Exploring Tunisian Crochet is the debut book by Lori Harrison of Aklori Designs! Featuring 20 patterns for "wraps, scarves, and more." this book also includes an extensive section on teaching you Tunisian crochet! Get a peek inside below, and then enter to win your own copy on Moogly!
Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this book for review; all opinions are my own. This post includes affiliate links.
Exploring Tunisian Crochet Review
A Bit About the Author
Lori's work is new to me, but it is lovely! Here's her official author blurb:
"Lori Harrison is the Tunisian crochet designer behind Aklori Designs. She has been creating Tunisian crochet garments and accessories that (are) thoughtfully designed, size inclusive, and enjoyable to make since 2017. Come explore with her at @akloridesigns and akloridesigns.com."
Taking a Peek Inside Exploring Tunisian Crochet
From the back of the book:
"Whether you are completely new to Tunisian crochet or you already love it and are ready to move beyond the basic stitches, Exploring Tunisian Crochet has the step-by-step instructions you need to master any Tunisian crochet technique. Photo tutorials for basic stitches and advanced stitches (for both left- and right-handed crocheters) get you started on the road to success. Complete your education with expert tips and techniques.
Once you've practiced the stitches, you'll be ready to crochet any of the 20 stunning patterns for shawls, scarves, hats, and more. You'll be amazed at the versatility of Tunisian fabrics you can make with the variety of stitches in this book, from lacy shawls with beautiful drape to stretchy hats and mittens and color work shawls and scarves. The advanced crochet stitches you'll learn open a whole new world of possibilities!"
Learn How to Tunisian Crochet
They aren't kidding about step-by-step instructions! Fully the first third of the book is all about learning Tunisian crochet. While it's helpful to have prior crochet experience (and knitting, for that matter), none is required. The photos show each moment in nice bright pictures.
Lori starts with a discussion of the tools needed, and takes us all the way from foundation rows, and hits each stitch through simple stitch to full stitch. Finally, she wraps up this section with increases, decreases, color changes, and finishing techniques.
Try Tunisian Crochet with Patterns
The rest of the book is filled with 20 lovely patterns, divided into three difficulty levels:
Each pattern I looked at included the yarn, hook size, and gauge, as well as a schematic with measurements. Again, when it comes to pattern reading, prior crochet experience or knit experience will be helpful. While the stitches are given the standard Tunisian stitch names, it still helps to know how to parse pattern syntax and formatting. If you're new though, do not fret! There is a whole section on reading patterns starting on page 53! Be sure to bookmark page 56 for quick stitch reference as you work the patterns.
Overall, I think Exploring Tunisian Crochet is great introduction to Tunisian crochet, and a fun pattern book for those who already know the skill! Some of the stitches and techniques are more advanced, so it's also wonderful for those ready to go to the next level. The patterns are lovely and offer a challenge for anyone at any level.
Get your own copy of Exploring Tunisian Crochet today!
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The Exploring Tunisian Crochet Giveaway
The Exploring Tunisian Crochet Giveaway is open in the US and Canada (void where prohibited, including Quebec). The giveaway ends January 2, 2024, at 12:15 am Central US time. To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below. If you are on mobile and neither the form nor the link below works for you, please try using a desktop computer to enter. Only the email option is mandatory – all other tasks are optional, for bonus entries only.
One winner will receive a paperback copy of Exploring Tunisian Crochet, courtesy of Stackpole Books. They will be notified by email.
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