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Book Review - Great Tunisian Crochet Projects

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Title: Great Tunisian Crochet Projects
Author: Kristel Salgarollo
MSRP: $16.95 USD

Book review by Pia Thadani - Stitches N Scraps

If you love the look of knit fabric, but don't want to knit, Tunisian crochet may be for you! Great Tunisian Crochet Projects is full of lovely things to make with just a few simple stitches.

Cover - Great Tunisian Crochet Projects - Book Review on CGOANow.com



The beginning of the book takes you through some basic stitches in both crochet and Tunisian crochet. It's a clear, nicely illustrated section that also explains how to make and connect simple Tunisian blocks.

Afghans & More - Great Tunisian Crochet Projects - Book Review on CGOANow.com


The very first section of patterns after the intro is mainly afghans. If this is your first time doing Tunisian, I would actually recommend starting with the smaller projects at the back of the book. The very last pattern is a super cute belt, that's a great way to get started!

Camel Belt - Great Tunisian Crochet Projects - Book Review on CGOANow.com


Some of the projects combine traditional and Tunisian crochet. My favorite of these is the Little Poppies afghan, with its colorful blocks, a pretty picot edge, and flower appliques.

Little Poppies - Great Tunisian Crochet Projects - Book Review on CGOANow.com

You can enter to win your own copy of Great Tunisian Crochet Projects! This prize is generously provided by the publisher, Stackpole Books. To be eligible, you must be 18 years of age or older, with a valid shipping address in the US or Canada, and phone number. The winner will be contacted by email, and must reply to that email and provide the shipping address and phone number within 1 week in order to receive the prize. If the winner does not reply within 1 week, a new winner will be selected.

The giveaway ends on January 31st. Hurry and enter below! 

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Disclaimer: A free review copy of Great Tunisian Crochet Projects was provided by Stackpole Books. Although I accept free products for review, I do not accept additional compensation, nor do I guarantee a positive review.  My reviews are based entirely on my honest opinions. All images of copyrighted material are used with permission.

16 comments:

  1. I've done larger (afghan) Tunisian projects, but never small ones, so this book looks interesting!

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  2. Always wanted to learn this! Love to win!

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  3. I absolutely love tunisian crochet and this book is exactly what I need. Thanks for the great review and giveaway!

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  4. I've read patterns but never tried one...this would be a great opportunity. :>)

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  5. I've always wanted to learn Tunisian crochet. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a copy of this book.

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  6. I just began teaching myself how to do tunisian crochet and I love it.I've watched video's and read patterns over and over again. I ordered my bamboo hooks and got started last week.It's easier than I thought it would be.I'd love to win this book so I could continue making projects and get better at it.

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  7. Tunisian Crochet is so satisfying! A huge variety of looks without a huge learning curve

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  8. Tunisian Crochet is such an amazing way of combining the look of Knit and Crochet all together in one project.

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  9. I've made a couple of tunisian crochet projects. One was a really cute baby blanket for a friend. I'm currently working on a blanket for my daughter using tunisian crochet that is worked in panels, stitched together and then an overlay created on the blanket. She requested it specially and is going to love it!

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  10. I love the fact that the Great Tunisian Crochet Projects book included everyone whether a beginner,like myself or a more experienced crocheter.I've been crocheting since the 80's and had never heard of Tunisisan crochet until I got my laptop out and got to looking for projects..I tried it out and love love love Tunisian crochet it's so easy especially if you already know all the in's and outs of crochet language stitches.

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  11. I've only made a couple of Tunisian projects but definitely want to expand in this area! Thanks for the giveaway

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  12. I'd love to win this book and be able to make a couple of projects from it and post them..Tunisian crochet is so simple and fun even for someone like myself with osteoarthritis in my fingers almost to the point of them not working at times but I'm determined to keep exercising them by crocheting daily and the Good Lord's help.

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