TUNISIAN FULL STITCH

December 11, 2020

 

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The Tunisian Full Stitch (TFS) creates a thick woven look that can't be achieved with any other form of crochet. It's also referred to as the Mesh Stitch or Goblin Stitch. It can have moderate to heavy curling that can be lessened with lighter tension and blocking. 

TFS is made by inserting the hook between each set of vertical bars (each stitch has a front & back vertical bar) that make up the stitch from the previous row and pulling up a loop between those stitches. 

TFS has a natural diagonal bias that is balanced by offsetting 2-row repeats. Failing to properly offset stitches will result in the project growing by one stitch on each row. Double check your stitch count often.

A video tutorial for TFS is available from TL Yarn Crafts.



FOUNDATION ROW

  • Create a chain with any number of stitches.
  • (1) Insert the hook into the back bump of the 2nd chain from the hook.
  • (2) Yarn over and pull the yarn through to create a loop on the hook. 
  • Keeping all the loop on the hook, repeat steps 1 & 2 above to the end of the chain. This is the "Forward Pass". Don't turn your work.
  • "Basic Return Pass" - Yarn over and draw the hook through one loop only, *Yarn over and draw through 2 loops*, repeat *-* to the end. You should have one loop remaining on the hook.

TUNISIAN FULL STITCH

Row 1: Skip first vertical bar directly beneath the loop on the hook, insert your hook, from front to back, into the space between the 1st & 2nd stitches, draw up a loop. Continue pulling up loops in this manner until you reach the space before last stitch, skip last space, TSS in the last stitch.

Basic return pass.

Row 2: Skip first vertical bar directly beneath the loop on the hook, insert your hook, from front to back, in the space between the 2st & 3rd stitches, draw up a loop. Continue pulling up loops in this manner until you reach the last stitch, TSS in the last stitch.

Basic return pass.

Repeat rows 1 & 2 to your desired length ending with Row 1.

BIND OFF

Bind off in row 2 pattern. 


Below are examples of TFS. See the photo captions for descriptions.









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