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My tunisian crochet needles have arrived. Yay!!

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rantinghousewife Tue 04-Sep-07 10:42:03

Gonna go make a swatch, see how I do!!

rantinghousewife Tue 04-Sep-07 21:49:25

Did it!!! Did it!! I can report it's really easy once you get the hang of it. Pathetically pleased with myself. I can feel an afghan coming on.grin

GreebosWhiskers Wed 05-Sep-07 09:09:15

Doesn't it make a gorgeous fabric? Where did you get the needles from? What are you gonna make? <<takes a few steadying breaths>>

I got some cheapy chunky plastic ones off ebay & am making the ribbed scarf in the pattern booklet with some sirdar denim ultra that I got from an MNer - it's 160 stitches but only 4 rows so shouldn't take too long

rantinghousewife Wed 05-Sep-07 10:00:22

Oh, it does, I'm very impressed. Got my needles off ebay too, want to make a couple of afghan throws, just experimenting with different wools at the moment to see what looks good and what doesn't. Like the idea of a scarf too, am finding it highly addictive at the moment and can't put the bloody needles down!!

rantinghousewife Wed 05-Sep-07 10:00:45

Sorry should have said needle!

GreebosWhiskers Wed 05-Sep-07 14:10:38

Hmm - have just spotted a reference to cro-hook which is apparently tunisian crochet using 2 colours of yarn & a double-ended hook. It appears to give you a fabric which is more or less a different colour on either side. Looks rather intriguing . . .

GreebosWhiskers Wed 05-Sep-07 14:12:14

Oops - meant to put a link in there blush

dressedupnowheretogo Wed 05-Sep-07 14:13:09

my friend jst gave me a retro book of patterns which has tunisian crochet in

pray tell me more any piccy's

rantinghousewife Wed 05-Sep-07 20:00:53

That looks intriguing GW, going to bookmark that and have a look.
Dressedup, tunisian crochet is also called Afghan crochet and uses a long hook like a cross between a knitting needle and a crochet hook this on the right
Ill post a pick of a swatch on my profile, so you can have a look, basically you chain the required number of links and then do a foundation row, which works chains onto the hook and then you 'work' them off again. Lot simpler than it sounds. (Am not very good at describing, sorry)

rantinghousewife Wed 05-Sep-07 20:03:28

And for some reason that link doesn't work, try this

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