Stitch 1_Tunisian Simple Stitch (Tss)


Tunisian Crochet Stitch Tutorials_Tunisian Simple Stitch_Btrix Dsigns


This stitch is also called the “Afghan stitch” and is the most common Tunisian Crochet stitch.  This stitch is formed by inserting the hook under the front vertical bar into the direction that you work.  You will note the typical chain stitches that are formed on the return pass between the vertical lines that are formed while the loops are picked up during the forward pass.

The foundation row of the Tunisian Simple Stitch is the base of most stitches.  Also the last stitch on the forward pass is worked the same for most stitches and is referred to as being worked Tss-wise.

The Tunisian Simple stitch has a tendency to curl but has excellent drape, especially when you use larger hooks.


Tss_Tunisian Simple Stitch Symbol_BtrixDsigns


Return or close stitch Symbol_BtrixDsigns

Return or Close Stitch

Chain Stitch Symbol_BtrixDsigns




Tunisian Simple Stitch Diagram_BtrixDsigns

Amount of Stitches for Stitch Pattern

Any amount of stitches


Tss – Tunisian Simple Stitch

ch – chain

lp(s) – loop(s)

rep – repeat

slst(s) – slip stitch(es)

v-bar(s) – vertical bar(s)

YO – yarn over



For the purpose of creating a Tunisian Sampler Blanket that you will find HERE, let’s work a square as follows:

Ch 35, (work the following pattern for 34 rows incl the foundation row or until square)

1.Foundation Row:  Find a tutorial on the Foundation Row HERE.
2.Row 1: (Forward Pass) Skip the 1st v-bar,

Tunisian Simple Stitch_Step 2_BtrixDsigns

3.*Insert the hook from side-to-side under the next (2nd) v-bar in the direction you work,

Tunisian Simple Stitch_Step 3_BtrixDsigns

4.YO and pull up a loop (Tss is worked);

Tunisian Simple Stitch_Step 4.1_BtrixDsigns  Tunisian Simple Stitch_Step 4.2_BtrixDsigns

5.Rep from * across to last stitch,

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6.YO and pull up a loop from last stitch (This is the ch-1 of the previous row.  Insert hook behind both the front v-bar and the back bar of the chain).

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7.(Return Pass) ch1,

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8.*YO and pull through 2 loops (one ch will be formed while one loop from the hook will be dropped); rep from * across until ONE loop remains.

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9.Rep row 1 for pattern.

Work 34 rows including the Foundation Row, to make the square for the Tunisian Sampler Blanket.TooltipText

10.Ending off: skip 1st v-bar, slst next stitch (next v-bar) and each stitch across.

Tunisian Simple Stitch_Step 10.1_BtrixDsigns Tunisian Simple Stitch_Step 10.2_BtrixDsigns

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Tunisian Simple Stitch_Step 10.5_BtrixDsigns

Watch the full video on the Tunisian Simple Stitch with lots of tips and trix.


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