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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 an extended crochet hook and you crochet loops unto 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. But 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.
Also if you have never used or bought tunisian crochet hooks (for demonstration purposes I used a normal hook for the pictures and the video) before, you can get them HERE from amazon (affiliate). IF you prefer tunisian hooks with bendable ends then you should get these HERE, also from amazon (affiliate).
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Here are now the instructions for the Tunisian KNIT stitch:
Points 1 though 7 are exactly like the Tunisian Simple Crochet (red yarn), starting row 2 you will use a different technique to create the Tunisian Knit stitch (blue yarn)
1. Start with a chain with a length of your choice
2. Push the hook thru the 2nd chain from the hook and yarn over
3. The next picture shows how it will look like after you pulled the yarn thru. Now you will work on the next chain to the left and repeat the same process until the end of the row. You are accumulating loops on the hook just like knitting.
4. After you reached the end of the row, it should like this:
5. Next you will yarn over and pull thru the first loop (closest to the hook) only.
6. For the next loop and all the following (working our way back to the right), you will yarn over and pull thru 2 loops.
7. By the end of this row, it will look like this:
8. Now you will work on the next row, and ignore the very first vertical pole to the left of the hook. Look at the picture on the left. Right next to my finger is the first stitch you will work in this row. You see the front pole and a peak behind of the back pole. You will push the hook right thru the two poles towards the back, having the front pole on the left side of your hook and the back pole on the right side of your hook while you do so. The right picture shows a bit more clearly the front and back posts. (If this is too hard to understand via pictures, check out my video below)
Once you pushed the hook thru, yarn over and pull up a loop, leave it on the hook and do the same for all the other stitches of this row. Check step 9 for the last stitch of this row.
9. For the last stitch of each row, be sure to push the hook through the back so that there are 2 loops on the left side of the hook. Yarn over, pull up a loop.
10. Now it should like this. You will work your way back just like in steps 6 and 7 after which it looks like the right picture below.
11. Continue, by repeating steps 8 though 10.
HOW TO DO THE TUNISIAN SIMPLE CROCHET (including INCREASES and DECREASES):
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