How to Crochet a Beautiful Tunisian Ribbed Stitch – The Saloniki Stitch

The Tunisian crochet Saloniki ribbed stitch is a beautiful and unique Tunisian crochet stitch, which can be mistaken for knit at first.

I got to know this stitch thanks to several Turkish crocheters on Instagram, and I was surprised that it was not very known in the English community.

This Tunisian ribbed stitch is very easy to crochet as it only uses the Tunisian Simple Stitch and the Tunisian Full Stitch.

Watch out for the return pass because that is not a standard Tunisian return pass!

Ready? Let’s go!

Tunisian Crochet Saloniki Stitch - Ribbed Texture - Free Tutorial - Raffamusa Designs

Video Tutorial

For those of you who prefer learning from videos, I made a quick video tutorial on how to crochet the Saloniki Stitch here.

Or keep scrolling down for the free, step-by-step photo tutorial!

Pin this free stitch tutorial for later to your favorite Tunisian crochet board on Pinterest!

Tunisian Crochet Saloniki Stitch - Ribbed Texture - Free Tutorial - Raffamusa Designs

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MATERIALS

– 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 9.0 mm (M US) crochet hook.

Abbreviations (US Terms)

TUNISIAN CROCHET Saloniki Ribbed Stitch – Photo TUTORIAL

Start a TFR with an even number of stitches. I made one with 12 sts.

ROW 1

Tighten the first loop on your hook to avoid slanting.

Step 1. Tss 1 in next st.
Step 2. Tfs 1 in next space between sts.
Step 3. Tfs 1 in next space.
Step 4. Repeat steps 1-3 until you get to the last st. Work the last st under both side loops. (17 loops on your hook)

How to crochet the Tunisian Ribbed Saloniki Stitch - Row 1 - Raffamusa Designs

Return Pass

Yo and pull through 1, (yo and pull through 3, yo and pull through 2) until you have 2 loops remaining on your hook, yo and pull through the last 2 loops.

How to crochet the Tunisian Ribbed Saloniki Stitch - Return Pass - Raffamusa Designs

Row 2

Tighten the first loop on your hook to avoid slanting.

Step 1. Tss 1 in next st.
Step 2. Tfs 1 in each of the next 2 spaces.
Step 3-4. Repeat steps 1-3 until you get to the last st. Work the last st under both side loops. (17 loops on your hook)

How to crochet the Tunisian Ribbed Saloniki Stitch - Row 2 - Raffamusa Designs

Return Pass. Work the same return pass as for Row 1.

Repeat Row 2 to grow your project!

How to Bind off in Pattern

  • For each Tss, insert your hook into the vertical bar of the st, yo, pick up a loop (photo 13), and sl st the loop through the one that is on your hook (photos 1-2).
  • For each double Tfs, (insert your hook into next space, yo and pick up a loop) twice (3 loops on your hook, photo 15). Yo and draw yarn through all 3 loops (1 loop remaining on your hook, photos 3-4).
How to crochet the Tunisian Ribbed Saloniki Stitch - Bind Off - Raffamusa Designs
  • For the last st, insert your hook under both side loops, yo, pick up a loop, and sl st it through the loop on your hook.

YOU JUST LEARNED TO CROCHET THE TUNISIAN CROCHET Saloniki STITCH!

I hope you enjoyed this stitch tutorial! Don’t forget to show me your swatches and creations using this stitch either on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #raffamusadesigns

Explore more Tunisian crochet stitches from my personal Tunisian Crochet Stitch Library!

5 thoughts on “How to Crochet a Beautiful Tunisian Ribbed Stitch – The Saloniki Stitch”

  1. Hi I love this! Just wondering if you can do say 4 of the full sts and 1tss so it looks like a double rib? What would the return pass be? 5 together then 2?

    Reply
    • Hi,
      That is totally possible. It would be a bit like 2 puff stitches closed together. Because in between 2 tfs made in the same sp, you would have to add a yo. So, that makes 3 loops in total.
      For the return pass, you would have to close together all the loops you made with the full sts. So, if you do 4 tfs in total (2 on each side), you would have 6 loops in total, and you’d have to pull through 7 loops (one loop that is already on your hook and the 6 of the full sts).
      I hope this makes sense…
      Maybe I’ll try to make a tutorial too 🙂
      Let me know if you have any questions.
      Best,
      Raffaella

      Reply

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