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Tunisian Crochet Brioche Stitch Tutorial

Expand your Tunisian crochet skill set with this Tunisian brioche stitch guide! Learn 1-color and 2-color techniques.

Updated May 24, 2022
Tunisian Crochet Brioche Stitch Tutorial

Tunisian Crochet is a form of crochet that combines crochet and knitting to mimic knitted or woven textures. This look can be achieved by using a long crochet hook, a crochet hook with a cord, or a crochet hook with no handle and sometimes double ended crochet hooks are used for working in the round and other techniques.

Every row of Tunisian Crochet consists of a forward pass which is worked from right to left and then a return pass which is worked from left to right. The work is rarely ever turned and the right side of the work is almost always facing for most tunisian crochet techniques.

The Tunisian Crochet Brioche Stitch takes advantage of the return pass and uses it as the background texture which helps the stitches to pop or seem puffier than normal. Brioche stitches seem to stand out and are easily noticed. Using a secondary color in the return pass adds another interesting spin on this stitch. This stitch can be worked with one color, two colors or multi colors to create different looks. Scroll down for the one and two color photo tutorials, video tutorial and free pattern.

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Tunisian Brioche Stitch Finished
Tunisian Brioche Stitch Finished

Free Tunisian Brioche Square Pattern

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Tunisian Brioche Stitch Finished

Materials

Universal Yarn Deluxe Bulky Superwash in Classic Pink and Smoke Heather
100% Superwash Wool, 100g/106yds, Bulky Weight
Size K (6.5 mm) Cruella Deville Furls Crochet 12” Tunisian Hook or a hook with no handle to practice

Tunisian Brioche Stitch Materials

Tunisian Brioche Stitch Tutorial

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Square

One Color Version:

Multiple of 2.

Step 1. Chain 14.

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 1

Row 1: Forward Pass:

Step 2. Starting in the second chain from the hook, pick up a loop in each chain across. =14 loops

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 2

Row 1: Return Pass:

Step 3. Yarn over,

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 3

Step 4. and pull through 1 loop,

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 4

Step 5. yarn over,

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 5

Step 6. and pull through 2 loops on the hook.

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 6

Step 7. Repeat steps 5-6 until 1 loop remains on the hook.

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 7

Row 2: Forward Pass:

Step 8. The first loop on the hook counts as a tunisian knit stitch.

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 8

Step 9. Tunisian simple stitch into the next stitch by inserting the hook from right to left behind the next front vertical bar (image 1), yarn over (image 2), and pull up a loop. (image 3)

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 9

Step 10. Tunisian twisted simple stitch into the next stitch by inserting the hook from left to right behind the next front vertical bar (image 1 & 2), yarn over (image 3), and pull up a loop. (image 4)

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 10

Step 11. Repeat steps 9-10 until 1 stitch remains.

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 11

Step 12. Tunisian knit stitch into the last stitch by inserting the hook behind the last 2 vertical bars (image 1), yarn over (image 2), and pull up a loop. (image 3) =14 loops

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 12
Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 12a

Row 2: Return Pass:

Step 13. Repeat steps 3-7.

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 13

Step 14. Repeat Row 2 (steps 8-13) until the desired length.

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 14

Step 15. Bind Off. See resource section on how to bind off.

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 15

The End!

Tunisian Brioche Stitch - Two Color Tutorial

Tunisian brioche stitch finished square - 2 color

The Tunisian Brioche Stitch in two colors is very similar to the Tunsiian Brioche Stitch in one color. Changing color in the return pass and carrying each color across makes the stitch super simple yet beautiful and different than the one color version.

This stitch is worked with two colors of yarn. The main color is the first color of yarn used (during the forward pass) and it creates the color of the stitches. The contrast color is the second color of yarn used (during the return pass) and it creates the color of the background texture.

Both techniques can easily be worked in the round.

Multiple of 2.

Step 1. Using the main color of yarn, chain 14.

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 1

Row 1: Forward Pass:

Step 2.
Starting in the second chain from the hook, pick up a loop in each chain across. =14 loops

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 2

Row 1: Return Pass:

Step 3.
Yarn over with the contrast color of yarn,

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 3

Step 4. and pull through one loop.

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 4

Step 5. Yarn over,

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 5

Step 6. and pull through 2 loops.

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 6

Step 7. Carry the main color of yarn across by crossing it over the contrast color,

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 7

Step 8. Pick the contrast color back up,

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 8

Step 9. yarn over,

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 9

Step 10. and pull through 2 loops on the hook.

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 10

Step 11. Repeat steps 5-6 across until 2 loops remain on the hook, but continue carrying the main yarn across by repeating steps 7-10 every 5 stitches or so.

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 11

Step 12. Drop the contrast color and yarn over with the main color of yarn,

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 12

Step 13. and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 13

This is what the back of the work should look like.

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 13a

Row 2: Forward Pass: (Steps 8-12 of one color version above)

Step 14. tks (loop on the hook), *tunisian simple stitch into the next stitch, tunisian twisted simple stitch into the next stitch. Repeat from the * across but carry the contrast yarn every 5 stitches or so by crossing the contrast color of yarn over the main color of yarn. (image below)

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 14

Step 15. Pick the main color of yarn up (image below), and continue repeating from the * across until 1 st remains.

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 15

Step 16. Put a tunisian knit stitch into the last stitch by following step 12 from the one color version tutorial above.

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 16

This is what the back of the work should look like.

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 16a

Row 2: Return Pass:

Step 17. Repeat steps 3-13.

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 17

Step 18. Repeat Row 2 (steps 14-16) until the desired length.

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 18

Step 19. Bind Off. See resource section on how to bind off.

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 19

And the back should look like this.

Tunisian Brioche Stitch One Color Step 20

The End!

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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