Sunday, 26 September 2010

Tunisian (afghan) crochet

I've had a go at Tunisian crochet - a cross between knitting and crochet. 
I've seen images on the web of these wonderful warm blankets, scarves and hats etc, so after doing a bit of research on how to do the basic stitch I had a try.

I love the woven effect that you get (especially if using variegated wool) and the finished material is thicker than it would be if just crocheting, so warmer. But I don't know if I could tackle anything much larger. It's not as quick as crocheting (but that might be just be a very slow beginner) and I imagine it would also get quite heavy on the needle, but who knows one day I might have a proper go!

The easiest thing for me to do was another neck warmer, as it wouldn't need a special hook.

I added a vintage hand painted button to this one

front and reverse view


  1. This is gorgeous! Is there a pattern available somewhere? I would love to make one for myself.

  2. Interesting! Very Pretty. I've not done any tunisian crochet. Is this worked from top to bottom or from side to side?? Mary

  3. Hi, Tunisian crochet is worked in exactly the same way as normal crochet, from bottom to top, based on the length of the starting chain.
    I have not written a pattern before but will have a go as these are very quick and easy to make.
    I looked up the basic stitch on the net and worked from that and as it is only 12 chains wide I didn't need a special hook!