Learn How To Do The Tunisian Reverse Stitch
The 4th stitch in the Learn Tunisian Series, the Tunisian Reverse Stitch (TRS) is here! While this stitch starts out a bit awkward, the second row and onward are super easy. As always, I have written instructions, photo tutorial, and video tutorial all in one post!
To work the Tunisian Reverse Stitch, insert the hook into the vertical back bar from the wrong side of the fabric and pull up a loop. The last return row will tilt forward and form little knots, which to me, looks like upside-down, backward single crochets! Crazy, right?
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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 a row of TRS (in the back bar), end with a normal edge stitch.
Row 1, Return Pass: Complete a normal return pass (see the introduction post, here)
Row 2 and onward: Complete the instructions for row 1 both forward and return passes.
Where to find the pattern
Click the button below to go to the Ravelry store and use the code: TRS at checkout to get the PDF for free for the month of May 2021.
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)