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Huh? In the round?

You like Tunisian crochet. Return passes no longer bother you. You want to make other projects like hats or stocks, but you don't understand one very crucial thing. How to do projects in the round when you only have one hook, even with cable, and all the loops must be on the hook at the same time after the forward pass? This is a good question, because unlike knitting which involves having two needles, in Tunisian crochet we, in fact, only have one hook. Well, here we introduce the double end crochet hook. This famous hook has two ‘hook’ ends. If you have read the article on how to choose our tools, you have seen these hooks that we mainly use for working in the round.

The stitches are made in the same way as when we work them flat. But two balls are needed to make the forward and return passes. One strand for the forward pass, and another for the return pass. For smaller projects, the short double end crochet hook is perfect. For larger projects, although this same short hook can be used, there is an option to take two hooks of the same size and connect them together with a cable. These hooks can be found on the market, but they usually have a fixed cable. However, you can buy interchangeable hooks in duplicate and obtain the same result. The difference is that since the cables are interchangeable, you have more choice depending on the size of the project.

The beauty of working with the double ended crochet hook is that you can play with colors. Since two balls are needed, nothing stops you from using one color for the forward pass and another for the return pass. To that, you add different stitch combinations and the effects can be very striking! As an example, the two-color Tunisian knit stitch looks like knitting brioche, but so much easier to do. Or, imagine, a Tunisian crochet project with a solid color on the forward pass and color-changing wool on the return pass? The result looks like art. Watch the video on how to do Tunisian crochet in the round. It is no more difficult than flat work. Just remember to turn the work to complete each pass.