What is Tunisian crochet good for?
What is this? Interchangeable Tunisian crochet hooks are used for working larger project mostly, including afghans, and also for working in the round. You can purchase two sets, or two of the same size hooks and cap each end with them to create large two color projects and graphgans.
Does Tunisian crochet use less yarn?
With modern Tunisian crochet, though, not only do you use less yarn but, in some cases, you will use less yarn than you would for a comparable project in hand knit.
Which yarn is best for Tunisian crochet?
Tunisian Crochet and Yarn
Usually a worsted weight acrylic or wool yarn was crocheted with an “afghan hook” smaller than a size I tend to use. (I usually start with a size K/6.5mm hook for medium weight yarns and then go up or down hook sizes from there.)
Is Tunisian crochet easy to learn?
Tunisian (also known as Afghan) Crochet makes a dense and squishy fabric with a beautiful texture. It’s very easy to learn and very satisfying to hook up! This type of crochet is distinguished by the tool you use to work it, namely a long “Afghan” hook.
Does crochet use more yarn than knitting?
Crocheting takes 30% more yarn than knitting.
Why is it called Tunisian crochet?
The name Tunisian and Afghan would indicate it began in the Near East or northern Africa. Not a lot of evidence can be found to substantiate this. Most believe the term “Tunisian crochet” was started by the French. In the early 1800’s, crochet publications started showing Tunisian stitches.