Happy Monday Everyone!
Archie and I are so excited because we have learned a new Craft that we just LOVE!
It is a form of crochet called Tunisian Crochet that is a marrying of knitting and crochet all in one!
It is so FUN!
We learned in our new Tunisian Crochet online class on Craftsy.com that once you purchase the class, it is yours forever!
The class includes amazing instruction through Video, PDF Lessons, Patterns and help from the instructor!
You take it on your own time and can never be behind in the lessons. :)
I love Craftsy.com and will show you another project next Monday from the Crochet Embellishments class I just took too! :)
It is a great book & is filled with patterns, photos and directions on how to make each stitch.
There are several stitches that you can master and choose to use for your projects.
So far I have learned the Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS).
Here are two great blog tutorials that I also found that I think are helpful ...
For my first project in Tunisian Crochet, I made Fred a warm and wonderful scarf.
He just loves it!
Here is a close up of the scarf where I used the Tunisian Simple Stitch for the long brown body part of the scarf and then added a row of crochet bobbles and several rows of single crochet at each end for a neat effect.
This is an example of a Tunisian Hook that is also called an afghan hook.
I purchased all the Tunisian hook sizes ~ F through K ~ (also called the Afghan Hook) that I will need for most of my projects on Joann's .com
My favorite brand of crochet hooks is Boye so that is what I chose but lots of companies make them in more than just aluminum. You can get bamboo in these and even larger sizes and they have kits you can get for working Tunisian crochet in the round too.
The instructor of the Craftsy.com class, Jennifer Hanson, has a wonderful website called stitchdiva.com that has her original tutorials, classes, yarn, patterns and lots of hooks & supplies that you can purchase too.
To further celebrate my new craft and hooks, I purchased this neat vintage ceramic vase on Etsy.com that is the perfect container to hold and display all of my new hooks. :)
I love shopping on Etsy.com!
You can also find lots of hooks and patterns for Tunisian and traditional crochet & knitting on etsy.com!
Please let me know if you learn or already practice this fabulously fun art form.
I would love to hear all about your projects and favorite places to shop for lots of neat things to use to further learn and enjoy this craft!
I would also love to hear what other new things you have been learning in classes, the kitchen, books, online or in daily life that you enjoy and want to share!
Thanks for taking the time to see what I have been working on in the evenings while relaxing with Fred & R-Chee.
Have a Super day everyone!
Melissa & R-Chee