Tunisian CAL: Month 3 – The Tunisian Purl Stitch

1/3 of the stitches are complete this month!  Please post a comment to let me know how you are doing!

Tunisian Purl Stitch

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This simple beginner’s stitch is a very close look to the knitted purl stitch.

  • Worsted Weight Yarn
  • Size I (5.5 mm) Tunisian Crochet Hook or size needed for gauge
  • Yarn needle to weave in ends

Gauge:
Approx 4 stitches and 3 rows = 1 inch (2.5 cm)

Directions: (make 2)
Chain any number. (For tote, ch 18)

Row 1: (Part 1) Bring yarn to front of work; making sure hook remains behind yarn, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, YO, pull up loop; (making sure hook remains behind yarn, insert hook in next ch, YO, pull up loop) across to end of ch leaving all loops on the hook.

(Part 2) YO, pull through 1st loop on hook; (YO, pull through 2 loops on hook) across until one loop remains on the hook.

Row 2: (Part 1) Bring yarn to front of work; making sure hook remains behind yarn, skip first vertical bar, (making sure hook remains behind yarn, insert hook under next vertical bar, YO, pull up a loop) across to end leaving all loops on hook.

(Part 2) YO, pull through 1st loop on hook; (YO, pull through 2 loops on hook) across until one loop remains on the hook.

Repeat Row 2 for pattern.

Last Row:  Skip first vertical bar, (insert hook under next vertical bar, YO, pull through both loops on hook) across to end. Fasten Off.

See http://www.nexstitch.com/v_tps.html for a great video of this stitch

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