In less than a week we will be entering National Crochet Month. What do you have plan for the month? Here are some suggests for you to try.

1. This is the perfect time to teach someone else the love of crocheting.
2 Maybe try a new stitch you have saw and loved.
3. Crochet some things for charity or some one you love
4. Crochet in public
5. Try a new yarn fiber you have never used before
6. Crochet an Easter (or Resurrection Sunday as I like to call it) gift for a loved one.  It is

March 31 this year.

What ever you decide come and join me in the celebration of crocheting for the month of March. Would love to hear some of the things you have planned.

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Bobbles in Blue Throw

On a different note; I have finished the Tunisian Crochet Afghan I started. I love doing the Tunisian stitch, but it is a time consuming one for me. It took me a little under 6 weeks to finish this afghan.

I decided to crochet my in Autumn Red instead of blue to match my living room. It was a great learning experience for me. Although, I have made several pieces in Tunisian stitch I have never tried the lace stitches.

This afghan was composed of the Tunisian Reverse Stitch (TRS), Tunisian Knit Stitch (TKS), Tunisian Bobble, Make One (M1), Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS) (Basic Tunisian Crochet), V-Stitch (V-st), Shell and Popcorn (pc).

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Are you asking yourself what is Tunisian crochet and how is it different from regular crochet? The Tunisian (also known as the Afghan crochet stitch) is becoming quite popular again, as many people are expressing an interest in learning it.

Basically, Tunisian Crochet is always work in two steps. Each row is worked in two parts; the first part of the row is worked from right to left. And second part of the row is worked from left to right; the work is never turned. The fabric is created by working into the bars of the stitch instead of the top loops with a long crochet hook with a stopper on the end; some of the longer afghan hooks have cables on the end to take the stress weight off the hook keeping a more even tension. The hook filled with numerous loops form the previous row and than removed two loops at a time.

To accomplish this stitch you it requires a special hook with a hook on one end and a stopper on the other end, it comes in 10″ or 14″. There is also a flexible Tunisian crochet hook that has the wire attached that is great for larger project.

It is a beautiful stitch and one you should think about tying to master if you have never attempt the Tunisian Stitch.

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.