Tunisian Simple Stitch – TSS

Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Tunisian | 2 comments

Here is a photo tutorial to work the tunisian simple stitch (TSS).  Here are a few other names it is also known by.

  • TSS – tunisian simple stitch
  • afghan simple stitch
  • tunisian basic stitch

Chain any number of desired stitches

1)  crochet in back ridge of beginning ch (see fig.1),

Fig.1 – Back Ridge of chain, “V” is on bottom of hook

2)  insert hk in 2nd ch from hook,

3)  yo, pull up a loop,

4)  *insert hook in next ch, yo, pull up a loop, repeat from * across leaving all loops on hook

Fig.2 – all loops on hook

5)  To complete row 1: yo, pull through 1st loop on hook, * yo, pull through 2 loops, repeat from * across.

6)  skip 1st vertical bar (directly below loop on hook), * insert hook under next vertical bar (see fig.3)

Fig.3 – insert under vertical bar

7)  yo, pull up a loop, repeat from * across to last bar,

8.)  insert hook through both loops of last stitch. (see fig.4)

Fig. 4 – insert hook through both loops of last stitch

9)  To complete row 2: yo, pull through 1st loop on hook, * yo, pull through 2 loops, repeat from * across until there is 1 loop left.

end of row


Tunisian Simple Stitch - TSSFinished TSS

Happy Crocheting!

2 Comments

  1. The more I look at this Kristine the more I wish you were in my living-room, sitting next to me, showing me each step of the way. I am a hands on/visual learner. Show me once I get it….Expect me to read each step AND crochet…I’ll never get it. It is beautiful though!!

  2. That is so cool! I’m so in love with the Tunisian stitch.

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