3 Next-Level Tunisian Stitch Patterns You've Gotta Try

With just a handful of basic Tunisian crochet stitches in your arsenal, you can create gorgeous, texture-rich stitch patterns. From 2 x 2 ribbing (yeah, you can crochet ribbing!), to the delicious honeycomb and faux-woven basket weave stitch, there's enough here to keep your hook moving for a long time. Try any of these stitch patterns in your next crochet project — bags, scarves, and cowls all make the perfect canvas for a little something extra.

Tunisian Crochet Stitch Patterns

Level: Easy

What You Need

  • Scrap yarn (since we're just practicing here, grab whatever you have lying around!)
  • Tunisian crochet hook (pick one that works with your yarn)

Abbreviations

  • Tks - Tunisian knit stitch
  • Tps - Tunisian purl stitch
  • Tss - Tunisian simple stitch
Stitch Refresher
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Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch

Start with a chain of an even number of stitches. Complete the standard foundation row and return pass. Each row is followed by a standard return pass.

Row 1: Tps, Tss; repeat across row to last stitch. Tss in the last stitch.
Row 2: Tss, Tps; repeat across row to last stitch. Tss in the last stitch.
Repeat these two rows as desired. Finish with the standard bind off .

Good to Know

The honeycomb stitch is one of the most popular stitches in Tunisian crochet. It creates a lace-like surface with little pools of recessed fabric that mimic a honeycomb.

Tunisian 2 x 2 Ribbing

Start with a chain that's a multiple of 4 + 2. Complete the standard foundation row and return pass. Repeat the following row. Each row is followed by a standard return pass.

Row 1: Tks, *2Tps, 2Tks; repeat from * to last stitch. Tss in the last stitch.
Repeat to desired length. Finish with a standard bind off.

Good to Know

The 2×2 rib is a take on the knit stitch pattern of the same name. It alternates Tunisian knit and purl stitches to make a fabric that is perfect for a border, like on blankets and hats.

Tunisian Basketweave Stitch

Chain a multiple of 8 + 4. Complete the standard foundation row and return pass. Then do the following (note, each row is followed by a standard return pass):

Row 1-4: 3Tks, *4Tps, 4Tks; repeat from * to last stitch. Tss in the last stitch.
Row 5-8: 3Tps, *4Tks, 4Tps; repeat from * to last stitch. Tss in the last stitch.
Repeat these eight rows as desired. Finish with the standard bind off.

Good to Know

The basketweave pattern is classic in both crochet and knitting. Tunisian crochet puts its own spin on things, creating a texture that is perfect for baby blankets and throw pillows.


Use That Purl Power!

Making practice swatches is fun and all, but sometimes you want something you can really dig your hook into. Now that your a pro at ribbing, you can make this cute beanie, no problem. You could also try going all designer on this headband, and swap in that honeycomb stitch pattern.

Ribbed Beanie
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Crochet that looks like knitting? Yes, it's possible! Master the Tunisian knit and purl stitches as you work your third and final project: a ribbed beanie. No knitting needles required! Afterwards, see how to add a fun pom-pom to finish it off.
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If you’re looking for a beginner-friendly Tunisian crochet pattern, this is a great one! The pattern uses the Tunisian simple stitch, which is easy enough for newbies. The stitch is different than traditional knit and crochet stitches — it creates a dense but flexible weave. Stitch it up with wool for a cozy winter accessory, or give cotton yarn a try for a warm-weather version.
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