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Tunisian crochet is regaining popularity and if you are wanting to learn this new skill, these 6 Tunisian Crochet Books have been fan favorites for many years.

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Get Started with these Tunisian Crochet Books

When I first started blogging and reviewing books this collection of 6 was available as an Ultimate Tunisian Crochet Value Pack. I was able to receive eBook copies of each to review them and share what was included with my readers. So let’s take a look to see what’s inside these Tunisian Crochet books.

Get started with these Tunisian Crochet Books:

  1. Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Crochet | Kim Guzman
  2. Short Row Tunisian Fashion | Kim Guzman
  3. Tunisian Shawls | Sharon H. Silverman
  4. Tunisian Crochet Baby Blankets | Sharon H. Silverman
  5. Tunisian Dishcloths | Becky Stevens
  6. Tunisian Stitch Guide | Kim Guzman

Tunisian Crochet Book #1

Tunisian Crochet | Book Review @OombawkaDesign

Title: Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Crochet
Author: Kim Guzman
Published by: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2012
ISBN: 9781609003418

The first book I took a look at was the Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Crochet. This book includes a great introduction to the basic stitches used in Tunisian Crochet. Kim Guzman provides a step-by-step tutorial with photos to show you how to work:

  • Foundation Row (Forward Pass)
  • Close (Return Pass)
  • Tunisian Simple Stitch (tss)
  • Tunisian Knit Stitch (tks)
  • Tunisian Purl Stitch (tps)
  • Tunisian Reverse Stitch (trs)
  • Tunisian Extended Stitch (tes)
  • Binding Off

Kim also introduces us to some additional techniques: decreasing in Tunisian Crochet, Knit 2 Together and Reverse Knit 2 Together.

Here are my samples:

Once you learn the basics you can proceed to the patterns included in the book. There are nine in total including:

  • Stockinette Scarf
  • Stockinette Hat
  • Seed Stitch  Ruana
  • Drop Stitch Cowl
  • Diagonal Hearts Crib Cover
  • Felted Duffel
  • Cabled Mitts
  • Hoodie  Vest
  • Mitered Vest

Tunisian Crochet Book #2

Tunisian Short Rows | Crochet Book Review @OombawkaDesign

Title: Short Row Tunisian Fashion
Author: Kim Guzman
Published by: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2013
ISBN: 9781609006747

This book comes with an added bonus! Throughout Short Row Tunisian Fashion you will find little orange cameras. Each time you see a little orange camera, this means there is a video tutorial available for the technique. Handy right?

Two short row techniques are explored in Short Row Tunisian Fashion. Kim Guzman provides detailed step-by-step instructions to walk you through the construction of wedges using both techniques. Video snippets are also provided to assist you with the short row techniques.

Once you have mastered the short row techniques presented on pages 4 and 5, you have 6 pretty designs to choose from.

The designs included are:

  • Triangles Beret
  • Triangles Scarf
  • Hooded Riding Cape (this is a very beautiful piece!)
  • Puff Sleeve Cardigan
  • Cobblestone Beanie
  • Sapphire Wrap

The stitches you need to know in order to work these designs are also included on pages 32 – 35. The stitch explanations come with supportive video tutorials too!

Tunisian Crochet Book #3

Tunisian Shawls | Tunisian Crochet Book Review @OombawkaDesign

Title: Tunisian Shawls
Author: Sharon H. Silverman
Published by: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2014
ISBN: 9781464716577

Tunisian Shawls includes a beautiful collection of 8 shawl patterns ranging from easy to intermediate skill levels. The patterns included are suitable for many seasons as different yarn weights have been used in these designs  – including one designed in bulky weight yarn. The video camera icon is included in this publication too – letting you know there are supportive video tutorials available to explain the different stitches and techniques. All the stitches are explained with photos at the end of the book; also with supportive video tutorials.

The designs included in Tunisian Shawls are:

  • Expanding Vees
  • Cables & Heart
  • Autumn Embrace (I love this one!)
  • Hot Pink Lace
  • Silver Shimmer
  • Popover Wedges
  • Red Hot Wrap
  • Fair Isle Winter Capelet

Tunisian Crochet Book #4

Tunisian Crochet Baby Blankets

Title: Tunisian Crochet Baby Blankets
Author: Sharon H. Silverman
Published by: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2014
ISBN: 9781464712340

At the beginning of each pattern in Tunisian Crochet Baby Blankets you get a Stitch Guide that indicates the stitches you will be using to make each blanket. You can review the stitches in advance, in either the written format at the end of the book; or the video footage available online.

Bright Strands (one of my favourites in the book) also includes a color chart. The online videos are available to help you master the technique used to make this gorgeous blanket.

Tunisian Crochet Baby Blankets will allow you to try more advanced Tunisian crochet stitches like:  cable stitches, bobbles, chevrons, colorwork and basket weave.

Tunisian Crochet Baby Blankets includes 8 pretty designs:

  • Basket Weave Blocks
  • Purple Garden
  • Frosted Stitch Stripes
  • Color Waves
  • Bubbling Bobbles
  • Telegram
  • Cables & Honeycomb
  • Bright Strands

Tunisian Crochet Book #5

Tunisian Dishcloths | Tunisian Crochet Book Review @OombawkaDesign

Title: Tunisian Dishcloths
Author: Becky Stevens
Published by: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2015
ISBN: 9781464716102

This book is filled with step-by-step instructions and photos to make 17 different dishcloths using Tunisian crochet. It also provides technique video support for the stitches used in the patterns. You get to practise 17 different stitches to make these dishcloths – there is a great variety to choose from and to practise and expand your Tunisian Crochet skills.

You can make the following dishcloths:

  • Easy Peasy
  • Basket Weave
  • Crossed Stitch
  • Open Boxes
  • Lacework (this is super pretty!)
  • Double Stitch Stripes
  • Extended Stitch
  • Double Stitch
  • Mesh
  • Diagonal Duo
  • Americana
  • Wavy Wonder
  • Bright Wipe
  • Lattice
  • Brocade
  • Snowflakes

Tunisian Crochet Book #6

Tunisian Crochet Stitch Guide | Tunisian Crochet Book Review @OombawkaDesign

Title: Tunisian Crochet Stitch Guide
Author: Kim Guzman
Published by: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2013
ISBN: 9781464707391

You all know by now how much I love Crochet Stitch Books – and this one is fantastic!

The Tunisian Crochet Stitch Guide includes 61 different pattern stitches!

The book is broken into the following parts:

  • Chapter 1 – Learning Charts
  • Chapter 2 – Typical Stitches
  • Chapter 3 – Color Stitches
  • Chapter 4 – Lace Stitches
  • Bonus Pattern – Scarf
  • General Instructions

A handy Master List of Tunisian Crochet Symbols is included on pages 10 -11.

The typical stitches include written instructions, diagrams to assist with the techniques and charts. The colour stitches and lace stitches are provided in charted Tunisian Crochet.

The bonus scarf pattern is stunning! It includes both written instructions and charted instructions.

The General Instructions at the end of the book are filled with helpful photo tutorials for the stitches you use in the book.

Tunisian Crochet Stitch Guide | Tunisian Crochet Book Review @OombawkaDesign

Children’s Rainbow Purse – Free Crochet Pattern

Children's Rainbow Purse In Tunisian Crochet - Free Pattern @OombawkaDesign

I’d like to thank Leisure Arts, Inc. for providing me with review copies of these fantastic Tunisian Crochet books and for the giveaway copies for my readers!

All images are used with permission from Leisure Arts, Inc. For more information about Leisure Arts, Inc. visit their website, Facebook or Twitter!

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  1. Thank you Rebecca! I am so happy you tried my pattern and it has been so well received 🙂 You totally made my day! Have a lovely week, Rhondda

  2. I am the same way Denise – I prefer having a book where I can review it at my own pace without needing to pause and reverse it to catch what they are trying to show me…I know many people who prefer video learning though 🙂 Must be the way our brains are wired 🙂 My husband definitely prefers videos! You will usually find me with a book! Have a lovely week, Rhondda

  3. Very welcome Anne 🙂 I will take a look at Coasters with Heart – I haven’t heard of that one yet so I will add it to my list! Thanks, Rhondda

  4. Tunisian Crochet in this Ultimate Tunisian Crochet & the Tunisian Stitch Guide to start! …never have tried this before … it’s on the list, lol 😀

  5. WOULD LOVE THESES BOOKS! I have always wanted to . Learn this stitch. Thank you!

  6. One on my favorite crochet designs is PAINTED SUNRISE SUMMER WRAP!

  7. For a favorite pattern, it is a toss between Fiona’s Baby Bonnet and Simply Pink Newborn Hat . . . both the sweetest!! As for a next book to win: Twice as Fun Crochet Ebook! Thanks for hosting this give-away!!! It is a wonderful package of books to win!!!!

  8. I’m still hopeful about winning this fantastic giveaway, a chance to learn and make something new – wow!

  9. For the future, I would like to see a paracord bundle with paracord and instruction booklets included. Thank you.

  10. I would love to learn Tunisian Crochet and so. would love to win this set of books. Thank you.

  11. Leisure Arts has many books I would like. How about a variety giveaway!

  12. I hesitate to tackle Tunisian Crochet, but would love the opportunity to try with the correct guidance!!

  13. I’ve wanted to learn Tunisian crochet and this looks like a great way to start!!!!! I hope I win this!

  14. Great to have your reviews on these books. I’ve been wanting to try Tunisian but wasn’t sure where to start. I’d like to win Coasters with Heart next. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

  15. I would love to win, too. Leisure Arts is a fabulous Company! I am registered at their site to receive their emails.

  16. I would love to learn about loom knitting, so I am suggesting the loom knitting pack which is grouped together.

  17. The Short Row Tunisian Crochet book is my number. I bought a set of hooks but realized many Tunisian projects require the circular extension which doesn’t fit my T hooks… I’ll have to start with the short row ones 🙂

  18. Going to try the stormy sea’s I think it will make a lovely baby blanket.

  19. I have been trying to learn the Tunisian crochet and knitting off and on, I can’t decide which I prefer, I would like the stitch guide for Tunisian very much. Just something about a physical book that I find so much more satisfying then trying to follow things on video, like figuring out how to actually read the pattern versus being able to do it but not take that to the next pattern.

  20. Awesome giveaway! I like the look of the “The Best of Mary Maxim Ripple Afghans” book, a lot!!

  21. I love the Believe friendship bracelet, I might have to get my hands on some blue thread and make some for our girl guide unit, I think they’d love them!

  22. Any of these books would be a treasure, but I would love to win the Ultimate Beginners Guide to Tunisian Crochet. It looks like it has a lot of info I could use as I just started learning this spring.
    Thank you for offering this fantastic prize.

  23. Would love a pack on different shawls and wraps with different techniques

  24. I’d love to get Tunisian Shawls or the Tunisian Crochet Stitch Guide (this one has been on my Amazon wishlist for ages!)

  25. I love the baby afghan patterns. My daughter just found out that she is having twins that will be due around Christmastime so I need to get busy now to get all the crochet projects done in time. I also love the dishcloths book because they can be used for so many things.

  26. I have been making your PAINTED SUNRISE SUMMER WRAP for many people this Spring!!! Seems everyone wants one….I am on my 6th one!!!! The pattern is so beautiful and I have made them in many different colors!!!

  27. I think I would most like a book with the Holidays crochet or even the thread crochet!!!

  28. I would love to learn how to Tunisian crochet so the Ultimate Beginners guide would be the one i would use the most right now.

  29. Tunisian crochet is something I’ve yet to have a go at. I love the Sapphire Wrap and would definitely try to make eventually. Well done Leisure Arts for providing the books for this giveaway – thank you and oombawkagesign for giving us the chance to win them – YAY!

  30. I would love to see the Animal Lovie Blankets book in a giveaway. They are so cute.

  31. what a great giveaway, I have the hook but cannot exactly get it right, would love to win.

  32. I would love any of the crochet jewelry books for the next review/giveaway!! Thank you for all that you do!

  33. These are just great. I am finally getting the hang of more complicated patterns. Crocheting is so fun!

  34. I think my favorite pattern so far is Fiona’s booties they are adorable

  35. Would love to learn Tunisian crochet, these books look like an awesome way to learn!

  36. I would love to win Kim’s Tunisian Stitch Guide! I love her work!

  37. I love Tunisian Crochet. Featured patterns are so beautiful. Love shawls and scarfs made with Tunisian Crochet.

  38. I’d like to get the ‘Blankets for Every Baby’ book from Leisure Arts – I feel like I’m surrounded by expectant moms these days!

  39. It would be wonderful to see the Hug It Out book or any of the prayer shawl books offered in a giveaway

  40. Another great item for a leisure arts giveaway would be Urban Hats – made with the knook

  41. Leisure Arts: I would like a book from the Crochet for Charity collection
    Pattern: I like the Not Another Owl Hat pattern.

    Fun giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  42. I love the look of Tunisian crochet; I would be thrilled to have these!

  43. I would love to learn Tunisian! And, you are right, that hooded cloak looks amazing.

  44. Any of the Leisure Arts books would be good but the stitch dictionaries and the out of print classics would be nice giveaways.

  45. I would love to learn more about the Tunisian crochet. So, yes, I would dearly love to win this. Thanks

  46. Have been admiring Tunisian crochet for a long time, would love to able to learn from the expert!

  47. I would love a chance to win the Urban Edge Crochet book from the Leisure Arts website. Patterns look very interesting.

  48. I would love to win these awesome Tunisian books. Next i would love to win 50 Fabulous Thread Crochet Edgings

  49. All your patterns are awesome, but I have really liked the crocheted bracelets recently.

  50. I would love to see a giveaway of any of the great Afghan books on the Leisure Arts site.

  51. I’m into crochet jewelry right now and I love your Simply Easy Crochet Necklace! It’s a very clean design….minmal and modern.

  52. I,m in love with Tunisain, been hitting it a lot. Ready for new projects. I love your books, thank you for this chance

  53. Thank you for oppurtunity to win one of your fabulous books. I would really like to see whats inside of any of the baby blanket books next =) Have a great day!

  54. Love Tunisian Crochet and would love to further my experience with such a wonderful prize!!

  55. This is SO exciting! Kim Guzman is my FAVORITE!! To have her teach me this stitch would be THE BEST!!!

  56. Ooh banka IS my go too site to find all the great patterns you post!! I so enjoy the reading you also provide!!

  57. Love all your patterns. My favorite right now is the painted sunrise summer wrap.

  58. I would love to see more on Filet Crochet, I particularly like the Filet Afghan book

  59. The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Tunisian Crochet would be wonderful to help me expand my crochet skills.

  60. I am still pretty new to Tunisian crochet, but I love it! I think the book I’d like and benefit from the most would be the stitch guide.

  61. The Leisure Arts book Add-On Crochet Cables looks awesome too!

  62. Great Giveaway ….. I would love to win …. and learn more about Tunisian Crochet.

  63. I would like to see giveaways of doll clothing crochet patterns please