Tunisian Crochet – working the ‘Foundation Row’
As with normal crochet, Tunisian Crochet also starts with making a row of chains depending on how many the pattern requires.
In order to complete the foundation row, we have to do a ‘forward pass‘ by working into the chains from right to left.
This can be done two ways. You can either go into the chain itself or turn the chains over and go into the back bumps. The latter is my preference as it can help to reduce curling when certain stitches are worked.
We now have to work a ‘return pass‘ which is one of many terms used in Tunisian crochet. Sometimes the return pass can vary in the way it is worked depending on the stitch being used but this method is always used to complete the ‘foundation row‘.