The Tunisian crochet full stitch (Tfs) is one of the basic Tunisian crochet stitches that you absolutely need to learn!
Here are some of the reasons why I love the Tunisian full stitch so much:
- It is technically very easy to crochet!
If you already know the basics of Tunisian crochet, such as the Tunisian simple stitch (Tss), crocheting the Tfs is going to be really easy for you.
- Each Tunisian full stitch is worked in the space between two stitches from the previous row.
- As a consequence, the Tunisian full stitch creates a very soft fabric that is also very stretchy in the vertical direction!
What Can You Crochet With the Tunisian Full Stitch?
The Tunisian full stitch creates a thick fabric as most Tunisian crochet stitches. However, it is extremely soft, flexible, and stretchy!
For this reason, the Tfs is a versatile stitch and you can use it for:
- Warm garments
- Fall and winter accessories, including scarves, mittens, and beanies
- Home decor items (you could even think about making decorative pumpkins!)
- Soft blankets and Afghans
What Are The Main Challenges?
I wouldn’t say that there are many challenges with Tunsian full stitch.
There is rather just one thing to focus on and get right.
Keep those edges straight!
I am not referring to the natural slanting of Tunisian crochet for which you end up with a longer side than the other! (I discussed that issue and how to fix it in my post about the essential things to know about Tunisian crochet)
What I am talking about is to make sure that your stitch count stays the same row after row.
So here’s my advice.
Especially in the beginning, make sure to count your stitches at each row in order to avoid frogging long hours of work!
Abbreviation and Chart Symbol
The abbreviation of the Tunisian Full Stitch is Tfs and here below, you can see its official chart symbol.
Before You Start This Tutorial
For this tutorial, I assume that you already know how to crochet a foundation row and that you know how to make a Standard Tunisian Return pass.
In case you do not, I suggest you go back to this tutorial on how to make a Tunisian foundation row. You can make a foundation row with the number of stitches that you want. In this tutorial, I make a foundation row of 13 sts.
Tunisian Crochet Standard Return Pass
In the same tutorial, I also explain how to make a standard return pass.
In short, here’s how to do it:
Yarn over and pull through one loop on your hook, *yarn over and pull through two. Repeat from * until you have only one loop remaining on your hook.
Alright, now, you’re ready to dive into the Tunisian full stitch tutorial!
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– Yarn of choice. In this tutorial, I used Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Aran
– Regular crochet hook without big handles. For this tutorial, I used a 10.0 mm crochet hook.
Tunisian Crochet Full Stitch (Tfs) Tutorial
Get your foundation row ready. I made one with 13 sts.
Step 1 – Row 1
Insert your hook in the space between the first and the second st of your foundation row. Yo, and draw up a loop.
Draw up a loop in all the remaining spaces between sts until you have one space and the last st left.
Sk the last space (the space between the semi-last st and the last st).
Work the last st by inserting your hook under both loops on the side of the foundation row.
Make a Standard Tunisian Return.
Step 4 – Row 2
Sk the very first space (the space between the first and the second st on the previous row). Insert your hook into the next space, yo, and draw up a loop.
Pick up a loop in each of the remaining spaces, including the very last space between the semi-last and the last st on the previous row. Work the last st.
Work the last st by inserting your hook under both loops on the side of the foundation row and make a Standard Tunisian Return.
Grow Your Work
Keep alternating steps 1-6 (rows 1 and 2) to grow your Tunisian crochet full stitch project.
How to Bind Off Your Tunisian Crochet Full Stitch Work
As for the other Tunisian crochet stitches, the bind off is done by slip stitching each stitch off your hook.
For a neater finish, the bind-off row is better worked “in pattern“. For the Tfs, that means that you have to work your stitches as you would normally work a regular row.
However, after you yarn over and pull up a loop, you draw that loop through the one of your hook, so that you slip stitch it off the hook!
You just learned how to crochet the Tunisian crochet full stitch!
I hope you enjoyed this stitch tutorial!
Explore more Tunisian crochet stitches from my personal Tunisian Crochet Stitch Library!