Getting Started-Tunisian Crochet
Step 1: FOUNDATION CHAIN: Make a slip knot and place it on the hook. Wrap the yarn around the hook and pull through loop. This is your first ch. Continue in this way until you have the correct number of ch (NOTE: do not count the loop on the hook as a ch).
Step 2: PICKING UP STITCHES: In this technique all the stitches are held on the hook, to start you need to transfer your ch onto the hook. This is called ‘picking up’ stitches. How to do it: Insert hook into first ch, yoh, pull through first loop only, leaving two loops on hook. Repeat this until you have picked up all the ch sts.
Step 3: RETURN PASS: Each Tunisian crochet row is made up of a forward and a return pass. Do this after picking up your stitches. How to do it: Yoh, pull through first loop on hook. * Yoh, pull through next two loops. Rep from * until one loop rem on hook. Every return pass will be worked in this way unless otherwise stated.