Tunisian Crochet Books
This week we’ve been talking a lot about Tunisian crochet. We’ve re-shared a couple of our old book reviews about this niche of the craft.But, of course, there are a lot more books than what we’ve already previously reviewed. So, we wanted to do a roundup for you of some of the best Tunisian crochet books that are available.
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Petra Tornack-Zimmermann’s 3 Tunisian Crochet Books
When you get into crochet, you need to invest in some great crochet stitch dictionaries. These are your reference guides for how to create different stitches, combine them, and make things with them. As far as Tunisian crochet books go in this niche, you’ll want to look at author Petra Tornack-Zimmermann who has three different volumes: Basic and Textured Stitches, Colored and Striped Stitches, and Colorful Pattern Mix.
This isn’t just a beginner’s guide to Tunisian crochet. It’s truly a look at how to take this ancient form of the craft and make it super modern. With the help of this book, you’ll not only learn all that you need to know about how to work in this craft. Instead, you’ll also learn how to use those skills to make chic, contemporary items that you’ll be happy to own.
Tunisian Crochet: From Absolute Beginner to Advanced
This is a step-by-step lesson book. You’ll really learn from the ground up how to create the stitches for Tunisian crochet then apply them to making increasingly advanced projects. If you’re interested in learning the craft as a beginner, then this is one of the best Tunisian crochet books to add to your craft library.
This book is a “how to” guide that first shows you the stitches and techniques. Then you get five crochet patterns to practice the stitches. If you don’t want to commit to a long book as a beginner then this might be your favorite of the Tunisian crochet books.
This is a true celebration of Tunisian crochet, including Tunisian crochet lace. It provides a history of this niche of the craft, as well as ample information about the stitches, techniques, and opportunities within it.
One of the great things about Tunisian crochet is the unique colorwork and graphic design that you can accomplish with the technique. This is one of the books about applying it to creating Fair Isle style designs including cowls, sweaters, and more.
Kim Guzman has authored several Tunisian crochet books including stitch dictionaries and beginner’s guides. This is a roundup of her patterns for baby afghans using the niche technique. If you want to create great baby shower gifts that are unique from what recipients have already seen, this is a good resource.
Most people learn Tunisian crochet in rows first. However, yes, you can work this craft in the round. There aren’t a lot of Tunisian crochet books specific to working in the round. Therefore, you’ll definitely want to make note of this one if you find yourself falling in love with the craft.