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Angelia 06-23-2007 02:46 PM

Tunisian crochet
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Has anyone done a project with this method? The effect is absolutely gorgeous! I made what turned out to be a short scarf, but I'd like to do more than a rectangle. The online patterns I've seen have been rather 'eh'. Any suggestions?

Here's the 'scarf'

robynbird 06-23-2007 10:06 PM

I saw an episode of Uncommon Threads demonstrating this method of crochet but I haven't done it yet. Your scarf looks beautiful! I know that has some tunisian stuff.

gargoylelib 06-24-2007 02:59 AM

I have made the sampler afghan from Leisure Arts leaflet 2501,
52 Tunisian Crochet Stitches. I got it off eBay and it is an excellent
resource for tons of different stitches which could be used for
projects. I just have never ventured beyond the sampler afghan :)


misstialouise 06-24-2007 05:09 AM

Tunisian Crochet felts beautifully ;)... (thinking handbaggies)

Angelia 06-24-2007 07:01 AM

Ooh, thanks all! :cheering:

The Tunisian crochet handbag intrigues me...I'll bet it's REALLY sturdy!

Karrying Kolor 06-24-2007 10:20 AM

Embroidered Tunisian Backpack
I just (almost) finished this project.

I'm debating a lining...I used fusiable interfacing to secure the embroidered stitch ends and give the bag some stability overall. So between that and the stitch pattern, the bag is very sturdy.

Guess I should line it just for the sake of a nice finish!

Sigh...Off to the fabric shop! :lol:

Inis 06-24-2007 11:32 AM

Kolor, that bag is absolutely gorgeous!

Something I've been playing around with recently is double-ended crochet. It's very similar to afghan in that you pick up loops and then work them off to form one row.

What I like about double-ended is the reversible fabric it creates.

Karrying Kolor 06-24-2007 12:18 PM

Thanks so much Inis!!

It was a fun first tunisian project for me.

I bought a Cro-Hook recently but haven't worked with it yet..I do have a couple of skeins of complimentary yarn I may try the process out on, and the beauty of your fabric is making it hard to resist but, not until I get my sweater OTNs...It's starting to feel abandoned! LOL

aineepooh1 06-24-2007 12:30 PM

OMG~ that is a GREAT hand bag~! I haven't ventured into tunisian crochet yet.. I am still trying to decrease and increase...
but you guys get me to:think::think::think::think:

BTW: the double ended crochet is also very COOL just b/c tlike tyou said you get two projects done at the same time~! How cool~!

Angelia 06-24-2007 03:06 PM

That bag is stunning, as is the two-color crochet! :inlove:

I might just have to invest in an afghan needle or two.

Have any of you used the hooks with the cables on the ends that allow for larger projects?

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