Shaping in Tunisian Crochet

Magic Ring for Tunisian Crochet

The Magic Ring is a useful way to start shawls and hats

Decreasing on the forward pass

Tss2Tog is a common method for decreasing stitches on the forward pass. Insert your hook through behind the next two vertical bars, YO and pull up a loop.

Decreasing on the return pass

Decreases on the return pass are done by omitting a chain between stitches. On the next forward pass, all stitches decreased together are worked as a single stitch.

Increasing by working two stitches in one

For those times when a hole in the fabric is not ideal, carefully chosen stitches can be worked into the same stitch. This video shows a TMSS and TSS worked into the same stitch.