Last Stitch of the Forward Pass

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Broomstick Lace Class

Learn how to master Tunisian Crochet with an EXPERT from the comfort of your own home!

Worked with a tool that's a cross between a crochet hook and a knitting needle, Tunisian crochet creates interesting textures and lends itself to bold color combinations. In this class, you'll learn the basic Tunisian stitches before making a versatile garment that's worn eight different ways. Jennifer Hansen teaches you how in her online Craftsy class Tunisian Crochet.

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It is possible to work the last stitch of the forward pass in the same way as the other stitches in the row, and for some projects (such as our Asymmetric Poncho Pattern) this is perfectly acceptable.  However, with projects that need a cleanly-defined edge similar to the starting edge of the fabric, it is preferable to work the last stitch of the forward pass in a specific location.  If you choose to work the last stitch of the forward pass in its own specific location, it should be consistently worked this way throughout the project, regardless of what stitch is being used within a particular row.

 

Tunisian Crochet, Last Stitch of the Forward Pass 1

 

Identify the last front vertical bar of the row.  Tunisian crochet fabric has a tendency to droop downwards and it is an easy mistake to skip the last stitch.  If you follow the last stitch of the row up from the bottom of the work, you may find it easier to identify the last vertical bar of the row.

Now identify the lower horizontal bar of this last stitch.

Tunisian Crochet, Last Stitch of the Forward Pass 2

 

An easy way to identify this part of the stitch is to follow the last front vertical bar thread down through where it works into the stitch below and then up again into the lower horizontal bar of the stitch.

Tunisian Crochet, Last Stitch of the Forward Pass 3

 

Work the last stitch into the space made between this front vertical bar and lower horizontal thread to the outside and all the other portions of the stitch on the inside.

Tunisian Crochet, Last Stitch of the Forward Pass 4

 

You can check that you are inserting your hook into the right position by checking the edge of the fabric defined by this stitch.  It should form a series of interlocking loops as pictured.

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You will also notice that the last forward pass stitch of the fabric forms a distinctive pattern that is different from the rest of the row.