Archive for October 4, 2010
A couple of days ago, I forged full-speed ahead into a new dimension – Tunisian crochet. It all started rather innocently when I couldn’t get a particular design idea I had in mind, and on paper, to work out in yarn. The distant thought of a project I did several years ago using a technique called Crochet on the Double came to mind and I decided to see if I could get the design concept to come together using Tunisian crochet, rather than regular crochet. After all, I did splurge a few months ago on some hand-carved Tunisian crochet hooks with the intention of delving deep into this foray after completing Crochet Lace Innovations by Doris Chan.
Little did I know last week that there are so many beautiful Tunisian crochet stitches. Up until then, I had only mastered the basics – Tunisian simple stitch (TSS). Needless to say, I quickly got distracted from my design. I couldn’t stop “playing,” or “doodling” rather, with my lovely new Tunisian crochet hooks. Here’s one example.
This swatch consists of TSS, Tunisian reverse stitch (TRS), Tunisian knit stitch (TKS), Tunisian purl stitch (TPS), a bit of Tunisian ribbing, and a gorgeous seed stitch.
My goal now it to complete a more comprehensive study of various Tunisian crochet stitches. The possibilities are endless with this technique, so I also plan to explore Tunisian crochet a bit further in some upcoming “chats” with several experts in the field. Not to mention, I already have a few design ideas in mind using Tunisian crochet….yikes, like I said – it’s a whole new world!