Thursday, 24 October 2013

Book Review 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets Throws and Afghans

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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.


Chapter One
How To Use This Book
Mix and Match
Mixing and Matching Blocks
Using Colours
Mix and Match Designs
Blue Horizons
Deco Delight
Waterlily Pond
Eastern Promise
Tumbling Bubbles
Golden Glow
Stripes and  Squares
Floral Fantasy
Merry Xmas
Fourth of July
Baby Stripes
Pastel Rainbow

Chapter Two
Block Directory

Chapter Three
How To Start
Joining Yarns
Textured Stitches
Three Dimensional Motifs
Colour work Patterns from Chart
Working in Rounds
Yarn Colours


200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws and Afghans is available from Amazon

Disclosure: I buy sewing books from on-line shops with my own money, I am not being paid for writing this review. All my reviews are honest and on things that I genuinely love and would recommend to my readers. 

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