Updated: Jun 21, 2022
Take your first steps into Tunisian crochet with this wonderful dishcloth pattern from Staci Perry. As a beginner’s pattern, absolutely no previous experience with Tunisian crochet is needed to get started on this project.
Pattern: Tunisian Shaker Dishcloths by Staci Perry
Yarn: Any DK yarn
What is Tunisian Crochet?
Also known as Afghan crochet, Tunisian crochet uses elongated hooks or hooks connected to cables (interchangeable crochet hooks). It creates a dense textured fabric that works up quickly and has the appearance of being woven. As a result, Tunisian crochet is often regarded as being a mixture of knitting and crochet.
Traditional crocheting requires you to work on one stitch at a time, Tunisian crochet combines elements of both knitting and crochet techniques to work an entire row of stitches at one time. The technique is achieved by opening the stitches on the first row and holding them all on your hook, then closing stitches on the return row until just one loop remains.
Unlike traditional knitting and crochet, Tunisian crochet is never turned.<