Title: The crochet book
Author: Nikki Sims & Dawn Titmus, eds.
Editor: Dorling Kindersley, London
Publication date: 2020
Kind: Arts and crafts
Critical: Diane McCullough
Looking at this book, I remember the saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover”, because the contents are far more impressive than the cover suggests.
The first section of this book covers all the basic knowledge you will need to know about crochet.
You’ll learn yarn weights, what size hooks to use, and how to read a pattern.
I was impressed to find all of this valuable information in one place, as many crochet books seem to scatter the information.
The book explains everything in very clear and easy to understand language, which gives you confidence in your abilities.
The attention to detail in the pattern instructions is remarkable, making them easy to understand and follow.
The second section of the book contains over 80 beautiful crochet patterns.
Patterns vary in difficulty level and offer a variety of projects – from blankets and pillows, household items and gifts, gloves and slippers to children’s toys and bags.
All patterns have clear instructions, with plenty of close-up pictures to detail the different stitches required.
I especially enjoyed the step-by-step instructions on perfecting the classic granny square.
I can’t say enough good things about this book, and I would recommend it to any level of crocheter, whether a beginner or someone who knows a lot.
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