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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
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Tunisian crochet
« on: June 18, 2014, 12:19:23 pm »

Does anyone do Tunisian crochet?  There's a discounted online course on Craftsy - £9.50 - which I've just signed up for.  I can't do ordinary crochet, so I'm hoping this is something I can pick up fairly easily.  It also looks as if it uses a lot of yarn, and lots of colours, so a great opportunity to use my stash and get dyeing  :thumbsup:
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Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Tunisian crochet
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2014, 01:15:14 pm »
I've never done it but it is in several of my books and looks interesting.
Let us know how you get on with the course
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Greenerlife

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Leafy Surrey
Re: Tunisian crochet
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2014, 01:42:57 pm »
NOOOOOOOOO!  Now you have given me something else to have a go at!   :excited:


Looks easy enough...(famous last words)


http://crochetingthedayaway.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/tunisian-crochet-how-to-basic-tunisian.html


I am going to stick a blob of blue tack on the end of a crochet hook and have a go...

Louise Gaunt

  • Joined May 2011
Re: Tunisian crochet
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2014, 01:46:14 pm »
I did some short rows to make squares on a normal crochet hook many moons ago. It was easy, and didn't rely on remembering how many yarn over the hook I needed for double, treble etc like in normal crochet.

Dogwalker

  • Joined Nov 2011
Re: Tunisian crochet
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2014, 08:27:23 pm »
MIL used to do it and made blankets for the kiddies many moons ago, never tried myself though.
Same sentiment as Greenerlife  I don't need anymore things waiting for time to try them.  I need two life-times. ::)

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Tunisian crochet
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2014, 09:14:12 pm »
I think I have a book on how to do it somewhere. I'll have to have a look. I know I have one on broomstick crochet and I have tried it.


(Does that start people wanting to try that as well? :innocent: )

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Tunisian crochet
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2014, 09:33:15 pm »
NOOOOOOOOO!  Now you have given me something else to have a go at!   :excited:




Teehee  :roflanim:

I've just sent off for some hooks......
www.scothebs.co.uk

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Ina

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • South Aberdeenshire
Re: Tunisian crochet
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2014, 10:00:10 am »
Made a bag with that at school - looong time ago... But I still have the hook somewhere.

Greenerlife

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Leafy Surrey
Re: Tunisian crochet
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2014, 10:55:56 am »
Well - I am thoroughly enjoying this!  Found a really ancient crochet hook.  Bunged a plastic bobble on the end so my stitches didn't fall off and taught myself the basic stitch from that link I posted above.  Getting the hang of it now, and the finished effect is lovely!  Have to make sure hat you remember what to do at the ends (missing one stitch and then just going through one stitch on the first on the return row) but easy.  Now all I have to do is think what  I can make with it. (And probably buy a book and a longer needle!)

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Tunisian crochet
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2014, 12:03:27 pm »
Well done, Greenerlife.  :thumbsup:

Louise Gaunt

  • Joined May 2011
Re: Tunisian crochet
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2014, 12:51:15 pm »
Lots of small squares to make a blanket? Or, if less ambitious, a cushion cover?

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
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Re: Tunisian crochet
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2014, 06:10:50 pm »
The Craftsy course works through a pattern for a multi-role 'garment' in loads of bright colours and a lacy design.

Ultimately I would like to make a firm cardigan/jacket as it looks just right for this, and my knitting is a bit loose so always bags  :o   Oh Louise, that would be something for your knitting article - how to knit at just the right tension.
www.scothebs.co.uk

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Greenerlife

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Leafy Surrey
Re: Tunisian crochet
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2014, 06:32:57 pm »
Ok - now bought some longer needles - proper hooks with ends on!   I blame you entirely Fleecewife!  :roflanim:  at least I have some spun wool to use - oh come to think of it - that was your fault too!  :roflanim:  love it!  :hug:

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Tunisian crochet
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2014, 08:40:53 pm »

    Oh Louise, that would be something for your knitting article - how to knit at just the right tension.
I think its very difficult to make a conscious change to your tension when you are used to knitting a certain way. I am lucky in that my tension seems to be quite good but if not I think I would rather change needle sizes than trying to do something unnatural for me.
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SallyintNorth

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Re: Tunisian crochet
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2014, 09:18:41 pm »
Greenerlife, it's your fault I now have a teeny tiny Tunisian crochet sample square!
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