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Stitch of the Week 5: Tunisian Reverse Stitch

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    Stitch of the Week 5: Tunisian Reverse Stitch

    Hello everyone! It's our 5th "Stitch of the Week" with the Tunisian Reverse Stitch!

    A video tutorial for TRS is available from CrochetKim HERE & from Mode Bespoke HERE.

    The Tunisian Reverse Stitch (TRS) is visually similar to TPS (Tunisian Purl Stitch), though it creates a more substantial texture by sitting higher on the fabric. Using the TRS can give your project definition whether as a border or with color changes to create contrast. TRS combats curling when incorporated with many of the heavy curling stitches.

    TRS is made in reverse of TSS, by inserting the hook through the back vertical bar with the yarn in back.

    It's always nice to have the video tutorial, however, you should also have the resources to read a written pattern as well. Below is the written instructions for TRS:

    Begin this & nearly all Tunisian projects with a Foundation Row:
    • Create a chain (later we'll explore different cast ons)
    • (1) Insert your hook into the back bump of the second chain from the hook.
    • (2) Yarn over and pull up a loop. Leave that loop on your hook.
    • Repeat steps 1&2 across the row. This is your "Forward Pass". Don't turn your work.
    Or
    • Experiment with one of the alternative casts on from this post: Cast On Methods.
    • Yarn over and draw through one loop only. (Yarn over and draw through two loops.) Repeat () to the end. You should have one loop on your hook.
    Those steps create your foundation row. You'll see your vertical bars across the row and proceed to make different types of stitches in the remaining rows of the work.

    TRS with a single ended hook. Single Row Repeat
    • Skip first vertical bar directly beneath the loop on the hook, insert your hook, from right to left, through the next back vertical bar, draw up a loop. Continue pulling up loops in this manner until you reach the last stitch, TSS in the last stitch.
    Basic return pass as in prior tutorials.

    Continue making Forward & Return passes to your desired length.

    Bind off row.

    There are only a few times when the bind off isn’t necessary. It typically isn't needed for most lace designs since that would close up an otherwise lacy project.
    • Binding off starts just as you would any other row. Insert your hook as you would for TRS.
    • Yarn over and pull up a loop. Continue pulling through the loop on the hook. You're only doing a slip stitch, just like any other slip stitch in regular crochet. Repeat across the row to the last stitch.
    • Last stitch - insert your hook under both vertical bars of the last stitch (it should look like a v on the outer edge of the work) and finish the slip stitch. Chain 1, cut the yarn and pull through the loop to fasten off.


    Free Patterns - Video & Written

    Wishy Washies Washcloths (Written)
    Picnic Plaid Afghan (Written)
    Asha Cowl (Photo Tutorial)
    Tunisian Fall Pumpkins (Video)
    Leaf Tunisian Crochet Dishcloth (Written)

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    Debbie

    Stashbusting CAL WTD -8/YTD -650 (2019-642)(2018-109)
    Book Challenge 45/50 (2019-51)(2018-35)

    “Properly practiced, knitting (& crochet) soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either.”
    Elizabeth Zimmerman with edits by me

    #2
    Here's the pattern for the Heart Block..........
    Heart Block
    Foundation: (TSS) x 31
    Row 2: TSS, (TRS) x 29, TSS
    Row 3: (TSS) x 31
    Row 4: (TSS) x 31
    Row 5: (TSS) x 15, TRS, (TSS) x 15
    Row 6: (TSS) x 14, (TRS) x 3, (TSS) x 14
    Row 7: (TSS) x 13, (TRS) x 5, (TSS) x 13
    Row 8: (TSS) x 12, (TRS) x 7, (TSS) x 12
    Row 9: (TSS) x 11, (TRS) x 9, (TSS) x 11
    Row 10: (TSS) x 10, (TRS) x 11, (TSS) x 10
    Row 11: (TSS) x 9, (TRS) x 13, (TSS) x 9
    Row 12: (TSS) x 8, (TRS) x 15, (TSS) x 8
    Row 13: (TSS) x 7, (TRS) x 17, (TSS) x 7
    Row 14: (TSS) x 6, (TRS) x 19, (TSS) x 6
    Row 15: (TSS) x 5, (TRS) x 21, (TSS) x 5
    Row 16: (TSS) x 4, (TRS) x 23, (TSS) x 4
    Row 17: (TSS) x 3, (TRS) x 25, (TSS) x 3
    Row 18: (TSS) x 3, (TRS) x 25, (TSS) x 3
    Row 19: (TSS) x 3, (TRS) x 25, (TSS) x 3
    Row 20: (TSS) x 4, (TRS) x 11, TSS, (TRS) x 11, (TSS) x 4
    Row 21: (TSS) x 5, (TRS) x 8, (TSS) x 5, (TRS) x 8, (TSS) x 5
    Row 22: (TSS) x 6, (TRS) x 5, (TSS) x 9, (TRS) x 5, (TSS) x 6
    Row 23: (TSS) x 31
    Row 24: (TSS) x 31
    Row 25: (TSS) x 31
    Row 26: TSS, (TRS) x 29, TSS - BIND OFF
    Notes: 1st TSS of each row is the existing loop on the hook from the return pass of the previous row.
    Use Basic Return Pass
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    Debbie

    Stashbusting CAL WTD -8/YTD -650 (2019-642)(2018-109)
    Book Challenge 45/50 (2019-51)(2018-35)

    “Properly practiced, knitting (& crochet) soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either.”
    Elizabeth Zimmerman with edits by me

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      #3
      Beautiful new stitch!!
      Knitting is happening here! ❤️

      Stashbuster MAL 2020: WTD: +27; YTD -246

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        #4
        I can't wait to get started on this new stitch. I do love the Heart block..

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          #5
          I have a question, the videos show the hook going through the back loop from right to left.. not left to right as your written instructions state. Is this a typo or did I misinterpret the videos??
          Linda
          Stasbusting week ending 9/19 WTD = 0 YTD = +160


          "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.
          The Old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost"

          JRR Tolkien

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          • TexasPurl
            TexasPurl commented
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            I meant my other left to right! 😂

            I'll correct that typo. Apologies!

          • crosstitchlinda
            crosstitchlinda commented
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            TexasPurl No problem, I had to really think about it to visualize the motion and then when I gave up and looked at the video, I figured it out. My daughter is a leftie and she would mix up left and right often

          • hereami
            hereami commented
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            TexasPurl
            Lol....I still have to tell one of my adult craft loving daughters..."Your other Left"...LOL

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ID:	73359 I finished block 5 and made a Heart Block. I love all these new stitches and using them together.

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          • Kathy7661
            Kathy7661 commented
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            Wow, you are fast! Nicely done!

          • TexasPurl
            TexasPurl commented
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            WooHoo! Look at you knocking 'em out! They look fabulous!

          • DJM
            DJM commented
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            Thank you all for your kind words.. I am having fun.

          #7
          Here’s my block for week 5, with oops’s and all. I found the stitch easier than anticipated, for me it wasn’t any more difficult than the simple stitch EXCEPT at the beginning and end of the,rows, as indicated by the errors.

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          Kathie from Indiana

          2020 Stashbuster: WTD - 6, YTD + 174

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          #8
          I have only pinned, not actually blocked, but here is my little heart.

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          Knitting is happening here! ❤️

          Stashbuster MAL 2020: WTD: +27; YTD -246

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          • TexasPurl
            TexasPurl commented
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            Awesome!

          • pinesprairie
            pinesprairie commented
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            Aww, it's so cute!

          • Char
            Char commented
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            Thanks everyone.

          #9
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          Natalie from Oklahoma

          "Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." MLK
          Stashbuster MAL 2020 YTD +43 WTD -3

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          • Kathy7661
            Kathy7661 commented
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            Nicely done!

          • knitter131
            knitter131 commented
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            This is really pretty, loving the color 😊

          • KnitsWithHorses
            KnitsWithHorses commented
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            Thanks y'all. 🤗

          #10
          I decided to use the heart square chart to make a dishcloth. It's LB Comfy Cotton Blend, which I've used for dishcloths before.
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          Natalie from Oklahoma

          "Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." MLK
          Stashbuster MAL 2020 YTD +43 WTD -3

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          • pinesprairie
            pinesprairie commented
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            Nice stitches and it's true, the variegated yarn really shows up in different way.

          • TeaNSugar
            TeaNSugar commented
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            Nice work. It looks great with that yarn!

          • KnitsWithHorses
            KnitsWithHorses commented
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            Thanks y'all. 🤗

          #11
          Feels good to be caught up. Here is my block for this week as well as a picture of all the blocks so far. (none are blocked and none are perfect)
          I enjoyed learning to work in the back of my work. I had never done that before.
          If I get the time I will try the heart pattern listed above.
          Attached Files
          Book Challenge 38/50
          2020 stash busting WTD. 2 YTD. 27

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          • Kathy7661
            Kathy7661 commented
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            Very nice! I like how you’ve labeled each block...I’m beginning to forget which is which!

          • hereami
            hereami commented
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            Kathy7661 I was forgetting what the stitch was called as soon as I got to block 2. I am also piecing together a little personal binder with some of the information we are being given. (Basic directions, the 3 letters the stitch is called, and the chart sign. Plus some information about the square I personally worked out.) If I didn't do this I wouldn't remember how to do anything. And in this crazy year...I want to be prepared in case my internet or power supply goes down. (knock on wood)(...or what ever superstition you have to ward off the thing I just talked about.)

          • Kathy7661
            Kathy7661 commented
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            hereami Very organized and very smart!

          #12
          Here’s my finished TRS
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          • Kathy7661
            Kathy7661 commented
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            pinesprairie I’m not sure how big my blanket will get, the squares are only 6”. I think once this yarn is used up I may switch to some Knit Picks Dishie I have and make washcloths...I can always use more.

          • Kathy7661
            Kathy7661 commented
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            hereami This yarn is Knit Picks Spectacular Speckles 75/25 fingering weight. Unfortunately, it’s no longer available 😢 They do however have a Horthorne speckle hand painted yarn 80/20 fingering weight available which is what’s pictured in my last square. I purchased it to go with the peach I had.

          • Kathy7661
            Kathy7661 commented
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            Thank you all for the nice comments! 💕

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