Modern Tunisian Crochet Book Review

Collage of tunisian crochet projects available in Modern Tunisian Book
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Today we’re taking a look at the new book Modern Tunisian: 15 Easy Projects Along with Technique Tips and Tricks crochet pattern book from designer Mary Beth Temple and Leisure Arts. Thanks to Leisure Arts, I have a PDF copy of the book to giveaway to one lucky reader! Keep reading to learn more about this Modern Tunisian and how you can enter to win a copy of your own.

Thank you to Leisure Arts who provided me this book free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion.

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As the title states, there are 15 tunisian crochet projects in Modern Tunisian. The projects are beautiful and range from small accessories, decor and wearables and the book gives all the patterns an “Easy” rating. The projects in Modern Tunisian are:

  • A Poncho,
  • A Boomerang Shawl
  • A Cowl,
  • A Harlequin Scarf
  • A Hat & Fingerless Mitten Set
  • A Sweater,
  • A Wall Hanging,
  • A Table Runner,
  • A Floor Pillow,
  • A Throw Pill,
  • A Blanket,
  • Some Placemants,
  • A Storage Basket and,
  • A Tote Bag.
tunisian crochet jacket featured in Modern Tunisian

Yarns and Tools Used in Modern Tunisian by Mary Beth Temple

The yarns used in Modern Tunisian range in weights from 2 (fine) to 5 (bulky). The majority of the projects use size 3 (light) to 4 (medium) weight yarns. The book provides the yarn brands and colours that are used in the book at the back of the book in the resource section. The yarn brands used are accessible in many big box stores like Walmart or Michaels and you may already have many of them in your stash. The yarns are:

  • Red Heart It’s a Wrap Rainbow
  • Premier Everyday
  • Lion Brand Vanna’s Style
  • Caron X Pantone
  • Pantons Classic Wool DK Superwash
  • Lion Brand Hearthland
  • Lily Sugar ‘n Cream
  • Lion Brand Mandala
  • Red Heart Unforgettable
  • Bernat Roving
  • Bernat Handirafter
  • Bernat Softee Baby
colourful harlequinn tunisian crochet scarf

The main tools and hooks are used in Modern Tunisian:

  • Tunisian hooks in sizes 5.5 – 10mm
  • Standard crochet hooks in sizes 5 – 9mm
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Bobbins for Colour Work
  • Pillow forms if you’re making the pillows

The above list is not inclusive list of all the supplies potentially needed. Some smaller, various supplies are needed for some of the projects but the above list should be sufficent to get you started with the majority of the projects in the book.

Woman wearing a tunisian crochet cowl

You’ll need to know the basic Tunisian Crochet Stitches: Tunisian Simple Stitch, Tunisian Knit Stitch, Tunisian Purl Stitch (click on the links to check out my tunisian stitch tutorials and learn those stitches now) and how to decrease those stitches. In addition to the tunisian stitches, basic crochet stitches like single crochet, double crochet and crab stitch are used in the book. There is a very clearly illustrated reference section that the back of the book that helps with these techniques should you need a reminder or refresher.

I really liked the jacket pattern in Modern Tunisian and may actually make it for myself. The jacket pattern comes in sizes small to 2XL. I found the patterns clear and easy to understand even as a person that’s relatively new to tunisian crochet. I enjoyed that the patterns illustrate that you can make some beautiful projects using just the absolute basic tunisian crochet stitches as a beginner tunisian crocheter.

If you’re interested in checking out Modern Tunisian: 15 Easy Projects Along with Technique Tips and Tricks by Mary Beth Temple, it can be purchased HERE.

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Cover of Modern Tunisan by Mary Beth Temple


Thanks to Leisure Arts, I have a PDF copy of Modern Tunisian: 15 Easy Projects Along with Technique Tips and Tricks by Mary Beth Temple to giveaway to one lucky winner!

The Modern Tunisian Giveaway on The Loopy Lamb is open to worldwide participants (void in Quebec and where prohibited by law) and ends Friday, November 20th, 2020 at 11:45pm Eastern Standard time.

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