How to End Tunisian Crochet: Binding Off
Wondering how to bind off Tunisian crochet? This Tunisian tutorial will explain the details you need to know.
Wondering how to finish Tunisian crochet? Tunisian crochet, or afghan crochet as it is often called, is a form of crochet that uses a crochet hook to mimic the look of woven or knitted fabrics.
The fabric created can be lightweight or thick, depending on the stitch, size of the crochet hook and the weight of yarn. Lacey, delicate fabric to thick, cozy fabric, can be achieved with Tunisian crochet. This technique can be very repetitive, relaxing, and fun to learn too! In this tutorial, you will learn how to end Tunisian crochet.
This form of crochet is made by working a forward pass from right to left and then a return pass from left to right. When working in rows, the work is never turned and the right side of the work is always facing.
Smaller projects and practicing can be done by using a crochet hook that has no handle, but a long crochet hook or a hook with an extension cord is needed for larger projects and a double-ended crochet hook is most commonly used when crocheting in the round with Tunisian crochet.
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Learning about and how to finish tunisian crochet:
After crocheting the desired length or when finishing a project, a bind-off is needed to complete the last row of stitches to end the project. In the sample below, the Tunisian knit stitch was used and the crocheted piece does not have a bind off row, yet.
As you can see in the two images directly below, the stitches do not look complete, they look open and they do not look like a Tunisian knit stitch.
The bind off row has been completed in the sample below, and as you can see the stitches look complete and the project is finished. Scroll down for a full photo tutorial on how to bind off and end Tunisian crochet.
Hook: Size K (6.5 mm) Cruella Deville Furls Crochet 12” Tunisian Hook or a hook with no handle to practice
Yarn: Mary Maxim Woodlands Yarn or other Medium 4 weight yarn
How To End Tunisian Crochet aka Bind Off Tunisian Crochet:
After the Tunisian crochet piece is the desired length, it is time to bind off.
(The Tunisian knit stitch was used for this example and the stitch count is 12.)
- Insert the hook into the next stitch. For this example, the Tunisian knit stitch was used so the hook will be inserted into the next stitch, between the front and back vertical bars, just as if a Tunisian knit stitch will be made.
- Yarn over,
- and pull the hook through the loops on the hook to make a slip stitch.
- Repeat step 1 through step 3 until 1 stitch remains.
- To work into the last stitch, tilt the work and look for the last 2 vertical bars at the end of the row.
- Insert the hook under these last 2 vertical bars,
- yarn over,
- and pull the hook through the loops on the hook.
Cut the yarn, pull through and weave in the ends.
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