How to Crochet the Tunisian KNIT Stitch – Photo & Video Tutorial

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This crochet tutorial will teach you how to crochet the Tunisian Knit Stitch using photos as well as a video.

The Tunisian KNIT stitch is like a combination between the waistcoat stitch in crochet, and knitting, but it is much easier than it sounds. Also it is much easier made than the waistcoat stitch, not to even mention that the tension is not a problem with the Tunisian knit stitch.

It starts out that you use a Clover’s Interchangeable crochet hooks and you crochet loops onto the crochet hook for the entire row (looks like knitting at that point) and then you work your way back (crocheting part).

So for this stitch, the first row is just like the Tunisian Simple Crochet stitch, but starting the second row you will work in the V’s to create the Tunisian Knit Stitch. It works up pretty quick and is very easy.

Tunisian Knit Stitch - Crochet Tutorial

Below you will find photos showing you how 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 quickly and you can use it right away for some fun crochet projects.

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Most Important Part of all: How to crochet the Tunisian KNIT stitch

First, you will need to know how to crochet the Tunisian Simple Crochet, because the first row needs to be crocheted with that stitch. After row 1 (actually 2 rows as you are going back and forth to finish one row) you will start the Tunisian Knit Stitch.

1. Start with a chain the length of your choice and crochet 1 row using the Tunisian Simple Crochet Stitch.

row 2 of Tunisian Simple Crochet Stitch

2. When crocheting the Tunisian Knit Stitch, you will insert your hook through the vertical horizontal bars. The hook will exit in the back.

starting Tunisian Knit Stitch

3. Yarn Over and pull out a loop.

1 stitch in row 1 of Tunisian Knit Stitch

4. Repeat that for the rest of the row. The last stitch is made by going through 2 loops on the outer edge.

finishing row 1 of Tunisian Knit Stitch

5. You now need to go back and finish the row. First, yarn over and pull through 1 chain.

going back row 2 of Tunisian Knit Stitch

6. Next, *yarn over and pull through 2 chains. You will now repeat from * until the end of the row.

pull through 2 of Tunisian Knit Stitch

Repeat steps 2 through 6 until you finished your project.

Below you can see the video tutorial which teaches you how to crochet the Tunisian Knit Stitch. It also shows 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.

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  1. Excellent video. So easy to understand. Question: how big of a project can you do if you are using the Tunisian hook, how many stitches will fit on the hook?

    1. Thank you? I use both the straight Tunisian hook and the flexible one. The flexible one lets you make blankets/afghans. So a lot fits on those. The straight ones are for smaller projects like towels or wash cloths etc. I hope that answers your question ?

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