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My name is Kim Guzman. I am a freelance designer and technical writer of knit and crochet patterns. I have written over a dozen hard copy books for various publishers, have had hundreds of designs published in a variety of magazines including Crochet World, Crochet!, Interweave Crochet, Creative Knitting, Knit Simple and more, and have also started selling individual self-published patterns online and through Annie's Crafts.

My Books

This is a listing of my currently-available books. I have also sold hundreds of individual designs to various magazines and other publishers. I have selected a few for my Portfolio page, here on my website. But, a more complete list is available on Ravelry. For my individual retail patterns available for sale, please visit Kimane Designs.

Learn Drop Stitch Crochet

Explore this fascinating new crochet drop-stitch technique with 8 fashionable and chic projects! All of the projects in Learn Drop Stitch Crochet are made using a crochet hook and a knitting needle to allow you to maintain consistency in your designs. The book also includes a great beginner step-by-step tutorial with photos to get you started. Although similar in mechanics to broomstick lace, this method is actually more closely related to a fringing technique I discovered from a book written in the 1970s.




If you've thought about learning Tunisian crochet, but thought it was perhaps too hard or intimidating, this video crochet class is for you.This beginner-level Tunisian crochet class makes learning the basic Tunisian crochet technique easy and fun. Longtime Tunisian crochet instructor Kim Guzman has taught thousands of crocheters from all over the world this exciting technique -- she can teach you, too! In this Tunisian crochet class, you'll learn: ; The basics about Tunisian crochet hooks and how to hold them when working Tunisian stitches; How to work the Tunisian foundation row by opening and closing stitches. This foundation row is the basis from which all Tunisian projects are built.; The basic Tunisian stitches -- the Tunisian Simple Stitch, Tunisian Knit Stitch, and Tunisian Purl stitch -- you'll need to create the three fabulous crochet projects included as part of the class curriculum!; How to bind off as well as all about ribbing, seaming, felting and more. Annie's DVD video classes include a CD with downloadable and printable class patterns, materials lists and diagrams. DVDs are compatible with North American DVD players, and PC and Macintosh computer systems. Also Available as an Annie's Online Class.




Learn how to crochet Tunisian lace and cables with this DVD class! Find out how to use Tunisian crochet to create knit-look lace and cables. In this advanced beginner-level crochet class, Tunisian expert Kim Guzman builds upon the basic Tunisian stitches by adding easy-to-learn cables and lace stitches. Kim's thorough and relaxing instructional style will give you confidence to learn these beautiful stitches while crocheting three pretty projects. This class begins with a description of Tunisian crochet, and demonstrates how to open and close stitches and the similarity to standard crochet. You'll learn about the different Tunisian hooks used and how to hold them, and get a step-by-step of chain and an anatomy of stitches. You will also learn how to crochet a basic lace stitch and will be on your way to crocheting the beautiful Tri-Lace Scarf, the perfect introductory Tunisian lace project that is a stepping stone for learning additional skills. With the delicate Tri-Lace Shawlette project, you will expand upon the same tri-lace stitch pattern but with the addition of working short rows to form the unique shaping. This gives you a chance to make a true lace project that you'll also love wearing to display your newly-discovered skills. Finally, Kim will teach you how to work cables in Tunisian crochet, providing several different methods of crossing the stitches to form the cable. The versatile Laced Cables Wrap pattern can also be used to make a scarf, shawl, baby blanket and throw. Pattern options for these are included with the crochet class materials. Annie's DVD video classes include a CD with downloadable and printable class patterns, materials lists and diagrams. DVDs are compatible with North American DVD players, and PC and Macintosh computer systems. Also Available as an Annie's Online Class.


Tunisian Crochet Stitch Guide

My Tunisian Crochet Stitch Guide is unlike any other book I've ever written. Tunisian crochet in a wide variety of interesting stitch patterns with skill levels from beginner to advanced. Read more about it on my blog here.




13 creative designs to make cleanup a snap! Make these simple dishcloths using a cotton worsted-weight yarn. Instructions are included for basic Tunisian stitches used in each pattern. Sizes range from 8" square to 10" square.


Learn Tunisian Crochet

Handy size 48-page book is a step-by-step beginner's guide to tunisian crochet stitches and techniques, plus 4 fashion projects by Kim Guzman. All made using medium weight yarn and beginner or easy skill levels, projects include doubled scarf, slouchy beanie, twisted cowl and mitts. Book is 6.25" x 7.25".




Tunisian crochet is so rewarding! What could possibly make it better? Working in short rows! Each project in this book is actually a series of small fabric segments that are quick to complete. In less time than you might imagine, you'll make fun hats, a scarf, a lacy wrap, a feminine cardigan and a romantic two-piece cape.




Get the look of knitted fabric with the ease of crochet. Book includes step-by-step photos of all stitches and techniques with 9 projects.




Learn true Tunisian cables made to look like handknit cables in this extraordinary book with 11 beautiful designs.


Learn to Do Tunisian Lace Stitches (with DVD)

Even if you've never tried Tunisian crochet before, this book is for you. The basic stitches of Tunisian are explained (Tunisian Simple Stitch, Tunisian Knit Stitch, Tunisian Reverse Stitch, etc.) and then those basic stitches are combined into Tunisian Lace stitches created especially for this book. Book includes DVD!




You can create these five lovely afghans that maintain the look of the ever-loved traditional ripple on one side, while updating it on the other by creating interesting patterns, shapes and textures. The unique nature of these fully reversible throws will quickly become a favorite in your home decor and gift-giving.




From Tunisian crochet designer and instructor Kim Guzman come 6 soft, Tunisian crochet baby blanket patterns that any baby would love to be snuggled in. These baby blanket patterns are all made in sport-weight yarn and incorporate the use of Tunisian crochet stitches, such as the Tunisian knit stitch, double stitch, bobble stitch, double v-stitch, reverse stitch, shell stitch, and more. 16 pages.


Tunisian Around the Home

The Tunisian stitch creates an interesting, multidimensional fabric and allows you to produce projects for all seasons and all reasons! This book includes 13 beautiful designs for the home, all using the Tunisian technique.


Tunisian Baby Afghans Tunisian Baby Afghans

If you're looking for a show-stopping baby shower gift, you've just found it! Your friends will wonder if these delicate stitches are knit or crochet.


Tunisian Sampler Afghan Tunisian Sampler Afghan

Create the look and feel of knit the crochet way! You get 25 great stitch combinations to create this gorgeous sampler afghan. If you've never tried Tunisian crochet -- or haven't tried it recently — this is a great chance to try your hand with this great knit-look technique.


Afghan Variegations Afghan Variegations

Use the artistically balanced hues of variegated yarn to create all six of these elegant, colorful afghans that will blend with every décor!




There's nothing like the feel of the Afghan stitch! They're luscious and gorgeous at the same time. Five great designs. Soft-to-the-touch elegance.






These books are no longer readily-available. They are more difficult to find, but I've seen them available on websites like eBay and other auction sites.




















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