The Tunisian Crochet Handbook by Toni Lipsey is a step-by-step to Tunisian crochet, with stitch tutorials, lots of tips and techniques, and fantastic crochet patterns! Take a peek inside, and 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.
The Tunisian Crochet Handbook Review
A Bit About the Author
Toni Lipsey is the founder of TL Yarn Crafts, which she started in 2013. "Through her printable patterns and cheery video tutorials, she strives to make crochet accessible to makers at every skill level. Toni learned to crochet from her mom as a teen but honed her skills after graduating college and began TL Yarn Crafts as a side hustle in 2013. At present, Toni spends time nurturing her community of more than four hundred thousand makers across social media platforms, offering approachable crochet patterns and handmade business wisdom. Follow her journey @TLYarnCrafts and find her online at TLYarnCrafts.com."
Up First: Essentials
The Tunisian Crochet Handbook is broken into four sections - Essentials, Stitches, Skills, and Designs. And Essentials really does start at the beginning, with a breakdown of Tunisian hooks, and lots of information on how to read crochet patterns. It's a small section, but it's packed with great info to get you started!
Learn the Stitches and Build Your Skills
The stitch descriptions in The Tunisian Crochet Handbook include fantastic full-color photos and lots of closeups. In addition to the basics, there are some really fun stitch patterns to learn too! Including chevrons and the super popular honeycomb stitch!
And then in Skills, it's time to take it to the next level! Learn several techniques for adding colors, shaping, and working in the round - a skill I look forward to learning myself. The finishing section will leave you with a project you feel proud to show off.
20 Easy, Yet Challenging, Tunisian Patterns
So what to do with all these skills and stitches? You can immediately put them to use with the lovely crochet patterns included in The Tunisian Crochet Handbook!
There's a great variety of patterns in this book, from accessories to garments to home decor. I needed to brush up on my own Tunisian skills, so I decided to try the Geo Pot Holders! Here's a look at the potholders in the book:
And here's my Geo Pot Holder WIP! I didn't have time to finish it before writing this post, but look for the finished pics on Instagram! I really enjoyed working on it with Lily Sugar'n Cream, and my Susan Bates Tunisian hook.
The instructions are really well written, and I love the variety of finishing options! And I know that the other patterns here will continue to inspire!
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The Tunisian Crochet Handbook Giveaway
The Tunisian Crochet Handbook Giveaway is open WORLDWIDE, void where prohibited by law or by USPS shipping regulations or restrictions. The giveaway ends May 23, 2022, at 12:15am Central US time. To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below. If you are on mobile and have difficulty entering, please use a desktop computer to enter. Only the email option is mandatory – all other tasks are optional, for bonus entries only.
The winner will receive a paperback copy of The Tunisian Crochet Handbook, courtesy of TL Yarn Crafts, and will be notified by email.
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