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Turkish Bead Crochet and More

By October 7, 2012

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The Beaded Edge The Beaded Edge - Book Cover Interweave Press

Crochet is popular with people worldwide. It's a pastime that knows no boundaries; there are people of all nationalities and backgrounds who enjoy crocheting.

It's interesting to discover how crochet has evolved in different regions of the world. With any art form, individual artisans put their own "spin" on it, making each piece their own. At the same time, both regional and global trends can and do influence each artisan.

Today, let's take a look at Turkish crochet. I put together a list of patterns, tutorials, artisans and resources on the topic for easy reference. This page will give you a glimpse at both traditional and contemporary approaches to the crochet styles popular in this region (although in some cases the artisans may now be living outside the region, and may not even be Turkish.)

Pictured here is an interesting crochet pattern book called The Beaded Edge. This book features a stunning variety of Turkish bead crochet patterns for edgings. The edgings often adorn lovely scarves, but could be used on just about anything -- accessories, apparel, linens, and more. This book is one of the resources featured on my list, although there are many others, including free patterns.

The list is by no means comprehensive, and if you know of a resource that should be added please feel free to leave a comment in the comments area. I'd love to make this page as helpful and complete as possible.

Comments

October 8, 2012 at 7:15 pm
(1) SusieLou says:

That’s incredibly helpful – how to learn Turkish crochet in what language is that – Turkish ? hanks so much – why didn’[t you just print it in Chinese as well ?

October 8, 2012 at 9:54 pm
(2) Jeanne Norris says:

Thank you for your helpful and informative crochet articles! You are easy to follow, and I like the step by step with picture lessons.. I am new to crochet and this is almost as good as having somone sitting next to you teaching you! thanks again!

October 9, 2012 at 3:33 am
(3) Birgit says:

Great post on Turkish crochet!
Always interesting to see what others are doing – and the tutorial was very easy to follow :-)

October 9, 2012 at 1:44 pm
(4) Brenda Bunn says:

Thank you for being you and bringing informative crochet methods to us. I never blog but I felt it was time I stopped to tell you how much I appreciate you. I have been looking for crocheted beaded patterns a long time. Again, thank you.
Brenda Bunn

February 27, 2013 at 10:38 pm
(5) Khadijeh says:

Thankyou so much for including me in this post!

Regards, Khadijeh Koc.

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