Tunisian Crochet – working the ‘Twisted Simple Stitch’ (TWSS)

The Tunisian Crochet ‘twisted simple stitch‘ is a nice variation on the simple stitch.

Unlike the simple stitch, the twisted simple stitch doesn’t curl when working. As a result, your left with a nice and flat piece of work.

As with all stitches in Tunisian Crochet, we begin with creating a ‘foundation row‘. Once complete, we begin to work our ‘twisted simple stitch‘.

The foundation row has already been worked. We have the first stitch of the row on the hook, as a result of completing the foundation row, so we miss the first vertical bar which is the one directly under the first loop.
With the twisted simple stitch, we work from left to right instead of right to left. Place the hook over the 2nd vertical bar and pull the hook to the right and scoop under the vertical bar.
Slightly twist the hook and bring it down and up as you push the hook through.
We now need to bring the working yarn over the hook.
We then pull the yarn back through the vertical bar and pull up the loop You should now have two loops on the hook. The first loop made by working the foundation row and the next loop which is the ‘twisted simple stitch‘ that you have just created.
Continue working into each vertical bar in the same way until you have one vertical bar remaining. Using this example, I have worked into 12 vertical bars.
We now have to work the end stitch. Place the hook under the last vertical bar and also the vertical bar behind. You should now have two vertical bars on the hook.
Next, work a ‘yarn over hook’, pull through both bars and pull up a loop.
You have now completed the end stitch. To complete the row of twisted simple stitches, the return pass must be worked.
You have now completed the Twisted Simple Stitch in Tunisian Crochet.

Please see my tutorial on ‘working the Foundation Row’ which will include how to do the ‘return pass’.

Happy crocheting!!!

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