What Is Tunisian Crochet?

Tunisian crochet is neither tunisian nor is it really crochet. It uses a hook but in a very different way than regular crochet. In tunisian crochet, you work a whole row at once picking up stitches on the forward pass and closing them on the return pass. This creates the fabric in a similar manner to knitting but with textures completely unique to tunisian crochet.

What Is A Tunisian Crochet Hook?

A tunisian crochet hook is like a knitting needle with a hook on the end.
It has a long straight shaft to accommodate holding several stitches at once.

You can learn tunisian crochet without buying a special hook.
A regular crochet hook works great for a practicing with rows of 10-20 stitches.
Note- Tunisian crochet creates a denser fabric than regular crochet,
always use a hook at least 1-2 sizes larger than would be used for regular crochet.
For example, try using a 5.0mm/H hook with sock/fingering/4-ply yarn.

Ready To Try Tunisian Crochet?

Grab your regular crochet hook, some yarn, and check out these how-to videos.