Tunisian crochet how-to video + book giveaway!

Martingale's Knit & Crochet Friday

Sheryl Thies at TNNAI recently had the opportunity to meet the very talented and prolific knit and crochet author Sheryl Thies. We sat down at the The National NeedleArts Association’s (TNNA) winter needle-arts trade show in Long Beach, California, where Sheryl took a break from a book-signing event to chat with me (she’s the one everybody is crowded around, left). We talked about her career as a knitter, her first attempts at Tunisian crochet, and her new book, Tunisian Crochet Encore. We even had a little time to make a Tunisian crochet how-to video to share with you—and we had such a great time doing it, we ended up making four! See all four videos at the bottom of this post.

It was so fun to get to know Sheryl; I’m excited to share our interview so that you too can get to know the author of these beautiful books!

Books by Sheryl Thies


Karen: When did you learn to knit?

Sheryl: I have no recollection of learning to knit. I do recall, as a child, having a ball of red yarn and plastic needles and knitting until I ran out of yarn. Then I’d rip it out and start all over. I’m sure we got our money’s worth out of that yarn! I have no idea how I learned.

K: Ha ha! No grandma or mom taught you then?

S: No. My mom was left-handed and she did crochet, so learning from her was more difficult, and she didn’t knit at all.

K: So when did you graduate from the ball of red yarn?

Sheryl Thies at her book signingS: In high school I knit my first sweater and the directions said to sew it together, so I took needle and thread and sewed it together! At the time I was working as a nurse’s aide in the local hospital and I took the sweater in to show them. One woman was a very good knitter and she gently set me straight on finishing techniques.

K: A kind soul! When did you learn to crochet?

S: I knew the basics but didn’t do much with it until the ’70s when everyone was making granny squares and vests. I made my share of those.

K: I made those too!

S: Then I put it aside in the ’80s. When I got serious about my knitting, I did a lot of crocheted edges. Otherwise I didn’t do much with crochet.

K: How did you get started teaching and writing knitting patterns?

S: Ten years ago or so, I helped a friend on Saturdays in her local yarn store. She was a phenomenal knitter. I kept telling her she should publish her designs. I had seen a Martingale book, Simply Beautiful Sweaters, and I loved the layout and the photography. I wanted to do a book like that, so we decided to work on a book together. Melissa Matthay and I went on to write five books together!

K: How did you learn Tunisian crochet?

S: I was at TNNA and met Jen Hansen in Columbus, Ohio, several years ago, working on her Stash Buster Blanket. I just stood in awe because she had all of her yarns in a duffle bag, kind of spilling out onto the floor, with a big hook that looked like a baseball bat! But the flow of her stitching over and back, over and back, was wonderful. It was Tunisian crochet. I was standing next to Jackie Shanahan who owns the local knitting shop in town, The Knitting Tree, and she said, “Can you learn that?” I said, “Oh, sure,” laughing.

I learn best from reading, so when I got home I pulled out my old standby, Reader’s Digest Complete Book of Crafts from 1972. The technique was pretty easy, but I couldn’t get that left edge right. I set it aside for a bit, disgusted, and then read it again and finally caught that second strand accidentally, and really liked the left-edge results.

So I made a few afghans, played with a few projects, and really enjoyed the process. Soon after, I had a meeting with Mary Green (Martingale’s editor in chief) about where I might go with another knitting book. I was feeling a little stuck and uninspired. As I was leaving, I mentioned I’d been playing with Tunisian crochet. Mary had heard that Tunisian crochet was hot in Japan, the bellwether for crafts in the US. That turned into another meeting, and Martingale officially asked me to do a book featuring Tunisian crochet patterns for beginners.

Then, out of the blue, technical editor Ursula Reikes emailed me, excited because SHE knew Tunisian crochet as well. Ursula helped direct me and collaborated on my first Tunisian crochet book, Get Hooked on Tunisian Crochet. It’s easy to teach, quick to work on, and students love it.

Projects from Get Hooked on Tunisian Crochet
Projects from Get Hooked on Tunisian Crochet

K: It’s a whole different fabric and feels like a wonderful combination of knit and crochet.

S: It does require a different needle than normal crochet. In Madison, Wisconsin, where I live, I could only get two needle sizes. At another TNNA I met Linda Krag, owner of Denise needles, and I discovered all those wonderful sizes in the interchangeable set. Woo-hoo! Without all those extra sizes, the book would never have happened. Those bigger sizes let me play with lacier projects that look more delicate.

Linda was the first person to suggest that I design with Tunisian crochet. She pointed out that by using my knitting design knowledge, I could help bring Tunisian crochet into the twenty-first century. At the time, it was something I hadn’t considered, but after our discussion my mind really started working.

Projects from Tunisian Crochet Encore
Projects from Tunisian Crochet Encore

K: Why do you knit and crochet?

S: It satisfies my creativity. I find it very therapeutic—especially just simple back and forth stockinette is comforting. But I love designing and love picking a theme to hang the pieces together. A theme challenges me to be more creative.

K: I love the theme idea—the projects you create are not literal, but you can see how each project relates to the theme. I especially love that your themes are driven from nature.

S: I would have to say my projects are not that hard. Anyone who is a confident beginner can give it a try and master most of my patterns.

K: Are you still working in the business world?

S: I retired five years ago and this is my work now.

K: Do you teach?

S: I teach in Madison and at a few of the fall fiber festivals. I do get around some. I’ve taught in yarn shops in Canada and Pennsylvania. In the next few weeks, I’m scheduled in Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Terre Haute, and Chicago. Just yesterday got an inquiry from a shop in the Washington, DC, area. And I am teaching on a cruise this summer! It’s a Carnival Cruise from Charleston to the Bahamas in July 2013, sponsored by the yarn shop Friends and Fiberworks. I’m teaching a couple of Tunisian crochet classes and one knitting class.

K: What a way to cruise! That’s the fun kind of gig! How do you spend your time when you’re not knitting or crocheting?

S: A lot of times when I’m not knitting I play bocce.

K: So you do this occasionally?

S: Well, we built a 60-foot bocce court in our backyard. It’s almost like a bowling alley with oyster shells.

K: Oh, so you’re really serious!

S: Yes. There’s a bocce league in Madison. There’s an Italian festival every year and I’m a referee. Since I’m a knitter, I know how to use a tape measure!

K: How did you learn the game?

S: My husband learned it at an Italian fest and we both got hooked. Now we look for bocce courts whenever we travel together.

After we chatted, I was curious to see the Tunisian-crochet stitch in action, since I hadn’t tried it yet. It’s so easy! Sheryl was kind enough to help me create a Tunisian crochet how-to video to share with you—and she did such a great job, we made three more! Sheryl demonstrates all the essentials of Tunisian crochet in the four videos below.


What is a Tunisian Crochet Hook?


Tunisian Crochet Cast On


Tunisian Crochet Simple Stitch


Tunisian Crochet Bind Off


Tunisian Crochet EncoreThanks, Sheryl! See all the projects from Sheryl’s latest book, Tunisian Crochet Encore, in the slideshow below.

Have you tried Tunisian crochet—or, after watching Sheryl’s videos, are you ready to try? Share your experience with Tunisian crochet in the comments and you could win a copy of the Tunisian Crochet Encore eBook! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

Purchase Sheryl’s new book now and instantly download the eBook for free.

Comments are closed for this post.

Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The randomly chosen winner is Patricia, who writes:

“I love to crochet and the pieces in this book look interesting and easy. Will have to get this book and get started. (Hint: It would be easier if I won the book.)”

Patricia, we’ll email you about your free eBook. Congratulations!

2012 Overture

"2012 Overture"

Beaded Trill

"Beaded Trill"

Counterpoint

"Counterpoint"

Duet for Hooks

"Duet for Hooks"

Fan Dance

"Fan Dance"

Grace Note

"Grace Note"

Hummingbird Rhapsody

"Hummingbird Rhapsody"

Kimono Concerto

"Kimono Concerto"

Minuet for Jackie

"Minuet for Jackie"

Ruby-Slippers Ballet

"Ruby-Slippers Ballet"

Ruffled Interlude

"Ruffled Interlude"

Silk Adagio

"Silk Adagio"

Six-Part Harmony

"Six-Part Harmony"

Tempo Primo

"Tempo Primo"

Tremolo with a Twist

"Tremolo with a Twist"

Yarn Quartet

"Yarn Quartet"


98 Comments

  • I just started learning Tunisian crochet at the very end of February. I am almost finished with my first Tunisian crochet project, Pax by Aoibhe Ni. Love the look of Tunisian fabric, it really showcases variegated yarns.

    —Kara I. on March 15, 2013
  • Love the look of Tunisian crochet and am ready to try this.

    —Beth B on March 15, 2013
  • I am just getting started in the tunisian technique and the designs in this book are all BEAUTIFUL!! I would love to add it to my library and hone my skills enough to make some of these fabulous projects!

    —Judy Summers-Gates on March 15, 2013
  • I love the different textures obtained by Tunisian crochet. I have seen it mentioned before, but really didn’t undestand the concept.
    I am anxious to try this technique.

    —Pat N. on March 15, 2013
  • I have never done Tunisian crochet but I would love to learn.

    —Julie on March 15, 2013
  • These projects look amazing. I have never tried this type of crocheting but would love to learn and then teach it to my 74 year old mother. She needs a hobby desperately, and this would be perfect for her.

    —Tonia on March 15, 2013
  • I’d love to try this. I’ve been crocheting 20+ years.

    —Jane Ritz on March 15, 2013
  • Haven’t tried Tunisian crochet, but it looks like a lot of fun, and I love the designs in the book.

    —LeAnne L on March 15, 2013
  • The book looks like it has some interesting projects in it. I have not yet done the Tunisian crochet but would really love to learn.

    —Connie B on March 15, 2013
  • I have been reading about this process and would really enjoy trying this.

    Gjeneve Hopkinson on March 15, 2013
  • Watching the video I just realized, this is the same as what we used to call "afghan stitch" way back when.

    —Julie on March 15, 2013
  • I love Tunisian crochet. Years ago, we called it the "afghan stitch" and I made lots of baby blankets with this technique. I would love to have this book so I can increase my knowledge of the different stitches and patterns. I taught several of my friends how to do the tunisian stitch and they have happily made many dishcloths. Thanks for including me in your giveaway.

    —Mary Burn on March 15, 2013
  • Wow thanks so much Karen and Sheryl for sharing all of this information. Tunisian has been something I have wanted to learn since I watched my Grandmother make all of her heirloom afghans for her Grandchildren and children. I want to learn how to do the samething for mine. I believe I am ready now. The videos made it look so much easier. Thanks bunches!

    —Wendy F on March 15, 2013
  • I have been thinking about trying Tunisian crochet for a little while but haven’t yet. Thank you for the videos and inspiration.

    —caroline on March 15, 2013
  • I’ve done Tunisian crochet and find the fabric it makes very interesting. I’d like to expand more on the technique.

    —Pam Smolek on March 15, 2013
  • I made a tunesian croched baby blanket many (30?) years ago and have completely forgotten how, though I still have the hook!

    Nita on March 15, 2013
  • I haven’t tried the Tunisian drochet but Sheryl makes it look so easy I will have to give it a try. Any suggestions for arthritic hands?

    —Rhonda D. on March 15, 2013
  • I have no experience with Tunisian crochet, but have been wanting to learn for quite a while.

    —Pat Reish on March 15, 2013
  • I had fun learning to tunisian crochet. would love to make a wrap.

    —Ruth Williams on March 15, 2013
  • Love Tunisian crochet! It makes a nice warm fabric, and the two-color effects in the new book are so pretty. But my favorite is still the solid fabrics with the cross-stitched patterns.

    —Lynne on March 15, 2013
  • I love tunisian crochet. I have made three sweaters in the Get Hooked on Tunisian Crochet" book (two of them I have made 2X) I scoop up everything on tunisian but Sheryl’s book is the best one on real wearable garments. I cant wait to get into the second book. I wore one of the sweaters to Stitches West and heard lots of compliments. Of course,I recommended Sheryl’s book.
    Thanks so much. I am sorry I didnt go to TNNA and meet Sheryl. Maybe next time she is in LA area

    —Barbara Schwartz on March 15, 2013
  • A great young thing from my knitting circle gave a great class. I am making a dishcloth for each new stitch and immediately started a shawl with my best yarn! I love the flow of stitches and want to learn more!

    LoriAngela on March 15, 2013
  • I have been interested in Tunisian crochet, but haven’t jumped in yet. Need to take that first step.

    —Susan Clarkson on March 15, 2013
  • I first learned Tunisian crochet when my guild made Mug Rugs as part of gift bags for a local woman’s shelter. I enjoyed it so much that I bought the Denise hook set. However, I have not been able to find many unusual patterns for this technique- this book looks like it has great patterns.

    —pam on March 15, 2013
  • I’ve never seen this before.

    Billie K on March 15, 2013
  • I didn’t know this is what this kind of stitching was called! One of my mom’s friends gave me a baby blanket with this stitching – it’s always been my favorite. The photos of projects in this book are inspiring. Please put my name in the hat for the drawing! Thanks!

    June @ QuiltQuest on March 15, 2013
  • I have several of these crochet hooks given me by my mother/grandmother. I never knew what these are for and why they were long with a button on top. Funny too, I belong to a knitting group and no one there knew what this odd crochet hook was used for either. Having discovered Martingale recently, the mystery crochet hook is solved. Can’t wait to try some of the patterns.

    —Val B on March 15, 2013
  • Never tried it and only heard of it through your web site. Interesting to try some time.

    —Mary on March 15, 2013
  • Just up my alley as I learn new crafts and teach them to others. Please consider me for this contest winner. THank you for having it.

    —Darlene Newell on March 15, 2013
  • I have not tried Tunisian crochet but would like to sometime. It looks very unusual and pretty. Enjoyed the video.

    —Jackie W on March 15, 2013
  • I knit but don’t do crochet. I watched the Tunisian crochet videos and it looks like fun. I inherited all of my MIL’s wool, so I need a way to use it.

    —MoeWest on March 15, 2013
  • How funny. I watched all the videos, all the time thinking "I’ve seen this before. Where was it?" Thirty-two years ago I made an afghan for myself using the "Afghan" Stitch! Turns out it’s the same stitch. I loved making it and although I haven’t been crocheting for a few years (I’ve been bitten by the quilting bug!) I have thought about making another afghan. I still have my hooks, now all I need is yarn! Darn, I guess I will have to go shopping!

    —Bonnie Lippincott on March 15, 2013
  • Would love to win the book and learn!
    Thanks!

    —Barbara on March 15, 2013
  • I had heard of Tunisian Crochet but had only heard it referred to as the afghan stitch ! I loved the great videos and will definitely give this try. It seems to be a very portable craft!

    —Judi Reiss on March 15, 2013
  • I knit and crochet, but have never done Tunisian, but I’d love to try.

    —Susan Goen on March 15, 2013
  • I have tried Tunisian Crochet years ago, I also learned from the Readers Digest book! Obviously not as well as Sheryl. But I have not seen it used in this way, my experience was with big thick scarves and afghans. I am going to have to try using some of the lacy stitches.

    —OHSue on March 15, 2013
  • You make this look so easy. I think I’ll rush down to my local yarn shop and buy a hook. Thanks

    —Laural Barker on March 15, 2013
  • Wow, I have always wondered what Tunisian Crochet was. The Video is awesome and it looks like lots of fun. I just started crocheting again and this is something I think I would love. Also the book is FABULOUS, Sheryl is a very artistic in her design!!

    —Francesca on March 15, 2013
  • I got so excited after viewing all the videos on tunisian crochet that I went to Amazon and ordered the hooks. I really think I might be able to finally learn how to crochet and make something that actually fits. Her videos were so informative and make it seem like even a complete klutz like me do it. Thanks so much.

    —Georgia on March 15, 2013
  • I did some Tunisian crochet many years ago and would love to get back into it again. Love the project ideas!!

    —Susan Morrison on March 15, 2013
  • The look of Tunisian crochet intrigues me and I am ready to learn a new crochet technique. The patterns in Sheryl’s new book look like lovely ones to begin my learning journey.

    —Audrey on March 15, 2013
  • I am so anxious to try the Tunisian Crochet because I love the look of the pieces demonstrated and it’s totally new for me.

    —Maureen on March 15, 2013
  • I love Tunisian! It’s relaxing and I love the woven appearance. I’ve made a mess of scarves and a few bags; I’ve not gone beyond simple stitch but am ready and willing to learn!

    —Sally on March 15, 2013
  • I learned 4 Tunisian crochet stitches at a knit camp last fall – would love to perfect the technique – the projects in your books look amazing!

    —Kathy on March 15, 2013
  • I would love to try different Tunisian stitches! I have made around 7 or 8 afghans using just the basic stitch.
    Maybe it will be my lucky day!

    —Mye on March 15, 2013
  • I would love to learn Tunisian crochet – it looks so unique.

    —Linda V. on March 15, 2013
  • This method of crochet looks wonderful!!! I have not tried it yet but it reminds me of "broomstick" crochet I used to do with my best friend, who has since passed away. We loved to get together and crochet while we visited! This fits my style, I think!!! Now, on to find some of those new (again) crochet hooks!!!! How fun! I’ll be ordering this book!!! I want the video as well!

    —Sylvia Blissett on March 15, 2013
  • I would love to learn this technique!

    —Eden on March 15, 2013
  • Thank you, Sheryl, for the excellent videos! I found a Tunisian crochet hook in my Mother’s knitting basket and didn’t realize it was for this special method of crocheting. I am very anxious to get started with this new method – I’ve been crocheting for a long, long time and am so happy to learn something new!

    Thank you for the beautiful patterns in your books. Now I know what I want the Easter Bunny to bring to me!

    —DianeP on March 15, 2013
  • I have just gotten "hooked" on crochet and am exploring all facets of it. I would love to create some sweaters,etc but am not overly fond of standard crochet so I am going to explore Tunisian! I just got her first book to try and learn it and am looking forward to it! Next purchase, the needles! LOL I’ve been buying LOTS of yarn since diving off this creative cliff! LOL

    Leslie Ehrlich on March 15, 2013
  • I would LOVE to learn Tunisian Crochet. Sheryl’s video’s make it look like so much fun!

    —Christi on March 15, 2013
  • I watched all the video’s and I’m ready to try this way of crocheting. I want to know more, like how do you keep it from curling up? I love a few of the patterns in the book and would like to practice till I could make something so beautiful. I’m hoping it will be my lucky day.
    Val

    —Valerie Usowicz on March 15, 2013
  • I’ve never tried Tunisian crochet before, but now that I’ve seen the videos, I can’t wait to try.

    Thanks.

    —Cynthia Green on March 15, 2013
  • I have made a tunisian scarf as I was learning the stitch. Gorgeous and so soft.

    Cindy L on March 15, 2013
  • I stumbled upon Tunisian crochet some months back. I have always loved the look of knitting but only know how to crochet so when I saw how Tunisian crochet looked and worked, I was hooked …. pun intended! I made myself a scarf and then made one for my brother for Christmas. Now I want to make more things this way. As I said, I am hooked!!!

    —Karen L. on March 15, 2013
  • I first learned tunisian crochet from the Reader’s Digest craft book, too! My parents gave it to me when I was in high school. I made a baby afghan for my niece, who’s now 33!

    I’m eager to see the new book in person, and would love to win it!

    —Renee on March 15, 2013
  • I would love to learn how to do this form of crochet. The garments look fabulous.

    —Kerry on March 15, 2013
  • I’ve been doing Tunisian Crochet off an on for about 15 years and love it! I’ve made several prayer shawls and afghans. I’ve found it very relaxing. When I’m stitching, all is right with the world!

    —Janice Prunier on March 15, 2013
  • No I have never tried it but it looks so versatile and feminine that I’d like to with Sheryl’s help! Thanks for this chance.

    —Marie C on March 15, 2013
  • I wish I had had this book when I was trying to teach myself to do tunisian crochet. I finally finished a scarf but it seemed to take forever. I would love to win this book.

    —Sandra B on March 15, 2013
  • Wow! I just looked at the video of the Tunisian Crochet Hook. Is this the latest rage where people are "knitting on a crochet hook?" I believe that I had, many years ago, a really long crochet hook with a button like device on the end. I think it was about 12″ long if I remember correctly, made of aluminum, perhaps by Boye. During the 70’s I did a significant amount of crocheting, but haven’t done much since. I experimented with broomstick and hairpin crocheting. Several years ago, my niece wanted to learn to crochet, so I showed her how to make granny squares and she has progressed considerably. As a Home Economics teacher, I taught many students to crochet.

    —Rosemary on March 15, 2013
  • The nice thing about Tunisian fabric is that it makes a nice square stitch which is a good base for cross stitching designs. I made an afghan out of Tunisian crochet in the late 70s. The center panel was white, and I made two side panels on each side out of gold and black. I then cross stitched the Steeler logo on the center of it. We still have it hanging over the couch every football season!

    —Barb Johnson on March 15, 2013
  • Last week was the first time I made my first small project using the basic Tunisian stitch. And I LOVE it! I prefer the denser look & feel of creating the stitches. So, a big please enter me into your giveaway I so am caught up in Tunisian crochet 😀

    —Jackie Roisler on March 15, 2013
  • I love to crochet and the pieces in this book look interesting and easy. Will have to get this book and get started. (Hint: It would be easier if I won the book.)

    —Patricia Hayrynen on March 15, 2013
  • i tried tunisian crochet when i was a teen (too many years ago) but only learned a basic stitch would love to win book and learn some new stitches.

    —vickster on March 15, 2013
  • I have not tried it, but Id like to.

    —Sunnie on March 15, 2013
  • I just purchased 2 books on learning Tunisian Crochet. I would love to have this new book as well!

    —Buffy Joseph on March 15, 2013
  • Absolutely the most fantastic blend of crochet and knitting! It is simple, beautiful and extremely enjoyable to stitch. It is something to learn and then share! Such beautiful stitches and simple techniques that brings joy to creative hands. This book looks fantastic!

    —Kathy C. on March 15, 2013
  • I learned Tunisian crochet in junior high, as far as I remember, but I have not been doing it ever since. I think it resulted in a couple of potholders. I only did the basic stitch at that time. I would love to get inspired and re-discover my interest in this craft.

    Anita on March 16, 2013
  • I had never heard of tunisian crochet until the column, I would certainly like to try It . I croched my wedding gown jacket and train, but haven’t done a lot lately.

    —ELIZABETH CROSS on March 16, 2013
  • I have Sheryl’s first book and am wanting a copy of her second book.

    —Barbara Baxter on March 16, 2013
  • I have been reading about this for a few weeks. I love knitting and crochet so this looks like a wonderful mixture of both. I would love to win the book.

    —Karen Ceder on March 16, 2013
  • I love to do tunisian crochet and these patterns are just beautiful. My granddaughter has picked out 3 favorites she wants.

    Cynthia Wood on March 16, 2013
  • After seeing these beautiful creations I am very interested in learning how to do this!

    —Bee Hahn on March 16, 2013
  • My only experience with tunisian crochet was completing a baby blanket for my daughter’s first baby. I got this pattern from a friend who was working on one herself. I had never seen this funny crochet hook before so I bought a hook and she showed me how to do it. I have since completed 2 more baby blankets never realizing that this was called tunisian crochet. I am now "hooked." I really enjoyed doing these blankets and I would love to do more. Winning this book would be wonderful.

    —llwhyte on March 16, 2013
  • I gave it a try so many moons ago, I dont remember how to do it, but I’m willing to try again, since these days I;m making a lot of prayer shawls for charity, and I think the ladies involved would love to try it too!

    —madeline on March 16, 2013
  • I have tried Tunisian crochet, but so far the patterns I have looked at did not interest me. Looking at this post, I have decided to look at this method again.
    The patterns from Cheryl’s new book, Tunisian Crochet Encore are exciting me to try this again.
    Thanks for showing me these new ideas.

    —Deb G on March 16, 2013
  • I love all their designs…they are making croquet tops & scarves come back into style!

    —Deb on March 16, 2013
  • I think this looke like something I could do while am setting with my husband. He had cervical surgery this past Tuesday. He is home and doing will. But not able to go back to work for three months.

    I use to croceth a lot when my kids were in school. I did sweathers back then as we lived in Flodria and a sweater was all you needed for a coat back then. Since I have been Quilting a lot, and would enjoy something different to do while watch TV with my husband.

    —Evelyn Thompson on March 16, 2013
  • I have crocheted since my Aunt taught me how at 11 years of age, I would LOVE to learn how to Tunsian crochet as I think it looks beautiful! Please enter me in your draw to win this book.
    THanks

    —Janet on March 16, 2013
  • I haven’t crocheted in awhile but this makes me want to try something new. It looks like a lot of fun.

    Linny on March 16, 2013
  • I watched the videos and this stitch is what was called the "Afghan" stitch, many years ago. I made several afghans with this stitch, that I taught myself with a Lady Galt yarn book , as a 15 year old. Later I made a black/navy coloured one for my then 10 year old son.We still have these afghans.. His is a favourite at his home. I wonder if the name change could have been political?

    —Liisa on March 16, 2013
  • I would like to try it sometime soon because I saw different stitches which seemed to be very interesting to me and I always like to try new things

    —Marthese on March 17, 2013
  • I enjoy Tunisian crochet as much if not more than the standard crochet. There are a world of stitch patterns other than the basic TSS or afghan stitch that one used to associate with what we now refer to as Tunisian crochet. I’ve made several afghans and none used only the afghan stitch, all were different and fun to do.

    —Kathleen on March 17, 2013
  • I have tried Tunisian crochet in a class, but not had the opportunity to put it to use in a larger project. I would love it win the book! The pattern designs are wonderful. I have a feeling the hardest part would be deciding which one to make! Thanks!

    —Bobbi Palagi on March 17, 2013
  • I am learning Tunisian crochet, taking a class on Craftsy, and I really enjoy it. I am still trying to manage the left edge but I like the videos posted here and I am getting my yarn out when I finish this note:). I have one of Sheryl’s books and really love this last one.

    —Joan Sawyer on March 17, 2013
  • i am a newbie to Tunisian crocheting. I an enchanted with the results so far. Thank you the chance to win this book.

    —Sharon Meyer on March 17, 2013
  • I had heard of Tunisian Crochet but until I watched the video clips, I hadn’t a clue. Now I think I could be hooked (excuse the pun!) I do knit a lot and can crochet fairly simple patterns but I am sure I can handle this form of crochet and I just love the look of the finished piece. It looks like a firm and warm fabric and I can’t wait to get started! Love the patterns, too, as I am very "into" shawls and capes.
    Virginia

    —Virginia Leacy on March 17, 2013
  • Tunisian Crochet is a skill I want to learn, U Tube browsing on Tunisian Crochet has provided enough information now I would like to put it to task. This book seems to have it all the designs are gorgeous in that the stich details are different. Would love to be the recipient of this book.

    —Juanita on March 17, 2013
  • I’ve not tried this type of crochet yet, but have been wanting to for a while now! Win or lose its still something I’m going to learn 🙂

    —Nancy D on March 17, 2013
  • This looks so interesting and the videos have me intrigued. I am looking forward to trying this.

    —Kathy Lutz on March 17, 2013
  • I really haven’t tried Tunesian Crochet but would love to.
    Please include me in the give-away.
    It looks like it has great projects.

    —Marlene fm Torrance on March 17, 2013
  • quiero q me expliques como hago la bufanda de color verde q puntada me gusto claro q todas divinas enseñanos como lo haces en tunesino mil gracias (y)

    Translation:
    I want q tell me how do I color scarf green stitch q I liked clear q all divine teach us as do you in tunesino many thanks

    Mima, I have tried using several different on line translators and I’m afraid that I still don’t quite understand your question. I would like to answer you-please email me at service@shopmartingale.com and I’ll see what I can do to help you. ~Cornelia

    mima on March 18, 2013
  • bufanda se llama contrapunto mil y mil gracias (y)

    Translation:
    scarf is called counterpoint and thousand thanks

    mima on March 18, 2013
  • I have never tried Tunisian crochet but it looks really intriguing. I’d love to win the book to learn how to make a cute top.

    —Jennifer Padden on March 18, 2013
  • Wow! These are fantastic

    —MaryRose on March 18, 2013
  • I am always looking for a new way to use fiber and this seems to be something I would really enjoy! Thanks for sharing.

    —Denise W on March 20, 2013
  • I’ve tried a little bit of Tunisian crochet and liked it but I haven’t found a project that calls to me right now.

    —Carmen on March 20, 2013

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