Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Afghan Hooks and the Tunisian Stitch

Since I worked up a small afghan years ago using an afghan hook and Tunisian stitch, I've been dying to work with them again. The Tunisian stitch is simple, quick, and has a lovely texture; the afghan hook looks like the misbegotten lovechild of a crochet hook and a knitting needle, but is nonetheless amazing.

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Combine the two, and you have a quick, easy piece of fabric.

I'd love to have several sizes of afghan hooks, so I can work up some super-quick afghans. I also wish I had time for a tunisian entrelac project. Entrelac is a technique that yields a beautiful basketweave texture, and is more common in knitting than crochet. I actually discovered it when I did a Google search for afghan hooks.  Luckily, you can do most tunisian entrelac projects with a regular crochet hook, since the squares tend to be fairly small.

Photo from For The Love of Crochet Along blog.


Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

You have the same template as me! I love this one. I just signed up to be a follower of yours - come on over to my blog - I'm waiting to get my 70th follower. I love to crochet too.

glor said...

I have yet to try the entrelac technique but its something I have to do soon. I love how it looks! Your 9 patch granny is very pretty, love the colors. Signed up to follow you. Have a nice day.

Nancy McGill said...

Thank you both! :) I'll be sure to check out your blogs too.

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

I love the way that looks! I have some of those hooks...I've never used them though... ;D