Learn How You Can Uncurl Tunisian Crochet
It is natural for Tunisian crochet to curl. In this article, we thought we would look at how you can uncurl Tunisian crochet or Afghan crochet.
Why do Tunisian crochet curl?
It is good old physics that is the cause. When you crochet ordinary stitches, the stitches are located on the top of your work.
Conversely, when you are using the Tunisian stitch, the stitches are located on the front of your work. This will eventually cause your work to curl forward as it grows.
How can you stop Tunisian crochet from curling?
There are a number of ways that you can stop your Tunisian crochet from curling:
- You can block your work.
- You can use a bigger hook to reduce the tension in your work.
- You can alter your foundation chain by pulling up your loops into the back ridge of each chain stitch.
- Use different stitches.
One of the stitches that work really well in counter-acting the curl, is the Tunisian Reverse Stitch. Using this stitch at the bottom, sides and the top of your work, will counter-act the curling.
Watch this great video tutorial made Kim Guzman. In the video, she shows how to do the Tunisian Reverse Stitch
For those of you who would like to know more about Tunisian Crochet, check out these tutorials. Please click here: Tunisian Crochet Tutorials
Can someone please tell me the name of the stitch used in the sample at the beginning of this article (pink yarn)? It doesn’t quite look like the simple basic tunisian crochet stitch. I’ve been looking all over the web for this stitch!
Jane the picture of the pink yarn is the exact stitch she is demonstrating in the video with the blue yearn (reverse stitch). Did you watch the video and have the sound on? There is no need to search the internet, just watch the video.
PS – scroll the page until you see the video with the hands working on the blue yarn! It’s not far above this comment section. Ignore all the signs that say download, and just look for that video already on this page.
Are you sure? There’s no ‘ridge’ on the pink example. On the pink I suspect you do a little chain stitch after working each vertical post, on the first stage as in normal Tunisian crochet. I’ve just tried it, and it makes a lovely and much looser less dense result. I’m going to use it more now.
The pink and the blue are not the same. I have a book with some tunisian stitches in it and it doesn’t show one like that. I think it is a regular tunisian stitch with a slip stitch done after the regular stitch.
Then the next row is done in that slip stitch? GOing to mess around and see if i can get it.
I agree with Jane on this. I just tried the stitch in the video demonstration, and my work looked NOTHING like the video.
If you’re vstill out there Jane, the pretty stitch in the pink yarn at the top has an extra slip stitch added to each regular Tunisian stitch.
So, hook thru post, yarn over and pull thru, now do a regular slip stitch before you do the next hook thru post, yarn over and pull thru, now do that slip stitch again.
The row back is done the same as a regular Tunisian stitch.
The pink sample is one simple stitch, one chain to the end. It’s the chain which gives it that characteristic ‘v’ shape ?
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