Tunisian crochet

Tunisian crochet looks a lot like crochet but also like knitting, who knows, maybe this technique is the forerunner of  both. We have multiple stitches, like with knitting, but all the stitches stand on one needle that looks more like a long crochet hook than like a knitting needle.

When crocheting in a circle we use a dubble crochet ook. With the one side of the hook we pull up the stitches. Then we turn the work to the other side and finish the stitches that are on the needle. With this dubble crochet hook you can also crochet a dubble sided hat and if you use 2 colors – one for pulling up the stitches and another to finish the stitches then you get in one side a plaid pattern and in the other side strips.

My first project with this technique was a dubble sided hat, with a pom-pom in the top. For this project you need 2 tools:

  1. Double Ended Tunisian Crochet Hook
  2. Pom Pom Maker – Large

and also 3 colors acryl yarn.

It is really easy technique to learn. The needle also comes with instructions and on youtube you can also follow visual instructions. For example this handy (but long) Tunsich gehaakte muts van byClaire World of colors

I also made some hats for Blythe dolls:

Applying magnetic snaps

Magnetic snaps are easy to apply, they are strong and they give your bag a professional look. You don’t need any tool to apply them.Apply before sewing the lining and outer together.

Magnetic snap comprise of 4 parts: :

  • male
  • female
  • 2 swashers

how to apply magnetic snap
how to apply magnetic snap
1. Mark the area where you want place the snap.

how to apply magnetic snap2. Make two slits into your markings.
Push the prongs from the right side of your fabric to the left side.

how to apply magnetic snap3. Slip one of the thin metal discs over the prongs on the wrong side of the snap.
I Add a square of thin cotton bathing for reinforcement. you can also apply Fusible Interfacing before making the cuts.

how to apply magnetic snap4. Push the prongs down flat (away from each other) with your thumb or against the edge of the table.

how to apply magnetic snap
how to apply magnetic snap
5. Lay the other side of the lining on the first one, right sides facing each other and mark the place of the magnetic snap exactly above the one you just inserted.

how to apply magnetic snap
6. Repeat steps 2 – 4.

how to apply magnetic snapNow you can assemble the bag.

how to apply magnetic snap