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Thread: Question about crocheting

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    Question about crocheting

    I suppose I'm like the student who told me he couldn't look up the word in the dictionary because he didn't know how to spell it. I've been looking for a crocheting technique that uses a long crochet hook where a whole row of stitches are held onto the hook to be completed all at one time. If I recall the hook has a flat cap on the opposite end of the hook....and the name of the technique begin with a "t." Anyone familiar with this technique? Thanks in advance for any response. Gail
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    Try Tunisian crochet.

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    you got my curiosity up... i found this http://crochetingthedayaway.blogspot...-tunisian.html
    i've seen this in a finished project but didn't know how it was done... thanks for asking this question
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    Yep! You can also use a double-ended hook, to make nice, thick reversible items.
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    It's also called afghan stitch.

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    in my books it is called the afghan stitch
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    Thank you all so much. Now to find the proper hook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GailG View Post
    Thank you all so much. Now to find the proper hook.
    Good old Wally world (Walmart ) has them. I love tunesian crochet, it makes a look you can't get w/ any other technique and is easy to learn.
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    I make some of my washcloths with the stitch with cotton yarn.
    it's not the easiest to work with, but makes a really nice washcloth.
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    As two other people have said, it's called afghan stitch and it uses a special "crochet hook" that looks like a knitting needle with a crochet hook at the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Try Tunisian crochet.
    Yep - I love Tunisian crochet. 1st one I did was an afghan all in 1color using only the basic stitch then I did a counted cross stitch pattern over it.

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    I have crocheted since I was 4 years old and that was a long time ago. lol This is a new technique to me and I look forward to getting one of the needles and trying it. Thanks for the post.
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    crochenit is the name

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    sorry the needle has a hook at each end just type in crochenit and it comes up and u can by the needle and patterns

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