Stitch 2_Tunisian Reverse Stitch (Trs)



The Tunisian Reverse Stitch is basically the Tunisian Simple Stitch, worked in reverse by inserting the hook from the back into the back vertical bar.  This gives a stitch similar to the Tunisian Purl Stitch which we will also look at.  The Trs can also be used as an alternative to the Tunisian Purl Stitch.  If you worked a piece in Trs and yo turn it around so that the back is facing you, it looks exactly like the Tunisian Purl stitch.  This is because the working yarn is worked on the back and creates the loops during the YO steps.  The Trs has less tendency to curl though and is great to use as a frame on the edges of a piece and to work in conjunction with the Tunisian Simple Stitch as the stitch -and row count of this stitch gives similar dimensions to that of the Tunisian Simple Stitch.




Return or Close Stitch




Amount of Stitches for Stitch Pattern

Any amount of stitches


Trs – Tunisian Reverse Stitch

ch – chain

lp(s) – loop(s)

rep – repeat

Tss-wise – Tunisian Simple Stitch Wise

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,

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3. *tilt the work slightly forward to expose the back v-bars, insert hook from side-to-side under the next (2nd) back v-bar in the direction you work,

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

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5. Rep from * across to last stitch,

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6. work last st as for TSS (This is the ch-1 of the previous row.  Insert hook behind both the front v-bar and the back bar of the chain).

Tunisian Reverse Stitch_Step 5_BtrixDsigns  Tunisian Reverse Stitch_Step 6.2_BtrixDsigns

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7. (Return Pass) ch1,

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8. Close as for Tss [*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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Tunisian Reverse Stitch_Step 8.3_BtrixDsigns  Tunisian Reverse Stitch_Step 2.1_BtrixDsigns

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 back v-bar) and each stitch across, slst into last st Tss-wise


Tunisian Reverse Stitch_Step 10.1_BtrixDsigns  Tunisian Reverse Stitch_Step 10.2_BtrixDsigns

Tunisian Reverse Stitch_Step 10.3_BtrixDsigns

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

Tunisian Crochet Stitches_Tunisian Reverse Stitch


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