I finally learned why Tunisian hooks are double ended! You can get that wonderful texture Tunisian crochet is known for, in the round.
Here’s my mini tutorial, with photos because I really struggled with the tutorial in a magazine which was written instructions only.
Start off chaining as many as you need and join with a slip stitch, as usual when crocheting in the round.
Pull up a few loops, but make sure not to load too many onto the hook
When you’ve pulled up some loops, slide the piece down to the opposite end of the hook
Then flip it horizontally so you’re ready to work with the hook by the stitches
This is for my jumper so I’m using a different coloured yarn on the return, but obviously you can use the same colour if you like.
Attach a new skein/ball at this end and start a return pass, making sure to only pull the working yarn through one loop for the first stitch and then two for all subsequent stitches
When you finish the return pass and have one loop left on the hook, slide it to the far end again.
Turn the hook, pick up the first working yarn (pink in this case) and start the process again.
And then repeat until the piece is long enough!
If you need to keep track of rounds like I do for my jumper, you’ll need to place a marker in the first stitch and move it up as you go
It took me a while to get the tenson consistent all the way around, but like most things it just takes practice. I found it helps to hold the non-active yarn in my right hand rather than just leaving it hanging.
So there you have it. Has anyone else tried Tunisian in the round? Got any more tips to share? Let me know in the comments!