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The New Tunisian Crochet
by Dora Ohrenstein
2013. 144 pages.
Interweave Press. $24.95.
As many of you already know, I have been on a Tunisian kick since taking the Craftsy Tunisian class, so I was longing to get a chance to peak at Dora Ohrenstein’s new book The New Tunisian Crochet. And as always, Dora definitely does not disappoint.
The New Tunisian Crochet covers everything from the history of Tunisian crochet to more advanced stitches, with lots of fun patterns along the way (11 to be exact). Want to see my favorite? I really love this Marisol Cardigan pattern by designer Andrea Graciarena. Isn’t it gorgeous?! I don’t think I am ready to attempt this yet, but I am on my way (I hope!).
|Photography © 2012 Joe Hancock|
The book starts out with some basic how to’s and stitches and includes both written instructions and graphics. It also covers a range of topics such as increasing, decreasing, finishing, seaming, troubleshooting, and colorwork.
But the best part … as least in my opinion … is the more than 30 Tunisian stitch patterns included! Each stitch pattern includes both a written pattern and a stitch diagram … and not to fret because there is also a Glossary that includes a list of Tunisian symbols and abbreviations.
I definitely recommend The New Tunisian Crochet to add to your crochet library … whether you are just learning Tunisian crochet or are getting ready to try something more advanced, there is something for you.
Want to try out a stitch pattern from the book? The publishers have generously allowed me to share one with you here.