Tunisian Crochet

Tunisian Crochet

Tunisian crochet is known by several names. You will find it referred to as afghan crochet and tricot crochet. It differs from standard crochet as it is made by using a long crochet hook with a stopper at one end that looks like the head of a knitting needle. This form of crochet was popular early in the twentieth century.

Articles online that cover this form or crochet include Tunisian Crochet : Tapestries in Cross Stitch & Embroidery

The Heritage Shoppe has published clear directions on how to work Tunisian Crochet Basic Stitch

For a pattern that employs Tunisian Crochet the Heritage Shoppe has republished Baby Slipper Circa 1920 in Tunisian Crochet which is taken from Weldon’s Guide to Fancy Work.

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  1. It is interesting to see you posting about Tunisian crochet and freeform and stuff – I have done both of those too, and I have a friend who writes Tunisian crochet patterns too! (we are both on http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Australiacrochet/ as well as a few other crochet related lists – yes the art of crochet is alive and well … or at least talking about it is πŸ˜‰
    Actually it is interesting reading your whole blog – I really should read it (and a few others) more often than I do … I probably should write in mine more often than I do too! … but I never seem to have enough time … maybe that should be my “wisdom of the ages” thing – there is never enough time – LOL
    (actually I will write something a bit longer/better than that and send it in … if I don’t run out of time) … that is after I go make myself some vegemite on toast! (yes – I feel like some after reading that post about fibre allergies – the one that ended with the bit about going to eat vegemite on toast!)

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