Tunisian Crochet - The Japanese Way (9780804857055)

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Tuttle Publishing
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20 projects; 13 stitch patterns; over 500 photos, charts and diagrams
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8 1/2 X 11

Combine the best of knitting and crochet using Japan's visual notation style!

Tunisian crochet is the knitwork style that combines the cast-on method of knitting with the hook method of crochet, resulting in fabrics that look woven as well as knitted. Tunisian Crochet—The Japanese Way gives knitting and crochet enthusiasts a chance to create beautiful patterns and textures using the clear chart-and-symbol method of visual notation pioneered in Japan and now popular worldwide.

Step-by-step illustrations for 13 classic stitches are provided, along with the 20 stylish projects:
  • Wave Stitch — Used to create an intricate multi-colored shrug
  • Seed Stitch — Perfect fun bags of all sizes, from a fabulous drawstring bucket bag (with a scallop stitch) to a beautifully patterned pencil case
  • Cube Stitch — You'll enjoy using this to make a colorful vest and splashy tippet
  • Domino Stitch — A versatile stitch that can be used to create an elegant beret
  • And many more!

Each project comes with complete instructions and schematics. A dedicated section at the end shows you in detail how to execute each stitch, providing visual references to help you perfect your skills. Perfect for "technique collectors" and needlecrafters looking for new angles and new challenges, Tunisian Crochet—The Japanese Way is a fantastic adventure that you'll enjoy for years to come.

About the Author:
Nihon Vogue is Japan's preeminent publisher of craft books, with a long history and hundreds of titles on knitting, sewing, quilting, embroidery, paper crafts, tole painting and more. Many of their books have been translated into English and other languages, including works by Hitomi Shida, Yoko Hatta, Yoko Saito, Hikaru Noguchi and other internationally recognized needlecraft designers.