Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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.

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