I’m not entirely sure about the name of this one, but this Tunisian Stitch creates a beautiful textures fabric, great to make hats, shawls, sweaters and lots more!
Before starting to read this tutorial, make sure to work your foundation row.
Note: this stitch is worked in multiples of 2.
THE TUNISIAN RIB STITCH
Forward Pass (FwP)
Skip the first vertical bar (your first loop already being on your hook), TSS in the second stitch. The next stitch is how things differ a little bit. To work the next stitch, insert your hook from left to right under the vertical bar as shown below. Yarn over and pull up a loop, bringing the stitches together
Continue picking up loops like this until you reach the last stitch.
You can see below how the stitches are being brought together, creating the rib effect.
The last stitch is always worked the same way. Insert your hook under the last vertical bar, and under the bar directly behind it.
Yarn over, and pull up a loop, you just made your end stitch!
Note: the last stitch of your row, often referred to as end stitch, is alway worked the same, no matter the stitch pattern.
Return Pass (RetP)
The return pass is exactly the same as the Tunisian Simple Stitch, we simply drop loops off the hook two by two.
Yarn over and pull through the next 2 loops on your hook until there is only one loop remaining on your hook.
Repeat this same row over and over until your work reaches the desired length.
As always in Tunisian crochet, you will need to work one last row of slip stitches before finishing off.
Weave in your ends, and you're done!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you have any question, or wishes for next tutorials, please don't hesitate to drop them in the comments!