Skip to main content

Book Review: Tunisian Crochet for Baby by Sharon Hernes Silverman

September 23, 2014

Tunisian Crochet for Baby by Sharon Hernes Silverman

Tunisian Crochet for Baby
Ranging from quick and easy hats to cozy sweaters, Sharon’s projects in Tunisian Crochet for Baby allow your hook to create unique looking fabrics. If you have never used the Tunisian method before, no worries! Included in the book are excellent sections, Traditional Crochet Skills Refreshers, Tunisian Crochet Skills Refreshers along with a helpful Beyond the Basics section.

Also the author of Tunisian Crochet: The Look of Knitting with the Ease of Crocheting,  and Tunisian Crochet Baby Blankets, Hernes Silverman is passionate about the technique and has spent years perfecting her skills and her designs. She shows us that not all baby items need to be done in pastels; and her patterns add excitement to gifts you will want to give to beautiful babies and deserving moms year after year!

Checkerboard Blanket & Hat
To learn more about Sharon and her mission to educate crocheters about Tunisian Crochet read her Guest Post also on my blog this week.

There is something for everyone in this book, especially those who have wanted to try their hand at a technique that has gained popularity in recent years. Even the simplest “Sunny Bow” headband is somehow more appealing and unique than similar because it is done in the Tunisian technique! Or is it the absolutely gorgeous model baby that makes you want to make it right now! Personally, I plan to make several to have on hand, ready to go when the next baby arrives!

Sunny Bow
Simple wash cloths requiring beginner and intermediate skills use the same colors that previously were used in other projects in the book. Together, in many vibrant colors, they are almost sculpture-like. On display in your bathroom, you will have a little trouble allowing your guests to use them because they are so pretty!

Washcloth Quartest in Nursery Box
The Christening gown, bonnet and booties set is an heirloom that will be treasured for generations to come. Worked in Jamie from Lion Brand the gown requires experienced skill level with intermediate skills necessary for the bonnet and booties.

Christening Gown

Christening Booties and Hat


















Sharon has done a huge amount of work to showcase her vast knowledge of crochet. She has even included symbol charts for each pattern because these visual representations make specific sections of the patterns more understandable.

Tunisian Crochet for Baby, published by Stackpole Books, is available for $21.95.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Part 1 ~ Irregular Expressions: a Mother/Daughter Team

Incredibly amazed when I discovered Irrregular Expressions and the work of Turkish artist, Sebahat, I wanted to know more. Following is the interview I conducted online with her and her daughter, Aysegul.
Crochetkween: Is Bolu, where you live, near any larger Turkish city that we would recognize?
Aysegul: Bolu is a small city midway between Istanbul and Ankara, we are surrounded with snowy mountains, dense forests and small lakes. 

CGOA Celebrates 20 Years ~ Part 3: Juried Crochet Art Exhibits

Saturday, March 29, 2014



In August 1994, I hosted 90 avid crocheters for a weekend conference at De Paul University in Chicago that included classes taught by Bill Elmore, Joan Davis, Arlene Mintzer and more;  a Keynote Address by Sylvia Landman (Crafting for Dollars); a lecture by Annie Potter; marketplace, meals together, door prizes a plenty. An optional tour of Lake Michigan on the Spirit of Chicago was offered along with an optional post conference workshop with Pauline Turner. The most ambitious of all during the weekend was the Juried Exhibit of Crochet Art.
At the time, I firmly believed that crochet art was an amazing way to educate people about the vast possibilities of crochet. It is amazing to see what can be achieved with just a hook and flexible lines from many, many materials. Today I still hold the same belief: crochet is as varied as the crocheter who does it. Crochet art, however, moves and amazes even the most seasoned professionals when they see how artists apply t…

Book Review: HAPPY-GURUMI by Vanessa Chan

“Cute” is the only word to describe the twenty patterns found within this book by animator, Vanessa Chan. As she points out, “There are endless possibilities to create whatever you want with just a few stitches.” You’ll learn how with these patterns ranging from easy to complex.