Friday, January 21, 2011

Tunisian Crochet

Hello, faithful readers! This is Cat, lover of all things crochet!

We've recently become very excited about Tunisian Crochet here at Fancy Tiger Crafts. But wait, knitters, don't stop reading here or be turned off by the word “crochet”. Tunisian Crochet, also referred to as Shepherd's Knitting, Railway Knitting, Afghan Stitch, German Work, Russian Work, Tricot Stitch and my personal favorite, Royal Princess Stitch, is an amazing blend of crochet and knitting. It makes a thick and beautiful fabric great for blankets, scarves and sweaters. Tunisian Crochet is a very old craft thought to predate knitting and weaving. And if Queen Victoria did it, so can you. Here are some examples of the items we've made:

Jaime's Iceland Scarf

This beautiful scarf was made with Malabrigo Aquarella. I made it for Jaime to take on her trip to Iceland last fall so that she wouldn't get cold out in the Highlands!

Betsy's Neck Warmer

Fancy Betsy whipped up this adorable neck warmer after only one lesson! Way to go! Betsy has become a Tunisian Crochet Machine! She's cranking these neck warmers out left and right!

Amber Neck Warmer

This stunning neck warmer is a blend of Tunisian and “regular” crochet. Tunisian crochet was used for the neck part and the more familiar crochet for the front and adornments. It is from a pattern found in a recent issue of Interweave Crochet.

If your interest is piqued check out the class schedule on our website for more info about up-coming classes! If you can crochet or knit you can easily learn this fun craft and make some great items of your own!


mimi deluxe said...

AAAAAAA!!! I love the one Amber is wearing! Yummy! They are all beautiful! Can't wait to learn from you, Kat!

Jeanne Lois said...

Yayyyy! I love Tunisian crochet! Sooooo pretty!
Ps- those pictures are hot! Love you ladies

chatti said...

love you cat and miss you! and I love tunisian crochet!! thanks for teaching and matt how to crochet!