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Crochet Tutorial: Tunisian Knit Stitch Purled


An image of two tunisian crochet swatches. At the top is a blue swatch made of chunky t-shirt yarn showing the tunisian knit stitch purled and the lower swatch is made with a chunky cream colored cotton yarn, also showing the tunisian knit stitch purled.

Let’s learn the tunisian knit stitch purled together!

Many crocheters love tunisian crochet because it creates a fabric that is similar to knit, but is worked with a single long crochet hook or a crochet hook with a cable attached to the end.

Do not confuse tunisian crochet with knit, as it is not a hybrid of crochet and knit, but its own unique method of fiber arts. There are many tunisian crochet stitches that can not be replicated in crochet or knit, and it cannot mimic all knit stitches.

Much like standard crochet, tunisian crochet has variations of the typical stitches. Today, we’re going to learn how to make the tunisian knit stitch purled. This combines the tunisian knit stitch and tunisian purl. When I came across this stitch in the Tunisian Crochet Stitch Dictionary as part of a two stitch combination, I could not find many tutorials or explanations. (The book is great but the pictures are limited for some stitches.)

Ideas to use the tunisian knit stitch purled

The fun of crochet tutorials is learning a new stitch, such as this texture-fun tunisian crochet stitch and the multiples needed to make so many different projects. Below are a few ideas that I think would be great to use the tunisian knit stitch purled:

  • dischloth
  • hat made flat or in the round, if you know how *wink
  • scarf
  • blanket
  • purse or tote bag

Don’t let this list be a limit to your creativity for using the tunisian knit stitch purled. You can make anything!

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Scrap yarn – using KnitzNPurlz T-shirt Yarn

Tunisian crochet hook or standard crochet hook without thumb rest that matches yarn – using Lykke Indigo Interchangeable Hook, N-15 / 10 mm

Multiples needed for the stitch

Any number

Abbreviations Used:

ch: chain

FwdP: forward pass

Rem: remain(s) (ing)

RetP: return pass

St: stitch(es)

Tss: tunisian simple stitch

Tks: tunisian knit stitch

Tks purled: tunisian knit stitch purled

YO: yarn over


Bind Off: *insert hook under next vertical bar, YO and pull through vertical bar and loop on hook

End St: insert hook in under both loops of last st from front to back, YO and pull up a loop

RetP: YO and pull through one loop (ch 1), *YO, pull through 2 loops, rep from * to end, one loop rem on hook

Foundation Row: insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, YO and pull up a loop, *insert hook in next ch, YO and pull up a loop, rep from *



  • The Foundation Row is made of tss.
  • The loop on the hook counts as the first st and a tss.
  • Always make the End St, which counts as a tss.
  • Each row is made from the FwdP and RetP.
  • The tunisian knit stitch purled is made in two parts.

Written Instructions

  1. Ch 10
  2. Starting in 2nd ch from hook, *insert hook into back bump, YO and pull up a loop, rep from * to end (FwdP complete) 10 loops on hook
  3. Ch 1, *YO and pull through 2 loops, rep from * to end (RetP complete) 10 tss
  4. Pull yarn to the front of work, insert hook through the middle of the next vertical bar as for tks
  5. Move yarn to the back of work, holding yarn at the front, YO and pull up a loop (tks purled made)
  6. (Repeat steps 4-5) 8 times, make End St. 10 loops on hooks
  7. RetP 2 tss, 8 tks purled
  8. Repeat steps 4-7 until desired length
  9. Bind off

Want to see that in video?

If you need to see how to make the tunisian knit stitch purled in action, check out the video below.

That’s all there is to Tunisian Knit Stitch Purled!

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