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Tunisian Honeycomb Crochet Stitch Tutorial

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The Tunisian Honeycomb crochet stitch is fun and much easier than it looks. Create this beautiful crocheted texture with this written and video Honeycomb stitch tutorial. I promised you more Tunisian, so grab your hooks and let’s get to learning something new! My favorite!

Tunisian Honeycomb Tutorial

The Tunisian Honeycomb stitch is a simple stitch repeat that when offset creates a gorgeous, honeycomb texture. We will combine the Tunisian Simple Stitch with the Tunisian Purl Stitch to create the Tunisian Honeycomb stitch. Say that three times fast. 😅

tunisian honeycomb pattern square

Grab your Tunisian hook to practice, and find the VIDEO tutorial below.

About the Honeycomb stitch:

Is there a multiple for this stitch? Yes, I like to start with an ODD number of chains. This means that you will start and end with the same stitch which makes the overall piece more balanced.

You’ll need to start with a foundation row as with almost all other Tunisian stitches.

Alternate how you start the rows. If the previous row started with the TSS, start the current row with the TPS.

Always make a TSS in the previous row’s TPS, and a TPS in the previous row’s TSS. See what I mean in the video below.

How to Honeycomb Stitch:

Begin with a Tunisian foundation row. Crochet the Tunisian foundation row by chaining an ODD number of stitches. In these photos I am making 13. 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 13 – one for each chain made) it is time to knock them back off in the Backward or Return Pass.

Backward Pass:

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.

This will be the same Backward Pass used for the duration of the Honeycomb Stitch.

Foundation Row made!

On row two, start with a Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS) first, then do a Tunisian Purl Stitch (TPS) in the next. Alternate TSS and TPS to the end of the row. You should end with whichever stitch you started the row. (In this case, a TSS).

Pull up a loop using both sides of the outside stitch from the previous row as you normally do with Tunisian.

Make a Backward Pass as instructed above.

To start the next row, Tunisian Purl in the Tunisian Simple Stitch directly below, and Tunisian Simple in the Tunisian Purl stitch directly below. Alternate these two stitches to the end of the row.

By offsetting your stitches each row, the simple stitches are always worked into the purl stitches, and the purl stitches are worked into the simple stitches.

Continue alternating these two rows until the desired height is reached – or until your pattern tells you to stop.

Here’s the video, as promised. If you would rather watch this video on YouTube you can find it here.


I hope you love the Tunisian Honeycomb stitch!

Heart Hook Home patterns using the Honeycomb stitch:

Back in Brugge Slouchy Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

The Bee’s Knees Face Cloth: Free Crochet Pattern (great for practicing!)

Juliet’s Baby Blanket: Baby Blanket (or Nursing Cover) Crochet Pattern

Honeycomb Shawl: Free Tunisian Crochet Triangle Shawl Pattern

Honeycomb Cardi Top-Down Tunisian Crochet Pattern

If you love Tunisian crochet, you have got to check out my Timeless Tunisian Tunic pattern! It is flowy, lightweight, and so, so pretty.

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  1. I have been trying to get a written copy of the waffle stitch tomake my new grandbaby a blanket. I am having no luck finding one to print. I can do the stitch but if I dont have a printed copy I will lose track of my stitches. I have been fighting with this thing for 3 months and it gets about six inches wide and I lose track of my stitches because I dont have a copy. HELP me PLEASE
  2. Ashlea, Have you figured out a method of increasing the honeycomb stitch? Since it required 2 stitches that are offset, I'm not sure if it is possible. I'm working on a Tunisian cardigan and I might want to increase the sleeves at the top. If there is not a way, I can just make them rectangles and put some decreases at the cuff.
  3. I really love the look of this honeycomb stitch but for the life of me I cannot find a picture of how the 'wrong side' of the work is supposed to look and it is driving me nuts. Would it be possible for you to upload one for this work?
    1. Backside appearance: The rows and columns are spaced evenly so the back is very flat and symmetrical. It looks like lined up and stacked purl bumps, similar to graph paper. It does not have the tall, separated rows of the T. knit stitch. The fabric made with Tunisian honeycomb stitch is thin but dense. It looks good both on front and back.
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    1. I have been crocheting for 50 + yrs. I don't know All there is about Crochet (as it is always being add to) My experience level is Very experienced, I have made a beautiful Geometric graph design in simple tunisian stitch, with many color changes ( had avg. of 80 color change yarns coming off of the piece) In reply to your question, I don't believe you can make increase stitches with Tunisian crochet. You should crochet the beginning chain to the finished length of the piece. I hope this helps.