"50 Tunisian Stitches" Book and Giveaway by Darla Fanton

I am honored to have been asked to review the new tunisian crochet book, 
“50 Tunisian Stitches by Darla Fanton”, published by Annie’s Crochet.  
Darla is an incredible designer and has many, many pattern books to her credit over the years. She is also considered to be one of the premiere crochet teachers in our industry! I am so fortunate to call her my dear friend and colleague!

Some incredible features of this book:

  • If you have ever done Tunisian or taught Tunisian crochet it is sometimes difficult for beginners to see where they are supposed to insert the hook for the final stitch in the row.  To make it easier for beginners, Darla developed a method to mark the right spot.
  • A lot of other books teaching Tunisian Crochet say to carry unused colors of yarns up the side edge, but they don’t really tell you HOW to carry them. Darla gives detailed instructions (pages 31-33) on exactly how to do this.  Her method of carrying the yarn not only results in a neater appearance, it also stabilizes the edge!

I really love this Tunisian Crochet Book. The cover is bright and beautiful and I love browsing through all the beautiful colorful photographs of each stitch listed. It gives a nice closeup photo of each stitch. (see a sampling of photos below).
 If you are new to Tunisian crochet, the basic information in the beginning of the book has lots of color photographs to help you get started. The stitch dictionary starts with all the basic Tunisian stitches such as the simple knit, purl, reverse, extended simple stitch, double, full and twisted stitches and then moves onto the more intermediate ones. 
The directions seem clear and easy to understand. A diagram at the beginning of each new stitch shows you exactly where to start the new stitch. The book also includes four (4) ‘get-started’ Tunisian crochet patterns, including a keyhole scarf, a roll brim hat, a mobius shawl and a pretty wrap. Each design is made using worsted-weight yarn.

“50 Tunisian Stitches” can be purchased at Amazon

or 

at Annie’s Catalog.  

Maggie’s Crochet just posted some great photos of this book on Facebook also HERE.

Our readers have a chance to win a copy of this book. For a chance to win a copy of “50 Tunisian Stitches”, leave an email address (or some other way of contacting you!) in the COMMENTS; let us know if you have ever done Tunisian crochet before! We will pick a random winner on 2/7/14. Without an email address, I cannot contact you in case you are the winner!
Good luck!
2/7/14 WE HAVE A WINNER! Thank you to all who participated!
The review and giveaway copies of this book have been provided by Annie’s Crochet & Crafts. 

Crochet Wraps, Every Which Way Book Review and Giveaway

Do you love crochet wraps and shawls?
Do you love to crochet wraps and shawls?
Would you like to learn a new crochet technique with detailed instructions and photos? If your answer is YES, then Tammy Hildebrand‘s new book, Crochet Wraps, Every Which Way is a must purchase for you!
Crochet Wraps contains wraps and shawls for every occasion, using multiple types of yarn and utilizing six (6) different crochet techniques!
What more could a shawl lover and crocheter want?
Crochet Wraps is a new book published by Stackpole Books and has lots of beautiful photographs to browse through.
This crochet book has something for EVERY crocheter? Why? Because it not only has some beautiful patterns to crochet, it also has detailed instructions to learn six (6) different crochet techniques that you might not have tried in crochet before: Double-Ended Hook crochet, Broomstick Lace crochet, Hairpin Lace crochet, Motif crochet, Tunisian crochet and Traditional crochet. There are three (3) crochet patterns for each technique; one easy, one intermediate and one advanced. So you see, there is truly something for every crocheter in this book!

I LOVE the photo ‘Visual Index‘ featured at the back of the book, so you can see all the designs at a glance.
Browsing through the photo ‘Look Book‘ is truly like browsing through the actual book, so don’t miss it! It is a nice feature to have so you can view all the designs in this book before you purchase it.  
You can see some of my favorite designs below.

 
You Are My Sunshine


Cascading Rivers
Purple Passion
Waiting For Willow
Chianti
Pineapple
Mystic Stars
Sophisticated Lady

Our readers have a chance to win a copy of this book. All you need to do for a chance to win a copy of Crochet Wraps, is leave an email address (or some other way of contacting you!) in the COMMENTS. We will pick a random winner on 1/15/14. Without an email address, I cannot contact you in case you are the winner!

Review copy and giveaway copy of book supplied by Stackpole Books

Crochet Wraps, Every Which Way Book Review and Giveaway

Do you love crochet wraps and shawls?
Do you love to crochet wraps and shawls?
Would you like to learn a new crochet technique with detailed instructions and photos? If your answer is YES, then Tammy Hildebrand‘s new book, Crochet Wraps, Every Which Way is a must purchase for you!
Crochet Wraps contains wraps and shawls for every occasion, using multiple types of yarn and utilizing six (6) different crochet techniques!
What more could a shawl lover and crocheter want?
Crochet Wraps is a new book published by Stackpole Books and has lots of beautiful photographs to browse through.
This crochet book has something for EVERY crocheter? Why? Because it not only has some beautiful patterns to crochet, it also has detailed instructions to learn six (6) different crochet techniques that you might not have tried in crochet before: Double-Ended Hook crochet, Broomstick Lace crochet, Hairpin Lace crochet, Motif crochet, Tunisian crochet and Traditional crochet. There are three (3) crochet patterns for each technique; one easy, one intermediate and one advanced. So you see, there is truly something for every crocheter in this book!

I LOVE the photo ‘Visual Index‘ featured at the back of the book, so you can see all the designs at a glance.
Browsing through the photo ‘Look Book‘ is truly like browsing through the actual book, so don’t miss it! It is a nice feature to have so you can view all the designs in this book before you purchase it.  
You can see some of my favorite designs below.

 
You Are My Sunshine


Cascading Rivers
Purple Passion
Waiting For Willow
Chianti
Pineapple
Mystic Stars
Sophisticated Lady

Our readers have a chance to win a copy of this book. All you need to do for a chance to win a copy of Crochet Wraps, is leave an email address (or some other way of contacting you!) in the COMMENTS. We will pick a random winner on 1/15/14. Without an email address, I cannot contact you in case you are the winner!

Review copy and giveaway copy of book supplied by Stackpole Books