Crochet class resource pages have really come in handy since I started providing them in 2012. They serve as a one-stop headquarters or hub:
– I can refer students to it during class.
– During registration, it can help a student decide to take the class.
– It can help registered students start pulling together the crochet hooks and yarns for it, try out a recommended crochet pattern as a review, and more.
– Any self-learner can explore more about the class topic at their leisure.
– I can include extra information that doesn’t fit into a standard three-hour class.
Looking for more of Vashti’s star stitch designs? See all of her self published star stitch designs here. See all of her unpublished star stitch projects here (log in to Ravelry first to see all of them). These are self-updating links.
Sparkle Love Knot Lariat is a simple beaded jewelry cord.Pattern.
Lovepod Boa features a “Lovepod” stitch variation: pattern.
Embracelet is one of my first love knot designs. A free blogged pattern here. Also see this tutorial!
Vashti’s Forthcoming Love Knot Patterns
As of 7/18/18.
Yveline features a new use for love knots: surface crochet embellishments! (Link goes to 6/15/18 blog post “First Look: Yveline, a Tunisian Wrap”.)
Flowerfall is the result of several different love knot mastery skills, intended for display in the 2018 class. (Link goes to 4/23/18 blog post “A Crochet Class in a Vest”. Also see “Flowerfall Vest Update”.)
James Walters’ Solomon’s Knot window hanging http://www.crochet.nu/scjwc/work/hangings/index.html. Excerpt: Only Solomon’s Knots show you how the yarn will behave when the individual strands within a stitch are allowed to separate and drape – some want to tension themselves like fine hair-springs from old watches, others are more squidgy and dribbly, and some, if they’re long enough and completely relaxed, will twiddle up into cork-screws.
A clickable list of resources for my 2016 Tunisian Eyelet Meshes class at CGOA’s Chain Link conference: patterns for designs shown, books mentioned, & articles recommended in class. Also, inspiration for new Tunisian eyelet variations.
This resource page is for the original 2016 class. In 2018 I expanded the topic to include non-Tunisian stitches too. It’s called Self-Healing Crochet Stitches to Cut and its resource page is here.
Here’s a clickable list of resources for my 2016 national guild Steeked Tunisian Crochet Lace class. You’ll find patterns for designs shown, books mentioned, & articles recommended in class. Also, fashion inspiration for taking this topic in expressive new directions.
In Flickr, a search for steeked brought up over 600 knit-based images; steeked + tunisian brought up zero aside from my own images.
The Fun Fast Fashions Part!
The full title of this class is Steek (Cut) Tunisian Crochet Lace for Fun, Fast Fashions. I felt the need to differentiate this topic from steeking knit fair isle sweaters and other existing reasons for steeks. Three strong fashion trends converge in this 3-hour class: Clean net lace, graphic/linear texture, and fringe. I’ve created a Pinterest board for each trend:
Steeks: Ideas These are often simple shapes that become magically wearable and trendy with just a steek or two.
Trend: the New Fringe (I thought today’s fringe was a passing fad but it continues to have a lot of mojo! That’s great for us. Many steeked Tunisian lace nets beg to be fringed.) If you cut a steek across several rows, turning that cut edge into fringe is the ideal thing to do with all the ends.
Trend: Simple Crochet Mesh Nets It’s a classic fabric with fresh boho looks. It’ll be a long-term trend because it’s also now going urbane-futuristic-techie.
I could find nothing in books about steeking Tunisian crochet, even though it is so fun, easy, and versatile! (If you know of a source, please leave a comment.) Below are a few books that include some extended stitch patterns.
2000 (1991), Rebecca Jones: Tricot Crochet The Complete Book, Lacis Pubs., Berkeley CA. ISBN 978-1-891656-28-6.
Offers three interesting variations of the Tunisian extended stitch net I used for Mesmer: “Open Mesh”, “Josephine Stitch”, and “Point de Chantilly”.
The author states, “This makes a very open stitch which grows very quickly. It’s a good stitch to use with a long-fibre mohair for scarfs and stoles.”
2004, Angela “ARNie” Grabowski: Encyclopedia of Tunisian Crochet, LoneStar Abilene Pubg LLC, TX. ISBN 978-0-974972-55-8
The author shows several swatches of extended Tunisian stitches. See pages 34-43.
2004, Carolyn Christmas and Dorris Brooks: 101 Easy Tunisian Stitches™, Annies Attic, IN. ISBN 978-1-931171-74-8
2008: Tunisian Crochet Patterns 100, Nihon Amimono Bunka Kyo-kai, Japan ISBN 978-4-529-04484-4
2009, Kim Guzman: Learn to Do Tunisian Lace Stitches, Annie’s Attic, IN. ISBN 978-1-59635-264-3
2014, Kim Guzman: Tunisian Crochet Stitch Guide.
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