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Kim Guzman, Crochet and Knit Design

How Do You Like To Learn?

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Learn Tunisian Crochet from Books

I’ve noticed a lot of emails and posts about people wanting to learn Tunisian crochet in the new year. How would you like to learn? No matter how you’d like to learn, I’ve got you covered.

If you like a more traditional style of learning from books, I’ve got four great books that can take you from the beginner level through the more intermediate level.

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Tunisian Crochet takes you through all the common stitches and then you progress to higher levels with projects sorted in order of learning. You can learn all those little extras like how to seam, how to change colors and more.

Learn to Do Tunisian Lace Stitches first takes you through all the basic stitches then combines them to make lace stitch patterns. Practice the stitches with some beautiful lace projects. And, it comes with a DVD which you can pop into your computer or DVD player so that you get one-on-one video lessons on all the stitches and complete videos of the lace stitch patterns.

Tunisian Cables to Crochet is a step-by-step guide on learning to make beautiful cables that look like hand-knit and can be made in 1/3 the time of hand-knit projects. Although I knit as well, when it comes to gift-giving crunch time, I would rather pick a Tunisian cabled project over a hand-knit project.

Lastly, a stitch dictionary. Tunisian Crochet Stitch Guide is a new, one-of-a-kind stitch dictionary which includes many never-before-seen stitch patterns. Just flipping through the book, you will see its uniqueness in the pineapple stitch patterns you can create with Tunisian crochet, something that I’ve read cannot be done. I apparently have a problem with being told I can’t do something! ha! This book is scheduled for release in March, but is available for pre-order now.

Read more about all of these books on my Amazon author page here.

Learn Tunisian Crochet from Online Video Classes

Now, if you like to learn from classes, but you’re unable to attend one of my live classes, how about a video class? I have two fabulous online classes at Annie’s. And, with online classes, you can watch the videos over and over, as many times as you would like. And, there are wonderful patterns to go with them!

Hard to believe that you can get this fabulous hat from a beginner class, right? But, it’s true! Read more about my online Annie’s classes here. I have two classes at Annie’s. One is a beginner level with 4 great projects. The second expands upon that knowledge with cables and lace. Here is the lovely cabled project. I enjoyed this project so much that I couldn’t make a firm decision with what project I wanted to do. So, I’ve included instructions for making a scarf, shawl, baby blanket, wrap AND and throw.

With so many Tunisian crochet patterns now available, now is the perfect time to learn. If you’re still unsure about Tunisian crochet, browse my Pinterest page here¬†with some Tunisian crochet eye candy. And, if you need some research on the hooks, have a look at my Hooks page here. Enjoy!

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5 thoughts on “How Do You Like To Learn?

  1. I learn best with a video-
    I have the tunisian crochet books

  2. Excuse me while I pick the bottom of my mouth up off the floor! Oh My Gosh, that blue cabled shawl is breath taking. Honestly, if i had a clue how to make this, I would forgo making dinner tonight and start it right away.

    You are so super talented. I am in awe….just flat out in awe of you! Wow!

    As soon as I can figure out my left handed issues vrs the patterns….I plan to buy each and every book you’ve ever written.

    Again, Wow! Seriously, I love that shawl.

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  3. Kim, I followed your latest pin. Just yesterday (while sitting in the floor of my craft room contemplating the large number of knitting needles and crochet hooks that I own, not to mention the set of Denise Interchangeable Crochet Hooks that I received a few years ago but have yet to use) I was thinking that my goal for this year is to learn (re-learn) how to do Tunisian Crochet. I still have my Mariposa pattern in the Ravelry library, just sitting there happily waiting on me. Although, I may need to start with something smaller and less imposing.

    • Mariposa is a bit intimidating. But there are no rules that say you can’t practice it first, with a more comfortable yarn and needle. :-)

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