I absolutely love this book [Tunisian Crochet Baby Blankets]! I think that the patterns are all timeless baby patterns, and would work in a variety of colors, not just the ones shown. Each pattern has photo help to help you understand each special stitch given, so you aren’t hunting on YouTube for video how to! Patterns are easy to read and the designs are just gorgeous. I wish I had this book when I was working on blankets for my 2 new great nephews earlier this year! Take a look at the projects yourself!
There are eight different Tunisian crochet patterns in this book [Tunisian Crochet Baby Blankets]. I was familiar with the basic look of Tunisian crochet before this but had no idea that it could be used to make such a variety of different patterns including popular crochet stitch patterns like the basketweave stitch. Bobbles, cables and ripples are also all included in these patterns, each with a slightly different look from their traditional appearance since they are done in Tunisian crochet. What a great unique gift for the baby who already has a lot of handcrafted items from others!
There is something for everyone in Tunisian Crochet Baby Blankets – the patterns are easy to follow and Leisure Arts has developed a range of instructional videos to accompany each one. Beginners can sink their hooks into “Purple Garden” which features a warm and cuddly full stitch pattern and gives newcomers the opportunity to become familiar with the hand motions of Tunisian crochet….Another pleasant surprise in Tunisian Crochet Baby Blankets is a jaw-dropping stranded colorwork pattern for those of us who would like to take our stitching skills to the next level
If you haven’t seen Sharon Silverman’s new book [Tunisian Crochet Baby Blankets] yet, you’re in for a treat! Eight beautiful Tunisian baby blankets including cables, ripples, stripes, bobbles and basket weave. There are four “easy” designs, three “intermediate” and one “intermediate plus”. There is truly something for everyone. And what’s really great is that there are also online technique videos available to help should you need them….While I love all the designs in this book, the “Bright Strands” is my very favorite! If you’re looking for an incredibly unique blanket with loads of visual interest, this is the one for you!
Tunisian Crochet: The Look of Knitting with the Ease of Crocheting is an excellent instructional book for anyone interested in learning Tunisian crochet. The many varied techniques are presented beautifully with many step out photos and illustrations…. In addition, you will find many varied patterns to support the techniques. Sharon designed sixteen projects for apparel, accessories, and home décor with her signature detailed instructions.
Happy me, I got my book today… It was wonderful and very easy to understand.. even for a foreigner.. Very to the point and instructive.. Thank you for work you have done, Sharon…it was worth waiting for.
This is a very attractive book. Slick pages of color photos and clear schematics, handy tip boxes, yarn, ease, and body size charts, and the use of lovely yarns, beautifully photographed all make this an appealing book. But, does it make Tunisian crochet appealing? Well, yes. (Note: the Tip Box on page 26 is almost worth the price of this book for those who’ve been frustrated in attempts to learn or perfect Tunisian basic stitches.) Every garment in this book is one I would make and wear. In addition to appealing projects made with delicious yarns, there are excellent ‘how to’ photographs of the basic stitches.
With Tunisian Crochet: The Look of Knitting with the Ease of Crocheting, Sharon Silverman has written a fabulous book on Tunisian Crochet with some innovative patterns. What we like best about the book is how every pattern has illustrated photo tutorials for the stitches used within the pattern!
Honestly, after taking a look at your website, the first thing I would like to say is that I loved what you do. Really admirable! I found creativity and special detail-care in all of them, which is not something so commonly seen (at least not to such an extent). What is more, there are some stitches which look very interesting and I hadn’t seen before, so, once again, congratulations for your work!
It is a good thing that you can never have too many scarves because you will want to make every single pattern in this book! With creative use of basic stitches such as single and double crochet, and special techniques like Tunisian crochet and broomstick lace, there is something for every skill level and personal taste. The color step-by-step photographs and concise symbol charts will make crocheting any of these designs an absolute pleasure!
Thank you so much for sharing your gifts at The Lion Brand Studio on Thursday! So many new things to try out!
I’ve been doing what I used to think of as ‘Afghan stitch’ for decades – I had the one (thin, small) hook and would occasionally play with the stitch/technique but really had no idea of what I could DO with it! Until tonight, that is…
I enjoyed your talk at the Lion Brand Store last night and your book is excellent. It’s given me a lot of inspiration for projects.
Just wanted to say I thoroughly enjoyed your talk last night at the Lion Brand Studio. Can’t wait to start my first project in Tunisian crochet.
I very much enjoyed your presentation and seeing the spectacular samples of your work.
I am so glad that I was able to attend the Tunisian crochet event at Lion Brand. I’ve purchased your book and really love the honeycomb skirt you were wearing that evening. My next project will be to make the skirt.
I very much enjoyed your talk last night at the Lion Brand Studio. I have previously done Tunisian Crochet but you have certainly taken it to a new level.
Last night was fun and your work is fabulous, all of it! I’m really psyched about Tunisian because it’s different and new, and I plan to start a project this weekend!