Tunisian Crochet - Taming the Curl - Crochet Tip 22

Anyone that has crocheted with Tunisian crochet or the Afghan Stitch has experienced the curl. You can block your piece with light starch or with weight to reduce the curl. It is no different than the process for pressing flowers. You will what to make sure your piece is slightly wet with water. You can add a light amount of starch to your water. Cover your piece with a towel to absorb the moisture. Add some weight to the top of your piece. A plastic storage container or the lid will work great and you won't have to worry about it getting a little wet since it is plastic. Add some books inside your plastic container or on top of the lid and you have a moisture resistant weight for Tunisian projects.

Most skeins of worsted weight acrylic yarn do not recommend ironing the yarn.


  1. thank you Teresa!!!!!!!!!! I have been playing with this stitch and have it figured but was getting frustrated because of the curl. I thought for sure I was doing something wrong!!! WHEW!!! Thank God I aint.!!!!!! ;-)

  2. I love the Tunisian crochet and the curl was driving me nuts. I will try the tips that you mentioned. There is so much you can do with that stitch and the right pattern.



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