Beyond-the-Square Crochet Motifs: 144 circles, hexagons, triangles, squares, and other unexpected shapes
|Overview or Summary|| This is a great crochet book. As an avid, experienced crocheter, most of the books I buy are so-so or plain awful. This book delivers.
Easy to read and use Clear large colorful photos (motifs made up in easy to see yarns) and large easy to read type on a spiral bound book, for flat, no flip pages. Large diagrams and well written instructions. Love having both to go by.
Creative and unusual Lots and lots of new motifs here in all sorts of shapes, from the traditional square to decorative motifs, like the star fish. Well organized layout by shapes.
Nice introduction with hints for use, and even aids for making up your own motifs. Well done.
Thankfully, the first half of the book is not dedicated to learning how to crochet. Sorry beginners, but there are tons of learn how to crochet books, and I hate spending my money on a pattern book that spends more time showing me how then letting me get at it. Yes, there are charts and a few reminders, and even a glossary, but it's not overdone. (Excerpted from an Amazon review by an experienced crocheter)
Key Phrases puff stitch, long diagonal, repeat round, tower stitch, ending last repeat, previous edc, next edc, insert hook into same stitch, joining hdc, insert hook into indicated stitch, drop loop from hook, sliding loop, pull through two loops, next hdc, join yarn, insert hook from front, fourth chain from hook, third chain, next stitch, dropped loop, corner cluster, next cluster, next petal, center motif, front loop, Leaning Tower Stitch, Beginning Popcorn, Popcorn Make, Roll Stitch, Special Stitch Key, Joining Picot
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