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Kim Guzman, Crochet and Knit Design

Tunisian Crochet: Stop the Curling


Tunisian crochet curls. It’s the nature of the craft. And some stitches curl more than others. Sometimes, you can take advantage of the curl, like with this hat. It curls wonderfully for a rolled brim.

But there are times when you don’t want the curl, and here are some tips to help reduce or remove the curling.

  1. Use a larger hook.
  2. Work a few rows of Tunisian Reverse Stitch at the beginning.
  3. Work a few rows of Tunisian Purl Stitch at the beginning.
  4. Work a few rows of any variation of seed stitch at the beginning.
  5. Use a pattern in which the designer has provided the method of removing the curl.
  6. Use a fiber which will block out after finishing.
  7. Apply a heavy border after finishing.
  8. Work one or two rows of Tunisian Double Stitch at the beginning.
  9. Work one or two rows of Tunisian Extended Stitch at the beginning.
  10. Work in a lace stitch pattern which rarely curls much.
  11. Add ribbing at the beginning.

All stitches mentioned above can be found in my free online videos here.

The hat is available in my online class here. (And, yes, that’s me in the photo.)

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Author: crochetkim

Artist: Crochet and Knit Pattern Designer

4 thoughts on “Tunisian Crochet: Stop the Curling

  1. Hi Kim : love all your beautiful kniting and crocheting. I bought the Knitted Slipper Socks and I am having problems with the Gusset and instep and probably the gusset and instep. I have never knitted socks and perhaps this is just too difficult for me but I have tried several times and just can’t get it. I would like to get these knitted up before Xmas.

  2. Reblogged this on Tigers Crafty Crafts and commented:
    Take a look at my friend Kim Guzman’s newest creation. Absolutely beautiful and she also shows you a trick. Check it out.

  3. I love how you’re rocking the curled hat with your curly hair. Let it all curl!! :D

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