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This week’s pick: Tricot Crochet: The Complete Book by Rebecca Jones.
Source: Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles.
Publication date: 2000 US reprint of a 1991 Australian publication.
Status: Available online ($22 at Lacis, or $80 on Amazon).
Craft: Tunisian Crochet.
I reviewed this book before, but I felt it needed another look as a vintage book. It is delightfully quirky, in a self-published prior to 2005 kind of way.
The book’s subtitle is “Everything you wanted to know about this cross between knitting and crochet which has been given such common names as Afghan Crochet, Scotch Knitting, Fool’s Knitting and Shepherd’s Knitting.” And it definitely covers a lot of ground.
For example, Rebecca shares some of her favorite vintage crochet ads.
She also includes cute stick figure drawings to explain different concepts.
She shares a sizable stitch guide.
Most of the book is in black and white, but you do get to marvel at the color pictures in a few sections.
I suspect Rebecca is a cat lover…
With the revitalized interest in Tunisian crochet in the past several years, this book may not seem as critical. But I applaud Rebecca Jones for putting together this book when she did, and for sharing her love of Tunisian crochet and her sense of whimsy with all of us!