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05-02-2008, 05:31 PM
Hi, YEARS ago a relative showed me a knitting/crochet technique that she said came from some Morman ladies. I believe she called it "Crochknit". You used a long needle that had a crochet hook at one end. Can anyone help me out with this? It was a very fast technique. I'm interested in trying this but I need help.
05-02-2008, 05:43 PM
It is also called afghan stitch. You have all the stitches in the row on the hook and work them off one at a time. It makes a nice woven looking fabric.
Here's some basic instructions.
05-02-2008, 09:01 PM
Tunisian crochet.. (afghan stitch is just one of many stitches used in tunisian crochet)
Tunisian crochet a long needle with hook at the end.
but portuguese knitting also uses needles with hooked ends.
the needles are always dpn's, one end hooked, on end pointed. the knitting is worked in an uncommon way (with the thumb, and the knit stitch is like a reversed norwegian purl!)
you can learn more about portuguese knitting
1-on my blog
2-on Youtube (links on my blog)
3--from Andrea Wong (the wong way of knitting (dot com)
05-03-2008, 09:08 AM
Hi, YEARS ago a relative showed me a knitting/crochet technique that she said came from some Morman ladies. I believe she called it "Crochknit". You used a long needle that had a crochet hook at one end. Can anyone help me out with this? It was a very fast technique. I'm interested in trying this but I need help.Yep, that's what it's called...I have needles and instructions somewhere in my "inherited stash"....at some point I'll dig the stuff up and let you know..There is the "afghan or tunisian stitch" too but I think those "needles (mine does anyway) have a stop at the end.like a knitting needle...looks like a very long crochet hook with a button" on the end of it...:hug:
There are videos on Youtube for Portuguese knitting that use these. For some reason, I can't get into Youtube this morning to give you links, but if you search "Portuguese Knitting" on there, you'll see several examples of it.
05-03-2008, 06:03 PM
I've also heard it called "cro-knitting" or "cro hook" and using one long crochet hook, but with hooks at each end.This page (http://www.needlepointers.com/ShowArticles.aspx?NavID=583) had some good descriptions. IMO, Tunisian is very different from Portuguese which can be done w/two "regular" non-hooked knitting needles
05-03-2008, 06:24 PM
Yes Tunisian CROCHET is very different than Portugues KNITTING
the only similarity is they both use needle like tools with hooks on the end.
baseball and basket ball are different too.. even thought they both use the ball in their name.
Afghan stitch is ONE stitch (of many) in Tunisian Crochet.
Portuguese knittign, while it is WORKED differently, creates a fabric identical to all other knitting...
05-03-2008, 08:53 PM
Of Troy, yes - knitting and crochet are very different, and I guess I'm confused.
My confusion was I thought the OP was asking about something more similar to Tunsian crochet, or cro-hook, or cro-knitting, than she was asking about knitting, and I did not understand a knitting style answer.