View Full Version : Have you ever tried Tunisian crochet?

01-15-2006, 06:10 AM

I picked up a hook to rest my hands from knitting and gave it a burl (I'm away from home staying in a hotel)..

And it felts tighter than knitting or crochet, so felted bags won't really sag as much over time :D


01-15-2006, 06:57 AM
I've done it once for a baby afghan...just used the basic stitch then later used the squares it makes on the fabric to cross stitch the baby's initials into one corner. I liked it but found it cumbersome because I had to scrunch all the stitches onto the needle verrrrry tightly. But I think now they make the tunisian (afghan) crochet hooks with cables kinda like circular needle cables. Now only if they came in interchangeables. :thinking: I oughta get a patent. :D

01-16-2006, 01:36 PM
I've used it but didn't like how stiff it was. I did go up at least 2 sizes in hook to make it more manageable. I should try it again now that I'm knitting... maybe my tension wouldn't be so tight on it!

01-16-2006, 01:51 PM
I never tried that before... do you have a link?

01-16-2006, 02:20 PM
I've done it. I like it. It makes a dense, almost woven kind of fabric. I've made a ton of hot pads and stuff with it.
Did you know you can also make it look like stockinette stitch knitting? It's so cool.
And yes, they do make double-ended hooks with a cable in the middle, like a circular needle. It's great for one-piece afghans.

01-16-2006, 04:48 PM
http://www.nexstitch.com/Tutorials.html some vid's on TC.

I do like it, I've made a bag handle with it, which I'll pick up with DPN's and make a bag in knitting.

I'll need some larger hooks though, so I can also do stuff that's not so stiff, with mohair.

But it's GREAT for felting :D

01-17-2006, 10:19 AM
Hmm, this would be great for some yarn I have. It is stiff and scratchy wool and I was thinking it was probably spun to me a weaving yarn rather than a knitting yarn (I found it at a thift store in a hank!). I was thinking I would make a rug or at least start a rug with it. Hmmm, I wonder if Trucker makes crochet hooks (so he could make me a LONG one).

01-17-2006, 01:24 PM
It is one of the few crochet stitches that I really like the look of!

01-17-2006, 01:31 PM
I did it for the back of a pillow; and I think it really worked well. The front was made of granny-squares and I wanted something plain for the back, and this was one of the best alternatives.