loop remains. More information on Tunisian Double Stitch.

Tunisian Double Stitch Two Together (tds2tog): Yarn over, insert hook from side to side (right to left for right-handers and left to right for left-handers) under TWO front vertical bars at the same time, yarn over, pull loop through, yarn over, pull through one loop on hook.

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

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. Click here for further stitch instruction.

Yarn Over (yo)

Stitch Multiple

Chain any multiple of 3 then add 2

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] across, 1 lp remains.

Row 1:
A: Ch 1, sk first vertical bar, [tps, tds2tog] to last st, tds in last st under two outer vertical bars.
B: Ch 1 to close first st, *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 2:
A: Sk first vertical bar, [tss, tps, yo] 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. 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 883 Puget Sound. Thank you to Cascade Yarns for providing the yarn for this stitch library.

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