Review: Tunisian Cables to Crochet by Kim Guzman

Tunisian Cables to Crochet by Kim Guzman, Annie’s: 2012, 48 pages. Paper back edition available. Grade: A

This is a nice introduction to creating cables in Tunisian crochet. There is a helpfully visual tutorial about how to make them and a tasteful collection of patterns for different accessories. My favorites from the collection are “Geneva Scarf,” “San Marino Scarf,” “Verona Ruana,” “Valencia Wrap,” and “Limerick Wrap.” I like the other patterns, too, they’re just not my favorites. The wraps could be done up with a slightly chunkier yarn and become throw blankets, which I think adds some versatility to this design set.

The models in the photos are all women, but using my imagination I can see a lot of this crochet wear as unisex.

My only minor complaint is that there aren’t any sweaters. Then again, when I think about it, why do I demand a sweater from a pattern collection? It doesn’t have to be complete by including a sweater, I suppose. The fact that there are no baby bonnets is a positive quality the set has, so that can cancel out the lack-of-sweaters peeve.

I recommend this leaflet to anyone who wishes to learn how to Tunisian crochet cables and who enjoys making, wearing, and gifting crocheted accessories. The price is good value for the content which includes a thorough tutorial. That is why this gets a grade of A. It’s complete and helpful, sans sweaters.


6 thoughts on “Review: Tunisian Cables to Crochet by Kim Guzman

    • tonymarkp June 1, 2017 / 9:20 pm

      Thank you for reading the review! It’s lots of fun to learn and very relaxing because it’s repetitive.

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  1. Tami June 1, 2017 / 4:44 pm

    Too funny – no baby bonnet is on the positive side, no sweater is on the negative! I concur. In fact, I will take it a step further to take points away for every hat pattern in a collection, double penalty if it is a baby hat. AND if there is a single messy bun hat in the collection the book should be burned!!!! πŸ˜€
    I will be checking this out because I have never tried anything as fancy as cables in Tunisian. It seems tricky. I love the look of cable in regular crochet but it’s kind of a pain in the “you know where” to create. I really need to love the project to not immediately reject it because I don’t feel like getting finger cramps trying to find and work those skipped stitches. Thanks for posting!! πŸ˜€

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    • tonymarkp June 1, 2017 / 9:19 pm

      Now that I’ve been spending more time with Tunisian crochet I’m amazed with its possibilities. I like the look of all the cables, in standard crochet, knitting, and Tunisian. Kim Guzman probably has a tutorial on cables on her web site (you can google “crochet kim” to find it) because she has lots of free patterns and videos to teach people how to do different things. Anyway, cables in Tunisian involve crisscrossing stitches just like in any other yarn craft, so there’s that, which you may like or not like. Thanks for reading this! The review that came out today is about “knitting motifs” but it’s useful to crocheters too, if tapestry crochet is something you like.

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      • Tami June 1, 2017 / 10:30 pm

        I’ve only recently seen some tapestry crochet and I am intrigued. It has found a spot on my “Must Learn List”. I’m pretty sure at some point I will make another attempt to learn how to knit so I do enjoy reading about knitting things. My first try at knitting was very similar to when I first tried to learn how to tat so it’s only a matter of time before I dig out my needles. πŸ˜€

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      • tonymarkp June 1, 2017 / 10:31 pm

        Your tatting is awesome. If you can tat, you can knit, that’s for sure!

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