Tunisian crochet is a unique and versatile technique that combines elements of both knitting and crochet. The Tunisian Crochet Knit Stitch, also known as the Tunisian Knit Stitch or Afghan Stitch, creates a fabric that closely resembles the look of knitted stockinette stitch. Here’s a free pattern for practicing the Tunisian Crochet Knit Stitch:

Materials Needed:

  • Tunisian crochet hook (size appropriate for your yarn)
  • Yarn of your choice (suitable for your chosen hook size)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends


  • Tss: Tunisian Simple Stitch (basic stitch used in Tunisian crochet)
  • Ch: Chain
  • Ret: Return (returning the loop to the main hook)
  • Yo: Yarn over


Foundation Row:

  1. Start with a foundation chain of any even number of stitches.
  2. Insert your Tunisian crochet hook from right to left into the second chain from the hook.
  3. Yarn over and pull up a loop, leaving it on the hook.
  4. Repeat step 2 and 3 across the entire foundation chain. You should have a row of loops on your hook.

Forward Pass (Right to Left):

  1. Yarn over and pull through one loop on the hook (this counts as the first Tss).
  2. Insert the hook from right to left under the next vertical bar (the front vertical strand of the loop) of the previous row, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Repeat from * to * across the row, keeping all loops on the hook.

Return Pass (Left to Right):

  1. Yarn over and pull through one loop on the hook (this counts as the first chain stitch).
  2. Yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook. Repeat from * to * across the row until you have one loop left on the hook.

Repeat Rows:

  • Repeat the Forward Pass and Return Pass until your work reaches the desired length.


  • To bind off, insert your hook from right to left under the next vertical bar, yarn over and pull through both the vertical bar and the loop on your hook. Continue binding off in this manner across the row.
  • Cut the yarn, leaving a tail for weaving in the end.


  • Keep your tension even to create a consistent fabric.
  • The first loop on your hook after the foundation chain will count as your first stitch in subsequent rows.
  • Experiment with different yarn colors and textures to create beautiful patterns.

Remember, Tunisian crochet can take a bit of practice to get used to, especially if you’re new to the technique. Don’t be discouraged if your first attempts don’t turn out perfectly just keep practicing and you’ll get the hang of it!