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Tunisian Shooting Stars Crochet Stitch Tutorial

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English Name: Tunisian Shooting Stars

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Tunisian Shooting Stars 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 to 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.

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

Tunisian Simple Stitch Two Together (tss2tog): 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 (yo) Note: When working on the next row following a yarn over, note that the yarn over has created the same front and back vertical bar as you usually see for the stitches. There is a front bar and back bar, they’re just spread apart. In this stitch pattern, you will be working tss at the yarn over position. You will work a tss just like you do any other time: under the front vertical bar.

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.

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, tds cross to last stitch (see Special Stitches above), tds 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, *sk ch sp, tss2tog, yarn over, rep from * to last 2 sts, tss in next st, tchtls in closing horizontal bar, insert hook under two outer vertical bars of last st, yo, pull lp through.
B: Ch 1, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] 3 times, *ch 1, [yo, pull through 2 loops on hook] twice, rep from * across to last stitch, ch 1, pull through 2 loops on hook, 1 lp remains.

Row 3:
A: Sk first vertical bar, tss in next 2 sts, *tchtls in next ch, tss in next 2 sts, rep from * to last 2 sts, 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 1-3 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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The yarn shown in this stitch is Cascade 220 Superwash Wool in color 827 Coral. Thank you to Cascade Yarns for providing the yarn for this stitch library.

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