Tunisian Crochet is described as “the knitter’s crochet.” All the stitches get loaded up on the hook for a row and then are crocheted off.
It creates a densely woven fabric that was originally only used for pillows and upholstery, but is now also used in clothing patterns.
I practiced the basic stitches described in the Tunisian Crochet book (“the book of knitting with the ease of crocheting”) I purchased from Knit Picks (True Confession 1: I received the Vogue Knitting book and pattern sale email, compared the selection to the Knit Picks 40% off sale and ended up buying the book and a set of hooks from Knit Picks.)
After knitting, err I mean crocheting, about 6 inches, I stopped and assessed my progress.
Pretty. Interesting. Pretty interesting.
True Confession 2: Not fully satisfied with the piece of fabric. Well, that’s not entirely true. I do like it, I just don’t think I’ll ever do anything with it even if I finish it to become a scarf.
I’m thinking it might be fun to take a really thin yarn and Tunisian crochet it so that the stitches are loosely woven.
In the meantime, I like knitting the best. It allows more flexibility with the shape of the created fabric, the stitches can be tight or loose, lacy or not, all in one single pattern. I think there’s a lot more room for creativity with knitting.
Back to the work in progress…The next time I post a picture of this scarf, it will be done. (True Confession 3: I hope!)