How to Crochet the Smock Stitch – Tunisian Crochet Tutorial

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The Tunisian Crochet Smock Stitch is also known as the Honeycomb 2 Stitch and shows off an incredible texture and look that you can’t find anywhere else. This photo and video tutorial will teach you how to crochet it.

After I created multiple different Tunisian Crochet Stitch Tutorials, I’ve gotten many requests about the Smock stitch. Tunisian crochet is known for being a combination of crocheting and knitting.

You’ll use an extended crochet hook but crochet similar to knitting by leaving the stitches on the hook before removing them each row.

Tunisian Crochet Smock Stitch

The Smock stitch is a stitch that combines a Tunisian Simple Stitch Decrease with an added loop that makes this beautiful texture appear.

In order to crochet the Smock stitch, you will need to get a Tunisian crochet hook as well as learn how to crochet the Tunisian Simple Stitch for which I have a video tutorial as well.

Learn even more Tunisian Crochet Stitches with videos as well as get an ebook that includes the videos here.

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If you love the Smock Stitch you will also love the Tunisian Full Stitch which is another one of my favorite Tunisian stitches that show off the beauty of this amazing crochet style.

To make it easier for beginners and more advanced crocheters, I created a photo and video tutorial. So, you can choose which one to follow. You might even use one in support with the other.

How to Crochet the Smock Stitch Easily

First, you will chain an even number of stitches. Next, you will need to crochet 1 row of Tunisian Simple Stitches as a foundation row.

Tunisian Smock Stitch Chart - Honeycomb 2

The triangle type of symbol means to combine 2 Tunisian Simple stitches (tss) together in the forward pass. The little circle with the dot in the middle means yarn under which is how you add the just reduced stitch back into the stitch count.

For the 2nd row (in chart row 1), skip the first vertical bar, and then [tss2tog across next 2 sts, yarn under] to last st, insert hook in last st under two outer vertical bars, yarn over, pull loop through.
In the reversed pass, ch 1, [yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook] across, 1 loop remains.

In the 3rd row (chart row 2), skip the first vertical bar, tss in next st, [tss2tog across next 2 sts, yarn under] to last 2 sts, tss in next st, insert hook in last st under two outer vertical bars, yarn over, pull loop through.

Smock Crochet Stitch Tunisian Tutorial Row 2
Showing the importance of the yarn under after the tss2tog

In the reversed pass, ch 1, [yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook] across, 1 loop remains. The reverse pass is the same for all rows.

Now repeat the 2nd and 3rd (shown as 1 and 2 in the chart) as often as you like.

Smock Crochet Stitch Tunisian Tutorial Row 3
Showing the tss2tog

Once you have crochet several rows you can see the pattern and beauty of the Smock stitch.

Smock Crochet Stitch Tunisian Tutorial

Sometimes it can be hard to understand the photo as well as the chart tutorial, I would highly suggest you watch the video tutorial below as it is very detailed and designed for a beginner of Tunisian Crochet.

The Smock Stitch aka Honeycomb 2 stitch is a stitch you likely want to have in the back of your head when creating a bag, pouch or garment. In fact, a pouch crochet pattern using this stitch will be published soon.

Smock Stitch Tunisian Crochet Tutorial close up

The video tutorial of the Smock Stitch below is very detailed and ideal for a crochet beginner or a crocheter who loves more of a visual presentation of this stitch.

Crochet the Smock Stitch – Video Tutorial

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  1. Love this new stitch. Hope I can figure it out good enough to use. We are expecting our first great grandchild. If it is a girl, I’d LOVE to crochet a dress for her using this smock stitch.

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