A favorite form of crochet of mine is the ancient and very beautiful Tunisian Stitch . Check out the unique long hook with the ball on the end which stops stitches from falling off. It reminds me of a cross between knitting and crochet. This wrap is made from a variety of goat hair and has macrame ties. It also makes a great blanket when it is cold.
This sampler is an example of Tunisian stocking stitch. I try to fit a sample of a stitch in before I begin a project so that I can make my mistakes before I begin. These samplers can be put away and bought out again at just the right time and have 101 uses.
The last sampler is of the Tunisian lace Stitch.
It is believed this stitch originated in Africa and spread to other parts of the world in the 1800’s. it is also called the Afghan stitch.
Tunisian knitting is also referred to as “Shepard’s knitting”which is a term often linked with the Scottish Men’s contribution of Fair Isle. They are not related though.
This photo has been around a while but it still makes me smile. There are so many variations of knitting and crochet that there just might be one that is just right for you!