Decode Any Tunisian Crochet Pattern With This Handy Guide
By Toni Lipsey & filed under Crocheting Blog.
Tunisian crochet may be a combo of knitting and traditional crochet, but it has a whole glossary of terms and abbreviations all its own (or, at least, that glossary takes on slightly different meanings when applied here). Use this cheat sheet to follow your patterns until you get the lingo down.
Common Tunisian Crochet Terms You Need to Know
Bind off – typically the last row of a Tunisian crochet project, this forward pass compensates for the loops still on the hook and leaves a neat edge.
Chain (ch) – This is the same chain as for traditional crochet. It’s often used in Tunisian crochet to prepare the foundation row and immediately before a return pass.
Forward pass (fp) – A row of stitches that involves adding loops to the hook.
Foundation row – The first row of Tunisian crochet, where loops are picked up from a starting chain.
Horizontal / top bar – The length of yarn found between two vertical bars in a Tunisian crochet stitch, often used to make increases.
Return pass (rt) – A row of stitches that involves removing loops from the hook.
Right side (rs) – The front of the crochet fabric. In Tunisian crochet, the right side of the work is always facing you.
Slip stitch (sl st) – This is the same slip stitch that’s use in traditional crochet. It’s often used in Tunisian crochet as a bind off technique.
Vertical bar – The vertical length of yarn that indicates a Tunisian crochet stitch.
Wrong side (ws) – The back of crochet fabric.
Yarn over (yo) – This is the same yarn over that’s used in traditional crochet and can be used as an increase method or to complete a stitch.
Common Tunisian Stitch Abbreviations
Tunisian simple stitch – tss
Tunisian reverse stitch – trs
Tunisian knit stitch – tks
Tunisian purl stitch – tps
Tunisian extended stitch – tes
Tunisian double stitch – tds
Tunisian bobble stitch – tbs
Tunisian full stitch – tfs
Tunisian simple stitch 2 together – tss2tog
Tunisian simple stitch 3 together – tss3tog
What is the pull off stitch in tunisian crochet, it is a V symbol on the chart list.
I a beginner to tunisian. I’m trying a pattern that ND in the instructions what am I supposed to do?
I a beginner to tunisian. I’m trying a pattern that nd in the instructions what am I supposed to do?
I would like to know what it is talking about when they give you directions then in () they give more direction and then to do that to the end then knit the last stitch the last stitch I under stand but not the rest of it ie purl 4 knit 4 purl 4 ( knit 11 purl 2 knit 16) till you get to the last stitch
The last stitch is worked the same no matter the other stitches used in the design. For the last stitch, you will slip the hook through the v (2 bars) on the very end. Then you will yarn over, pull up a loop to move up, then being the return pass to complete the row. I hope this helps.
Did you ever find out what () means? I have it in a pattern and trying to figure it out as well.
It says: 100l ()
Then the next row; 1l 100v ()