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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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To start a Tunisian crochet fabric, make a base chain to the length that the pattern instructs. The base row is worked in two steps:  the Forward and the Reverse Pass.


Forward Pass:  Working Loops onto the Hook

Tunisian Crochet Base Row, Step 1


After the base chain is worked, insert hook into 2nd chain from the hook (see Working Into the Base Chain to learn the many ways you can insert your hook).  Yarn over, draw loop through, and leave the loop on the hook.  [Insert the hook through the next chain, yo, draw another loop through and leave on the hook].  Repeat [] until end of chain.  Do not turn.


Tunisian Crochet, Half of Base Row


You have completed half of the base row.


Reverse Pass:  Working Loops off the Hook

Tunisian Crochet Base Row, Step 2


Once the forward pass is complete and all loops are on the hook, yarn over and draw through one loop only.

Tunisian Crochet Base Row, Step 3


After this first stitch, [yarn over, draw through two loops]  Repeat [] until only one stitch remains on the hook.  Do not turn.

Tunisian Crochet Base Row, Completed


Base row is complete!