Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Scratching the Surface

 I've been experimenting with stitches in Tunisian crochet from this book ('hekel' is Afrikaans for 'crochet', in case you're wondering). I was surprised how  many different stitches there were. Yesterday I looked up Tunisian crochet on Ravelry. Oh my goodness, it turns out that the book has only a fraction of the possible stitches. There's Honeycomb and Entrelec, Wiggle stitch and Bobble stitch, Mitred squares and Lacy shells..... Some of the stitches puzzle me a bit - why would you crochet fabric that looks like knitting, when it would be so much simpler to knit it??

 I also found a website dedicated to Tunisian crochet called My Tunisian Crochet, which has a wealth of information.


  1. Oh goodness!
    thank you for the link. What a wealth of information.

  2. As for wanting your crochet to look like knitting? I can't knit. I have tried, my tension gets so tight i can't get the needle into the next stitch. Yes, I know, relax your tension. I can crochet up a storm. Knit is just something I can not do.

    1. Ah, thanks for the answer to my question. I did think perhaps I was speaking as a committed knitter!

  3. How nice to see those Afrikaanse words sound a lot like Dutch (crochet is haken in Dutch)