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The Five Peaks Tunisian Crochet Shawl: Class Resources

I created this resource list for my students & others to explore the Five Peaks Tunisian crochet shawl, and similar start-in-a-corner, edge-as-you-go L-shaped wraps. (If you have not yet taken any of my Tunisian crochet classes, I hope someday I’ll meet you in one of them!) This extra information didn’t fit into a standard three-hour class. Some items are names of designers, books, etc., that I may have mentioned in class.
Below I also include a complete list of my downloadable patterns for Tunisian crochet shawls and accessories. In classes I show a huge amount of published and unpublished crochet designs. They illustrate what we learn in class, and what can happen when we take it further.              — Vashti Braha

The “Five Peaks Tunisian Crochet Shawl” Class Resources

The Five Peaks Tunisian Crochet Shawl design in the news & around the ‘net

Vashti’s Crochet Inspirations newsletter issues that pertain to the Five Peaks Shawl

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Page of my downloadable Tunisian crochet shawl patterns

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[Some of these lists are under construction.] 

All about the “Half-Hitch” stitch

  • Quick how-to video (Backward Loop Cast On is the same as a half hitch stitch.)
  • See the CAL discussion thread listed above.

Getting Geeky About the Geometry of the Five Peaks

Inspiring Features, Examples, and Variations of the Five Peaks L-Shape

  • Doris Chan’s Fairlane
  • Nicky Epstein’s __
  • Barry Klein’s _

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Five Peaks Tunisian Crochet Shawl Class was held September 12, 2012 at the CGOA ‘Knit and Crochet Show’ conference in Reno, Nevada (Grand Sierra Resort). 
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Slip Stitch Crochet Class Resources

This clickable list of slip stitch crochet resources is mainly to aid students of my classes in exploring more about Slip Stitch Crochet at their leisure. (If you have not yet taken any of my slip stitch classes, I hope someday I’ll meet you in one of them!) You’re welcome to enjoy the links below whether you’ve taken the classes or not. They represent the extra information that doesn’t fit into a standard three-hour class. Some are the names of designers, books, other types of slip stitch crochet, etc., that I may have mentioned in a class.

Below I also include a complete list of my downloadable slip stitch crochet patterns. In my classes, I show a huge amount of published and unpublished crochet designs to illustrate the stitches we learn in class, and what they can look like when they get dressed up for a party!

Please bookmark this page and check back again. I’ll be updating it with more information as it develops.

(Coming soon) You might also be interested in the pages I’m creating for my other class topics:

I wish to specially thank Diane Moyer, Shari White, the Brown Sheep Yarn Company, and Chiaogoo.

— Vashti Braha

Slip Stitch Crochet Class Resources

Page of my published Slip Stitch Crochet patterns at my Designingvashti.com website. (Also see my pattern shop at Ravelry.com)

Page of my not-yet published Slip Stitch Crochet projects in Ravelry

Back issues of Vashti’s Crochet Inspirations newsletter that focus on Slip Stitch Crochet:

Slip Stitch Crochet Overview article at my Designingvashti.com website

Foundation Slip Stitch Photo Tutorial at my Crochet Pattern Companion Blog

Slip Stitch Crochet group in Ravelry (free, open to all)

Finnish blog post at Hillevisthreads (in English) about Bosnian Crochet

Slip Stitch socks of the Pamir people at CrochetInsider.com

James Walters’ Bosnian Crochet fabric images

Inverse Slip Stitches

David Burchall’s A Yarnified Life SSC blog

“Inverse” stitches in regular crochet:

Slip Stitch Crochet Books of Interest

  1. Tanja Osswald’s Kettmaschen (in German)
  2. Nancy Nehring’s Learn Slip Stitch Crochet and Slip Stitch Caps: http://amzn.to/zfRLYS
  3. Bendy Carter’s Knit 1 Purl 2 in Crochet.
  4. Dora Ohrenstein’s designs and articles in Interweave Crochet magazine, Fall 2010 and Winter 2011 issues.

 

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Summer-Fall 2012 Crochet Class Schedule

I’ll Be Teaching Crochet Classes and Meeting Up with Fellow Crocheters at these National 2012 Events

Class: Tunisian Crochet Meshes: The Weightless Wrap & Variations
Class: Tunisian Crochet Meshes: The Weightless Wrap & Variations
  1. June 27 – July 1 in Manchester, New Hampshire: Summer Chain Link Conference produced by the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA); register at The Knit and Crochet Show site. Classes are already selling out and a second hotel has been added!
  2. September 12 – 16 in Reno, Nevada: Fall Chain Link CGOA Conference; registration will open in July here.

 

Classes Listed by Topic

See event links above for class descriptions

Slip Stitch Crochet Classes:
Combines two basic Slip Stitch types
Class: Introduction to Slip Stitch Technique (Slip Tectonics Cowl)

  1. Introduction to Slip Stitch Crochet Technique: June 28th in Manchester NH (SOLD OUT), and September 13 in Reno NV (see registration link above)
  2. Class: Advanced Slip Stitch Technique (Slip Swoop Loop, forthcoming design)
    Class: Advanced Slip Stitch Technique (Slip Swoop Loop, forthcoming design)

    Advanced Slip Stitch Technique: June 28th in Manchester NH (SOLD OUT)

 

Tunisian Crochet Classes:

  1. Tunisian Crochet Lace 101: June 29th in Manchester NH (SOLD OUT)

    Class: Tunisian Crochet Lace 101 (Quartz, class project version of Aero)
    Class: Tunisian Crochet Lace 101 (Quartz, class project version of Aero)
  2. The Five Peaks Shawl: September 12 in Reno NV (see registration link above)

    Class: The Five Peaks Wrap (Tunisian crochet on the bias with lacy eyelets for a shape that stays on your shoulders)
    Class: The Five Peaks Wrap (Tunisian crochet on the bias with lacy eyelets for a shape that stays on your shoulders)
  3. Tunisian Crochet Meshes: The Weightless Wrap: September 14 in Reno NV (see photo at top of screen and registration link above)

 

More Crochet Class Topics for 2012:

  1. Embracelet
    Class: Creating Crochet Jewelry (Embracelet)

    Love Knot Adventures: June 29th in Manchester NH (SOLD OUT)

  2. Creating Crochet Jewelry: September 13 in Reno NV (see registration link above)
  3. Class: Love Knot Adventures (Nakshatra, forthcoming)
    Class: Love Knot Adventures (Nakshatra, forthcoming)

    How to Prepare a Design Proposal, presentation for Professional Development Day: September 12 in Reno NV (see registration link above)

 

Regional Crochet Events

I’m honored to be leading the Annual Crochet Retreat of the Northern Illinois CGOA Chapter in Oregon, IL (Chicago area), October 26-29 2012. Retreat topics (more details to come):

  1. Special Topics in Slip Stitch Crochet
  2. Advanced Tunisian Crochet Lace

More Relevant Photos:

Retreat Topic: Advanced Tunisian Crochet Lace (Rivuline, preview of forthcoming design)
Retreat Topic: Advanced Tunisian Crochet Lace (Rivuline, preview of forthcoming design)
Class: Advanced Slip Stitch Technique (new stitch combos, forthcoming design)
Class: Advanced Slip Stitch Technique (new stitch combos, forthcoming design)
Class: Creating Crochet Jewelry (Cabochon Braid, forthcoming design)
Class: Creating Crochet Jewelry (Cabochon Braid, forthcoming design)
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Newest Crochet Design: Undaria Flutter Scarf

This is the first blog post using a new feature here at my DesigningVashti website headquarters: I can blog right here at my own website.

I have some design news. The downloadable crochet pattern for Undaria is being tech-edited now. This means it will be available just after Thanksgiving, most likely this Monday, Nov. 28. You can see several wearing styles in the meantime, all possible with the same pattern:

I really enjoyed designing and crocheting this exciting shape.

The next pattern after Undaria will be the Thaxton Hooded Cowl. Both of these designs are cozy new ways to use crochet slip stitches. The short rows keep them interesting.
…and now to see how this new kind of blog post looks!

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The DesigningVashti Blog

The DesigningVashti Blog

Free Crochet Tips, DesigningVashti Events, and More

For crochet enthusiasts at all levels, Vashti maintains three essential crochet blogs:

  The original DesigningVashti Blog since 2006
  The Crochet Pattern Companion Blog
  The ToyDesigningVashti Blog

Visit Doris Chan’s Everyday Crochet Blog, awarded a Flamie for Best Crochet Blog in 2009 by the Crochet Liberation Front.

About the Original DesigningVashti Blog

The entries in the original DesigningVashti Blog are indexed with topic labels, such as Tunisian Crochet, Conferences, Book Reviews. The list of labels is found in the right hand column and they are clickable. This makes it easy to find all the entries about your favorite topic.

The DesigningVashti blog has posts about:

About the Crochet Pattern Companion Blog

For free, in-depth crochet project information, the Crochet Pattern Companion Blog is a handy source of pattern support and project tips. The entries in this blog are indexed with clickable topic labels found in the upper right-hand column.

The Crochet Pattern Companion Blog has posts about:

About the ToyDesigningVashti Blog

The ToyDesigningVashti Blog follows the adventures of Toy Tester Bob and his friends over the years, as they check out all sorts of fun crochet toys and play items for kids.