After a week of being stuck at home and not really doing much at all thanks to half my family being struck with Covid, I’ve taken up the chance to learn Tunisian Crochet.
Tunisian crochet differs to normal crochet because it involves making one big line of stiches and then turning the piece around and slipping them all back off the hook. The effect is more like knitting than crochet. The other difference with this type of crochet is the hooks. Sometimes you can have a very long double ended hook, Like the one I am using now, or you can have a hook with a long tube for the stitches to collect on. Here is a pic of two types of Tunisian hooks alongside a regular crochet hook.
Even though I’ve tried this type of crochet before, It’s one of those things that seem difficult but once you understand it, it makes sense. This time I tried something new though, the reason why I’m using the long double ended stick is because I am doing Tunisian Crochet in the round. Some crochet you can do in straight lines, and some you can do in rounds, which end up either as circles or squares. I am making squares and I have to be honest, it took me a while to understand it. I had several practice attempts before working on my final piece, and to make a blanket, which is my objective, I have to make several pieces. I guess I will see how it takes me. I like a challenge.