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Part of the reason for the decline in interest in Tunisian crochet probably has to do with the lack of standardization in the technique as well as in the name! This method of crochet saw its heyday in the late nineteenth century when, under the name "tricot stitch", many patterns for children's booties and hats were available. In the mid-twentieth century, the squareness and simplicity of the Tunisian stitch made a resurgence as making blankets and "afghans" gained in popularity. Today, this technique is making yet another comeback because it is so versatile and effective in bringing out the qualities of otherwise problematic yarns, like boucle and mohair.