3 ways to increase stitches in Tunisian crochet


How do we increase stitches in the basic
Tunisian crochet? We’ll have a look at three different ways you can increase.
They all work equally well if you have a flat piece of Tunisian crochet or if you
are working in the round. Hello I’m Tuula and I’m glad to share
this tutorial with you! In case you are not familiar with Tunisian crochet in
general please see some of my other videos. I’m linking my Tunisian crochet
playlist to this video. I have now started a new row and I’m going to do
two increases in the middle. One more stitch without increasing and this is
the first of the three ways to increase. I will increase before and after this
next vertical bar. This first way I am inserting the hook under the entire
previous row. Here, and make a stitch. There. Then the next one normally and since I want to increase twice I’ll do
that again, pull the yarn through. There. You see now that this one and that one
are extra stitches and then I continue normally to the end of the row and then
do the return pass the way you normally would and then we’ll have our two extra
stitches. So here’s coming now to the first one of
them, so you just do it the way you would if it was an ordinary stitch. And now the
second one and going on to the end. So here now we see that we have two extra
stitches. Here and there. This method the loop that you get when you increase is a
bit longer. Let’s look at the next way we can increase. I crocheted one row in
between and and now I’m again going to increase on both sides of that there
stitch. First one more before increases and this time I’m increasing by simply
making an extra yarn-over and then going on to the stitch and to increase again,
again a yarn-over nothing more. And then you just go on with the rest of the row. And this is now the return pass of
that row and I continue. Now, the next one is the first one of the yarn-overs and
you treat it just like any stitch. So, going through those two loops. The next
one is an original stitch and after that there’s again the yarn-over so that
again creates a new stitch. And so on, until the end. So this again looks
slightly different. I’ll make another row now so we see what it looks like. I
started the row and then continuing and once we come to the spot where we had
the yarn-overs it’s a little bit different but you need to just go in
there and take the vertical bar and pull the yarn through like normal.
Then the original stitch and here’s the other one, the other yarn-over and we
keep going. Those stitches are here and there.
Then on to the third way of doing it. I have started a new row and I’m coming to
where the increases should be. With this one we are not making the stitch in
between other stitches but we are actually using stitches from the
previous row. So the increase will be here and here. This here one in the
middle is always just the same. Now I’m first making the ordinary stitch by
taking the vertical bar and then I’m starting to do it the same way taking
this here same vertical bar but if I just made another stitch into the same
it of course wouldn’t stay there, it would just make one big stitch. So I’m
taking the top loop of the return pass stitch right next to it. So I’m pulling
through two loops now. They’re like that. So that now made two different stitches.
Then this one doesn’t increase so I’m just making a stitch there. And then
I’m doing that again to the next one. First an ordinary stitch, then another one
but with taking the loop in between the vertical bars also, so that you need to
pull through two loops to get it. Here we are
and then again finishing the row and then coming back. I’m on the return pass
now and as I’m getting closer to the to the extra stitches I will again simply
just consider them like any stitch. So this increased that there, then there’s
the middle one and this here one had two stitches. There. Again, we’ll see that better.
I’ll crochet a few more rows now and then we’ll look at it again. Here we have the
three increases. This first one as you can see is different in that it leaves
small holes. The other two here with the yarn-over and here with making it into the same
stitch look fairly similar. So just depending on what you are working on you
can take your pick from these three different ways of doing it. So that’s it
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