Fair Isle Tunisian Crochet Book Review

Posted by on February 17, 2016 in Books, Reviews | 15 comments

Fair Isle Tunisian Crochet Book Review

Fair Isle Tunisian Crochet Book Review


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Publisher: Stackpole Books

Author: Brenda Bourg

Number of Pages: 102 pages

Number of Projects: 16 patterns

Types of Projects: Cowls, sweaters, headbands, cuffs, afghans and more.

Difficulty: Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced with a very good mix of each level.

Yarn Used: #3 & #4

First Impression: This is a great alternative to those who love look of knitting, but don’t know how to knit.

My Favorite Project Pick: Elisha Afghan

Elisha Afghan - Fair Isle Tunisian Crochet book reviewElisha Afghan

Review: There is something about the look of knitting that I love. Don’t you agree? But, if you’re like me and you don’t know how to knit, this is a great alternative!

Tech Review: ***Because the focus of my blog is now more behind-the-scenes, pattern based, I have decided to have my reviews come from that perspective. I love tech editing and want to start adding that perspective as well.***  

The book contains actual photographs of the stitch steps, which I love. This is so much help to anyone knew to this technique. There are also sections on substituting yarn, reading charts, carrying colors, tension, and so much more. In addition to the actual photos they also included general information (gauge, terms, abbreviations), as well blocking tips and more.

If you’re unsure of these patterns because of all the color changes, let me assure you that you’ll be in good hands. Brenda has a color graph for each and every pattern in the book. Whether you’re a visual/chart crocheter, or new to Tunisian, you will definitely benefit from the added bonus.

My favorite part of the “extras” in this book is actually the color wheel. There is an actual color wheel as well as tips on how to pick colors for working fair isle patterns.  I’ve never seen this done and I thought it was an excellent addition to the overall concept of the book.

Annabel Bag - Fair Isle Tunisian Crochet book reviewAnnabel Bag

Emily Headband - Fair Isle Tunisian Crochet book reviewEmily Headband

Brenda put a lot of time into the fair isle designs of these projects. If you love Tunisian, or are just a fan of knitting and want to give Tunisian a try, there are an array of projects for you to choose from. I showed you just a few of my favorites. You can find more info about Fair Isle Tunisian Crochet here.

**Toni was the winner of the giveaway.**

Happy Crocheting!

 *Disclaimer* – This book was provided to me for a review, but all opinions are strictly my own. 


  1. This would be a new skill for me to learn. I’ve done Tunisian and have been looking for a challenge to do more with it.

  2. This is on my bucket list of trying a new way to crochet. The results are beautiful. I would love to win the book and try this.

  3. I’ve never tried Fair Isle Tunisian crochet before. I love the Elisabeth Afghan. Great review!

  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE Tunisian crochet. Never have I done Faire Isle Tunisian before. Would LOVE to learn how to.

  5. How gorgeous are these???? I remember watching my Nana do her “afghan crochet” and later taught myself. have done some basic Tunisian crochet and have been looking to learn something new. That two toned blue afghan is just breathtaking!

  6. I’ve done Tunisian before, but never Fair Isle. LOVE the way these all look!!

  7. Fair Isle Tunisian crochet is actually one of my New Years Resolutions this year.

  8. I made several things back when Tunisian crochet was known as an afghan stitch. Only tried it once in more recent years but I love the look and hope to do it again soon.

  9. i made a bag and several bow ties using Tunisian crochet but only using a single color. i would like to try more.

  10. I love tunisian, but have never done fair isle. I love the look and was bummed I couldn’t really knit well enough, but never thought about doing it in tunisian. Cool!

  11. I’ve tried Tunisian once but it was just the simple stitch so I’m not sure what makes Fair Isle different. The plus of Tunisian that I like over sc is that the designs/color changes look so much crisper to me

    • I finally got your comment, Jessica! Yay! Hopefully you won’t have any more problems commenting. Thanks for your patience.

  12. love tunisian crochet. Looks like a great book for info. thanks Debi

  13. Never tried Tunisian at all.

  14. I have never tried Fair Isle Tunisian, but it’s gorgeous!

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