Last Updated on July 1, 2022 by Cheryl Moreo
Tunisian Crochet is fun and quick.
As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.Get Hooked on Tunisian Crochet: Learn How with 13 Projects by Sheryl Thies
Published by Martingale on March 21, 2011
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Be at the forefront of a stitching comeback! Tunisian crochet is a generations-old needlework technique that today's crocheters--and knitters--are rediscovering. Also known as afghan stitch, this versatile technique is worked on a long needle with a crochet hook at one end. Choose from 13 gorgeous projects, including women's garments and accessories as well as home accents Learn a variety of stitches, from basic to more advanced, including some that look just like knitting Read a brief history of Tunisian crochet and find out why it's experiencing such a resurgenceVideo
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Learn the Afghan Stitch
Want to learn a new/old craft? Then, this is a great resource book for you. This book is full of excellent tutorials and 13 gorgeous projects. Note: There is no obvious link to the country Tunisia.
What is Tunisian Crochet?
Tunisian crochet is a generations-old needlework technique that today’s crocheters–and knitters–are rediscovering. Also known as an afghan stitch, this versatile technique is worked on a long needle with a crochet hook at each end.
What is in the Book
Read a brief history of Tunisian crochet and find out why it’s experiencing such a resurgence
This book has excellent illustrations. In particular, it has the best drawing of the last stitch in the forward pass that I have been able to find. Because knowing exactly how to create the final stitch in the forward pass ensures that your left edge is smooth and neat, I feel this is a fundamental technique.
The Tunisian/Afghan Hook
The author starts off by describing what a Tunisian Hook is-
- The hook is longer than a regular crochet hook and has a stopper at one end.
- Some hooks have a wire cable or extender to hold stitches. This is good for hooking afghans.
- Interchangeable sets.
Tutorials in the Book
Next, she has expert tutorials on the mechanics. Again, her illustrations are top notch. Also, there is a chart for troubleshooting common problems.
For instance, her tutorials cover the following techniques:
- The Foundation
- Changing Colors
- Bind Off
- Yarn Over (YO)
- Changing Color
The 13 projects are for all skill levels. Furthermore, they include women’s garments and accessories, as well as home accents.
I especially like that the author encourages the students to visit their local yarn store ( LYS) for assistance in selecting the correct yarn for the projects.
Techniques for an Attractive Finish
After the projects, there is a chapter on Techniques for an Attractive Finish.
I recommend you grab this book while it is still available. I don’t think you will regret your purchase. Unfortunately, like most publications, there is an errata sheet.
Since I wrote this review, a paperback version is no longer being published. The E-book is still available.