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Tunisian Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial

If you crochet, you probably know the double crochet stitch well. But how about a Tunisian version? Learn how to do it here with over 30 step-by-step photos!

Updated May 04, 2021
Tunisian Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Tunisian crochet has many names but they all refer to the same technique that creates a fabric that closely resembles weaving and knitting.

This method of crochet uses a longer crochet hook with a stopper on one end or a crochet hook with a cord, to pick up loops in a forward pass and then work the loops off in a return pass.

Depending on the stitch, yarn, and hook size, the fabric may be very dense and thick or it could be lacey, light, and airy.

The Tunisian Double Crochet Stitch is a great beginner stitch because it is worked very similarly to the regular double crochet stitch.

This stitch is also very interesting because it can create different looks and textures, depending on how the hook is inserted into the stitches.

The swatch on the left was created by inserting the hook just like for a Tunisian simple stitch, but the swatch on the right was created by inserting the hook just like for a Tunisian knit stitch. They are very similar but the textures are different.
 

Image shows a close up of the tunisian double crochet.

PLUS! Tunisian Rainbow Moon Wall Hanging

You must see the partner pattern for this tutorial: The Rainbow Moon Wall Hanging, worked only in Tunisian double crochet, is the perfect pattern to try after some practice with the Tunisian double crochet.

This fun wall hanging is a quick and fun make that will brighten up any room. Play around with colors to match your own design and color schemes.

Image shows the Rainbow Moon Wall Hanging crochet pattern.

Tunisian Double Crochet Materials Needed:

Hook: 12" Size H  5.0 mm Furls Tunisian crochet hook or regular hook with no handle
Yarn: 1 ball of Sugar N Cream Yarn or medium 4 weight yarn of choice

Image shows the Tunisian crochet hook and a ball of yarn.

How To Crochet The Tunisian Double Crochet Stitch Photo Tutorial

  1. Chain 16.

Image shows the chain for a Tunisian double crochet piece.

Row 1: Forward Pass:

  1. Yarn over,

Image shows yarning over for the Tunisian double crochet piece.

  1. insert the hook into the 3rd chain from the hook,

Image shows inserting the hook into the third chain for the Tunisian double crochet piece.

  1. yarn over,

Image shows yarning over for the Tunisian double crochet piece.

  1. and pull up a loop.

Image shows pulling up a loop for the Tunisian double crochet piece.

  1. Yarn over,

Image shows yarning over for the Tunisian double crochet piece.

  1. and pull through the first 2 loops on the hook.

Image shows pulling through the first two loops on the hook for the Tunisian double crochet piece.

  1. Yarn over,

Image shows yarning over for the Tunisian double crochet piece.

  1. insert the hook into the next chain,

Image shows inserting the hook into the next chain for the Tunisian double crochet piece.

  1. yarn over,

Image shows yarning over for the Tunisian double crochet piece.

  1. and pull up a loop.

Image shows pulling up a loop for the Tunisian double crochet piece.

  1. Yarn over,

Image shows yarning over for the Tunisian double crochet piece.

  1. and pull through the first 2 loops on the hook.

Image shows pulling through the first 2 loops on the hook for the Tunisian double crochet piece.

  1. Repeat Steps 8-13 across to complete the forward pass.
    =15 loops on the hook.

Image shows the current progress for the Tunisian double crochet piece.

Return Pass:

  1. Yarn over,

Image shows yarning over for the Tunisian double crochet piece.

  1. and pull through the first loop on the hook.

Image shows pulling through the first loop on the hook for the Tunisian double crochet piece.

  1. Yarn over,

Image shows yarning over for the Tunisian double crochet piece.

  1. and pull through the first 2 loops on the hook.

Image shows pulling through the first two loops on the hook for the Tunisian double crochet piece.

  1. Repeat Steps 17-18 until 1 loop remains on the hook to complete the return pass.

Image shows the current progress for the Tunisian double crochet piece.

Row 2: Forward Pass:

  1. Chain 1. (This counts as the first stitch.)

Image shows the chain for the Tunisian double crochet piece.

  1. Yarn over,

Image shows yarning over for the Tunisian double crochet piece.

  1. and insert the hook into the next stitch.

    You may insert the hook into the stitch however you like, but for this example, I am inserting the hook, just like for a Tunisian knit stitch, so I am inserting my hook between the front and back vertical bars of the next stitch.

    Depending on the way you insert the hook, the texture will vary.

Image shows inserting hook into the next stitch for the Tunisian double crochet piece.

  1. Yarn over,

Image shows yarning over for the Tunisian double crochet piece.

  1. and pull up a loop.

Image shows pulling up a loop for the Tunisian double crochet piece.

  1. Yarn over,

Image shows yarning over for the Tunisian double crochet piece.

  1. and pull through the first 2 loops on the hook.

Image shows pulling through the first two loops on the hook for the Tunisian double crochet piece.

  1. Repeat Steps 21-26 across to complete the forward pass.
    =15 loops on the hook.

Image shows the current progress for the Tunisian double crochet piece.

Return Pass:

  1. Repeat Steps 15-19 to make the return pass.

Image shows the current progress for the Tunisian double crochet piece.

  1. Repeat Steps 20-28 until the desired length.

Image shows the continued progress for the Tunisian double crochet piece.

  1. Bind off.
That's it! Check out more photos below.

About the Author

Alex Halsey

 
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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