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Book review: The Crochet Book

Title: The Crochet Book

Author: Nikki Sims & Dawn Titmus, eds.

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley, London

Publication date: 2020

Genre: Craft

Reviewer: Diane McCullough

The Crochet Book
The Crochet Book

When looking at this book I am reminded of the saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover”, as 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 will learn about yarn weights, what size hooks to use, and how to read a pattern.

I was impressed to find all this valuable information in the one spot, as many crochet books seem to scatter the information throughout.

The book explains everything in very clear and easy to understand language making you feel confident in your ability.

The attention-to-detail in the pattern instruction is remarkable, making them easy to understand and follow.

The second section of the book contains 80 plus gorgeous crochet patterns.

The patterns range in level of difficulty and offer a variety of projects – from blankets and cushions, homewares and gifts, gloves and slippers to children’s toys and bags.

All patterns have clear instructions, with many showing close-up pictures to detail the various stitches required.

I have particularly enjoyed the detailed instructions on perfecting the classic granny square.

I cannot speak more highly of this book, and I’d recommend it to any level of crocheter, whether just a beginner or someone that knows a lot.

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