Yesterday, I was suddenly inspired to make an ipod cosy/sock. I wanted to use my newly acquired Tunisian crochet skills.
I opted for the Tunisian stocking or knit stitch. It actually creates quite a thick fabric offering the ipod a little protection.
I’m not completely happy with the seams left from slip stitching the sides together (inside out). I also thought the top looked a little unfinished so I added a little ribbing; which I think worked well.
Not too bad for my first attempt using Tunisian crochet 🙂
My Tunisian crochet hooks arrived just after Christmas and thankfully my husband didn’t decide to with hold them till my birthday on the 12th of January.
I started looking at written tutorials initially but quickly found a range of tutorials by The Crochet Crowd that I could follow more easily.
At first I used a 3mm hook and ended up with a tight stitch and fabric that rolled up like a scroll.
I’ve since learned that this rolling is quite common. Mikey’s tutorials have some tips on how to reduce the amount the fabric rolls up. These include using a hook 3mm larger than you would ordinarily use; after the foundation row crocheting a purl row ,and crocheting a border/edge around the fabric.
My second attempt, with a larger hook, yielded a looser fabric which didn’t roll up quite as much.
I’m liking this method of crochet and have learned the standard stitch, Tunisian purl stitch and Tunisian knit stitch.
The knit stitch really does create a knitted look.