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Afghan crochet stitch has many variations that look very different from each other. Despite its name, this stitch is not used exclusively for Afghans, nor are Afghans manufactured using only this stitch.
The seam is often referred to by many different names - Tunisian Crochet, Tricot Crochet, Shepherd Crochet, Hook Knitting and Railway Knitting.
Tunisian crocheting is similar to knitting, keeping all the loops in a row on the hook at once. This stitch also differs from ordinary crochet stitches because the rows are stretched in two halves. Unlike regular crochet, where you work every single stitch to a point where there is only one loop left on the hook before proceeding to the next stitch, with Afghan stitch you work a whole series of stitches on the hook, and then you work it same row of hooks from the hook.
A unique hook is required because of the way the rows are constructed. Afghan crochet hooks are longer than regular crochet hooks and have a plug at the end to prevent the stitches from slipping out. There is also one available that consists of a crochet hook at each end connected to a flexible line in the middle. These are ideal for making rugs because they have many stitches. Most patterns indicate the most suitable hook length for this design, if in doubt, check the measurement of the piece you are about to make. Choose a hook that is slightly longer than the width of your piece.
Tunisian crochet fabric is firmer and thicker than knitted fabric. It produces this heavier effect because it uses much more yarn. The stitches are similar to knitting than regular crochet stitches. You can use this stitch to make everything from rugs, floor mats and wall hangings to sweaters, shoulder bags, baby items, coats and accessories. The stitches are square to fit the bulky yarn and are perfect for producing multicolored designs.
Afghan baby crochet usually requires lighter weight materials. If you want to crochet in finer yarn or cotton using Tunisian crochet stitch, simply use a smaller hook that fits the weight of the yarn you have chosen.
This is a beautiful and unusual nail that produces a strong, neat, even pattern on all things it is applied. There is sure to be a program to suit every crochet.