A very Tunisian crochet giveaway (+ sneak peek)

Martingale's Knit & Crochet Friday

Tunisian crochet giveaway!

We love Tunisian crochet. And we’ve heard that you, Stitch This! readers, do too. Even if you haven’t cast on yet, we know that there’s a good chance you want to. It’s no secret that Tunisian crochet is the hot new commodity, and we like to think our very own Tunisian expert, Sheryl Thies, played an important role in bringing it back to the forefront of fiber arts. Her book Get Hooked on Tunisian Crochet was released a couple of years ago and is still one of our best sellers. Sheryl inspired many to pick up the hook with her gorgeous patterns and beginner-friendly Tunisian crochet how-to.

To celebrate how far Tunisian crochet has come, we’re having a big celebration here on the blog—and you’re invited! We’re hosting a giveaway for a prize bundle that includes two finished projects plus a copy of Sheryl’s book, Get Hooked on Tunisian Crochet. The book includes thirteen beautiful Tunisian crochet patterns for beginners and easy how-to instructions for those of you who’ve never picked up a Tunisian crochet hook before.

Along with the book, the winner will receive a set of two crocheted place mats and three coasters, as well as a beautiful scarf (all pictured above), crocheted by technical editor Ursula Reikes from patterns included in the book. We asked Ursula about crocheting projects from Get Hooked on Tunisian Crochet, and here’s what she had to say:

“The instructions that Sheryl provided are very clear. Her attention to detail is great! I like working Tunisian crochet because it goes quickly and doesn’t look or feel bulky. It’s easy to count your stitches and see where you are in the project. And the results look more like they’ve been knitted than crocheted.”

Tunisian Crochet EncoreMaybe you’re wondering, what is a Tunisian crochet hook? If so you’re in luck, because we have an excerpt from Get Hooked on Tunisian Crochet about the tools you’ll need for Tunisian crochet. And to round out our celebration, we also have a sneak peek at Tunisian Crochet Encore, Sheryl’s sequel that’s due out in March. We’re excited about this follow-up to Sheryl’s first book. It has brand-new patterns, additional tips, and even more reasons to love Tunisian crochet.

So enjoy this excerpt and sneak peek, and be sure to leave a comment to be entered into the giveaway for the prize package: a free copy of Get Hooked on Tunisian Crochet by Sheryl Thies and two beautifully crocheted projects from the book, crocheted by talented technical editor Ursula. We’ll choose a winner on Thursday, February 28, and notify you by email if you’ve won!


What Is a Tunisian Crochet Hook?

Notice the similarities between the regular crochet hooks and the Tunisian crochet hook shown below. Both hooks have a tip and a throat. The Tunisian crochet hook is much longer, and there is no thumb grip. A button-type stopper on the end keeps the stitches from sliding off the back end.

Standard crochet hooks
Standard crochet hooks

Tunisian crochet hook
Tunisian crochet hook with long handle

Some Tunisian crochet hooks have a wire cable or extender to hold the stitches. This is particularly helpful when working a piece with a lot of stitches, such as an afghan. The length of the extension needs to be long enough to hold all the stitches. Generally, the length of the resulting piece can be up to three times the length of the extension.

Tunisian crochet hook with cable and stopper
Tunisian crochet hook with cable and stopper

Sets of interchangeable crochet-hook kits are now available and offer a range of hook sizes and cable lengths, making the kits particularly versatile.

Interchangeable crochet hooks
Interchangeable crochet hooks

The kits are capable of accommodating small as well as large projects. While the extension cord needs to be long enough to accommodate all the stitches, a cord that is too long tends to annoyingly flap and dangle when not holding stitches. To configure a hook for a specific project, select the hook size and desired cord length and snap them together, place the stopper on the end, and you’re ready to begin. If partway through the project you add a considerable number of stitches or decide you would prefer to give the stitches more room, you can easily attach a longer cord. As the project progresses and fewer stitches need to be accommodated, or if you find the length of the cord irritating, select a shorter cord and attach it. The hooks, without the extension cord, can also be used for regular crochet, eliminating the need to purchase both regular crochet hooks and Tunisian crochet hooks.

Tunisian crochet gauge swatchHooks come in different sizes and are labeled with either a number, letter, and/or metric measurement. Relying on the metric measurement (the actual millimeter size of the hook) is the most reliable measure since, depending on the manufacturer and the country in which the hook was manufactured, the number and/or letter may vary. Each pattern suggests the size of hook to use in number, letter, and metric size. But remember, you should work a gauge swatch and adjust the hook size if necessary. In general, the thicker the yarn, the larger the hook. A yarn label usually states a suggested hook size, but that relates to regular crochet. Because of the dense nature of Tunisian crochet stitches, a hook several sizes larger than what you would use for regular crochet is recommended.


Are you ready to start crocheting? Take a look at this sneak peek of Sheryl’s upcoming book, Tunisian Crochet Encore, for more inspiration. Be sure to add the book to your wish list at ShopMartingale and sign up to be notified by email when the book is released.

Projects from Tunisian Crochet Encore

Which of the projects from Tunisian Crochet Encore are you most excited about? Tell us in the comments and you’ll be entered to win the prize package consisting of a free copy of Get Hooked on Tunisian Crochet and two completed projects from the book! We’ll pick a winner on Thursday, February 28, and notify you by email if you’ve won.

Comments are closed for this post.

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

“I find all the designs interesting. I would love to see the ‘modern’ way Tunisian is done. Years ago I learned the afghan stitch (self-taught, my first attempt looked like stockinette stitch, until I learned the correct method). Now, it looks like there is so much more that I’ve missed. And I love the extensions for the hooks. I wish I had one years ago.”

Martha, we’ll email you about your free book, and the free finished projects too. Congratulations!


332 Comments

  • I love these. It has been 20 years since I have done Tunisian crochet and have been wanting to do some again

    —teresa g on February 22, 2013
  • I LOVE Coda!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

    —Sherrye on February 22, 2013
  • 3rd row, 1st column. I love the colors!

    —Carol on February 22, 2013
  • I’ve NEVER heard of this type of crochet work and I would LOVE to try it! My absolute favorite is the "Bohemian" style ‘cardigan’ with the single closure at the very bottom right side picture. I LOVE the colors as well….would go with my favorite comfy jeans and boots! SO…..PICK ME….PICK ME!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

    —Justine on February 22, 2013
  • Looks amazing. I would love to try this. Hope a beginner can do it

    —Judy wise on February 22, 2013
  • I really like the vest with the reversible look stitches. I’ve loved tunisian (formerly know as afghan stitch) crochet since a was a girl. Learned it from a book, using the one short tunisian hook my mom had mixed in her knitting needles. I’d love to try the vest!!!
    Sue

    —Sue on February 22, 2013
  • I have not try Tunisian Crochet but it is on my list of new crafts to try. I love knitting shawls but have never tried crochet and the ones in this book look great – I love the little brown one with a ruffle. Thanks

    —Caroline on February 22, 2013
  • LOVE the poncho and shawls! I have limited experience with Tunisian crochet, but a book like this would get me to work on it more.

    Kelly on February 22, 2013
  • I love the shawl looking garment that crosses in the front, I think it is very fresh looking, at least for the area where I live. I would just LOVE to learn this technique.

    —Mary Ener on February 22, 2013
  • I love the mobius wrap and my 13 year old granddaughter loves the ruffled scarf. The last time I did tunisian was for a nephew’s birth gift and he is nearly 30 years old. Hummm would love to get back to it.

    Cynthia Wood on February 22, 2013
  • I first saw Tunisian Crochet in a magazine & have been interested in it every since. Sheryl has some beautiful pieces in this book. I’m looking forward to this book.

    —Susan Clarkson on February 22, 2013
  • I like # 8 the wrap around scarf. I would love to learn to make something like that.

    —Marguerite Namdar on February 22, 2013
  • I love number 7, the short sleeve top. It could be worn over
    many, many different outfits and could be dressed up or down.
    I would like one in several colors !!!!!!!!!!1

    DONNA BEATTIE on February 22, 2013
  • Wow, these are all great! My favorite is the multicolored collar – third row, far right. Cute!

    —Shannon on February 22, 2013
  • I like the sweater top thats opened with the shirt underneath. They are all very pretty though!

    —Sunnie on February 22, 2013
  • I absolutely love the twisted shawl on the front of Sheryl’s first book. I’ve never learned to crochet and it is on my bucket list so this would be a good place to start, plus it is just enough different to be really special.

    —Joyce on February 22, 2013
  • I have never tried Tunisian Crochet, but the resulting projects look GREAT. I like the poncho/shawls in the book, especially row 3 middle (tan), and the last 2 of row 4 (green and grey respectively).

    —GrrannyH on February 22, 2013
  • I love to crochet, I have never tried Tunisian Crocheting. This looks like a pleasant challenge to me. I just love a challenge. I would love to make that fabulous blue shawl. Thank you so very much for the chance to win.

    —Sharon Meyer on February 22, 2013
  • What’s not to love. These projects have the feel of knitting with the ease of crochet. I love the cross wrap! I want to make matching ones for my daughter and myself!

    —Carol on February 22, 2013
  • I loved the green shawl on the cover of the book. That is absolutely gorgeous, and I would like to try making something like this. I plan to purchase the book and give it a shot. It would make a wonderful gift for the people I love most.

    —Tonia on February 22, 2013
  • Would love to try this!

    —Diane on February 22, 2013
  • Tunisian is squick and easy and would love to make son\me shawls. the new hooks are great!

    —pat on February 22, 2013
  • I love the soft draping sage green wrap on the red headed model at the bottom. It is so feminine and yet looks like it would stay where you put it. Really lovely and inspiring!

    —Carol on February 22, 2013
  • I would love to try my hand at that infinity scarf…absolutely beautiful!

    —Cheryl on February 22, 2013
  • I have never tried Tunisian crochet because it scared me but I absolutely love all the patterns in this book but I am especially drawn to the mobius shawl. I’ve seen mobium cowls before but this is gorgeous and such a great idea – no more having to tie it or pin it – just put it on. Lovely.

    —Barb Jolliffe on February 22, 2013
  • I love Tunisian Crochet and have done lots of videos and posts about it on my website! It’s a nice change from the usual knit or crochet. My favorite items are the third row middle shawl/wrap/sweater sort of thing and the fourth row left short sleeved cardigan.

    MGM

    Mary Grace McNamara on February 22, 2013
  • Love the sea green number in the middle of the bottom row!

    —Gwen W on February 22, 2013
  • In the book preview picture gallery, I choose photo #3–the short sweater with the three buttons at the top. I like the style very much.

    trillium on February 22, 2013
  • I have not been crocheting long and this is a new form for me, but I fell in love with the shawl in row 2, picture number 1. That would be the first thing I would really want after I learn this form of crochet.
    Thank you ever so much for this giveaway; regardless of who wins it, they will be very fortunate indeed.

    —Sharon on February 22, 2013
  • Tunisian crochet …. I love it! I bought a couple of hooks before Christmas and made several scarves using Tunisian crochet. One was a gift for my Brother. He seems to like it! I saw this book somewhere recently and have been drooling over the projects. I would want to make either (or both?) of the two short sleeve cardigan "vests" that I see are in the second book. Yes, please, put me in the drawing for this wonderful give-away. For this one, I have several fingers crossed. Thanks for doing this give-away.

    —Karen L. on February 22, 2013
  • Wow they’re all beautiful! I’d have to say 2, 3, 6 and 12 are my favorites right off the bat. Gorgeous yarn used on all of the projects too. Would love to make one before spring gets here. Thank you!

    —Janet on February 22, 2013
  • I really like them all, but I think if I won the first one, that is after I learned to do this, would be the picture 19/19. I really like that sweater. I am always trying to learn something new, I’m in my 60’s and do want to keep my mind working on something.
    Thanks

    —Lois on February 22, 2013
  • I love e two sweaters the model is wearing with the water in the background.

    —Mye on February 22, 2013
  • The light green infinity shrug is gorgeous! Would love to try this crochet technique. Thanks.

    —Elizabeth Bolton on February 22, 2013
  • How to choose? I have never learned to crochet but have been meaning to. This is it – Tunisian. My fav the bottom right – going to do it as a summer through on.

    —Vivien on February 22, 2013
  • My grandma used to crochet everyday.
    She made afghans. I would love to learn esp the twisted (mobius) shawls that are shown on this page

    —sharon on February 22, 2013
  • I love the lacy look of that blue shawl in the third row, but they are all appealing designs!

    —mrsmoore on February 22, 2013
  • I’ve done some basic crocheting. I’d love to learn a new skill and have a "hand" project to work on in addition to my sewing projects. Book looks like it includes all the info necessary to begin.

    —Judy Allen on February 22, 2013
  • Looks wonderful! I’d say my top 3 favorites are 7, 13 & 17! Thanks for opportunity!

    —Karyn Ashley Smith on February 22, 2013
  • Would love to try Tunisian, but am left handed and have to work really hard to reverse the pattern for myself. Favorite is the last pix of wrap with pin as closure. Really lends itself for using antique pins. Know of any sources for left handed patterns? Thanks, Barb

    Hi Barb,
    I did an internet search for "Left-handed Tunisian Crochet" and got a lot of hits. It looks like there’s lots of info available out there in cyberspace.
    Cheers,
    ~Cornelia from Martingale

    —Barbara on February 22, 2013
  • 2nd last in green – so versatile – dress it up for a night out on the town, use a tweed for walks with the dogs. Use it to tie up the kids when they won’t stay still. (lol)

    —Danna on February 22, 2013
  • I like to do the Afghan/Tunisian stitch. It goes fast and makes a kind of thermal stitch that cold air does not come through. My favorites from the book are the last two shown, the green colored "Shawl" and the Grey "Sweater". Thank you for the opportunity to win, and also, ideas for a new project!

    —Janet on February 22, 2013
  • I love, love, love Tunisian crochet. It is a fun way to crochet (I can’t knit worth a darn). It is awesome to work with two different colors and textures of yarns. My favorite project is the mint green moibus, bottom center cross-over scarf. Excuse me while I dash off to find my hook!

    Debby Kratovil on February 22, 2013
  • I love to see the fashionable crocheted or knit items featured on your website. Being "retired," I have more time for my hobbies and the stylish apparel help me stay in style!

    —J B Bartus on February 22, 2013
  • I crochet and would LOVE to try this! Thanks for this giveaway!

    —Jane Ritz on February 22, 2013
  • There’s no doubt about it. It’s the one in the third row in the center. It is beautiful and could be worn with anything. The close up picture shows all the beautiful detail. That’s the one and I would LOVE to give it a try!
    Than you for giving one of us a chance to win such a great prize bundle.
    Marion

    —Marion on February 22, 2013
  • Tunisian Crochet looks interesting and would be fun to try! I recently started crocheting and keep hearing about Tunisian Crochet but haven’t looked into it yet. I especially like the vest/shawl in the middle on the bottom row.

    —Cindi P. on February 22, 2013
  • Love to get started on the crisscross shawl in the new Tunisian crochet book. Perfect for chilly Alberta evenings, both to stitch and cozy up in .

    Joanofthelake on February 22, 2013
  • I like #19. I have done quilting for quite some time now. Started knitting (basic items) although I recently did do a pair of socks, which was quite a challange. This type of crochet looks like it would be very relaxing and fun to do. Would love to try it. Winning the book would be so delightful!!! Keeping my fingers crossed.

    Thank you.

    —Connie Leadbetter on February 22, 2013
  • I am always up to trying something new and this looks like fun! I’d love to make one of the shawls pictured, especially the bluish green one, and the vest-like sweater (last picture) too! Love your website and the ideas and wonderful books you recommend. Thanks!!

    —melodie paul on February 22, 2013
  • I really like 2 of the patterns a lot and would like to try them. One is the short-sleeved, wine/burgundy cardigan and the other is the grey- mix shawl which looks like it has sleeves. I bet my daughter and daughter-in-law would like those as well. Is it too early to start crocheting for Christmas?

    —llwhyte on February 22, 2013
  • I choose the gold möbius shawl on the book’s cover…a real classic design in a very classy color!

    —Nancy Longley on February 22, 2013
  • I’ve always wanted to try Tunisian crochet and these project photos in this new book have re-inspired me! I really like the bright red, asymetrical top. How perfect to dress up or dress down.

    —Michelle on February 22, 2013
  • I love the short-sleeved cardigan and the twist-over wrap on the bottom row of photos. Both would complement my style and love for layering.

    —Donna Whittle on February 22, 2013
  • I really love the scarf/ shawls but I especially love the crocheted jacket with the ribbon tie.. Haven’t tried Tunisian crochet before, but these pictures make me want to learn it!!

    —Jule on February 22, 2013
  • I find all the designs interesting. I would love to see the "modern" way Tunisian is done. Years ago I learned the afghan stitch (self-taught, my first attempt looked like stockinette stitch, until I learned the correct method). Now, it looks like there is so much more that I’ve missed. And I love the extensions for the hooks. I wish I had one years ago.

    —Martha on February 22, 2013
  • I love the green shawl, would love to make it!!! Thanks for a great website, very helpful to me 😉

    —Aimee Morse on February 22, 2013
  • I would LOVE to learn this technique! The patterns I am used to seeing were afghans w/cross stitched embellishments. The sweaters and tops are exciting! This would start me in a whole new direction!

    —Kate on February 22, 2013
  • I love the scarf pictured on the cover!! Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Barb on February 22, 2013
  • I have been knitting and crocheting for years but I have never tried Tunisian crochet.I love the sea foam green number the red headed model is wearing. All of the projects look great.

    —Diane on February 22, 2013
  • I’ve been doing the afghan stitch for years, but the designers are pushing the envelope and creating lovely things. I love some of the designs in her new book. Will have to sign up for it!

    —Sharon on February 22, 2013
  • I love all the proposed models but especially the second from last, that sort of moebius shawl. Hope I will ne lucky as I really enjoy tunisian hooks. Marta

    —Marta on February 22, 2013
  • I have never tried Tunisian, I do crochet alot so I think I could pick it up. My favorite is the sage color mobius at the bottom and the grey shawl to the right of it. Beautiful

    —Rebecca D Jeffers on February 22, 2013
  • I really like the ruffled scarf on the front cover. But any of the wraps look like they would be fun to do! I would love this!

    —Kathy on February 22, 2013
  • I love the "seafoam green eternity scarf/shawl". It is simply beautiful. Such lovely patterns. I would love to win this giveaway!!
    Lately getting back into crochet and loving it!!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    —Sandy Vanya on February 22, 2013
  • Many years ago, I made an afghan patterned with overlapping flowers in pinks and reds. It was a gift to my sister-in-law and she still displays it. I never thought of using this stitch to make the vests, scarves, and capes in this book. I can’t even decide which one I like the best. I want to try several!

    —Lynn on February 22, 2013
  • I have not tried Tunisian Chrochet but I am interested in making the infinity shawl. The book will be a great addition to my craft library. Thanks.

    —Betty Box on February 22, 2013
  • I love the blue one of the bottom middle. Looks like a fun project.

    —Catherine Brown on February 22, 2013
  • Actually met the author and took a class from her, started a project (Scarve) but never went back to it. There are two cardis pictured above I would like to try them. would love an afghan as well and even have the hook. Have larger hooks and other flyers from other authors as well but easier to learn in person, in a class. I always wondered if the KNOOK is similiar or this exactly but calling it the KNOOK.

    Hi Pam,
    From what I can see, the Knook is very similar to Tunisian crochet. I believe they have differences, however. If anyone can speak to this, we’d welcome your input!
    ~Cornelia from Martingale

    —Pam Hancock on February 22, 2013
  • I’ve been wanting to learn this technique for a while now.

    Rachelle on February 22, 2013
  • I want to make the graytone short sleeve cardigan wrap. Have never crocheted before ….only knit and would love to expand my skills!

    —Sharon on February 22, 2013
  • I crochet, but have never heard of Tunisian Crochet. Would love to try it. Thanks for the chance to win the book and projects.

    —Sharon Lichter on February 22, 2013
  • I love the green sweater/wrap in the middle of the bottom row. I love scarves and sweaters and this looks like the perfect combination. I have never heard of Tunisian crochet, but it looks fascinating. I would love to try my hand at Tunisian crochet. Crocheting is a relaxing art that I have always enjoyed; Tunisian crochet looks even more artistic and fun!

    —Claudia on February 22, 2013
  • I have just learned Tunisian Crochet and love it. I can’t wait for the new book to come out. I’ve been into making ponchos for my granddaughter and can’t wait to make one using this technique.

    —Melanie on February 22, 2013
  • Have "dabbled" in Tunisian crochet finding it a restful way to crochet. I love the light green shawl on the redhead. I want to learn more!

    —Marty Goertz on February 22, 2013
  • Oh this is soo pretty would love to learn!! Thank you!!

    —J on February 22, 2013
  • Love the green wrap on bottom row!

    —gail on February 22, 2013
  • Thank you

    —Jan G. on February 22, 2013
  • I have not tried this style of crocheting but I love to crochet and knit. Love all the projects that were shown, it’s hard to pick just one. Would really love to win this book to expand my crocheting knowledge.

    —Connie B on February 22, 2013
  • Last row, next to last picture. Love this!! Thanks for
    giving us a chance to win.

    —Reggie Geier on February 22, 2013
  • I love Tunisian crochet! I am excited about learning some new stitches shown in the shawl patterns.

    —Jackie Merolla on February 22, 2013
  • Would love to learn!! Thank you

    —Jan G. on February 22, 2013
  • I love both the blue shawl (2nd from the bottom left), and the infinity shawl. Lovely!!!

    —Janine O'Hara on February 22, 2013
  • I like the looks of that top left sweater. looks like brioche knitting. maybe easier done tunisian? they all look pretty cool, tho.

    —Lou on February 22, 2013
  • All the designs are lovely, but my favorite is the reversible cap sleeve cardigan in the first row, first column. Can’t wait till the book comes out!

    —Nancy House on February 22, 2013
  • Oh my, trying to choose just one is a bit difficult. I can see all three of my teenage granddaughters enjoying the three cape-like patterns, and I would like wearing the first vest. I have crocheted off and on for years, even making a dress once, after learning to crochet from my Dad, but I’ve never tried Tunisian crochet. This would be a perfect opportunity.

    —Jayne on February 22, 2013
  • I like the ponchos and scarfs. They look like they would be comfortable as well as stylish. In Louisiana we don’t usually need heavy coats and something like this would be just right. I have crocheted for many years but this technique is new to me. I am looking forward to learning it.

    —Velma Butler on February 22, 2013
  • I have never tried Tunisian crochet but would be interested in trying a scarf or shawl. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

    —Janet S. on February 22, 2013
  • I have never tried tunisian crochet. I am very excited to try a new pattern and project as we are wallowing in snow here and are getting some every other day it seems. I need an escape and can’t think of any other way that putting my name in your giveaway! Thanks for considering me, I love all of the pictured projects.
    CB

    —Cindy from Iowa on February 22, 2013
  • How absolutely interesting! I am anxious to try this. I really like the shawl/cape type patterns. I have crocheted since I was like 10 years old so have been at it for many, many years. Always looking for something different to try.

    —Kathy on February 22, 2013
  • This looks like a wonderful new technique to learn! I’d love to try it!

    —Chrissy on February 22, 2013
  • 5/19, 7/19 and 8/19 are my favorites. The afghan stitch, tunisian crochet, is so enjoyable to do and I would
    really like to learn more tunisian crochet stitches.

    —Barbara OC on February 22, 2013
  • The last picture – the short sleeved asymetrical jacket. I love that one! But I liked several of the patterns – and I want to buy the book when it comes out next month!

    —Anna Marie Connally on February 22, 2013
  • The infinity/shawl, 4th row center picture. I wasn’t aware there were so many different stitches, I had done just one stitch all these years. So nice to see a variety of stitches and patterns.

    —Theresa MacLean on February 22, 2013
  • Have always wanted to learn tunisian crochet. This book sounds like the perfert solution!

    —Mary Jane Hendrickson on February 22, 2013
  • Lately I have heard more about Tunisian crochet. I would start with something like a scarf or wrap that didn’t need seams.

    —Nancy Myers on February 22, 2013
  • Have always wanted to try tunisian crochet and this new book looks great, excited to see it

    —Mary on February 22, 2013
  • Top row 2nd one love the multi. Red color. Taught myself off the internet
    , YouTube

    —beverly on February 22, 2013
  • I would love to have a book with tunisian crochet projects in to practice this new skill I have recemtly learned.

    Alexis Lawrence on February 22, 2013
  • All the projects are great, but I really like the capelet that is twisted in the center. I have done "Afghan Stitch" before and would really like to try one or more of these designs.

    —Deborah K. on February 22, 2013
  • I love this type of crochet!
    My daughters (3) are all redheads (adults now, in their 20s) who look something like your model. I still like making things for them. They keep me up on what is new. This time I can show them something new!
    I liked the little multicolor infinity scarf with the points best.
    I also love the greens and blues, any style!
    I will definitely be learning this for me and for my girls.

    Cathy Slabaugh on February 22, 2013
  • The Tunisian Crochet Encore has so many beautiful things made in it. The wraps to keep you warm are all so nice…Gee I need to pull out those crochet hooks and get busy.. love all the things this book shows……

    Bonnie Hickman on February 22, 2013
  • My goodness! How does one choose a favourite? Every one of the projects are in gorgeous colour and so beautifully photographed. All the projects look to be fairly easy for the average crocheter. I particularly like the Wraps–the pale green one with a twist at the front appealed to me immediately. What a lovely prize you are offering.

    —Karen Heron on February 22, 2013
  • I really like the shawls. Have never done Tunisian Crochet but have been thinking about it. Would really enjoy this book & learning how to do this.

    —Judith Geil on February 22, 2013
  • I totally love the "rose" colored short sleeved sweater and would be excited to be able to make this!!I’ve been looking for a project to start for spring and I may have just found it.

    —Connie on February 22, 2013
  • I have never tried this but would love another skill to learn. I like the one on the bottom row in the middle.

    —Patty on February 22, 2013
  • I love love love the cowl shawl. Would really like to try this type of crochet.
    Mayme

    —Mayme on February 22, 2013
  • i am in love with the mobius shawl! i love the new hooks and cables. years ago i just struggled with a regular afghan hook and it was so hard to do an afghan with that. i would use 2 hooks, i would go as far as i could with one hook, then start there with a second hook. i love all the wonderful new tools that come out and i always wonder, "why didn’t i think of that!"

    —sara on February 22, 2013
  • I love all of the ponchos and jackets. They are gorgeous. I haven’t tried tunisian crochet but I’ve wanted to for a while. This might just be my nudge.

    —Cindi on February 22, 2013
  • I’ve been looking for a short sleeved cardigan pattern, so the bottom left pattern looks really great.

    —Cindy Pardo on February 22, 2013
  • Never have done this and I know for a fact I can learn a few new tricks, please enter me and thank you for this wonderful opportunity. Judy C in NC

    —Judy Currie on February 22, 2013
  • I have never even seen this type of crochet! Looks very interesting.
    I am interested in the short sleeved sweater jackets and the twisted shawl. I live in the south and these look like they would be very useful here.

    —Jo Reid on February 22, 2013
  • I love images #5 and 10, detail in image 11!. I haven’t done Tunisian crochet since forever, but these are such gorgeous patterns, I’m now itching to do it again! I hope I win this book and I thank you for the opportunity!

    —susan on February 22, 2013
  • All the projects look great the first picture (sleeveless vest) looks fantastic. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Nati on February 22, 2013
  • I truly appreciate the opportunity to win your generous gifts 🙂 While I crochet I am unaware of this type of crochet hook & stitch workup.

    —Jackie Roisler on February 22, 2013
  • Choosing one piece to love from the collection was very difficult! There are so many pieces in the collection that I think are simply beautiful. I’ve chosen the three-button vest with the light blue stripe that runs a bit off-center as my favortite simply because it’s just something that I would wear A LOT! This piece is beautfully casual yet sophisticated enough to wear for dress and casual. I’ve never heard of Tunisian crochet before and have crocheted for many years. I’ve always believed that I needed to learn to knt because I preferred the sophisticated look of knits. Not aymore!

    —Jeanna on February 22, 2013
  • There isn’t a project there that I wouldn’t like to turn my hand to. It’s been a long time since I did Tunisian, but this book excites me to pick my big hooks up again.

    —Michelle McCrillis on February 22, 2013
  • Been wanting to try Tunisian crochet. The project I would like to try is the very first picture. Looks very sporty and that’s what I am. Would look
    good I think. Hope it’s me. Thanks 🙂

    —Gerri Miller on February 22, 2013
  • I’ve never heard of Tunisian crochet, but it is beautiful! I especially love the criss-cross "shrugs" and the little pointy neck scarf. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Karen in Breezy Point on February 22, 2013
  • I have not crocheted in years, but looking at these beautiful wraps and scarves, sets me on fire to get started again!!! I can’t wait. Thanks for the opportunity! LMF

    —Lavonda Mullis-Fink on February 22, 2013
  • I especially like the scarf, cowl, and shawl patterns. I have been looking online at various Tunisian Crochet books, patterns, etc and have been confused about the appropriate hooks to purchase so I appreciate the info in the article. Now I just need to purchase the book and other project supplies. Those Denise interchangeable hooks look perfect for those projects.

    —Sandra Liming on February 22, 2013
  • My granddaughter saw me making hats for the homeless using ribbing in single crochet and then the tunisian stitch for the top part. She made two ribbing panels on her way home from out of state and now we are making the top part over the internet. She has fall in love with this project and I would love to give her a book to continue her work.

    —Edith Gordon on February 22, 2013
  • I am a crocheter, but have never tried Tunisian crochet. It looks like something that might be right up my alley! All the projects look lovely, but I especially love the infinity shawl in the bottom row. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Zina on February 22, 2013
  • I have never heard of these before and I love all of them, but the best are the 2 last designs. I must try and get a kit to try out.

    —Cathy on February 22, 2013
  • I love that vest that is first, but lately my knitting has been all about cowls, so I would probably do the cowl first.

    —OHSue on February 22, 2013
  • I love the blue shawl. The different stitches add a nice texture. Tunisian crochet is a new fantastic addition to my crocheting designs.

    —Shellie L. on February 22, 2013
  • I really like 5, and 6 in her new book. I have been looking at different styles of Tunisian crochet online, but have not tried it yet. Would love to have an excuse to try.

    —Tammy Bowser on February 22, 2013
  • I have not tried tunisian crochet yet, but it is on my bucket list. I love all of the amazing projects in the Tunisian Crochet Encore book by Sheryl Thies. However, three of my favourites are the top with the three buttons (page 3), the one with the silver pin (page 5), and the mobius shawl (page 13). Thank you for this giveaway. I am looking forward to the chance of winning this prize!

    —Lesley Rougeau on February 22, 2013
  • Oh, my, aren’t these projects nice!! Spring has sprung where I live, but evenings are still perfect for cosying up to handwork and a movie (or Downton Abbey!).

    Gail G on February 22, 2013
  • Living in Coastal California, I always need to layer and have a pretty wrap for evening, both casual and more elegant. I love all of the projects done in the Tunesian style crochet. I admit I’d never heard of it, but would love to give it a try with one of the wonderful patterns!

    Susan E White on February 22, 2013
  • I have only completed one afghan but love it youdo not have to keep looking back at the instructions and for someone with a tramatic brain injury that is really nice! I learned to do a standard granny crocht sqaure when I was 5 years old now not only do i do this but knitting needlepoint cross stitch latch hook quilting paint by number and puzzles and love them all and now I am 47 with a TBI!! It is the easiest

    —Traci on February 22, 2013
  • I would love to win. My two favorite projects are 12 and 9

    Sue Goodin on February 22, 2013
  • I am most excited about the sea green mobius wrap in the bottom (4th) row. The stitch is absolutely lovely. I am also excited about the blue shawl/wrap that look like it has sleeves in the bottom row to the right. I like the style and it looks great with jeans. Thanks for the opportunity to win. This book will be a great addition to my library.

    Rita S. on February 22, 2013
  • Love the look of the fourth row, middle project. I’ve only done Tunisian crochet once but liked it very much.

    —Ellen on February 22, 2013
  • I am most excited about the sea green mobius wrap in the middle of the bottom (4th) row. The stitch is absolutely lovely. I am also excited about the blue shawl/wrap that look like it has sleeves in the bottom row to the right. I like the style and it looks great with jeans. Thanks for the opportunity to win. This book will be a great addition to my library.

    Rita S. on February 22, 2013
  • I like the short sleeve cardigan in the bottom left hand corner. I have crocheted and knitted for over 60 years and have never heard of the Tunisian crochet. Would love to win and give it a try. Thank you.

    —Auda on February 22, 2013
  • Love to crochet but have never tried this. Always something new to learn.

    —Vicki on February 22, 2013
  • My goodness, how does one decide? All the projects are lovely and I’d like to try all of them!

    Suzan Hudak on February 22, 2013
  • I believe I’ve done this before but it was called the afgahn stitch and I loved not only doing it but how easy it was to create pictures/designs in your afghan.

    —Jennifer Irby on February 22, 2013
  • Great variety–but I really like the placemats! thx for the giveaway!

    —Barb Peters on February 22, 2013
  • I’ve never done Tunisian crochet and it’s beautiful. I’m always up for the challenge of learning something new!

    —Karen on February 22, 2013
  • I love the red striped vest! Lovely. Really, all of them are gorgeous.

    I’m a big fan and would love to win this. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Concetta on February 22, 2013
  • i love the green wrap around om the front page

    barbara woods on February 22, 2013
  • I would love to learn Tunisian Crochet….. I love the red poncho! Can’t wait to get started and get my customer’s hooked!

    Caroline on February 22, 2013
  • I really like the infinity shawl in blue green. Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Deanna Plotts on February 22, 2013
  • Oh my, have not crochet for a while but these projects have renewed my interest in crocheting again. I would love to win something!

    —martha on February 22, 2013
  • Oh my, I have fallen in love with the last pattern on the right side. I love the stitch and any or all of the wraps would make me extremely happy. I must learn to do this!! So happy to see an old technique being a new
    craft to learn in this still young year. Can’t wait to try this. Teddi

    —Teddi Robeson on February 22, 2013
  • I would love to try Tunisian crochet and have never seen a crochet hook like the one pictured. Any of those shawls are gorgeous!

    —Karen on February 22, 2013
  • Would love to learn Tunisian Crochet. I love the projects. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Jeana on February 22, 2013
  • My daughter and her man have just come back from Tunisia and some how your article on Tunisian crochet really grabbed me as one of this year’s defining moments My fingers are itching to try this new and for me unknown skill . The book looks luscious many of the projects are right up my alley for sure please I ‘d love to win it in good time for our Aussie Winter

    —Sue on February 22, 2013
  • I’m excited about all of the projects as I have never done Tunisian crochet. I would probably like to try one of the shawls first because they don’t appear to be as complicated as some of the other projects.

    —Rita C Jackson on February 22, 2013
  • I love them all,but if I have to pick a favorite, I guess it’s the vest that looks like it’s reversable.

    —pat on February 22, 2013
  • I haven’t worked on crocheting for quite some time and like project 13. It looks easy and fashionable for any outfit.

    —Rita Scott on February 22, 2013
  • I’m most interested in the little sweater that is shown in dark gray with a pin closure. Actually, each of the jackets/sweaters look like ones I would wear. Would love to try this kind of crocheting.

    —Jackie W on February 22, 2013
  • I really like the first one pictured, the vest. That is something that I would definitely wear. This is a new concept me and I have been thinking that I would like to explore it so winning would be great. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Gjeneve Hopkinson on February 22, 2013
  • It’s been ages since I have crocheted and I have never heard of Tunisian Crochet. That little short sleeved jacket/sweater is so cute! I’ve seen a "new" type of knitting lately that claims that it’s done with a crochet hook. Is this similar to Tunisian Crochet

    —Rosemary on February 22, 2013
  • I love the infinity shawls – they look like something that would be fun and easy to do, since I have not tried this yet! I’m interested to learn how and try it out!!

    —Kresti on February 22, 2013
  • I love the middl on the second row best right now although all of the pictures are gorgeous.

    —Barbara on February 22, 2013
  • I am interested in different looking neck wraps

    —mary on February 22, 2013
  • I like the cowl and the shrug best.

    —MaryLynn Oliver on February 22, 2013
  • I like any of the shawl/poncho coverups—wouldn’t any of them be beautiful out of a mohair yarn?!

    —Katherine Johnson on February 22, 2013
  • How beautiful, I would love to learn Tunisian Crochet. My two favorite projects are the Single button gray wrap at the lower right and the wonderful shawl in the 2nd row left side.

    —Marlene on February 22, 2013
  • I have never tried this stitch before but it looks like a ton of fun! I love the looks of the more open weave in the two shawls from the first column, rows 2 & 3….very pretty!

    —candace on February 22, 2013
  • What a inspiring book, I checked out all the lovely photo’s and the last one the little Bolero was my favourite, though I must say it was very hard to choose.
    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win such an inspiring prize.

    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

    Bev C on February 22, 2013
  • I haven’t crocheted in years but I would love to learn this technique.

    Linny on February 22, 2013
  • I really like 8 projects in this book. The cover shawl, the entrelac project looks great, I love the details in the purple scarf, and the three button sweater looks very comfy. So I am not sure which project I would start with. I have not ever done this type of crochet. I really do like the finish look of the projects. If I were to win, two of the projects would already be completed. That is really great giveaway. I will be pouring over this book even if I am not selected. Thank’s for the giveaway.

    —Donna on February 22, 2013
  • I tried Tunisian crochet back in the 70’s and I still have the hook I purchased then. I didn’t know you could make anything but afghans with it, so I am excited to see the shrugs and sweaters that can be made!

    —Barb Johnson on February 22, 2013
  • I am most excited on the cover of the book about the shaw/wrap on the cover of the book. It not only is fashionable but very artistic. It and some of the others are the perfect wrap for Florida weather and to wear in restraunts that have their air a little too cool. I look forward to learning this technique.

    —Robin on February 22, 2013
  • I’d like to make the 3 button sweater or any of the shawls – all beautiful.

    Angie in SoCal on February 22, 2013
  • I love the one piece cross over shawl patterns. There is one on the cover of the book, and one at the lower of the examples. Both are green. I have never tried tunisian crochet. I crochet twenty years ago and enjoyed it. I have enjoyed knitting in the past too. The tunisian hook seems like a cross between crochet and knitting. I would love this book.

    —Suzanne Ramsay on February 22, 2013
  • I really like the project that looks like a cross between a cowl, a scarf and a short-sleeve cardigan (It’s the middle picture on the bottom, with the gorgeous red-head showing it off.) I’m "getting on in years" and I really appreciate wraps that keep my shoulders warm and also look awesome! I’ve never done Tunisian crochet, but I was gifted several Tunisian crochet hooks. Now, maybe, I can learn to use them!

    —Roberta Kennedy on February 22, 2013
  • I just started to learn tunisian crochet and would love to make the twisted shrug pictured in the book preview!!

    Carole Henell on February 22, 2013
  • I love tunisian crochet and am looking forward to making a top from the 1st book. I’m most excited about the ruffled scarf pictured on the cover of "Encore".

    —Renee on February 22, 2013
  • I love the lime green shawl it looks like it would be an easy project to learn on

    —Dawn on February 22, 2013
  • I like the first jacket which looks like it’s reversible. I’ve never done Tunisian crochet but I’d love to learn how to do it.

    —Maureen on February 22, 2013
  • I like the infinity wrap and the short sleeve jacket that is worked in vertical rows. All of the projects are beautiful, though. Looks like a great book.

    Linda F. on February 22, 2013
  • My favorite is the teal one piece shawl. It is so lacy looking. There are many in this book that I like. I haven’t crocheted for a long time but this book really caught my eye. Mainly because they don’t look like they are crocheted. I have never done the Tunisian crochet. I am always up for something new. Thank you for this wonderful newsletter. I love looking at your new books and the opportunity to see the projects on the inside of the book too.

    —Sue on February 22, 2013
  • I love the seafoam wrap around wrap in the photos posted online. The design is so unusual~ and it looks like it would not be too difficult to complete!

    —Alice Johnson on February 22, 2013
  • I don’t want to choose one 🙂 I’m super excited about a number of these due to the textures! But if I had to choose only one, the bottom row, first column as it’s something I could use as a stashbuster & I’d wear it often…or give away as gifts.

    Lara Fabans on February 22, 2013
  • I love the infinity shawl/twisted cowl (center photo, bottom row). My daughter really wants to learn Tunisian so I will give this to her if I win. Many thanks for the chance!

    —Ellen M. on February 22, 2013
  • I like the scarfs that can double as a shawl and the shawl that crosses in front. Everything is so pretty.

    —Lisa on February 22, 2013
  • I love the purple vest/jacket and I would love to make it for myself.

    —lindawwww on February 22, 2013
  • BEAUTIFUL. I have just recently learned to crochet and love the styles and patterns that are shown here. Some friends and I just started a group to teach each other to crochet and knit. These would make excellent projects. I love the wrap-cardigan on the lower right…could be dressy or casual. So pretty—hope I win!!

    —Janet M on February 22, 2013
  • Oh that charcoal grey cross over jacket looks wonderful. I wanted to try tunisian crochet a few years ago but there weren’t good hooksor good patterns out there.

    —Marlene on February 22, 2013
  • I would LOVE to learn to do Tunisian crochet. It’s very new to me and looks wonderful. I love the shawls, cowls and scarves in the book. A friend of mine has made a purse with the technique and it’s lovely! The fabric of this crochet is very different from anything I’ve seen before.

    —Deborah Berg on February 22, 2013
  • Very easy and enjoyable

    —Hilda Krebs on February 22, 2013
  • I would love to try this new type of crochet. I really hope it is as easy as you say. I love the cross over sweater best on the bottom row middle column.

    —Cathy on February 22, 2013
  • I’ve been trying to start crocheting again but would like to expand my stitches and my daughter has been expressing the desire to learn how to crochet also. This book would be nice to start together. I’m always chilly so one of the ponchos would keep me warm and I love scarfs.

    —Colleen on February 22, 2013
  • I would love to learn this kind of crochet. I hope that it is as easy as one says. I would love to be able to do the cross over shawl on the cover. The one in the last row, middle column.

    —Cathy on February 22, 2013
  • 3,5,12,and 18 look really interesting and different.
    I wouldn’t know that they were Tunesian crochet. I
    enjoy the technique and am happy to see it’s resurgence.

    —Nancy on February 22, 2013
  • Love them.i’m excited to learn.

    Lucille Haynes on February 22, 2013
  • I just started trying to teach myself Tunisian crochet and the first thing I discovered that there isn’t a lot of books out on the market for this particular craft! I would LOVE to win this book. Thank you for the opportunity.

    —Michelle Hill on February 22, 2013
  • I have never tried this art form .It’s so pretty aand pracical.

    —kanga on February 22, 2013
  • I have been wanting to learn how to do tunisian crochet and the cowl in the middle picture of the bottom row is definitely the one I would try first.

    —Marie on February 22, 2013
  • That rust colored shawl is scrumptious!

    —Cheryl L on February 22, 2013
  • I like the blue button sweater in the bottom row of pictures. I want to try Tunisian crochet.

    —Karen A on February 22, 2013
  • I have just been hearing about Tunisian crochet recently for the first time, and it looks fascinating. I’m excited to try it and would LOVE to get the book and the crocheted items. What a wonderful opportunity. Thanks for the many things you do and the awesome books you make available on so many different subjects.

    —Maggie Avrit on February 22, 2013
  • I love crochet & would really like to try this. My favorite projects are the blue shawl & the cross-over jacket at the bottom. Those are things I would definitely wear a lot! I hope I win the book so I can start learning this method.

    —Sandy B on February 22, 2013
  • I love all the projects as I have never seen patterns for Tunisian crochet before. I have my great grandmother’s Tunisian crochet hook and have always wanted to make something with it, not just try it out. By the way I am 66 and have kept that hook safe all this time.

    —Cherie Hoyle on February 22, 2013
  • Love the Shawl and scarfs…Would love to win this so I can learn to make it….
    Any and all are just beautiful !!

    —Sue on February 22, 2013
  • The lower right hand sweater is the one tor me. The Tunisian concept sounds very interesting and certainly turns out beautiful hand crafted items. Would appreciate your entering my name in the draw. Would be thrilled to win the book. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

    —Darlene on February 22, 2013
  • I would love to learn tunisian crochet, the garments featured in this book are amazing – thanks!

    —Kim Reid on February 22, 2013
  • Just Love the squared shrug, they are so much fun to wear, and this one is beautiful. This is a technique i would like to learn.

    —jeanne on February 22, 2013
  • I especially love the tan shawl, thanks!

    —Kim Reid on February 22, 2013
  • I had not heard of Tunisian Crochet. I love to crochet and would love to try this! My favorite of the ones shown is the shawl that twists in front!

    —Linda Heckman on February 22, 2013
  • I LOVE 11/19-18/19 & 19/19. I have NEVER heard of this type of crochet! How awesome though to be able to get a more dense project! Thanks for the giveaway!!

    Chelle Chapman on February 22, 2013
  • The bottom center infinity shawl looks right up my alley! I would love to add tunisian crochet to my repertoire of needlecrafting skills!

    —Robin Cruce on February 22, 2013
  • I love them all, especially the neck wrap on the cover. I can’t believe how far this type of crochet has come. Over 30 years ago I used to do the afghans where you cross stitch on top. I am getting back to crochet as it is so much more portable than the other things I do (like quilting).

    —Anne Mains on February 22, 2013
  • Love the look!!!

    —Jan on February 22, 2013
  • I love them all but that mobius wrap on the cover is gorgeous. I have a Tunisian crochet hook but don’t have a clue what to do with it so I would love to have this book!

    —Jane Cisneros on February 22, 2013
  • I have the standard hooks and have not tried this type of crocheting, I would really love to though! I love the look of the open sweater/jacket on the top left corner. The blending of the yarns is beautiful

    —Jennifer Essad on February 22, 2013
  • That mobieus shawl looks like it would be perfect for those chilly office days!

    —Monica Pavek on February 22, 2013
  • I did a lot of Tunesian back in the 1970es, mostly bags which were totally "in" in those days. Never did it again since. I’d love to try it again. Where can I get that fabulous hook set? Never saw that before – must have that!

    —Cornelia Musashi on February 22, 2013
  • The projects look lovely. I have done very little crochet work and would love to try this.

    —Ellen on February 22, 2013
  • I enjoy Tunisian Crochet so much! I find it more relaxing than any other form of needlework. But, qilting has taken over my life. It is time to make a change. Bring on the Tunisian Crochet!!!

    —Dell Martinez on February 22, 2013
  • #13 is the one I would love to try!

    —Ann on February 22, 2013
  • The one armed wrap is very interesting. Looks like something I might like to try.

    —Janet Bettinger on February 22, 2013
  • Yes, I need to learn another craft as I have lots of stash yarn. I am attracted to shawls lately. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Colleen Gander on February 22, 2013
  • Really like the shrug that is the 11th photo. Very attractive and unusual.

    —Judy Y on February 22, 2013
  • I have always wondered about how tunisian crochet compared to regular crochet. These books seem to be the answer to discovering the difference. The patterns from Tunisian Crochet Encore that most intrigue me are the eggplant cardigan and grey twisted wrap. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this giveaway.

    —Audrey on February 22, 2013
  • I love the gray shawl, but they are all beautiful! Can’t wait to make one! I currently only know how t crochet a scarf and I hunk this would be a rewarding way to expand my skills!

    Kelly on February 22, 2013
  • I liked the shawls. I’ve just learned about the Tunisian Crochet and would love to receive the giveaway book….

    —Kathy P on February 22, 2013
  • Can a beginner really make such a beautiful wrap?

    —Lynn Elliott on February 22, 2013
  • Learned to crochet back in the dark ages when there was only very fine thread & your projects were limited to doilies or the project of a lifetime…tablecloth. Since then crochet has become extremely user-friendly, especially the tunisian style which is very attractive. I would love to make the jacket (4th row, 3rd column) for myself. thanks for the opportunity.

    —Sharon Roberts on February 22, 2013
  • This is the first I’ve heard of Tunisian crochet. I think the shawls and wraps are very interesting and might be something new and fun to try. That crossover shawl looks very unique!

    —Marilyn Rose on February 22, 2013
  • I really like them all, but the first one I would make is #11. Love the twisted shawl. I have the perfect yarn just begging to be made into it.

    —Cindy R. on February 22, 2013
  • I love the scarf. Its funny. I was just looking at the needles today.

    —janet on February 22, 2013
  • I’ve never done this type of crochet before but I have a couple of the Tunisian crochet hooks, I just did not know what they were called. I’ve never used them but will now. I love the mobius pattern shaw. Living in the high sierra’s, women use shaws up here all the time. Often just in the house (it’s very cold up here) but also to run to the store or take a mid morning brisk walk. I crochet/knit prayer shaws for people and this would be a new pattern. What fun! This is going to be my next book!

    —Val B on February 22, 2013
  • Oh how lovely! I am very intrigued by this technique. I’m in love with the color and style of the teal green mobious in the bottom row. I have several giftees that would love to receive one of these!

    —Kathy on February 22, 2013
  • I have never seen this type of crochet but i love the look. My fav is the wraps. Lovely.

    —Sharon on February 23, 2013
  • I really like the wide infinity scarf on the bottom row. At least I think that’s what it’s called. Very unique the way it drapes.

    —LeAnne L on February 23, 2013
  • A friend of my husband asked if anyone could finish an afghan that his mother had started before she passed away. I took on the challenge and it was tunisian crocheting that I had done years ago. It was a big butterfly. She had a tuisian circular crochet hook that I had never seen. When I finished the butterfly, the son asked what I would like and I told him, the only thing I wanted was the circular tunisian hook. I would like to have the book for all the projects. I have even taught 4 or 5 of my friends how to do it. Thanks for including me in this wonderful giveaway.

    —Mary Burn on February 23, 2013
  • I love the project on the book cover. Where I live wraps, shawls, sweaters, scarves and afghans are a must and are all favorite projects to be working on. I had never heard of Tunisian crochet but now I know what that hook in my bag of hooks and needles from my Gramma is for and I can hardly wait to learn this craft!

    —Michelle on February 23, 2013
  • Have not done any crochet in years but love the look of this technique. My favorite is the short sleeve cardigan, first one in last row. Would love to make it to go with my jeans!

    —Virginia on February 23, 2013
  • I love the small projects and was happy to see there are many in this book. Bring it on!

    Janet Lutz on February 23, 2013
  • I love the bottom right with the swirly pin in the middle. I would make that one first, but there are so many of the other projects I would definitely make for myself or for friends and family for Christmas presents! Love the book.

    —DebBerkebile on February 23, 2013
  • So BEAUTIFUL!! I love the MOBIUS SHAWL, located in the middle of the bottom row! I’m teaching my 10-year-old daughter how to crochet and it would be fun to learn Tunisian Crochet together!! It’s important to pass our passions of craft onto the next generation, so that it lives on!!

    Thanks so much!
    Linda & Hannah 🙂 🙂

    —Linda R. on February 23, 2013
  • I’m really interested in making that teal shawl, it’s #12. I’ve been making lots of shawls lately.

    char on February 23, 2013
  • I’d really like to try my hand at tunisian crochet. I think either (or both) of the 2 cardigans / jackets would be a good place to start and then I move on to the ruffled neck scarf (can’t have too many scarves!)

    —Suzanne Inzerille on February 23, 2013
  • I love the stepped-edge shawl that almost looks quilted. My shoulders can be cold while the rest of me is too warm for a sweater or jacket 😉

    —Helen Durst on February 23, 2013
  • Love the cowl, so cute. Cannot wait until the book comes out, awesome projects.

    —Kara I. on February 23, 2013
  • I love the simplicicty of the little jacket in the bottom left corner. I’ve done the Tunisian crochet before (afgan stitch), and would love to get the book for all of hte new patterns to try! Looks very tempting, and interesting!

    —Ruth on February 23, 2013
  • Love the Tunisian crochet. The one I realy like is the tan ponch with Lace the Lace really makes it look fancy.

    Jeanine on February 23, 2013
  • Have heard about Tunisian Crochet, but never tried it. This instruction book might be just what I’ve been looking for to learn the technique. The sweaters interest me the most because they look VERY comfortable and different. Thanks for the opportunity to learn something new.

    —dianej on February 23, 2013
  • Love the Tunisian crochet. The one I realy like is the tan ponch with Lace the Lace really makes it look fancy.

    Jeanine on February 23, 2013
  • I can’t wait to make that cowl!
    I have been into Tunisian crochet for about a year now. I love the fact that you can create delicate lace or a very thick fabric after you’ve learned the basic techniques.

    —Rachel Shirk on February 23, 2013
  • I like the shawls. All the projects look nice.

    —Paula on February 23, 2013
  • I love the collar shown on the cover, kind of an orange and purple yarn, beautiful pattern.

    —Colene on February 23, 2013
  • I am intrigued by this Tunisian stitch that seems to be a little crochet and knitting. The cowl in the bottom center is fabulous – as all the designs are – and of particular interest to me. I’d love to get this book, so I can add a new skill to my needle work journey.

    —Pat on February 23, 2013
  • Love the texture of middle column, third row down.

    —ShirlAnn on February 23, 2013
  • I want them all, I say it must be spring. . . I want to pick them all. What a feast for the eyes. We are so lucky to have so many talented designers with outstanding gifts to offer us. Thanks to all.

    —joline on February 23, 2013
  • love to make shawls and scarfs so those would be a favorite choice for me, never have done this type of crochet but looks so interesting. Cecili

    Cecilia on February 23, 2013
  • Projects 1, 2 and 11 are my favorites. I can’t wait to try Tunisian Crochet. It’s like you’re knitting with going back and forth on the hook. I made lots of doilies, afghans and a sweater that I wore and loved, but couldn’t seem to master knitting. I know I could do this and the stitch has the same appeal as if it were knitted. This is very exciting!!! Thanks for sharing!

    Linda Ignasiak on February 23, 2013
  • I love the look you get with this stitch!

    —Susan Rea on February 23, 2013
  • I liked the tan poncho (middle of third row). I’m looking for a pattern to make a cuddly cover up. I also like the collar on the third row.

    Joan Miller on February 23, 2013
  • I would love to learn the Tunisian style of crocheting!

    —Rita Van Dyne on February 23, 2013
  • I like the vest. I am wanting to make a dress for my daughterinlaw and this book will give me the knowledge to figure it out

    —Grace White on February 23, 2013
  • I liked the little, colorful cowl. It’s fun and functional!

    —JudyB. on February 23, 2013
  • Who can choose? They are all great. I have never tried this method, but I am excited to try it

    —cindy white on February 23, 2013
  • Love the shawls! have never tried Tunisian crochet, but would like to learn and try it out.

    —Susan Goen on February 23, 2013
  • I have the hook…this book inspires me to pick it up – finally – and use it… my pick would be no. 5 – the color is my favorite and maybe I can do it…?

    —mira on February 23, 2013
  • I have never tried Tunisian crochet, but would like to learn and try it out. Number 8 would be my choice.

    —Brenda Sutton on February 23, 2013
  • I love the green shrug/shawl in the bottom row.

    —Kim on February 23, 2013
  • There are a lot of patterns that I like, but I guess my favorite would be the middle one in the bottom row – infinity/mobius type wrap. I think this looks very different and unique, and would love to try using the Tunisian hook. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Kathy on February 23, 2013
  • I like the wrap or vest with the symmetrical front the best (#9?). I just discovered Tunisian Crochet and think it looks like alot of fun! It sure is different, and I’d love to win the book so I can try it! 🙂

    —Brenda L. Pedersen on February 23, 2013
  • The last one pictured above. (gray with the sea background) Haven’t tried this crochet, I did see a video on YouTube. Looks fun! Thanks!

    —Sara on February 23, 2013
  • Okay – time to try a new technique! Fabulous looks – I would be thrilled to have many of these. I will likely begin with one of the smaller projects. The cowl in the 3rd row, far right would be great out here in Afghanistan. I’m living in a tent and wearing tactical gear, and scarves are very important here to protect the fsce and neck during sandstorms. The reversible vest, upper left, will be next. I may need to add pockets. We can’t carry bags out here due to concerns about explosive devices. Then, for those cold nights in the tent, I think a moebius shawl is just the thing, I love the one in the last row, center!

    —Lesley on February 23, 2013
  • I ‘discovered’ Tunisian crochet last year and love it. My favourite project from this book is the twisted shawl on the cover. I would really like to get my hook into making that project in preparation for our Southern Hemisphere winter which is on the way. I also am intrigued by the little scarf/cowl with the points along the edge, it is so pretty.

    —Barbara on February 23, 2013
  • First, thanks for explaining about the hooks. Sad but glad, it turns out that I have a Tunisian crochet hook but didn’t know what it was until I read this post.
    I’m not sure which I want to make first.
    Not necessarily in thios order, I love
    the first row, first column vest
    the third row, second column shawl/shrug
    and last but not least,
    the fourth row, third column shawl.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Ruth D on February 23, 2013
  • i am a begginer, but i have watched many people make the same projects such as hats and scarfs. It is refreshening to see the new styles of shawls. They are great projects, I cannot wait to begin, they are so many to choose from. I thonk anything coming out of your book will be an eye catcher.

    —Dawn Johnson on February 23, 2013
  • I love the grey wrap/sweater (last picture in the bottom row). I have never done Tunisian crochet but would love to give it a try!

    —Janet Autrey on February 23, 2013
  • I’m a self taught crocheter from way back. I have gotten back into my crocheting as I have a new grand daughter and I like to make things for my daughter and daughter-in-law. They would both look nice in all of the projects but my favorite is #11. I have heard of Tunisian crochet but never tried it. A new trick for an "older" dog.

    —Patti V on February 23, 2013
  • I hsve never heard of Tunisian crochet, sure would like to learn this type of crochet. I love #11 it looks soft and gorgeous.

    —Sarma Retchloff on February 24, 2013
  • I would like to try the ruffled shawl (#5) or the cardigan (#10) first. Thanks for doing a giveaway!

    —Jean Ashley on February 24, 2013
  • Es maravillo que nos tengan en cuenta para estos eventos,mil gracias!! que Dios los bendiga siempre!!
    (Translation: It is wonderful what you have in mind for these events, many thanks! God bless you always!)

    —MIRYAM SARAY JARAMILLO on February 24, 2013
  • I really like the shawls and would love to win the prize and learn this awesome technique.

    —Lisa Herrington on February 24, 2013
  • I received the Tunisian hook years ago from my mom-in-law and did’nt know what to use it for, this would be wonderful to have. I love the 11 the pattern picture, so much. All our wonderful , I know my daughter would love the scarf number five pattern in the second row middle. Thanks for the chance at obtaining great pattern and a beautiful gift.

    Rosemarie on February 24, 2013
  • I’d do the "Motivated Heretic" first.

    —Charlotte on February 24, 2013
  • I DON’T KNOW HOW TO DO TUNISIAN CROCHET AND AM VERY EXCITED TO LEAN HOW!
    IT LOOKS LIKE HOURS AND DAYS WERE SPENT ON THE CROCHET PROJECTS, THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL. IT WILL BE HARD TO DECIDE WHICH ONE TO DO FIRST!

    —Joyce B Hoover on February 24, 2013
  • They all look wonderful and exciting to me and would love to try any one of the designs.

    —Peggy Shepherd on February 24, 2013
  • I’m really intrigued by the pieces worked in a Moebius fashion.

    —Sharon on February 24, 2013
  • I like the Vest Sweater with the t-shirt underneath. I’ve heard of this type of crochet, but have not had time to try it. I would love to though.

    —Marty Askins on February 24, 2013
  • I’d love to try any of the projects in Tunisian crochet, but especially would love to work on the shawls. Thanks for the opportunity to increase my crocheting techniques and give me a great gift too.

    —Barbara on February 24, 2013
  • This looks like a wonderful way to fill in those "knitting time gaps" when another stitch is almost too much!! What a lot of fun and it looks great!!

    —Esther Wheeler on February 24, 2013
  • I am excited about the wraps. What a wonderful way to make all that "stash" look great!!

    —Esther Wheeler on February 24, 2013
  • I can’t wait to try making ruffled shawl or the moebius shawl. These are all beautiful designs

    —Christine on February 24, 2013
  • wraps & sweaters

    —kathleen farrell on February 24, 2013
  • Oh my goodness, they’re all so lovely! If I had to pick a fav, #13, the "twisted" shawl in sea green gets my vote. Unique and gorgeous as well as being functionally warm!

    Have to say though, that I also LOVE the back of the off-white shawl in #10 & 11. So elegant! These are some great designs. I’d like to try them all!

    —Sally Beal on February 24, 2013
  • I love the moebius shawl. What a wonderful collection of patterns! Would love to win your book & finished projects. Thanks Martingale! Love your books.

    —Bobbi on February 24, 2013
  • I am a beginner and am loving the learning process. I really like the shawl, 2nd row, first picture.

    —kaholly on February 24, 2013
  • I love those short sleeved jackets.

    Nita on February 24, 2013
  • I like the cowl on the front page. It looks so easy and fun to crochet, as I would really like to have a go at this craft. Nancy

    —Nancy Boyd on February 24, 2013
  • Can’t decide but it’s between the big beautiful mobius cowl and the adorable pointed edge cowl…Cheers!

    —Jeannie D on February 24, 2013
  • I really like the sage green möbius shawl. That’s the one I would like to make.

    I learned to crochet Tunisian back when we called it the afghan stitch. I have done crohook too! It I never thought to anything beyond the single stitch. I didn’t know you could do double stitches with this hook! I will have to try it!

    Thank you for the chance to win this book!

    —Sheri~mama to eight on February 24, 2013
  • I love the shawl, but also the jacket (first picture). I did this years and years ago, had forgotten about it. Thank you for the reminder. I will have to find the books.

    —Maureen Flax on February 24, 2013
  • Love them all! Haven’t done Tunisian/Afghan crochet in 20-30 years but still have my hooks and am intrigued with all the new stitches to make the piece actually look knitted without the headaches that go with knitting. I love to knit but I want it to be relaxing and lace knitting is anything but. The lacy shawl in the darker greenish-blue just does not look crocheted. I’d love to try them all!

    —Cecelia Mercer on February 24, 2013
  • Love the wrap in the middle of the bottom row of photos. Looking forward to learning Tunisian crochet.

    —Lora on February 24, 2013
  • That is a very difficult decision as the patterns are so lovely. My first reaction was the moebius shawl also but I think the one I will use most is the cardigan – so elegant and at the same time so practical. Thanks for the giveaway and I look forward to seeing the book.

    —Jenny Fish on February 24, 2013
  • I don’t know how but would love to learn. Very beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win a beautiful skill lesson and products.

    Jeulia on February 24, 2013
  • The bottom row on the left — that’s my favorite for sure.

    —Evelyn on February 25, 2013
  • I like the last pattern (don’t know the name). I am just about to start to learn Tunisian Crochet, so this is perfect timing.

    —Buffy Joseph on February 25, 2013
  • I like the poncho, the middle bottom picture. I have a dark brown sleeveless dress of eyelet lace that I have been looking for something to crochet that would cover my arms. This pattern would work. And the description that the patterns are easy caught my attention too1

    —Debby Thompson on February 25, 2013
  • I love Tunisian Crochet!! My favorite pattern is the infinity scarf. I have made several infinity cowls for Christmas for my family and friends – they love them. I find "infinity" an easy-to-wear garment. I am not constantly adjusting it around my shoulders.

    —DellM on February 25, 2013
  • I love the infinity wrap! I would love to learn to make that one.

    —Jaime on February 25, 2013
  • I really like the smaller scarf with the points – it reminds me of a sunburst. I would really like to learn how to work that! I love crochet, but have not learned the Tunisian method.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a free lesson! And I look forward to seeing the book!

    —Donna A. on February 25, 2013
  • Love the short reddish purple short-sleeved jacket. I’ve used afghan stitch for baby afghans but not for anything else. Verrrry exciting!

    —KHarvey on February 25, 2013
  • I am also a knitter/ crocheted who has been away from afghan crochet for many years. After I purchased your first book I have been crocheting up a storm. I teach many crafts at our local community house ( a two hundred year old building that was left to our community in a trust, along with a fund to keep it in shipshape condition). I introduced Tuscan crochet, a pattern from your book and now everyone is crocheting up a storm. That is the reason why Rhode Island has had several blizzards lately! I have put my name on the reminder list for the new book debut but a free one would be great.

    —Roberta Langevin on February 25, 2013
  • the infinity scarf! I crochet but have never tried Tuscan.

    —Lana B on February 25, 2013
  • I tried Tunisian crochet a long time ago and loved it but I didn’t know what to do with it! I love the vest with the three buttons. I hope I can win a book!

    —Kerrie on February 25, 2013
  • I love the mobius strip scarf – I always have problems with the
    ends of scarves/shawls, this one is the perfect solution!

    —Posy Havens on February 25, 2013
  • The mobius shawl in the middle of the bottom row is so cute! That will definitely be on my todo list.

    —Lorna Wainwright on February 25, 2013
  • I love the jacket on the top left. I’ve gotten bored with crocheting and it would be fun to learn this method!

    —Cindy S on February 25, 2013
  • I’ve started Tunisian long ago when it was just used as a background for cross stitch embroidery. Nice but rather boring. I’ve been delighted with all the inspiring stitch patterns and designs that are out now and these books are a great addition. The multi-color entrelac cape looks particularly exciting.

    —Nirmal Kaur Khalsa on February 25, 2013
  • The Tunisian Crochet looks like an interesting new needlework technique. The infinity scarf and the mobius scarf look like great first projects for an enthusiastic crocheter.

    —Drita on February 25, 2013
  • It’s been awhile since I’ve done Tunisian, but these lovely patterns are getting me "hooked" again. Love the beautiful cowl and the mobieus looking shrug.

    —Trailer Trash on February 25, 2013
  • This looks interesting. Something I haven’t tried yet, although I do crotchet! I especially like the green infinity look shawl!

    —Linda Pyke on February 26, 2013
  • Love the ruffled scarf. This looks like a great book. Thanks!

    —Connie on February 26, 2013
  • I love Tunisian Crochet. The only pattern I have been able to locate is for a blanket. I have looked many times for books with tunisian crochet but have been unsuccessful. I am very excited for this book to come out, I will probably be one of the first online to purchase it. Thank you, thank you, thank you, to my mother in law for sending me this email.

    —Margaret on February 26, 2013
  • i havent done this in over 40 years need a serious refresher.

    —vickie clark on February 26, 2013
  • havent done this in over 40 years need a serious refresher. love the shawls.

    —vickie clark on February 26, 2013
  • I like all of them. I bought the Denise crochet hook set and am looking for interesting patterns like these.

    —pam on February 26, 2013
  • The very first one. I just love it, so casual and attractive!

    —Jan staples on February 26, 2013
  • Living in Florida there are not many days I need a warm garment. However, that blue/teal wrap sure caught my eye.

    Pauline on February 27, 2013
  • I have been researching Tunisian Crochet online. Even the excerpt from the blog which was included in the email provided me with more specific information than what I had found on the internet. I found quite a few patterns which were beautiful, but I was not successful in finding basic information such as a step by step explanation of stitches. The various samples of finished Tunisian crochet projects shown in the email were gorgeous, and I am having hard time choosing just one to write up as my favorite … but, I can say i have fallen in love with the oversize infinity scarf which looks like a loose vest in the picture. I currently live in an assisted living facility, and crocheting is one of the best ways I am able to give my fingers, wrists and hands nimble after the affects of MS and RA. I also enjoy learning new techniques, and I sometimes double of my various craft interests. For example, I have used my digital scrapbooking skills to create pages for my "Crochet Patterns & Information" file with patterns or instructions I plan to use in the future. The wonderful article and pictures about the giveaway and the new Tunisian crochet encore book have become pages for my "Crochet Patterns & Information" file. I have my fingers already at work creating the new pages from the information provided in the email from the blog. I cannot wait to see if I am fortunate in becoming the winner for this giveaway!

    —Donna Crouse on February 27, 2013
  • I would love to try a shawl or Tunisian sweater

    sarah marchuk on February 27, 2013
  • Note:
    If my message appears twice, please forgive me. I have uploaded this message a second time because I received an error message, so I hope this one uploads properly.

    I have been researching Tunisian Crochet online. Even the excerpt from the blog which was included in the email provided me with more specific information than what I had found on the internet. I found quite a few patterns which were beautiful, but I was not successful in finding basic information such as a step by step explanation of stitches.

    The various samples of finished Tunisian crochet projects shown in the email were gorgeous. I am having hard time choosing just one to write up as my favorite … but, I can say i have fallen in love with the oversize green infinity scarf which looks like a loose vest in the picture.

    I currently live in an assisted living facility. Crocheting is one of the best rehab exercises I have to keep my fingers, wrists and hands nimble after the affects of MS and RA. I always enjoy learning new techniques and crafts.

    I sometimes double of my various craft interests. For example, I have used my digital scrapbooking skills to create pages for my "Crochet Patterns & Information" file with patterns or instructions I plan to use in the future. The wonderful article and pictures about the giveaway and the new Tunisian Crochet Encore book have become pages for my "Crochet Patterns & Information" file. I have my fingers already at work creating the new pages from the information provided. I cannot wait to see if I am fortunate in becoming the winner for this giveaway!

    —Donna Crouse on February 27, 2013
  • I have recently learned tunisian crochet. I have made a couple of spa cloths, the last learning how to change colors. I would like to now try something more challenging. All of the projects are lovely. I especially like the wrap with the twist that is shown on the front cover, and again later in aqua.

    —Cathy Fay on February 27, 2013
  • I love the lacy infinity shrug, shown in sage green. I already have just the right yarn for it, too!

    —Wehaf on February 27, 2013
  • hi all…yes good stitch to learn,,, I.m a member of knit\crochet club.
    local public library branch….am interduceing this to interested ladies..now need to know more..what sort of items are good for this stitch..every one loves how easy this stitch is….please need now patterns to go forward…to show off our work..joyce forsyth.toronto.Ont
    canada.. jbtiteline@yahoo.ca

    —joyce on February 28, 2013
  • It’s been a long time since I tried tunisian crochet; I’m working on a double-hook afghan project right now, which uses a similar technique. I like the shawl/shrug that looks like entrelac (I think that’s the style name I’m trying to remember) in row 2, picture 3. Tunisian crochet seems like knitting, only easier!

    —Patricia on February 28, 2013
  • I have wanted to learn to crochet for many years and an accident at work left me with a weak right hand and a tremor. I think it would be good therapy. I love the poncho pattern. I used to make them when I was a kid out of fabric , but it would be pretty easy to crochet I think.

    —Lisa Modica on February 28, 2013
  • I want to learn to do this type of crochet and I like the blue shawl. My daughter-in-laws would like me to make them all the items in this book. Thank You

    —Linda Dove on February 28, 2013

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.