- Paperback: 68 pages
- Publisher: DRG / Annie's Attic (April 25, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1931171742
- ISBN-13: 978-1931171748
- Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.2 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #874,004 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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101 Easy Tunisian Stitches: Crochet Paperback – April 25, 2004
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Top Customer Reviews
Also, of note is the *Easy Tunisian (trademark here)* in the title. Gosh, I thought that meant the stitches were easy! It isn't a problem that they aren't, it is simply misleading. Turns out *Easy Tunisian* is a copyright owned by the author and refers to a set of large tunisian hooks branded *Easy Tunisian* hooks. Unfortunately, never once in the book is it mentioned what size the hooks are (or any indication of the type/weight of yarn used), so heaven help you if you already have a hook that you want to use on hand and try it to get the result in the picture (which is too small IMHO).
One other unfortunate ommission is indexing. It would have been nice to look under a heading entitled popcorn stiches, for instance and get some page references, or stich number reference (see below).
I'm sure this due in large part to the fact that almost none of the stitches have names, just numbers. So if you were looking for say, an explanation of tunisian lace stitch (abbreviated elsewhere in the world as tls), it won't be found here. I mean it might be here, but I can't tell, because there is no reference to lace stitch or tls, and I can't tell from the pictures in the openwork chapter which one it would be. Could be number 47, 22, 99, who knows?Read more ›
An absolute must have for your library!
I used several of the stitches shown here for items in my book, "Tunisian Crochet: The Look of Knitting with the Ease of Crocheting," which features 16 original designs. I include instructions for shaping Tunisian crochet to create sweaters and other garments.
I encourage all crocheters to try Tunisian crochet for the beautiful effects it creates. This book is a worthwhile volume for reference and inspiration.
What I like:
The introduction includes photographs to guide Tunisian crochet beginners through the basic stitches and the different methods of hook placement. The booklet is organized into five sections (Puffs, Pebbles, & Popcorn; Shell Stitches; Openwork Patterns; Cable & Post Stitches; and Pattern Stitches), making it easier to find stitches. There is a large, well lit photograph of each stitch in vibrant, colored yarn. (This booklet is fun to flip through!) The booklet is more affordable and lightweight than a book (especially if you get it from the publisher directly!). Stitch multiples are included so that you can easily adapt the stitches for a project of a different width. There aren't many English language stitch guides available for Tunisian crochet, so it's mere existence is something I enjoy.
What I don't like (or what's missing):
There is no pattern difficulty rating listed. There are no stitch symbols, only pattern abbreviations.
This booklet is great fun if you are already familiar with Tunisian crochet, but probably doesn't have enough directions if you are a total beginner. Like most stitch guides, there are no projects included. If Amazon had a 4.5 rating, that is what I would give this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Annie's Attic still has this book as a PDF download for 14.95 if anyone is still interested.Published 7 months ago by Becha Y
This is a wonderful book. Excatly what I wanted. Can't wait to get started on new afghan for my family.Published 12 months ago by Kelly L.
Ms. Christmas has some good and useful information and patterns, BUT, her explanations are not as clear as they could be...I was rather disappointed.Published 13 months ago by Wyss, Ingrid
Lots of good photographs of different stitches and clear instructions.Published 13 months ago by Michy
This book made it easier to understand the tunisian stitches which I love to do. It's amazing to see ur work as u do it because I never turn your work also to end up with... Read morePublished 14 months ago by QSCORPIE
I loved the stitch variety, but Tunisian crochet is simply too warm for where I live. She does n excellent job of explaining entrelac, so even I could figure it out.Published 16 months ago by Annalia