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10+ Afghan Stitch Crochet Patterns

Also known as Tunisian simple stitch.

Updated June 22, 2021
10 Afghan Stitch Crochet Patterns

The Afghan stitch is used interchangeably with the Tunisian stitch; you might hear people say Afghan stitch or Tunisian simple stitch, but they are in fact the same thing.

The Afghan stitch is an easy crochet stitch that is made using the Tunisian crochet stitch technique. Sound confusing? No worries, we have a video tutorial and 10+ Afghan Stitch Crochet Patterns to help you understand better.

What's great about the Afghan stitch is that you can make a variety of crochet patterns with it including crochet clothing, crochet accessories and even crochet afghan patterns.

What makes Tunisian crochet so unique is that often you will have to use a special Tunisian hook to work up the crochet design. The crochet hook sizes are typically long and smooth and do not have a thumb grip; very similar to a straight knitting needle.

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First, watch this video tutorial right below that teaches you more about the afghan stitch and how to crochet it. You can see the step-by-step 
afghan stitch instructions here.

Afghan Stitch Patterns

Even though the afghan stitch and the Tunisian stitch are the same, many crocheters prefer one name over the other. These are classified as using the afghan stitch. Beautiful!

Afghan Stitch Kitchen Mat

Let your dishes dry on this fun yet elegant kitchen mat.

Men's Afghan Stitch Gloves

He'll love the vintage style these gloves offer. Give them as a gift!

Afghan Stitch Bookmark

Make many and give them to your book club or keep them for yourself if you're a book lover.

Afghan Stitch Dishcloth

Wash your dishes with a design you created. This afghan stitch dishcloth is easy to make.

Fireside Afghan

Cross stitches are made over the afghan stitch giving this Fireside Afghan a unique look!

Tunisian Stitch Patterns

From stockings and potholders to boot cuffs and scarves, these Tunisian crochet patterns are truly head-turning gorgeous. Get your Tunisian hook ready because you'll want to start right now.

Sweet Stratus Baby Blanket

The blogger describes this pattern perfectly as the ideal design for those who have just learned the Tunisian simple stitch. The color fading is just lovely!

Reversible Tunisian Crochet Boot Cuff

Fashionable, unique, and stylish, these boot cuffs will make any outfit look like fashionable.

Practice Makes Perfect Tunisian Potholder

Thick and resistant to heat, these Tunisian stitch potholders are as functional and they are fun to make.

Join Me - Easy Tunisian Mittens

Color changes make this very simple pattern appear intricate! These mittens exclusively feature the tss Tunisian simple stitch.

Ashvini Tunisian Slippers

Try your hand at using this stellar stitch for making slippers. A perfect gift!

Tri-Color Tunisian Scarf

Create a simply lovely new scarf in three of your favorite colors and one of your favorite stitches! This project is easier than it looks!

Tunisian Drop Stitch Scarf

This is one accessory you will LOVE. This scarf is light enough to wear year-round.

BONUS! Patterns from AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns

Alaskan Blue Tunisian Crochet Blanket

We here at AllFreeCrochet love Tunisian crochet but our sister, AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns, has even more Tunisian blankets and throws to choose from! Here are five of our favorite afghan stitch patterns from there:

  1. Butter Mints Tunisian Crochet Blanket: We love the pastel squares!
  2. Alaskan Blue Tunisian Crochet Blanket: Pictured! One of the most stunning afghans we've ever seen!
  3. Rosebud Throw: Traditional and elegant, this throw is a gardener's dream.
  4. Rainbow Tunisian Entrelac Crochet Blanket: So colorful and perfect for baby's room!
  5. Tunisian Honeycomb Blanket: Easy and gorgeous!

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Its interesting how various stitches are named. Back in the Dark Ages when I first learned to crochet, I dont remember this stitch being called anything other than the Afghan. Afghan is basically only one kind of stitch whereas Tunisian has a few different varieties, so to me they actually ARE different. Im proud to say that the first hook I bought with my babysitting money was an H size long Afghan, and despite many moves Im still using it.

The afghan stitch is one of the coolest because of the long hook. I enjoy experimenting.

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