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An excellent instructional book for anyone. Presented beautifully. --Kristin Omdahl, www.styledbykristin.com "This is the book that pulled me in and set the hook (quite literally). SO well written. If you haven't gotten it yet, you should." --HookMeUp, Ravelry Tunisian crochet, sometimes called the Afghan stitch, combines the ease of crocheting with the appearance of knitt ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Stackpole Books
(first published January 1st 2009)
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Anyone who reads my blog regular knows that I've been rather hooked (pun intended) on tunisian lately. Besides devouring the net for patterns, hints, & tricks, I've been taking out books from the library, & so far I've been really disappointed with what I've been able to find. Most of them show the same 3 or 4 stitches that are easily found on the internet, & most of the projects are pretty much the same things: the scarf, the placemats, a plain bag, blah blah blah, using the same 3 ...more
Wonderful introduction to the technique of tunisian crochet, which really does (IMHO) produce results that look like knitting without requiring knowledge of how to knit. Silverman provides a basic introductions to the technique, complete with pictures (that are quite handy if you're just starting out) to give the reader a frustration-free experience with tunisian crochet. In addition, Silverman includes several patterns, quite a variety, in fact. While I haven't made any of the patterns, I read ...more