Sharon Silverman is the author of 17 crochet books, including Crochet Cowls and Tunisian Crochet. She was a featured guest on HGTV’s fiber arts show, “Uncommon Threads” and is an instructor for Annie’s Crafts online classes. Known for her fashionable creations and crystal clear instructions, Sharon is honored to have had her designs published by leading yarn companies including Louet North America, Lion Brand Yarn, and Plymouth Yarn Company. Her private line of patterns is available through Ravelry.com. You can find Sharon at her website, www.SharonSilverman.com; on Ravelry and YouTube at CrochetSharon; and on Facebook and Pinterest at Sharon Silverman Crochet. She resides in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
If you're intrigued by Tunisian crochet but don't know where to
begin, this book contains an introduction plus five patterns. It's
a shortened version of Sharon's Tunisian Crochet: The Look of
Knitting With The Ease of Crocheting, making it a great choice if
you're unsure and just want to dip your toes in! Clear photos
explain the basics, while patterns include a scarf, skirt, lacy
shawl, baby blanket and a vibrant placemats.
The publication has large, clear diagrams of the ways of working the three basics stitches; Tunisian simple stitch, Tunisian knit stitch and Tunisian purl stitch. It also describes the tools used and explains that the hooks are long because they often have to hold a large number of stitches for the first pass [...] There are instructions on how to decrease, how to change colours and how to finish off the piece. The second part of the publication has five projects; a scarf, a skirt, a shawl, a baby blanket and a set of place mats - all basic patterns that are ideal for a beginner. If this is your first venture into Tunisian crochet it is a useful source.