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How to Crochet the Tunisian Yarn Over Lace Stitch

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The Tunisian Crochet Yarn Over Lace stitch is such a gorgeous stitch. It creates a great fabric for all kinds of things, including blankets to wearables! Learn how to crochet the yarn over lace stitch with me today.

Tunisian Yarn Over Lace Stitch tutorial

Tunisian Yarn Over Lace Stitch Tutorial

You can use any weight yarn for this stitch pattern. For learning purposes I always recommend using a worsted weight or thicker yarn. Thinner yarns are harder to work with in general, and especially when learning something new.

how to crochet tunisian yarn over lace stitch

As with the fabric created using most Tunisian crochet stitches, it is helpful to go up a crochet hook size or two when crocheting this stitch. Using a larger hook helps to curb the amount of curling that we often see with Tunisian. See more about curling and how to avoid it in the Ultimate Guide to Tunisian Crochet.

Ultimate Guide to Tunisian Crochet

Read more about Tunisian crochet hooks, including stick hooks and cabled hooks, and economical suggestions for both in my Tunisian Crochet Hooks Guide here.

Be sure to watch the VIDEO tutorial below.

What is the stitch multiple for Yarn Over Lace?

The stitch multiple for this stitch is two, meaning that it doesn’t really matter how many chains you have, just that you start with an even number of them.

Tunisian Foundation Row:

Crochet the Tunisian foundation row by chaining the desired number of stitches. In these photos I am making 20. Pull up a loop in the second chain from the hook and in each chain to the end.

Now that all of the loops are on your hook (there should be 20 – one for each chain made) it is time to knock them back off in the Backward or Return Pass.

Backward Pass (for this row and all remaining rows):

Chain one to make the side of the row.

Yarn over (YO), pull through two loops. Repeat this step to the end of the row, until only one loop remains.

Foundation Row made!

To make each of the following Yarn Over Lace rows…

1. Tunisian Simple Stitch two together (TSS2tog) by inserting the hook under both of the next two vertical bars at once. Pull up one loop.

2. Yarn over, TSS2tog using next two vertical bars.

Repeat step 2 to the end of the row.

3. When you get to the end, yarn over and pull up a loop in the outside stitch.

Complete the Backward Pass as in the first row.

Continue adding rows by repeating steps 1, 2, and 3.

Remember that the beginning of each row starts with a TSS2tog with NO yarn over, and the final/outside stitch of each row ALWAYS has a yarn over. Every single time.

When you’re ready to finish off… you’ll slip stitch in the TSS2tog, then sl st in the top bar of the next stitch. Alternate these two slip stitches to the end of the row.

Slip stitch to the outside stitch, and fasten off and weave in ends. Isn’t this gorgeous?!

Yarn Over Lace VIDEO Tutorial:


That’s it! I hope you love the fabric that this gorgeous stitch creates. What will you make first?

tunisian yarn over lace stitch

If you love this  Tunisian stitch pattern, I think you’d also love these:

Tunisian Full Stitch

Tunisian Basketweave Stitch

Tunisian Knit Stitch

Tunisian Tiny Clusters Stitch

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