Crochet Tunisian Extended Stitch Tutorial + Video


Crochet Tunisian Extended Stitch Tutorial + Video

Learn a new skill with this easy Tunisian crochet extended stitch tutorial!

Tunisian Extended Stitch

Tunisian crochet or afghan crochet, is a form of crochet that often mimics knitted fabric. It can be used to make anything from wearables, to home decor and even amigurumi. Depending on the stitch, yarn weight and hook size, the fabric made can be lacey or thick dense fabric. Tunisian crochet is believed to have become popular in the early 1800s and it has grown in popularity in recent years, again.

Tunisian crochet is most commonly worked with either a long crochet hook that has a stopper at one end, a crochet hook with a cord or a double ended crochet hook. The work is not turned with tunisian crochet, instead a forward pass is worked from right to left and then a return pass is worked from left to right.

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The Tunisian Crochet Extended Stitch is a variation on most of the basic tunisian crochet stitches. This variation makes these stitches taller. The tunisian knit stitch and the tunisian simple stitch are the most commonly used and each of these stitches create a different texture. The samples in the photos have been worked in the tunisian knit extended stitch.

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Let’s get started!


- Mary Maxim Aran Tweed Chunky Yarn
- Size K (6.5 mm) Cruella Deville Furls Crochet 12” Tunisian Hook or a hook with no handle to practice

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Tunisian Crochet Extended Stitch Tutorial

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The Tunisian Crochet Extended Stitch can be worked with most tunisan crochet basic stitches like the tunisian simple stitch, but for this tutorial the tunisian knit stitch has been used.

Chain the desired amount + 1

Step 1. Chain 11.

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Row 1: Forward Pass:

Step 2. Insert the hook into the 3rd chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop.

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Step 3. Chain 1.

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Step 4. Starting in the next chain, repeat steps 2 and 3 in each chain across. =10 loops

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Row 1: Return Pass:

Step 5. Chain 1.

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Step 6. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops.

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Step 7. Repeat step 6 until 1 loop remains on the hook.

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Row 2: Forward Pass:

Step 8. Chain 1.

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Step 9. Insert the hook into the next stitch (just like for a tunisian knit stitch), yarn over and pull up a loop.

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Step 10. Chain 1.

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Step 11. Repeat steps 9 and 10 in each stitch across. =10 loops

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Row 2: Return Pass:

Step 12. Repeat steps 5-7.

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Step 13. Repeat steps 8-12 until the desired length.

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Step 14. Tunisian bind off.

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About the Author

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Alexandra Halsey is a stay at home mommy who loves sharing her crochet designs and teaching others how to crochet, cook, and be creative through her blogs and video tutorials.

Visit her YouTube channel and her blog, With Alex, to learn more. Visit her designer profile on AllFreeCrochet to see everything she has shared with us, too!

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