In this quick tutorial, you will learn the Tunisian Knit Stitch. It’s easy to do and creates a look that is similar to knit stockinette. This is one of the basic Tunisian crochet stitches you should know.
While this stitch looks like knit stockinette, it does not feel like it. The Tunisian knit stitch creates a dense fabric. There is some stretch to it, but overall Tunisian crochet is not stretchy. You can experiment using a bigger hook to get a lighter feel from 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.
Like most Tunisian crochet stitches, you will start off with a foundation row of simple stitch. On the next row, insert your hook from front to back between the front vertical bar and the back vertical bar and pull up a loop. Do this all the way across and then complete the standard return pass.
MATERIALS AND INFORMATION
-You’ll need some yarn and a Tunisian crochet hook. Pick a hook size 1-2mm bigger than the hook recommended on the yarn label
-This tutorial assumes knowledge of how to do a foundation row of Tss (Tunisian simple stitch)
–Lts (last Tunisian stitch): insert hook under both bars of last stitch, yarnover, pull loop through. This gives you a nice clean edge.
–Curl: Heavy curling. To help this start your project with a stitch that does not curl (like the tunisian purl stitch) and/or block your project when it’s done.
Do you prefer video? Watch the video tutorial below.
Tunisian Knit Stitch (Tks) Tutorial
Step 1: Start with a foundation row of Tss (any number of stitches)
Step 2: Insert hook from front to back between front and back vertical bar
Step 3: Yarnover, pull up loop
Step 4: Repeat steps 2&3 all the way across ending with an Lts (see above)
Complete standard return pass. Yo, pull through 1 loop. *yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, repeat from * across.
Now you know the Tunisian Knit Stitch!
Want to practice using this stitch? Try making this easy Ribbed Dishcloth Pattern.