Each Year I try to learn a new technique or stitch to add to my crochet knowledge. In 2008 I started learning about Tunisian Crochet. The first thing I learned was that it is not just the afghan stitch. Tunisian crochet is a whole craft in its own right. There are probably hundreds of stitches to learn in the realm of Tunisian Crochet, and as it becomes more popular I am sure more and more patterns will become available.
What I especially like about Tunisian Crochet is the way it can lay almost as smooth as knitted stitches. It is also very dense and can create a great fabric to work on top of.
Here are a few of the links I have collected as I have learned about Tunisian Crochet.
Nextstich has one of the best video tutorials I have found for TC.
Tunisian Crochet Videos- videos of several different types of stitches, including TC pearl stitch and others
Introduction to Tunisian Crochet- from Crochet Me
Chez Crochet has several tutorials on TC stitches, as well as patterns
Crochet Kim has a few free TC patterns, very professional patterns for sale, and resource links.
Serendipity Crochet- two ways to work a ripple afghan in TC
Art of Crochet Video Stitch Guide - look in the right hand column
Why does Tunisian Crochet Curl, and how do I stop it?! You aren't doing anything wrong, that is what TC does. Because you work the stitches all from one side of the fabric, and because of the Pronounced Ridge on the back of Tunisian Crochet... the fabric has the tendency to curl. However, there are many ways to reduce and even eliminate the curl. These links are the best tips and tricks we have found: from Chez Crochet, from Crochet Kim, from the message board of the Tunisian Crochet group at yahoo groups.
An Introduction to Tunisian Crochet- from Crochet Me ezine
Links to Tunisian Crochet sites and to techniques that are similar to TC.
Basic TC or Afghan Stitch Video- this site has lots of vidoes that are great
Patterns for Tunisian Crochet
Crochet Kim- a few free patterns, and some very professional patterns for sale
Gosh Yarn It- don't you just love the name? They carry TC patterns as well as hooks and the Tunisian Crochet Encyclopedia which I am told has 400 TC stitches.
Crohook Patterns from Crochet Central
Gormet Crochet- gorgeous patterns, not free, but very beautiful
Clutch in Cables- this is such a neat pattern. I made one for my sister and loved how it looked
Spiderlace Baby Afghan- I love the way this makes a reversible afghan
Tunisian Short Row Dishcloth- includes a video tutorial
Tunisian Ribbed Hat- very warm
Entralac Round Afghan- Tutorial and Pattern