50 Tunisian Stitches
If you are wanting a library of unique Tunisian stitches, then this is the book for you
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January 25, 2014
I really like this new Tunisian Crochet Book. The cover is bright and beautiful and I love browsing through all the beautiful colorful photographs of each stitch listed. It gives a nice closeup photo of each stitch. If you are new to Tunisian crochet, the basic information in the beginning of the book has lots of color photographs to help you get started. The stitch dictionary starts with all the basic Tunisian stitches and then moves onto the more intermediate ones. The directions seem clear and easy to understand. A diagram at the beginning of each new stitch shows you exactly where to start the new stitch. The book also includes 4 'get-started' patterns.
January 21, 2014
TLDR: There are no illustrations for the various tunisian stitches, so I overpaid for a hat pattern and a list of stitches to Google later. I love tunisian crochet - dunno why, but I do. So I bought this to expand my knowledge beyond TSS, TKS, and TPS, but I'm not sure how much it's going to help. There are beautiful, close-up, color photos of a swatch of each stitch. There is a diagram at the beginning of each stitch instruction show exactly what is meant by "back loop of the chain." There's even a comprehensive stitch guide at the end of the book showing illustrations of regular crochet stitches. However, there are NO illustrations that correspond to the text in the instructions (other than the chain already mentioned). "Insert hook under back strand of next vertical bar" doesn't really explain what I'm supposed to do. Do I do this from the wrong side? Am I going to work it like a back post? Does it go between the posts, and therefore "under" the back post? (It doesn't - I've done this and it looks completely different than the swatch picture.) Essentially, I just paid 12.95 for three patterns (a fair price, even though I'll only ever make one of them), and a list of tunisian stitches for me to Google in order to find out how they're made.