How to Make the Tunisian Stitch

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To make the tunisian stitch you may need a long tunisian hook. I don’t have one and because of that I can’t really use this stitch for big projects. If you have heard of the tunisian stitch before now, it was most probably described in words like “textured” and “beautiful”. Definitely yes to both of those! This is only the basic tunisian stitch and once you know how to make it, you’ll find many uses for it. Because this is such a dense stitch, it works great with projects that need a strong, yet beautiful stitch, like swimwear.


First chain as many as you need, but keep in mind that you have to be able to fit the length of your chains on your hook.

First Row

Go through the second chain from your hook like you normally would. Yarn over and pull through. However, instead of creating a stitch, you will leave the loop on your hook and move on the the next chain. Complete the row by pulling yarn through the chains and keeping the loops on your hook. It will end up looking like this:

Heading Back

To finish your first stitch row, you need to go back to the beginning. Chain one (this helps keep your row on the same height, trust me, it doesn’t look good without it).

Yarn over again and pull through the next two loops. You will have one horisontal and one vertical. Keep this up until you reach the end.

Third Row

To continue making this stitch, you will need to go through the front posts. Go through the second loop. Do them the same as you did with the chains: Collect yourself some loops! Once you finished your row, you will repeat from “Heading Back” until you are happy with the length of your work.

What will you use the tunisian stitch for? Tell us below; we would love to know!

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