Tunisian Crochet

Tunisian crochet is that mix of kitting and crochet that people more of then that not think is knitting or have never heard of it at all.


A tunisian hook is also referred to as an afghan hook. It is an elongated hook that has a hook on one end and a stopper on the other. This hook measures between 10 and 14 inches. It comes in various metric sizes, just had regular crochet hooks and knitting needles do.

Despite the name, there is no history of tunisian crochet ever having been in Tunisia. The name itself is believed to originate in France. The technique has no known origins, nor does it have an confirmed history, attractiveness or utility. It’s official name has even come under dispute as the first known instructions for the technique appeared in Europe in the mid-19th century under various other names, including, but not limited to, Afghan Crochet, Tricot Crochet, Scotch Knitting, Shepherd’s Knitting, the Princess Frederick William Stitch and The Princess Royal Crochet Stitch.

The true origins of Tunisian Crochet may never be known. The earliest confirmed sample of the technique is from the 20th century. There has been no confirmed samples that predate this.