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Tunisian Lace Stitch #1 Tutorial

Updated: Apr 19, 2019

Today's tutorial is on this beautiful lace stitch. I don't know the name of it so I'll just call it #1 so they're appropriately numbered if and when I post new lace stitches :)

For this tutorial, I'm using Knitter's Prides Dreamz Symfonie Wood Hooks. They're interchangeable and comes with different size cords. This is perfect since the project I'm working on needs to be approx. 40" wide. I used the connector (You'll see in the video) to connect 2 cords and extend the cord so I can work with a wider piece.

The wood hooks are very comfortable to work with and not too rough, and not too slippery like metal hooks. I have other Knitter Pride's interchangeable sets and the cords all work with each product (which is nice!)

The set comes with 8 hooks from 3.5mm to 8mm in a clear case with several stoppers, keys & a couple of extenders. There are 3 cords in different colors that can be connected for a longer cord.

I am just falling in love with Tunisian Crochet. This stitch is pretty easy to learn. If you're familiar with regular crochet, it's almost the same as working double crochet stitches. Don't worry if you don't crochet, The videos will go over it step by step.

If you don't know the basics of Tunisian Crochet, check out my Tunisian - Beginners, Tunisian Cast On and Tunisian Simple Stitch posts!

Materials used in tutorial



st(s) - Stitch(es)


Start with your foundation row: Chain in multiples of 2 sts + 1. In my example, I chained 11 (10+1).

Starting with the 2nd chain from hook, insert through back hump and draw up a loop. Continue to draw up loops leaving them on hook. RetP.

Step 1: FwP: chain 1, work 2 tdc in the next 2 sts (Vertical bars) until last 2 sts.

Work just 1 tdc into the 2nd to last st. and last st (always inserting hook through 2 loops on side)

Step 2: Work a normal RetP

Step 3: FwP: chain 1, work 1 tdc in the next st. *2tdc into the next 2 sts* Repeat from * to * until last st. Your tdc clusters should now be in-between the previous clusters below.

Work 1tdc in last sts.

Step 4: Work a normal RetP

Repeat these 4 steps until desired size. Work a normal tslst to finish off.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

I have 2 Tunisian Patterns available for free. Check them out!


Tunisian Lace Stitch #1

Video Tutorial




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Jenny Robinson
Jenny Robinson

Thank you! I love your tutorial. I'm doing a shawl with this lace stitch #1. It is such a lovely stitch. Your tutorial is very imforative and easy to follow.

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