Crochet Expert and Author Kim Guzman

Kim Guzman, aka Crochet Kim

Crochet Expert and Author Kim Guzman was one of the earliest guests on the Yarn Thing with Marly Bird Podcast so it’s a special time to reconnect and get caught up with Kim again!

Kim Guzman’s Stockinette Felted Hat

Grandma taught her to crochet granny squares (no pun intended) which was not what Kim wanted to learn to make at age 8. She was inspired to take up crocheting the beautiful doilies around Grandma’s house. In 1998, she joined a group online and started submitting patterns. At that point she started her website also. She followed Carol Alexander (now editor of Crochet World magazine) and Brenda Stratton’s encouragement and personally followed them around a trade show and watched them submit work to Annie’s Attic and Coats & Clark. One of her submissions went to Annie’s Attic which was Christmas Tree skirts of thread, which turned into (surprisingly to her) a book, which has become twelve books with them.

She is really inspired by Tunisian crochet. She finds it can look like knitting or crochet or weaving…. and everything a person could do with any of those, could do it with tunisian crochet. She loves felting with her Tunisian crochet fabric. Her Stockinette Felted Hat (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stockinette-hat-felted-version) demonstrates how well it works up as a fabric. Her newest with Annies Attic is Learn Double Ended Tunisian Crochet which uses the needles that have a crochet hook at both ends. 

She has classes with Crochetville and a video channel on YouTube as well as Annies Attic. Her philosphy is that she just wants to make pretty things and she wants to teach others to make pretty things, too.

Kim Guzman’s website is: https://kimguzman.com/, but you can find her on Twitter and Facebook, too, where she posts not just about her crochet adventures, but also about her garden and cooking.

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  1. Linda says:

    I would love to learn double ended Tunisian crochet. Thanks for the chance to win the book.
    Lmecoll on Ravelry

  2. Jackie W says:

    I like the DOUBLE ended tunisian things I have made. Using two colors they are reversible and the contrast is great! Thank you for the great show!

  3. Raquel Caradine says:

    I have had a Tunisian crochet hook for a long time, but have never even tried to use it. After listening to you describe regular and double ended Tunisian crochet, I must pick up the hook today!

  4. Ann Le Roy says:

    I just learned how to do double ended tunisian crochet. For months I have been trying to figure out how to make a hat in the around.

  5. joyce says:

    Your podcast today was double fun. I am not a crocheter and had not realized that tunisian crochet was so like knitting. Kim makes it all sound so easy to learn. I will have to give it a shot.

  6. Alabama Kim says:

    Double Double Boil and Trouble … Marly is cooking up a great show with Kim .. (She has a great name BTW) I am very interested in Tunisian Crochet but have yet to try it..

  7. Janet says:

    Double thick material is right! I’m almost done a Tunisian baby blanket, and I went up a bunch of hook sizes, but It think I should have used an even bigger hook. It’s super dense… but hey, it’ll be warm.

  8. Amberly says:

    I have been coveting the double ended crochet hooks at my LYS for ages, and last month I caved and bought one. I’ve already made a hat and started on a pair of mittens.

  9. Dana says:

    I fell in love with Tunisian crochet when I stumbled on Kim’s YouTube channel. I haven’t ventured into the Double-ended world, though.

  10. Suzanne says:

    I inherited a stockpile of needles from a friend’s grandmother and found a slew of Tunisian hooks. I just watched my first video on Kim’s channel and can’t wait to double my productivity. The video was very clear and easy to follow. Thumbs up for another fun episode.

  11. Kate M says:

    Thanks for another great show. I learned something new!!! I had never heard of double Tunisian before. This has peeked my interested and I must learn more about it. Thanks for sharing!

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