A few years ago, I decided to try Tunisian crochet. I took a class at a local store and talked about the challenges of the art in a blog post, here. Since then, I haven’t played with it much, other than to give it a shot for a project that became a gift for a friend. I used the basic Tunisian crochet stitch to make a pocket on a backpack. It’s like anything else, if you take the time to practice, you get better.
I made a fabulous discovery recently. There’s a site called Craftsy that has classes on all sorts of crafts, from textile arts to visual arts, cooking, woodworking, you name it. They’re adding new content all the time. They have a great class in Tunisian crochet that I found super useful. My blocks around translating 2-D to 3-D aren’t as difficult to overcome with the videos, because you can stop and start and replay to your little heart’s content – even better than feeling like you’re annoying the poor teacher by asking them to show you something, again. Here’s the class on Tunisian Crochet so you can check it out. Be sure to poke around, they have free classes so you can try them out without committing money.