Reversed Tunisian Top Stitch Tutorial

October 26, 2016

I've always wanted to learn how to crochet with my left hand too. It would definitely give you some advances!

Though - come to think of it. Sometimes it is not necessary. See here how to do a Reversed Tunisian Top Stitch - aka Reversed Bump Stitch.

It is SO easy!


Make sure you are using a hook that is bigger than what the yarn label suggests. At least 1-2 sizes bigger.

Reasons are that the Top Stitch is supposed to be very light and the Reversed Top Stitch likewise. It will also make it easier for you to get your hook into the previous stitches.

If you are NOT familiar with the normal Top Stitch, then please see my Top Stitch Tutorial first. It will give you valuable hints and clues.

Image Tutorial

Want a video? Scroll down.
  1. Make sure the yarn is in front of the hook. Insert hook from the back into the stitch. Use the lip/nose if it suits you.
  1. The hook might come out with yarn in front of it. Move the hook around the yarn ready to catch it (see next image).
  1. Grab the yarn.
  1. Pull it through one loop.
  1. Push the hook out on the back of your work. Stitch Done!

Repeat, till you reach the end of your Tunisian forward motion. Now do the back motion as usual. If you are not sure how to do this, look at the Tunisian Crochet Top Stitch Tutorial or take a look at the video below.


This is what it looks like, when you have made a few rows. In he bottom is the normal Top Stitch and above that is the Reversed Top Stitch.

  • Front Side

  • Back Side


Video Tutorial

Do you prefer to watch a video tutorial? This one shows both forward motion and back motion (briefly). Watch it on a computer to get all hint and tricks in the video. Mobile phones will not show that. Music is Easy Day by Kevin McCleod.



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