Tunisian crochet is a type of crochet that uses a long hook (aka afghan hook) to create a thick fabric that is great for warm blankets and more. Using Tunisian crochet is a fun way to create and makes for some gorgeous crochet patterns that are knit like in how they look.
Scroll on down to find crocheted Tunisianprojects that are beginner-friendly for blankets, hats, and scarves that are all free crochet patterns.
What is Tunisian Crochet?
Tunisian crochet mixes components of both crochet and knitting to produce a piece that looks like a knitted stockinette stitch, depending on what stitch is used.
Each row in Tunisian crochet involves a forward pass and a return pass. These two passes combine to form one row.
Afghan hooks are useful when you are crocheting a big project like a blanket, since they are bigger than a regular hook and can hold plenty of stitches. They aren’t always needed for smaller patterns like scarves, since those types of projects are smaller.
If you’d like to try Tunisian crochet but don’t have an afghan hook, you can use a regular hook instead.
For beginners who’d like an Afghan hook, I recommend trying an inexpensive hook like the Boye afghan hook or a full set of afghan hooks. If you decide you really love Tunisian crochet, then there are also flexible afghan hooks that you can also purchase that come in a variety of sizes, lengths, and ones that are double ended.
The patterns below will have a recommended hook size, so keep that in mind when choosing a pattern from the list below.
Any yarn or yarn weight will work for most of these Tunisian patterns. You will find that the patterns vary from a super fine 1 weight yarn all the way up to a super bulky six yarn.