Knitting & Crocheting Glossary: T
tail: The loose bit of yarn left after you finish knitting or crocheting your pattern.
tapestry needle: A large-eye needle with a blunt point that you use to sew knitted pieces together.
tassel: An ornamental tuft of threads of equal length, hanging loosely from a knob or from the knot by which they're tied together.
thread: 1. (noun) A light, fine, string-like length of material made up of two or more spun fibers. 2. (verb) To put a thread through the eye of a sewing or tapestry needle, or to work that threaded needle through a fabric.
throat: The part of a crochet hook that does the actual hooking of the yarn and pulls that yarn through a stitch.
tog: A crocheting and knitting stitch pattern abbreviation for together.
toggle: A type of closure that has a ring on one end and bar on the other; the bar slides through the ring vertically and then lays on the ring horizontally to keep it from coming back through.
triple crochet; treble crochet; tr: A crochet stitch which is slightly longer than the double crochet and which creates longer openings between the stitches, producing a very loose fabric.
triple triple crochet; trtr: A crochet stitch that involves creating a length equivalent to 5 chain stitches by using a yarn over 4 times.
turn; turning your work: Reversing your crochet work so that you can start a new row of stitches.
turning chain: The 1 or more chain stitches that you crochet after you've turned your work and are about to begin your next row so that your yarn is at the height necessary to work the first stitch of the next row or round.
tweed: A wool yarn with a background color flecked with bits of fiber in different colors.
twist: A smaller version of a knit cable that consists of 2 stitches, 1 crossing over its neighbor.