Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS)


The Tunisian Simple Stitch, also known as Afghan Stitch, creates a beautiful woven texture, unique to Tunisian crochet.

This stitch has a tendency to curl, and often requires blocking.

Before starting to read this tutorial, make sure you have read the article on the Tunisian Foundation Row here. Every Tunisian stitch begins with the same foundation row.

Forward Pass (FwP)

Skip the first vertical bar (your first loop already being on your hook), and insert your hook under the second vertical bar, yarn over and pull up a loop you will keep on your hook.

Continue picking up loops like this until you reach the last stitch. Insert your hook under the last vertical bar, and under the bar directly behind it, as shown in the picture below. 

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 (FwP):

We will now start dropping 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.


Your first TSS row is now done, congratulations! Keep on repeating the same row over and over.

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