The Tunisian honeycomb stitch is a deceptively simple and makes a striking pattern.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to crochet the Tunisian honeycomb stitch. This stitch has a lovely texture and is made using 2 basic stitches. To practice this lovely stitch we are making a dishcloth.

I have not tried too many Tunisian stitch combinations yet, but this one is already my favorite. If you are familiar with the Tunisian simple stitch and the Tunisian purl stitch, you can do this stitch.

If you have never tried Tunisian crochet before, I recommend starting out by reading my beginner’s guide to Tunisian crochet. You’ll learn what tools you need, how to make a foundation row, the Tunisian simple stitch, and how to bind off.

Beginner’s Guide to Tunisian Crochet / Tunisian simple stitch tutorial

Tunisian purl stitch tutorial

The Tunisian honeycomb stitch is made by alternating Tunisian simple stitch and Tunisian purl stitch across the row. Then on the next row, you start with the opposite stitch and alternate. So if your previous row started with a Tunisian simple stitch, your next row will start with a Tunisian purl stitch. It has a 2-row repeat and is easy to memorize.

It only gets tricky when you are trying to figure out what stitch you left off from after setting your project down, but I am going to show you how to differentiate between the simple stitch and purl stitch in the row. The Tunisian simple stitches will just show a vertical bar and the purl stitches will have a bump visible in the front. You can see for yourself in the photo below.

Materials and Information

48 yds Lily Sugar and Cream (or similar) 100% cotton worsted weight yarn

6.5mm Tunisian crochet hook

Scissors and yarn needle.

Finished size: 7in x 7 in

Abbreviations and Special Stitches

Ch(s): chain(s)

Yo: yarnover

Tss (Tunisian simple stitch): insert hook from right to left under front vertical bar, yo, pull up loop

Tps (Tunisian purl Stitch): with yarn in front of work, insert hook from right to left under front vertical bar, move yarn to back, yo and pull up loop

Lts (Last Tunisian stitch): insert hook under both outer vertical bars, yo, pull up loop. This creates a nice clean edge

Notes:

This tutorial assumes knowledge of how to do a foundation row, Tunisian simple stitch, and Tunisian purl stitch (tutorials linked above)

last loop on hook counts as 1st stitch of next row

Curl: little to no curling

If you would like to make just a swatch chain any odd number to start and follow instructions

This pattern is available for purchase in my shop.

This pattern will also be available in a bundle soon.

Tunisian Crochet Honeycomb Stitch Tutorial

Row 1:

A (forward pass): Ch 25, starting in back bump of 2nd ch from hook, pull up loop in each ch across. (25 loops on hook)

B (return pass): yo, pull through 1 loop, *yo, pull through 2 loops, repeat from * across. 1 loop remains on hook.

Row 2:

A: *Tss, tps repeat from * across to last st. Lts in last. (25 loops on hook)

B: yo, pull through 1 loop, *yo, pull through 2 loops, repeat from * across. 1 loop remains on hook.

Row 3

A: *Tps, tss, repeat from * across to last st. Lts in last. (25 loops on hook)

B: yo, pull through 1 loop, *yo, pull through 2 loops, repeat from * across. 1 loop remains on hook.

Row 4-21: repeat rows 2 & 3. After return pass of last row, bind off.

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