Stitch 4_Tunisian Full Stitch (Tfs)

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The Tunisian Full is is obtained by inserting the hook in the space between two stitches.  The stitch pattern is created by a two row repeat.  It creates a checker pattern and is especially clear when worked in different colours. The stitch pattern is also known as the Goblin Stitch, due the problems it can create if not done correctly or is also known as the Mesh Stitch, which gives meaning to this name when you pull on the fabric done in this stitch.

This stitch can also be used to increase stitches or in a variation of another stitch types.  To prevent this stitch from biasing, the beginning and end is worked in alternating staggering stitches, together with the 2 row repeat.  It also tends to curl a lot and creates a seemingly thick fabric like the Tunisian Knit Stitch, but during use or wear the stitches tends to open up to give the more mesh appearance from where the stitch pattern’s name derives from.

The stitch and row count works up very similar to that of the Tunisian Knit Stitch and row count is more, in relation to the Tunisian Simple stitch for the same measurement.


Symbol

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Tfs

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Return or Close Stitch

Chain Stitch Symbol_BtrixDsigns

Chain

 

Diagram

Amount of Stitches for Stitch Pattern

Any amount of stitches

Abbreviations

Tfs – Tunisian Full Stitch

sc – single crochet (US)

ch – chain

lp(s) – loop(s)

rep – repeat

slst(s) – slip stitch(es)

Tfs-wise – Tunisian Full Stitch Wise (watch this video on hook placements)

Tss-wise – Tunisian Simple Stitch Wise

v-bar(s) – vertical bar(s)

YO – yarn over

Instructions

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

Ch 33, (work the following pattern for 40 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 and sk 1st space between 1st and 2nd st,

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3. *Insert the hook from the front to the back under horizontal bars in the space between the next two stitches. (Photo tutorial shows hook inserted into 2nd space, between 2nd and 3rd stitch)

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STICKY NOTE:  You can start anyway you like, either in the 1st space or the 2nd, but make sure you keep to the alternating rule and keep it consistent.

4. YO and pull up a loop (ONE Tfs worked);

Tunisian Full Stitch_Step 2.2_BtrixDsigns  Tunisian Full Stitch_Step 2.3_BtrixDsigns

5. Rep from * across to last space,

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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).
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7. (Return Pass) ch1,

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].

 

STICKY NOTE: When you do Colour Change on this stitch, do it before you close the last stitch.  To see a video on Colour Change, follow this link: HOW TO DO COLOUR CHANGE

    

9. Row 2: (Forward Pass) sk 1st v-bar,
10.*Insert the hook from front to back under the next horizontal bars in the space between the next two stitches,(Photo tutorial shows hook inserted into 1st space, between 1st and 2nd stitch)

11.YO and pull up a loop;

 

12.Rep from * across to 2nd last space,

13.Skip the last space and 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).   
14.(Return Pass) ch1,
15. 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].

 

STICKY NOTE: When you do Colour Change on this stitch, do it before you close the last stitch.  To see a video on Colour Change, follow this link: HOW TO DO COLOUR CHANGE

   

16. Rep rows 1 & 2 for pattern.

Work 40 rows including the Foundation Row, to make the square for the Tunisian Sampler Blanket.TooltipText

17.Ending off: sk 1st v- bar, sc into next stitch Tfs-wise by following the 2 row repeat pattern, sc in last st Tss-wise.

         

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


Patterns

The Tunisian Square Poncho is the perfect project to get your Tunisian Full Stitch Skills going.

Find the pattern in my Ravelry Store, or just click on this link: Tunisian Square Poncho

Beatrix

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