Tunisian Crochet Ribbing Photo Tutorial

Blossom Lady
Nov 25, 2023 10:33 AM
Tunisian Crochet Ribbing Photo Tutorial

Dive into the art of Tunisian Crochet Ribbing, where the graceful blend of the Tunisian Knit Stitch and Tunisian Purl Stitch creates a fabric resembling classic knit ribbing. This tutorial unveils the secrets behind achieving this sophisticated texture, opening up a realm of possibilities for your crochet endeavors.

Crafted Elegance

Tunisian Crochet Ribbing captures the essence of traditional knit ribbing, offering a polished and refined finish to your projects. By interweaving the Tunisian Knit Stitch and Tunisian Purl Stitch, you'll witness the emergence of a ribbed pattern that emulates the timeless charm of knitted garments.

Stitch Combinations

The magic of this ribbing lies in its flexibility. While the tutorial showcases a combination of 1 Tunisian Purl Stitch (tps) followed by 2 Tunisian Knit Stitches (tks), the beauty of the technique allows for endless possibilities. Experiment with different stitch combinations, such as 2 purls + 2 knits or 2 purls + 3 knits, by ensuring your foundation row aligns with the chosen multiples + 2.

Tailoring to Your Vision

As you embark on your Tunisian Crochet Ribbing journey, anticipate a structure that's less stretchy than standard crochet ribbing. This makes it ideal for projects where excessive stretch isn't required. The tutorial shares insights on incorporating this ribbing into projects like hats, providing tips on accounting for its reduced stretch in the foundation chain.

Taming the Curl

The combination of Tunisian Knit and Purl Stitches not only creates a beautiful ribbed texture but also tames the natural curl of the fabric. This makes the stitch combination perfect for borders, offering a neat and well-behaved finish to blankets or other crochet creations.

The Creative Process

Watch the complete video tutorial for a visual walkthrough, allowing you to grasp the intricacies of each stitch. Additionally, if you're new to the Tunisian Knit and Purl Stitches, detailed photo and video tutorials are available to enhance your understanding.

Supplies You'll Need:

  • Yarn: Red Heart Chic Sheep Suede or any of your choice
  • Tunisian Crochet Hook Size J (6.0 mm)


  • yo = yarn over
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • tps = Tunisian purl stitch
  • tks = Tunisian knit stitch

Resizing the Pattern:

For a combination of 1 purl + 2 knit, work the foundation row in multiples of 3 + 2.

Tunisian Crochet Ribbing Tutorial

Row 1: Foundation Row

Work a standard Tunisian foundation row, ensuring you have multiples of 3 + 2 stitches. Refer to the Tunisian Knit Stitch tutorial for guidance on crocheting the foundation row in Tunisian Crochet.

Row 2: Purl / Knit Stitch Ribbing

Forward Pass:

  • tps in the next st, (continue forward pass) tks in the next 2 sts, repeat to the last st.

Reverse Pass:

  • yo, pull through 1 loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, repeat until 1 loop remains on the hook.

Continue repeating Row 2 to achieve your desired size.

Embrace the artistry of Tunisian Crochet Ribbing and infuse your creations with a touch of timeless elegance. This versatile stitch is a gateway to a world of possibilities, offering an exquisite finish to your crochet masterpieces. Happy crocheting!

Tunisian Crochet Ribbing Photo Tutorial
Tunisian Crochet Ribbing Photo Tutorial
Tunisian Crochet Ribbing Photo Tutorial
Tunisian Crochet Ribbing Photo Tutorial
Tunisian Crochet Ribbing Photo Tutorial
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