Learn about Tunisian Knitting / Crochet
Want to know more about this fun craft?
This interesting craft has a long history spanning many different parts of the world. Tunisian Knitting or Crochet (a.k.a. Shepard's Knitting, Scottish Knitting, Irish Crochet, Hook Knitting and the Afghan Stitch) is a cross between Continental knitting and simple crochet. The woven look is unlike either.
How is Tunisian Crochet Similar to Knitting and Crochet?
- It uses one hook
- You'll cast on stitches using the Long Tail Cast On
- You hold the yarn in your left hand similar to crochet and continental knitting.
- Uses a simple motion similar to a single crochet stitch.
How is Tunisian Crochet different?
- You won't turn your work. The right side is always facing you.
- It's easier to use multiple colors than it is just one (yippee!).