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This crochet tutorial will teach you how to crochet the Tunisian Purl Stitch using photos as well as a video.
The Tunisian Purl stitch is the crochet version of the popular knitted purl stitch. It’s such a pretty stitch and really helps to control the curl when crocheting Tunisian. I really enjoy crocheting this stitch. In fact, I am working on a few crochet patterns using this stitch. The first one will be published on Wednesday. So stay tuned.
It starts out that you use a Clover’s Interchangeable crochet hooks and you crochet loops unto the crochet hook for the entire row which looks like knitting and then you work your way back which seems like the crocheting part of Tunisian Crochet.
So for the Purl 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 Purl Stitch. It works up pretty quick and is very easy.
Below you will find photos showing you have to create this beautiful stitch. Also I have a video below where I show and teach you exactly how to start this stitch.
I hope that will help you learn this stitch very quickly and you can use it right away for some fun crochet projects.
Most Important Part of all: How to crochet the Tunisian PURL stitch
First, you will need to know how to crochet the Tunisian Simple Crochet, because the first row needs to be crochet that way. After row 1 (actually 2 rows as you are going back and forth to finish one row) you will actually start the Tunisian Purl Stitch.
1. Start with a chain with a length of your choice and crochet 1 row using the Tunisian Simple Crochet Stitch.
2. When crocheting the Tunisian Purl Stitch, you will need to have the yarn in the front of your work. So first, pull the yarn towards you. I prefer using my crochet hook for that.
3. Then you will insert your hook through the vertical bar.
4. Now, yarn over.
5. And pull the yarn through the vertical bar. You made your first Tunisian Purl Stitch.
6. Next, repeat steps 2 through 5 until you finished the row. Be sure to go through 2 loops (see video below for a close up) when crocheting the last stitch. Now, yarn over and pull through 1 loop.
Now, *yarn over and pull through 2 loops. Repeat from * until the end of the row, working your way backwards.
After one row of Tunisian Purl stitch, you project should like mine below.
After a few rows, you can really see how the Tunisian Purl stitch reminds you of the knitted purl stitch. It is simply beautiful. But you will also notice that the Tunisian Purl stitch is making the project stay straight. Which means it wills you prevent the curl that usually appears when you crochet Tunisian stitches.
Below you can see the video tutorial which teaches you how to crochet the Tunisian Purl Stitch. It also includes how to increase and decrease this stitch easily. Be aware that the video is not a new video. But you can still learn from it easily.
HOW TO DO THE TUNISIAN PURL STITCH CROCHET – VIDEO TUTORIAL:
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