Choose from 200 beautiful block designs and learn different ways of joining them to make blankets and throws that are both functional and decorative. From Art Deco geometric patterns to traditional chequer-board stripes and elaborate motifs, discover new ways to combine colour, pattern and texture. Crochet is one of the oldest and most fascinating ways of creating a fabric out of yarn. Find out how to create wonderful and unique afghans, wall hangings and accessories in a kaleidoscope of colourful contemporary and traditional designs. All stitches and techniques are clearly explained with step-by-step illustrations, from working in rows and in the round to joining blocks and making figures. At-a-glance symbols denote the methods used and level of difficulty, so both new and experienced crafters can easily create a crochet masterpiece.
Table of Contents
Introduction How to Use This Book Mix and Match Block Directory (featuring 200 crochet patterns) Techniques
About the Author
Jan Eaton is a needlecraft and textile designer. She has published many needlecraft books, including Country Crochet and Knitted Lace and Crochet Basics.
Brilliant! As the title suggests this book is filled with, you guessed it! 200 crochet blocks, and well I kind of 'um-ed and ah-ed' about buying it because I was thinking 'well, you can get lots of free patterns on the internet, right?'. Being a beginner though I'm also trying to absorb all the crochet I can get. So I ended up buying the book, partly based on the fact I like the cover picture! I'm so glad I did too. There is plenty in this book to keep one interested for a long time. From beginners to advanced, all blocks are clearly marked with their difficulty levels.
Also this book gives you tips on colour choices, mixing and matching block patterns. It sets out some designs that you could follow, makes suggestions under each block as to others that it might match well with and with two hundred blocks to choose from you can be as creative as you like. It gives a lot of what I would describe as optional guidance. Just the kind of guidance you need at the beginning but unrestrictive enough that the book won't become useless once you know how to do all the stitches!
Excellent book - great colour schemes note: some of the 200 blocks are the same block but different colours schemes, otherwise fantastic book has difficulty ratings on each block. Crochet stitch references & edgings for your blankets thumbs up from me
This book is ideal to get ideas for colour and pattern matching. In case you are a little rusty with your crocheting skills it also provides instruction in the back of the book for correct stitching, joining yarn, sizing squares etc. Has many different patterns and colour ideas and provides pattern plans for making small rugs or large blankets. Well worth buying.
I am a crocheter of medium capability and decided rather ambitiously to crochet a knee rug in squares using a variety of patterns. My online search led me to this book which I ordered in the hope it would be useful.
I was pleasantly surprised by the wealth of additional information this book contains (in addition to the 200 crochet blocks). I have made 30 different designs so far and have about 60 to go. I find that the instructions are written in an easy to follow format and the photos are excellent.
I thoroughly recommend this book to beginner and experienced crocheters alike.
This book is a must have. Its inspiring, not only with the different block designs, but also mixing and maching those blocks to make your very own unique pieces. The techniques are very easy to grasp and theres even a list of actual yarn colours used in the block designs....One of the best crochet books i've seen.
the crochet books i ordered were good but i order this one, and another crochet book. Thinking they were different because there was $2.00 different in the price, but when i recieved them they were both the same book. So be carefull when ordering them.
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