Tunisian Crochet Stitches

My knitting & crochet journey has been so joyful. The many techniques fascinate me to no end! Tunisian Crochet has my attention these days & I just want to learn as much as I can about this wonderful fiber art.

I'll be adding different stitches & links to patterns every week!

It's gonna be fun!

Before we start ~ just a quick synopsis of Tunisian (Afghan) crochet. By no means will this be all encompassing. 

Tunisian crochet has many adopted names, including Afghan stitch, Fool’s stitch and Shepherd’s crochet, the latter based on the belief that shepherds used it to create warm fabrics with the spun yarn from their sheep. This type of crochet has been described as a mixture of crochet and knitting. I believe it is mistakenly believed to only produce dense, bulky fabrics. There are many lacy, open stitches for light flowing fabrics as well.

The double-end hook adds a whole new dimension to the craft. According to the publication "Crochet Master Class" by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss, the phrase Crochet on the Double is a trademark of the Needlecraft Shop, Cro-Hook is a trademark of the Boye Needle Co, and Crochetnit is a trademark of Mary Middleton. 
A look into the history of Tunisian Crochet can be found on the Loopholes blog. 

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