How to Crochet the Tunisian Wide Ribs Stitch

How to Crochet the Tunisian Wide Ribs Stitch
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Today’s stitch is the Tunisian Wide Ribs Stitch and it is our last one!  I cannot believe we are about to wrap this up!  After this stitch, we will put a border around each one and join with the zig-zag stitch that Helen provided a tutorial for, here.

We will then do a simple border (of your choice!) and it will all be done!  I cannot wait to see all of the pretty blankets in our Facebook Group!

How to Crochet the Tunisian Wide Ribs Stitch

Chain a multiple of 4 plus 2 (for edge stitches) and complete a foundation row.

The Wide Ribs looks like knitted cuffs but is not stretchy.  It is worked with TKS and TPS.  You will work 2 TPS followed by 2 TKS for each row, building columns.

Materials List:

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I used:

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

Weight: Worsted

Crochet Gauge: 11-14 sc = 4″ on I-K hooks (5.5mm-6.5mm)

Yards: 218

Grams: 100

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.


Stitch markers

Tape Measure

Yarn Needle


F–Forward Pass

R–Return Pass

TKS–Tunisian Knit Stitch

TPS–Tunisian Purl Stitch




*–indicates where to start repeat


Written Instructions

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 has a multiple of 4+2;  you can simply crochet the multiple 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

F: Crochet a row of [2TKS and 2 TPS], end with a left edge stitch as normal.

R: Normal return pass

Row 2

Repeat row 1 working both F and R passes.

Bind off

You can do this with a 6.5mm regular crochet hook if you prefer—with the starting loop on your hook, *[insert your hook in the next st as to work a TKS and pull a loop thru all loops on the hook] 2 times, [insert your hook as to work a TPS in the next st and pull a loop thru all loops on the hook] 2 times; rep from * to edge st; insert hook into edge st and pull loop thru all loops on the hook.  FO.  Weave in ends.

Photo Tutorial

wide ribs

Video Tutorials:

Where to find the pattern

Sunflower Store

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Click here to go to the pattern download and enter the code

Learn Tunisian Series (round up post and CAL information)

Introduction to Tunisian

Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS)

Tunisian Knit Stitch (TKS)

Tunisian Purl Stitch (TPS)

Tunisian Reverse Stitch (TRS)

Tunisian Full Stitch (TFS)

Tunisian Half-Double Crochet Stitch (THDCS)

Tunisian Double Crochet Stitch (TDCS)

Tunisian Smock Stitch

Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch

Tunisian Basket Weave Stitch

Tunisian Crossed Stitch

Tunisian Wide Ribs Stitch