How to Tunisian Crochet Saloniki Stitch Tutorial

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This is a free tutorial to learn how to crochet the Tunisian Crochet Saloniki Stitch. The tutorial has both step-by-step photos and a video tutorial.

Are you looking for a way to enhance your Tunisian crocheting skills? The Tunisian Crochet Saloniki Stitch is a unique and stylish stitch that can instantly elevate your crochet projects and give them an eye-catching texture. This tutorial will provide simple and clear step-by-step instructions for how to execute this impressive stitch.

This stitch combines multiple Tunisian Crochet Techniques, such as Increasing, Tunisian Crochet Simple Stitch, and Tunisian Crochet Full Stitch, as well as a different way to work up the stitches in the return pass.

I personally have used the Tunisian Crochet Saloniki Stitch for slippers and pillows. This stitch has a knit-like look, but it’s not made with the Tunisian Knit Stitch. But regardless, it makes every piece you crochet with it super elegant. Now, I’m curious about what you will use this stitch for.

I used Premier’s Everyday Yarn and Lion Brand Color Theory for this tutorial. Both are great choices for this stitch if you will ever try it.

With mastery of this technique, you can transform your crocheting projects into creative works of art while adding an interesting twist to any of your existing designs. Plus, you’ll be able to customize your projects to your own individual style and preferences. So, if you’re ready to take your Tunisian crocheting to the next level, then get ready to learn this captivating Saloniki Stitch!

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Free Tunisian Crochet Saloniki Stitch Tutorial

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.

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 Saloniki Stitch – Video Tutorial

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How to Tunisian Crochet Saloniki Stitch
– Photo Tutorial

Let’s break up this stitch into a few rows and parts to make it easier to understand. Most Tunisian Crochet Projects have a foundation row. This Tunisian Crochet Stitch is no different.

Row 1 – Tunisian Simple Stitch

Start with a chain the length of your choice and crochet 1 row using the Tunisian Simple Crochet Stitch (TSS). If you never tried this stitch before, for sure learn how to as you will use it a lot in Tunisian Crochet.

Tunisian Crochet Saloniki Stitch

Row 2 – Forward Pass of the Tunisian Salonki Stitch

In the following row, crochet 1 TSS in the first stitch.

Tunisian Crochet Saloniki Stitch

Then 1 TFS (Tunisian Full Stitch) in the next 2 spaces (between the stitches)

Tunisian Crochet Saloniki Stitch

Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the end of the row, and finish with a border stitch.

Tunisian Crochet Saloniki Stitch

Row 2 – Return Pass Tunisian Crochet Top Stitch

Now let’s crochet the return pass (different than normal)

1. Yarn over and Pull through 1

Tunisian Crochet Saloniki Stitch

2. Yarn over pull through 3

Tunisian Crochet Saloniki Stitch

Yarn over pull through 2

Tunisian Crochet Saloniki Stitch

Repeat steps a and b until you have 2 loops left, yarn over and pull through 2 loops

Tunisian Crochet Saloniki Stitch

Next Rows

In order to get a full picture of how the stitch really looks like, continue crocheting and repeat steps 2-5 for the full pattern.

Easy Tunisian Crochet Saloniki Stitch Tutorial

What Projects can I use the Tunisian Crochet Saloniki Stitch for?

Well, there are many you can crochet. I have some patterns in my Tunisian Crochet Made Easy Ebook. But I also have one free one on my website. You may want to give the Tunisian Crochet Round Pillow 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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And thanks to Raffamusa Designs for inspiring me with this stitch.

Easy Free Tunisian Crochet Saloniki Stitch Tutorial with Video


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