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This is a free tutorial to learn how to finish Tunisian Crochet Stitches easily to have a clean finish. The tutorial has both step-by-step photos and a video tutorial.
One of the first things I wished I would have learned immediately when I tried Tunisian Crochet is how to finish a project the right way.
Seriously! I had a project that had these holes shown on the last row and I couldn’t understand why and how to get rid of them them.
Well, since then I know how to do it and finish and bind off a Tunisian Crochet project the neatest way. And it’s much easier than you might think. I’ll show and explain this process for a few different stitches so you’ll understand the technique the best way.
Now, are you ready to learn how to finish a Tunisian Crochet project?
Table of contents
- Tunisian Crochet Hook
- Finishing Tunisian Crochet – Video Tutorial
- How to: Finishing Tunisian Crochet – Binding off – Photo Tutorial
- THE CROCHET CLUB – CROCHET PATTERN, TIPS & TUTORIAL VAULT
Tunisian Crochet Hook
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. You typically do not turn in your work, so it can create some curling.
Here are a few Tunisian crochet hooks I love and recommend:
- Clover Tunisian Crochet Hook Set – MY favorite
- WeCrochet Tunisian Crochet Hook Set
- Furls Crochet long Tunisian Crochet Hook
Finishing Tunisian Crochet – Video Tutorial
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How to: Finishing Tunisian Crochet – Binding off
– Photo Tutorial
In order to understand this technique in more detail, be sure to check out both the video and photo tutorial to understand it the best.
Let’s grab your crochet hook – I used a 6.5mm Clover Tunisian Hook – and your yarn – I used a worsted weighted yarn – to practice finishing Tunisian Crochet.
Slip Stitch as Forward Path
In order to finish and bind off a Tunisian Crochet project, you simply slip stitch as a forward path row without doing a reverse path. This technique reminds me of knitting and how it is finished up the same way.
However, even though a Tunisian Simple Stitch is worked up as a slip stitch by going through the vertical bar, the Tunisian Knit Stitch is worked up as a slip stitch by going through the front and back vertical bar.
Now, let’s explore a few different stitches and how they are finished to make sure you understand that the slip stitches are placed in different locations depending on the stitch that was used in a project.
1. Finishing a Tunisian Extended Stitch
For the Tunisian Extended Stitch, you can simply work the slip stitch through the vertical bar. You can finish it like you would for a TSS or you can do the extra chain first and then the slip stitch.
2. Finishing a Tunisian Double Stitch
Similar to the TSS, you can work through the vertical bars and finish a project with this stitch using slip stitches. But you can also yarn over first, then make an actual TDS and then finish it with a slip stitch.
3. Finishing a Tunisian Reverse Stitch
Unlike the TSS, to finish a project using the TRS, you will go through the back vertical bar to finish the project with slip stitches to have a clean look.
4. More Stitches: Finishing Tunisian Crochet
There are hundreds of different Tunisian Crochet Stitches, so listing them all in ways to finish them would create an endless list. So the easiest way to remember how to finish a Tunisian Crochet project is by creating the actual stitch as you would in the forward path, but instead of leaving the loop of the stitch on your hook, you pull it through the previous one. That creates a slip stitch and a clean edge.
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