Are you tired of the same old crochet techniques? Looking to spice up your fiber art game? Well, let me introduce you to the Afghan stitch, aka Tunisian Crochet’s funky cousin.
Now, you may be wondering, is the Afghan stitch the same as Tunisian Crochet? The short answer is no, but they do share some similarities. Both techniques use a long crochet hook and work in a forward and backward motion, creating a unique texture and drape.
But here’s where things get interesting. The Afghan stitch involves working each row in two parts, picking up loops on the forward pass and then working them off on the backward pass. This results in a fabric that looks like it was knit but with the ease and speed of a Crochet.
And let’s not forget about the endless design possibilities. The Afghan stitch works great for blankets, scarves, and even garments. Plus, you can mix and match colors and stitches to create intricate patterns and textures.
But wait, there’s more! The Afghan stitch is also a fantastic way to use up your yarn scraps. With its unique texture, even the most mismatched colors can come together to create a stunning piece.
So, if you’re ready to take your crochet game to the next level, give the Afghan stitch a try. It may just become your new favorite technique.