KatKnap Photo Tutorial: Tunisian Crochet Bind-Off

When To Bind-Off

Tunisian Crochet is often revered as a mash-up between crochet and knitting. When I explain it to others I tell them, "It's like knitting and crochet had a baby." I'm sure there are plenty who would disagree because of a number of technicalities, but the bind-off is one aspect that proves the statement to be at least partially true. Exactly as in the world of knitting, in Tunisian Crochet, you will want to bind-off your work in order to achieve this nice, finished edge and avoid gaps or jagged places in your piece.

The bind-off leaves you with a neat, finished edge.

The bind-off leaves you with a neat, finished edge.

Step-by-Step

It will only take a few moments a quick test swatch to learn this valuable skill. If you are brand new to this craft, jump over to my how-to on The Tunisian Simple Stitch to work up a quick test swatch. That post will also familiarize you with the terminology used in this and future Tunisian Crochet tutorials by KatKnap. Then, come back here to learn the bind-off technique.

Insert your hook underneath the second vertical bar from your hook.

Insert your hook underneath the second vertical bar from your hook.

Pull up a loop onto your hook, and you will now have two loops on your hook.

Pull up a loop onto your hook, and you will now have two loops on your hook.

Pull the second loop through the first loop leaving only one loop on your hook.

Pull the second loop through the first loop leaving only one loop on your hook.

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That's all there is to it! Continue pulling up one loop at a time through each vertical bar across your work, and pulling the new loop through the other loop. Simple, neat, finished!

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