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Kim Guzman, Crochet and Knit Design

About The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Tunisian Crochet


Roger from the Tunisian Crochet YahooGroup recently sent an email to the group about The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Tunisian Crochet and I’m copying it here with his permission.

“This is a terrific, very informative book that should be in everyone’s library, regardless of skill level. Lots of pictures and terrific explanations. The reverse stitch substitutes wonderfully for Tunisian purl (which I’ve never liked), and will combine with cable stitches to produce a look very similar to knitting. Of course, I’m going to get Kim’s cable book when it comes out in August! Meanwhile do order Kim’s “Beginner’s” book-everyone can benefit from a new and very thorough perspective on Tunisian.”

Although I’ve been discussing the projects in my new Tunisian Cables book of late, I want to be certain to give the Beginner’s book its “due”.

This book is jam-packed with a huge amount of information. Information you won’t typically find in project-only books. The entire first half of the book includes bucket loads of information about stitches, seaming, color changing, increasing, decreasing, etc. If you’ve ever wondered how to do these finishing techniques with Tunisian crochet, the book includes this and more.

Stitches used throughout the book in tutorials and/or projects:
  • Foundation
  • Tunisian Simple Stitch
  • Tunisian Knit Stitch
  • Tunisian Purl Stitch
  • Tunisian Reverse Stitch
  • Tunisian Extended Stitch
  • Binding off in different stitches
  • Tunisian Drop Stitch
  • Reverse single crochet
  • Tunisian slipped stitch
  • Right- and left-leaning decreases
  • Increasing
  • Adding new ball of yarn or changing color
  • 2-color and 3-color techniques
  • Seaming, row-to-row
  • Seaming, stitch-to-stitch
  • Tips on gauge, counting rows and loose stitches
  • Making a tassel
  • Tutorial for hand felting
  • Short rows
Stitch patterns
  • Stockinette
  • Seed Stitch
  • Slip Stitch rib
  • Tunisian rib
  • 6-stitch left-leaning cable
  • Mitered angle
  • The bag stitch pattern is popular in hand-knitting, but I can’t remember the name now (I’m sure it will come to me later)
And, then it applies the things learned to the 9 projects, which are presented in the book in an appropriate order for learning. They move on in an order which makes it fun and easy to learn.
This book includes more information than I’ve ever seen on Tunisian crochet, all in one place. I encourage you to check it out because I put just about every bit of knowledge of Tunisian crochet I’ve learned in the past decade into this book for you. Enjoy!
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Author: crochetkim

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2 thoughts on “About The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Tunisian Crochet

  1. Oh, I look forward to getting my hands on it!!

    Thanks soo much for making it!! It definitely appears to be worth my while!

  2. This looks fab, will definitely look for it!!

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