How to Cro-Hook in Rounds AKA Tunisian Crochet in Rounds

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This is a free tutorial to learn how to Tunisian Crochet in Rounds called cro-hook in rounds. The tutorial has both step-by-step photos and a video tutorial.

Tunisian Crochet is such a special technique. A beautiful combination of crocheting and knitting. But sometimes we want to crochet in rounds without having to seam our projects. That is where cro-hooking comes in. You can cro-hook in rows and in rounds. Cro-Hooking is a Tunisian Crochet technique that requires a double-ended crochet hook where you crochet the forward path on one side of the hook and the reverse path on the other side of the hook. You will need at least 2 skeins.

The amazing thing about the cro-hook technique is that it can be reversed as you can crochet with more than 1 skein of yarn to create some incredible Cro-Hooking projects.

I do recommend that you have tried Tunisian Crochet before attempting Cro-Hook. I also have an incredibly detailed Tunisian Crochet Beginner Guide that includes both cro-hook in rows and rounds, plus 32 patterns. It’s called Tunisian Crochet Made Easy.

Now, are you ready to learn how to cro-hook in rounds?

Free How to Cro-Hook in Rounds - Tunisian Crochet

Tunisian Crochet Stitches

Tunisian Crochet typically requires a special crochet hook. It’s either much longer than a normal crochet hook or has a cord. Furthermore, Tunisian Crochet Hooks do not come in any ergonomic style due to the way they are being used. You’ll be picking up stitches in the forward path – looks like knitting – and crocheting the stitches off in the reverse path.

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But sometimes you may need a double-sided crochet hook. You can use a corded one, but those can get heavy after a while for cro-hooking. I prefer the shorter double-sided hooks for cro-hooking.

You typically do not turn in your work, so it can create some curling. But you can read here how to prevent the curl.

Here are a few Tunisian crochet hooks I love and recommend:

Tunisian Crochet Cro-Hook in Rounds
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How to Cro-Hook in Rounds – Tunisian Crochet
– Photo Tutorial

Since this is a beginner tutorial, I’ll focus on the Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS) throughout this tutorial. Remember, in order to cro-hook, you will need a double-sided Tunisian crochet hook. I love these Tunisian Crochet Hooks.
I used Premier Yarns Anti Pilling Everyday yarn for this tutorial.

1. Crochet a Chain as a Foundation

Chain any number or the required number per the stitch you’re using. I’ll focus on the Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS) as an example for this tutorial.

Connect/slip stitch the first and last chain together to make a loop

Chain for Cro Hook Tunisian Crochet Rounds

2. Start Crocheting Tunisian Simple Stitches

Start picking up loops for the TSS, one per chain/stitch

Picking up stitches for Cro Hook Tunisian Crochet Rounds

3. Return Pass with New Color on the other side of the Hook

Once it gets too tight and you can’t pick up more loops, turn your work and you will now work on the return pass with another skein of yarn (can be the same or a different color), attach your yarn, and pull through 1 loop, then always yarn over pull through 2 loops until you have about 2-3 loops left, stop and turn your work.

Adding a color Cro Hook Tunisian Crochet Rounds

4. Continue between Forward and Return Pass

Now work back and forth between the forward pass (in this case using TSS) with 1 skein of yarn and one side of the hook and then the other skein of yarn and the return pass and the other end of the hook.

Continue until you’re done.

What Tunisian Crochet Projects can I use the Cro-Hook for?

Well, there are many you can crochet. I have a bunch of them in my Tunisian Crochet Made Easy Ebook. But I also have a couple of free ones on my website. The Hidden Rainbow Reversible Tunisian Crochet Hat is a popular one. And I also have a Tunisian Crochet Scrunchie you may want to give it a try.

You can find all the Tunisian Crochet Tutorials ad-free and printer-friendly, plus 32 crochet patterns in my ebook Tunisian Crochet Made Easy.

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How to Cro-Hook in Rounds - Tunisian Crochet


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