Your one-stop Tunisian crochet resource is here!
Whether you are completely new to Tunisian crochet or you already love it and are ready to move beyond the basic stitches, Exploring Tunisian Crochet has the step-by-step instructions you need to master any Tunisian crochet technique. Photo tutorials for basic stitches and advanced stitches (for both left- and right-handed crocheters) get you started on the road to success. Complete your education with expert tips and techniques.
Once you've practiced the stitches, you'll be ready to crochet any of the 20 stunning patterns for shawls, scarves, hats, and more. You'll be amazed at the versatility of Tunisian fabrics you can make with the variety of stitches in this book, from lacy shawls with beautiful drape to stretchy hats and mittens and color work shawls and scarves. The advanced crochet stitches you'll learn open a whole new world of possibilities!
Lori Harrison is the Tunisian crochet designer behind Aklori Designs. Designing since 2017, she strives to create enjoyable, inclusive, and easy-to-follow garment and accessory patterns for all levels of Tunisian crochet enthusiasts. As an engineer in her day job, she designs as a way to nurture her creative side while also relaxing at the end of the day. Influenced by her engineering background, patterns are concise but comprehensive and tailored to the experience level required for the pattern. Lori lives in Tucson, Arizona with her husband, three cats, and a sassy Shiba Inu.
Be sure to use #ExploringTC when sharing your projects on social media and tag @akloridesigns. Find even more Tunisian crochet to explore on her website akloridesigns.com.
Tunisian Crochet Hooks and Tools
Beginning Your Tunisian Crochet Journey
Tunisian Crochet Rows
Tunisian Simple Stitch
Tunisian Edge Stitch
Standard Return Pass
Tunisian Purl Stitch
Tunisian Knit Stitch
Tunisian Reverse Stitch
Tunisian Full Stitch
Dealing with Common Problems
Venturing Beyond the Basics: Modified Stitches and Variations
Tunisian Simple Stitch Variations
Other Stitch Variations
Intermediate and Advanced Techniques
Magic Ring Foundation Row
Tunisian Crochet Cables
Tunisian Crochet in the Round
How to Read a Pattern
Yarn and Notions
Swatching and Gauge
Water’s Edge Shawl
Wild Berries Shawl
Wandering Path Scarf
Index of Stitch Tutorials
"Thorough and incredibly well-written, Exploring Tunisian Crochet is a godsend for aspiring stitchers. Lori guides makers through the basics of the craft, then pushes boundaries by adding intermediate level techniques and modified stitches. The final volume is informative without being overwhelming, and transitions into 20 eye-catching designs. This one is a must-have for your craft library."
"If you, like me are intrigued about Tunisian Crochet, then this is the definitive book you need. With clear explanations and graphics of how to get started to more advance techniques and 20 patterns it is perfect for beginners and aficionados alike. Lori has created modern wearable items and you will be wanting to make them all. Trust me, you will be hooked."
“Exploring Tunisian Crochet by Lori Harrison is the perfect book for all makers! Whether you are just starting to think about dipping your toes into Tunisian crochet or you’re an experienced Tunisian crochet maker already, this book has plenty to offer. With detailed, thorough stitch instructions and helpful photographs throughout, Lori’s style is destined to make you fall in love with this craft. Lori is also an incredibly thoughtful and inclusive designer, doing her best to make sure her designs are accessible to all makers (e.g., tips and instructions for left-handed makers included). Having made one of Lori’s more complex garments, I can attest to her clear pattern writing style that makes you feel like you can tackle anything. I cannot wait to dive into some of the beautiful patterns in this book and add them to my collection.”
“I appreciate the detailed process swatches to understand hook placement as it relates to the final swatch. It’s very helpful to see these process photos in the same color as the final swatch. This helps me to understand how the process relates to the final product. The book does a good job of building on techniques and then introducing patterns. I found myself flipping back and forth to the technique section after seeing it in the patterns, and it’s nice to have this all contained in a single resource. I appreciate that the patterns have differing degrees of difficulty. I understand how the techniques are used in different patterns. This book is a comprehensive resource for someone wanting to learn the basics and advanced skills of Tunisian crochet. Well done, Lori: this book is a wonderful compilation of resources and design!”
“In Exploring Tunisian Crochet, Lori expertly explains the toughest Tunisian crochet concepts. She goes above and beyond by meeting you where you are, helping you level up your skills with patterns that will push you to learn something new, and finish with a beautiful project.”
“I’ve been teaching crochet classes for over a decade now and time and again I find that providing Tunisian crochet resources for students is one of the greatest challenges I have faced. Which is why I’m so excited about this book from Lori! She includes beautifully detailed instruction that is super clear, even for the beginner crocheter, as well as more advanced pieces to inspire the maker and spark their imagination with many wonderful ideas for what they can achieve with this technique. I can’t wait to share this book with my students!”
“I love the book! I have never seen one with this many detailed photos. I love how the book takes you from the beginning to more complex stitch patterns. The patterns are easy to follow but can keep even the most experienced crafter entertained. I'm definitely planning to make more from it.”
The projects are straightforward and the comprehensive directions (Harrison devotes several pages to how to read a crochet pattern) will be a boon to novices. Crocheters will enjoy familiarizing themselves with this distinctive spin on their craft.
If you’ve mastered standard crochet and have thought about diving into the world of Tunisian crochet, or simply love this technique and want to further your skills, then Lori Harrison’s new book Exploring Tunisian Crochet is the place to start!
Lori’s detailed collection showcases 20 beautiful patterns, from wraps to scarves and so much more. Not only does this book provide you with a whole host of exciting patterns to add to your wardrobe, but they’re accompanied by striking photography that really shows off the detail that you can achieve with Tunisian crochet. With this technique, you can elevate basic stitches and add some textural intrigue to your everyday makes!
These patterns are for beginners and advanced crocheters alike, and the book begins by walking you through all of the essential stitches and techniques, from the basics of a Tunisian knit stitch to more complicated stitch variations and problem solving to set you on your path to crochet success! Lori provides clear photos and detailed step-by-step imagery to ensure that readers receive as much guidance as needed throughout the entire book so that you can become the Tunisian crocheter of your dreams.
Learn how to make fun stash busters like fingerless mittens, or embark on a bigger journey with projects like the beautiful but complex Sunset Lace shawl, which features a radiating lace pattern and intricate bind-off technique. These delicate and sophisticated makes are showcased in a vivid colour palette and demonstrate how you can mix technique and colourwork to make a striking accessory, such as the Trailhead cowl, which features a trailing zigzag design. If Lori hasn’t catered to everyone already, there are also helpful tips and tricks for left-handed crocheters so everyone can get involved!
We think this book is the perfect way to further your crochet skills and take on a new crafting challenge. We’ve included one of our favourite patterns from the book, the Vista shawl, on the next page so, you can hook up a brand-new project now!
A great purchase about Tunisian crochet, suitable as an introductory guide but also for those experienced in the craft.