Thursday, May 30, 2013

Tunisian Basics: June 8 Meeting Preview

You call it Tunisian crochet - your mother may have called it afghan stitch - your grandmother may have called it tricot crochet. No matter what you call it, it's a wonderful crochet technique that yields beautiful results - and it's going strong with new Tunisian patterns appearing every day.

At this month's meeting you'll have an opportunity to learn Tunisian for the first time or to practice Tunisian if you already know how. We invite all Twin City crocheters to join us Saturday, June 8 from 1pm to 3pm at Prospect Park United Methodist Church.

Julie will give us tips and tricks for working in Tunisian and then demonstrate the basics, including Tunisian simple stitch. Everyone will then have a chance to practice with a project: a headband that uses one to three of the basic stitches that you'll see demonstrated. All attendees will receive a handout with general information, stitch directions, and a  list of patterns and online resources. The pictures in this post are all samples that we'll have at the meeting and are all made from free patterns available on Ravelry, links included in the handout.

You will need to bring the following materials to this meeting:
  • An ounce or two of worsted or DK weight yarn for the headband
  • A size I9 / 5.5 mm hook - or J10 / 6.0 mm if you tend to crochet tightly. A Tunisian hook is not required; the rows on the headband are short enough that you can use a regular hook if you do not have a Tunisian hook.
We hope to see you there!