3 Ways to Learn Tunisian Crochet in 2019

Have you decided that this is the year to finally learn Tunisian crochet? Or do you want to or truly master it by adding new techniques? Whether you’re making your first stitches with that long, crazy hook (affiliate link) or contemplating a cabled, lacy shaped shawl, you can learn something new in Tunisian crochet in the medium that works for you.

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Tunisian colorwork was made for projects like the Eliot Vest by Natasha Robarge. Photo by Harper Point Photography

Up Close & Personal

From an introduction the basics to specialized classes in colorwork, entrelac, double-ended circular, or short-rows, you can immerse yourself in Tunisian crochet skills at Interweave Yarn Fest. Learn directly from instructors Lily M. Chin, Daniela Nii, and Karen Whooley—ask them everything you need to know and get instant feedback as you learn. If you can get here, there’s no better way to learn.

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What can you do with 2 colors and a 2-ended hook? Make the Citzen Pullover by Kabila Sri Ponnusamy. Photo by Harper Point

Play, Pause & Rewind

An instructor on your video screen won’t come over if you raise your hand, but you can slow down the pace or see a tricky maneuver over and over—and you can watch it on your own schedule. Learn something as head-scratching as 2-color, 2-ended Tunisian crochet in the round from Lily M. Chin, the world expert on the gorgeous technique that uses a 2-ended hook. (affiliate link) Her video gets rave review, including the following: “I’ve watched this video several times and would recommend this one to anyone interested in learning a new technique or just being amazed at how Lily’s brain and creativity work.”

Chapter and Verse

For ease of reference and learning at your own pace, there’s still nothing better than a book, especially one that will keep you going as you learn more. Dora Ohrenstein’s The New Tunisian Crochet includes 144 pages of stitch patterns and projects on techniques such as entrelac, lace, and texture. One reader raves: “This is my favorite book for Tunisian crochet: it includes a stitchionary and lovely patterns.”

—Anne Merrow

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Learn Tunisian crochet this year!


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