29 May 2018

A new 'toy'

At one of the crafty groups I go to there was a lady called Jenny who had just bought herself a Tunisian crochet hook. 

I've often been tempted to try this type of crochet but could never quite see the point of it. Having seen the type of fabric it produces I was sorely tempted to have a go. So, off I went to try and find a hook.

No shops locally had them (not even the charity shops) so in the end I bought one off Ebay. Thus the adventure began. 

I decided that I needed a project to make BC3 more interested so have decided that a cushion cover would be a good idea. If that goes well then instead it might grow to something bigger - like the tatting I showed you yesterday!!! 

Actually this is my third square - I'll take photos in a minute of the other two to show you. I'm not sure what this stitch is called but I like the fact that the fabric is growing a lot faster than it does with the original 'simple stitch'.


Maureen said...

You can buy these hooks with flexible cords, if you have a burning urge to make something large like a blanket.

Madtatter80 said...

I love this type of crochet work and took a class in high school my mom knitted and was impressed by the look of it. I hadn't seen it for long time till recently and I guess the hooks are hard to come by. Glad you were able to find one😃

God's Kid said...

Can't wait to see what you are going to make!! :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I am so tempted to take up Tunisian crochet again. I haven't done it since I was in junior high, years and years ago.

Jane McLellan said...

I found my tunisian hook the other day and thought I must have another go at it. Good luck with your cushion. I think tunisian crochet will work well for a cushion.

Lavi Damian-Boja said...

Interesting technique. The Tunisian crochet hook makes me think of tatting needles.

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Apparently these Tunisian crochet hooks are also called afghan hooks (which have been around a long time), and they come in various lengths, plus can have a flexible wire attached, for wider projects. It's interesting to see the different kinds of fabric effects that can be created, mimicking knitted stitches, but creating a thicker fabric, particularly suited for handbags and purses. I've found some excellent videos, which is the great thing about our modern technology today. I'd actually like to make a tote bag, as kind of a sampler of the different fabric effects.

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