How to Crochet the Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch
Today’s Tunisian stitch is the Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch. This is also known as the Seed Stitch. I am in love with the texture on this one! It looks hard to do but it is super easy! You already know the two stitches you need to know by now–TSS and TPS! I’m itching to design something bigger with this stitch!
Let’s get down to it.
How To Work The Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch
The Honeycomb Stitch combines TSS and TPS, worked only in front bars. The stitches are offset from the previous row. You will need to chain an even number of stitches. A normal return pass and normal edge stitch are also worked on this one.
After you complete the normal foundation row, your first stitch for the first row of of the pattern is to work a TSS in the first bar, then work a TPS in the next bar; repeat that process until you get to the edge stitch; complete a normal edge stitch and a normal return.
For the next row, simply change it up: start with a TPS in the first bar, then do a TSS in the next bar; repeat that process to the end, completing a normal edge stitch and a normal return.
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Worsted/Aran/#4 weight yarn–Brava Worsted by Knit Picks in Cornflower, Tidepool, Alfalfa, and mint. I was able to get 2 squares out of each skein. As there are 12 squares, if you are using the same yarn, you will need 3 of each. I also used Brava Worsted Speckle in Tidal for borders and joining.
You can find Brava Worsted at WeCrochet
Fiber: 100% premium acrylic
Crochet Gauge: 11-14 sc = 4″ on I-K hooks (5.5mm-6.5mm)
Machine was and dry
I used a 6.5mm Tunisian hook from Furls and also one from Love To Crochet–a set I bought on Amazon.
To work this swatch with me, I recommend doing at least 4″ x 4″ square to learn the stitch before doing a pattern. For the CAL, you will need to do this for 12″ x 12″ square. This stitch does not have a multiple, you can simply crochet any number of stitches until you reach the desired measurement.
Complete a normal foundation row–you can find instructions for this in the Introduction to Tunisian post, here.
Row 1, Forward Pass: Crochet alternately [1 TSS and 1 TPS], end with normal edge stitch
Row 1, Return Pass: Complete a normal return pass (see the introduction post, here)
Row 2, Forward Pass: Crochet a row of [1 TPS and 1 TSS], end with normal edge stitch. The TPS are offset to the previous row.
Row 2, Return Pass: Complete a normal return pass.
Row 3 and onwards: Repeat rows 1 and 2, both passes.
Bind off: keep with the same pattern/repeat for binding off.
Where to find the pattern
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Learn Tunisian Series Links
Learn Tunisian Series (round up post and CAL information)
Tunisian Reverse Stitch (TRS)
Tunisian Half-Double Crochet Stitch (THDCS)
Tunisian Double Crochet Stitch (TDCS)