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This crochet tutorial will teach you how to crochet the Tunisian Full Stitch using Photos and a Video. This stitch has a unique texture and is easy to crochet.
Currently, I am really into crocheting a lot of Tunisian Crochet projects using several different stitches. As I am using them, I realize that not many people have ever seen these stitches before. So I decided to start a Tunisian Crochet Stitch Collection.
The Tunisian Full stitch is a very special stitch, in my opinion. It looks much different than you think it would when you actually crochet it. The actual stitch reminds me a bit of the normal single crochet as you simply just pull up a loop. But rather than finishing the stitch right way, you do it on the way back.
So for the Tunisian Full stitch, the first row is the Tunisian Simple Crochet stitch as it counts as the foundation row, but then you start crocheting the second row using the Tunisian Full Stitch. It works up pretty quick and is very easy.
It starts out that you use a Clover’s Interchangeable crochet hooks and you crochet loops onto the crochet hook for the entire row which looks like knitting and then you work your way back which is like the crocheting part of Tunisian Crochet.
In case you need some more inspiration or are curious about other Tunisian crochet stitch patterns I have tutorials for, please check these out:
The Most Important Part of all: Crochet Tunisian Full Stitch Tutorial
So first, make a chain in any number you wish. The amount of chains is equal to the number of loops you will need to count on your hook when crocheting the Tunisian Full stitch.
Next, crochet 1 row using the Tunisian Simple Crochet Stitch.
Now, you will start the Tunisian Full Stitch. You will see a front and a back vertical bar for the first stitch. Insert your hook right behind it and pull up a loop. Continue crocheting the same way until the end. On the edge be sure to go through 2 loops and pull up a loop. You should have the same number of loops on your hook as chains you made in the beginning. In my case that is 15. Now, work your way back: Yarn over and pull through one loop, then continue to the last stitch, then yarn over and pull through two loops. (see my video tutorial below if you never crocheted Tunisian before).
In the second row of the Tunisian Full stitch, you will insert your hook right before the 2 vertical bars. That way it switches it up from the row before. Continue to pull up loops like that until the end of the row, making sure you go through 2 loops on the edge. Again make sure the number of loops on your hook is the same as before. Now work your way back as you did in the previous row.
Next, you will repeat row 2 (which is the first row you crocheted the Tunisian Full Stitch) which means you will insert your hook behind the two vertical bars and
In row 5, you will repeat row 3 (which is the second row you crocheted the Tunisian Full Stitch) which means you will insert your hook in front of the two vertical bars and continue to crochet the same way as mentioned above.
In this close up you can see the switch between inserting your hook behind vs in front of the two vertical bars. Every row creates this beautiful look and texture of the Tunisian Full Stitch.
If you had any trouble with the above photo tutorial, I highly recommend for you to check out my below video tutorial to learn how to make ribbing on hats. It is very detailed and shows every step.
The Break-Through Moment: Tunisian Full Stitch Video Tutorial
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