February 02, 2012
Tunisian crochet is also known as the "afghan stitch." It is a beautiful technique that starts with a chain as with crochet. You pick up stitches from the chain, leaving the stitches on the hook. You then work off the loops that are on the hook, never turning the piece. Both crochet and knit stitches are used in creating attractive pieces.
You’ll need a Tunisian crochet hook with a stopper at one end. Go into Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center database and search for Tunisian crochet. You’ll find some free patterns.
You might also check out the book Get Hooked on Tunisian Crochet: Learn How with 13 Projects by Sheryl Thies.