Friday, September 04, 2009

SEPTEMBER First Friday Freebie

We have a great giveaway this month for our First Friday Freebie offer. Tunisian Crochet is becoming so popular recently, thanks to some wonderful designers like Darla FantonKim Guzman and  Carolyn Christmas. This month we are offering a set of 3 Easy Tunisian crochet hooks and a Tunisian sweater book, Weekend Sweaters designed by Carolyn Christmas, as our giveaway.

For a chance to win, write a comment at the end of this post and let us know if you have ever tried Tunisian Crochet and what you have made. If you haven't tried Tunisian Crochet yet, tell us what you would like to learn to make. Don't forget to leave your email address; or send your email address to contest@cutecrochet.com  
One winner will be drawn at random on September 18th.
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32 comments :

needlekrafter said...

i crocheted a baby blanket in strips, with overlay stitches, from a pattern in crochet-world. it was for an infant boy and was done in a dutch blue color and white. beautiful! i'd love to make a purse or a capelet out of tunisian crochet.

Tracie said...

I've done a few swatches in Tunisian, but I haven't done a project yet. I have a few books and I'd love to make a garment using Tunisian.

Deneen said...

Never tried Tunisian, but am fascinated. I would love to make some bags after seeing many posted on Ravelry. I wouldn't mind trying a few bowls also.

Krocheter said...

I have only made hotpads in TC. For my next project I would like to make a bag.

Rhoadan said...

I've done some dishcloths and a scarf in Tunisian, and started a few other projects.

Kathleen E. said...

I've done several afghans in different TC stitches, love the look and the feel of them. I used the size P hook with worsted weight yarn, so they ended up really soft. I'd like to learn to do TC in the round, and the Feather & Fan pattern in TC.

butterflycrochet said...

I discovered tunisian a few months when a member of a crochet group posted a link. I had done a small throw years ago and had forgotten how much I enjoyed doing it. So I ordered a set of wooden hooks. I have made dishcloths, a few just doing one stitch, used a few of ARNie's stitch patterns, and some using knit patterns. I've also done a couple of scarves. I even did a few 6" squares I sent out in a square exchange. I would love to do tunisian in the round.

bettina said...

I have just learned to do TC... I made 2 care bear pillow covers and am now working on 4 afghans... love TC... I would love to learn more about the different stitches that are possible :)

TravisMom said...

I have done a graph pillow and also a panel for another pillow. I also am in the process of making a baby blanket from a graph and also taught my friend how to do the Tunisian ss. She loves it for cloths and potholders.
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Margie said...

I have done alot of tunisian crochet. Many picture afghans, potholders,scarfs and sweaters. I enjoyed it very much.

Deb said...

I love to Tunisian. I have made a baby blanket and it turned out great.

Katherine said...

I have tried Tunisian Crochet and love it. I have made a dishcloth and a couple of sponges useing Tunisian Crochet . Katherine
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Dawn said...

I have made flower coasters and started a veeeeeery hard cardi (yikes!) and could use some very much needed instruction in tunisian crochet.

It's a beautiful stitch and I would love to know more about it!

Kath said...

I have only made dishcloths so far, I am just learning, but I want to learn all of it and have joined groups etc to that end! And since I learn something new each year on purpose, this coming year must be the year of tunisian! LOL Thanks!

Cathy said...

My most recent Tunisian project was a lapghan, and I have another lapghan in progress. I haven't had the nerve to branch out from rectangles yet!

Faith said...

I haven't made anything in tunisian, but I have practiced a few stitches.

Sarah said...

Tunisian is one of my favorite methods of crochet because the work is always in the same direction - no turning... I mostly made lots of blankets - I would like to try sweaters....

Thanks, sarah

Evelyn Mayfield said...

I'm 70 now, and for about 20 years, back in my 20s/30s, I did a lot of Tunisian, only we were calling it Afghan Stitch back then. Made a beautiful scrap block afghan, of my own simple design, with worked in graphics for a 10-yr-old boy (his name, a football, a kitty face, etc.). Started to write a book, You CAN, With Afghan! Hmmm. Methinks it's time to start again... loved the look and feel of it.
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Carol said...

I have only made a doily in tunisian, but would love to make a baby blanket for my 1st Great Grandson due on Oct 23rd

psswanson said...

Since learning entrelac crochet, and then moving on to tunisian last year, I've made a sweater for a teddy bear, dishcloths, afghans, and now connect granny daughters (first row of a granny square) into strips to be crocheted into lapghans for charity.

Anonymous said...

I have made some scarves, a hat and a baby blanket as well as a demo piece in Tunision Crochet.
Love the technique as it appeals to my OCD, everything tidy and neat.

ladysatel@yahoo.com

Kim said...

I have watched some tutorials but haven't actually made anything yet. I am anxious to learn more about Tunisian and make some different items.
kimberlybreid@hotmail.com

VAharoni said...

I am an avid crocheter. This summer I taught myself to knit! I also swatched a few tunisian stich patterns. Much easier than I had thought. Having all the various stitches available gives projects great flexability. I like combining crochet, tunisian and knitting in the same garment.

Kanntara said...

I used a 10 wide stitch with a small hook to make a headband to attach bear ears too. I'm currently making an entrelac blank for me a nd my boyfriend for the livingroom/couch with matching coasters. I plan on adding his last name to a corner probably with changing colors (yay bobbins) but will need more then a regular hook when I get to that part :D

Carrie said...

I have completed 4 afghans with Tunisian techniques. "Guatemalan Surprise" by Kim Guzman, (2) Scrap-A-Nators by ARNie, an Entrelac Blanket with Tunisian Lace on the edges, and a Tunisian Lace scarf. I'm currently working on Kim's Tunisian Strip Lap Robe. Before this spring I had not thought of Tunisian as anything other than for dish cloths. I am very glad my eye's have been opened to the multitude of uses for this intriguing and versatile technique.

emily said...

I've tried tunisian a few times. I made a baby blanket and a tote bag. I'm still not a fan of tunisian for wearables. It just seems too thick of a mateiral

Annie said...

I did my first Tunisian project a good 31 years ago, and have loved it ever since. It was an afghan done in panels with roses and leaves cross stitched on it. I have taught many others Tunisian crochet this last year as well, so am passing it on to all I can.

Annie
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Anonymous said...

I am still learning to do Tunisian Crochet and am fascinated by it. So far I have only made practice pieces while trying the various stitches. I would love to have more of the hooks and the book so that I could actually make something.

Thanks for this opportunity!

just1chrisslee@msn.com

Ladipierce said...

It's been 30+ years since I crocheted anything in Tunisian. We called it Afghan stitch. I can't even remember what it was, but I remember that it went fast and was easy to do. I'd like to try some up-to-date patterns using Tunisian.

Debby said...

I have participated in TCAL's with Kim and have found them to be fascinating. It's always enjoyable to learn something new and with that being said, you can never have too many "goodies" to go along with it.

cnuland said...

I started making Kim's Guatemalan Surprise Afghan - I'm about half way through. That's the only Tunisian I've tried, but I really like it.

CT said...

Oh! I would so dearly love to learn how to do tunisian! Everytime I see some pattern I am intrigued by the look! I would love to make some blankets and sweaters....