Sometimes you want to create something that’s light and lacy.  Whether it’s for a shawl or a scarf for the in-between weather from winter to spring. With Tunisian Crochet, the Tunisian Mesh Stitch is a great stitch to achieve all of that and more. It creates an airy feel to your projects.

To start the Tunisian Mesh Stitch, you’ll need to first make the foundation chain and the foundation row. Your foundation chain should have an even number of chains.

To crochet the Tunisian Mesh Stitch,

Forward Pass

  1. 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.
  2. Skip the next vertical bar and yarn over your hook.
  3. In the next vertical bar, insert your hook.
  4. Yarn over your hook and pull through the vertical bar.
  5. The loop that was created is left on your hook.
  6. Repeat Steps 2 through 5 until the end of the row.
  7. In the chain 1 that was made from the previous row, insert your hook under both of the loops from the chain.
  8. Yarn over your hook and pull through the chain.

Return pass

  1. Chain 1
  2. Wrap the yarn around your hook once.
  3. Pull through the first two loops that are on your hook.
  4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until you are left with one loop on your hook.

Repeat the forward pass and return pass steps for as many rows as needed. Once you are done with your swatch or project, you would need to cast off to bind off and secure your swatch/project.

Check out my video tutorial on my YouTube channel on how to make the Tunisian Mesh Stitch.

I’ll be posting a pattern soon where I use the Tunisian Mesh Stitch, so stay tuned! How will you use the stitch? What types of patterns would you like for me to create using this stitch?

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