Casting off in Tunisian Crochet is similar to when you cast off if you’re knitting. The end result is still the same… a secured project with no dropped stitches.
When you are ready to cast off, or bind off, your project you would need to be able to get all of those loops off your hook. Casting off starts once you have completed your final return pass.
Depending on what stitch you are making, it would determine how you are casting off. In other words, you want to cast off in the same way you were crocheting the stitch with the added step of going from two loops on your hook to one loop on your hook.
In my previous post, we crocheted the Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS). So, let’s use this stitch as the example for casting off.
To cast off,
- The loop that is on your hook counts as a stitch. So, no work will be done to the vertical bar that is underneath that loop. If you do, it will undo your work.
- In the next vertical bar, insert your hook.
- Yarn over your hook and pull through the vertical bar.
- Now there are two loops on your hook. Slip stitch the first loop through the second loop on your hook. Pull the second loop through the first loop. One loop left on your hook.
- Repeat Steps 2 through 5 until the end of the row.
- In the chain 1 that was made from the previous row, insert your hook under both of the loops from the chain.
- Yarn over your hook and pull through the chain.
- Repeat Step 4.
- Cut off your working yarn and leave a 6” – 8” tail.
- 10.Pull the tail through the loop on your hook to fasten off and tighten.
Repeat the forward pass and return pass steps for as many rows as needed. Check out my video tutorial on my YouTube channel on how to cast off. Let me know how it goes!