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The Tunisian Exploration

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.
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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.
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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.
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I’m liking this method of crochet and have learned the standard stitch, Tunisian purl stitch and Tunisian knit stitch.
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The knit stitch really does create a knitted look.
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