Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch

April 30, 2021

 

Hello Everyone & Welcome Back!

 

We've covered the basic stitches in Tunisian, now it's time to combine them for some interesting patterns.

A video tutorial for the Honeycomb stitch pattern is available from TL TarnCrafts & KnitDenise.

The Tunisian Honeycomb pattern is achieved in a 2 row repeat by combining TSS (Tunisian Simple Stitch) & TPS (Tunisian Purl Stitch) consecutively across the 1st row, then TPS & TSS consecutively across the 2nd row. It’s usually worked over an odd number of stitches.

The Honeycomb pattern has little to no curling due to the use of alternating front & back starting position stitches.

It can also serve as a built-in border by working the Honeycomb pattern as you would a garter stitch selvage in knitting.

 


Begin this & nearly all Tunisian projects with a Foundation Row:

Most published Honeycomb patterns call for an odd number of stitches. 

Create an odd number of chains.

  • (1) Insert your hook into the back bump of the second chain from the hook.
  • (2) Yarn over and pull up a loop. Leave that loop on your hook. Repeat steps 1&2 across the row. This is your "Forward Pass". Don't turn your work.
  • Yarn over and draw through one loop only. (Yarn over and draw through two loops.) Repeat () to the end. You should have one loop on your hook.

Those steps create your foundation row. You'll see your vertical bars across the row and proceed to make different types of stitches in the remaining rows of the work.

 

Honeycomb Stitch with a single ended hook. 2 Row Repeat

  • Row 1. Skip first vertical bar directly beneath the loop on the hook, *TSS in the next stitch, TPS in the following stitch*. Repeat *-* until the last 2 stitches remain. TSS in both.
  • Basic return pass.
  • Row 2. Skip first vertical bar directly beneath the loop on the hook, *TPS in the next stitch, TSS in the following stitch*. Repeat *-* to the end.
  • Basic return pass.            

Continue rows 1&2 to your desired length. Ending with a row 1.

 

Bind off row.

  • Binding off in pattern. Skip first vertical bar directly beneath the loop on the hook,* insert hook as if to TPS in the next stitch;
  • Yarn over and pull up a loop. Continue pulling through the loop on the hook. You're only doing a slip stitch, just like any other slip stitch in regular crochet.
  • insert hook as if to TSS in the next stitch;
  • Yarn over and pull up a loop. Continue pulling through the loop on the hook.*
  • Repeat * - * across the row to the last stitch.
  • Last stitch - insert your hook under both vertical bars of the last stitch (it should look like a v on the outer edge of the work) and finish the slip stitch.  Chain 1, cut the yarn and pull through the loop to fasten off.

Free Patterns - Video & Written

Honeycomb Cowl (Written)

Easy Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch Dishcloth (Written)

Amelia Tunisian Crochet Dress (Written)

Malibu Pillow (Written)

Tunisian Honeycomb Scarf (Video)


The Honeycomb stitch is also quite pretty when working in the round. Use a contrasting color for the return pass to create depth.



Thank you for visiting and I hope these tutorials are useful for your stitching journey. 

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