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201 Crochet Motifs, Blocks, Projects and Ideas [Paperback]

Melody Griffiths
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21 Dec 2012
Here are 150 original crochet blocks and motifs plus 51 gorgeous projects to inspire your creativity. Packed with ideas to get you going, this clever directory begins with a five chapters of motifs and blocks, from the simplest crosses and spirals to geometric shapes, pictures, lacy patterns and bold, beautiful flowers. Use them to make up your own bags, throws, scarves and cushions, designed just as you choose, or follow one of Melody's fail-safe projects - included are a butterfly brooch, holly greetings cards, an openwork afghan, cat cushion, button baby blanket, tie belt, cherry border cardigan, so there's something for everyone to make and give. Each motif is displayed as a colour photograph next to easy-to-follow instructions, with stitch diagrams for more complex motifs. The instructions are also written out in full so you can choose the way you prefer to work. Melody also advises on the type of yarn to use, the tension and the size of the motif, and gives tips on how to achieve the best result. There are also sketches and photos showing how the motif can be used, either on its own, with several together or partnered with other motifs. Once you start, you will realize that the possibilities are endless.

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: CICO Books (21 Dec 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908862874
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908862877
  • Product Dimensions: 27.4 x 20.8 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 154,259 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Extracts and reviews in Womans Weekly, My Weekly, Prima, My Weekly, Knitting. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Melody Griffiths commissioned and designed garments and accessories for women's magazines and worldwide yarn manufacturers for 20 years. She worked as a designer, editor, and yarn development consultant. Her other books include Knitting in No Time, Crochet in No Time and Crocheted Throws & Wraps, all available from CICO Books.

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68 of 68 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars super crochet book 25 May 2008
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I bought this book on the strenghth of the other reviews. I think this book is great, lots of lovely flower motifs, spirals, a full alphabet, triangles, and lots more. There is also a projects section at the back which gives you some ideas to use your motifs. There are really clear instructions with a picture chart too if you find that easier to follow.
Most of all I bought it because all my crochet books on motifs, are from the 1970's and it is great to have a brand spanking, thoroughly modern new crochet book!!
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47 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 201 crochet motifs, blocks, patterns and ideas 20 May 2008
I purchased this book because although it only had one review it was a very good review. I am now adding to the list - this is a fabulous book and I am delighted I bought it. There are so many varied patterns motifs and projects that I am finding it difficult to decide which one to do first.
A great buy
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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for beginners and experts 9 Jan 2009
This is a lovely crochet book. The instructions are clear and concise, and many patterns are supplied with the standard text pattern descriptions and their graphical representations - great for those that prefer to follow patterns this way.
Each piece is shown completed in a good quality colour photo and there is a nice selection of projects at the back. I'd describe myself as an intermediate crocheter and have done 'squares' of almost every kind, but the picture style ones (with fish, sheep etc,) have taken my ideas of crochet in a whole new direction. The motifs are lovely, and you can use them idividually, or as bigger projects. Many of them work great on hats and cushions (either crocheted in or sewn on top) and the crochet alphabet is really nice too. This book has surpassed my expections and I love it.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
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UK, May 2010. The book advertised here, published by CICO, has US terminology. There is absolutely no mention of that anywhere on this site. So much for online bookbuying.
There's another version with the same cover, published by Ryland and Peters UK, which I assume has the UK terminology. It has the following ISBN numbers.
# ISBN-10: 1904991653
# ISBN-13: 978-1904991656
Unfortunately at the time of writing it was only available 2nd hand and at a bigger price.
It's quite a well designed crochet book, of which about three fifths will be useful to the experienced crocheter. That's quite a good average really. It's a bit simple, but many designs were new to me and could be adapted.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A marvellous book 11 April 2009
This is a really excellent book. I am new to crochet (and already addicted) so I am learning techniques as well as looking for exciting designs. The book is full of well-illustrated and clearly-instructed patterns. It is good to find 'modern' projects as well as the more classic designs.
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49 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Book 25 Sep 2007
I love this book! It is so well set out. The photography is crisp, sharp and colourful.
There are loads of motifs to choose from, some of which I have never come across before so obviously Melody has been working away designing with her hook!
The book has clear English terminology - HOORAY! There are lots of ideas at the end of the book for using all these motifs, some of which are SUPER - just love that Sheep/Baa Lamb!
This is the sort of book which is great to sit down with plus a pile of yarn and have some fun just playing.
THANKS Melody for producing yet another Great crochet book for us HOOKERS in the UK!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super craft book 19 Jun 2009
I'm new to crochet and bought this book to get some idea of what kinds of things I could try to do... it's fantastic! Lots of clearly explained motifs/blocks etc that don't look too intimidating. Must admit that as a newbie I'm amazed at some of the great effects you can create - better get practicing, but I'll have to decide what to try first!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh the possibilities! 6 Nov 2010
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This is a really lovely and inspiring crochet book. It has beautiful pictures using lovely colours. Each of the motifs and blocks is presented in full colour with full written instructions and charts. The projects pages at the back of the book take the motifs and blocks presented and use them in practical and imaginative ways. Even if they are not to your taste, it shows how our own projects could be put together. The shapes given can be used for lovely scarves, blankets, coasters, bags and even clothes. Many of them are very lovely indeed. There is a good range and sure to be something to suit. The blocks show a technique rarely shown well - jacquard or 'picture' crochet ( a bit like intarsia in knitting). There are some lovely little animal blocks that are constructed quite simply, it must be noted however, that details are embroidered. Using the information gleaned by making these squares it would be possible to design your own - with flowers rather than animals perhaps? At the front of the book there are both flowers to make and also blocks using floral design or motifs. There are numerous ways everything in this book can be used and where it particularly exels is to provide the starting point for a unique item developed by you. It is actually my favourite crochet book - it sets your mind buzzing with ideas while looking through it, which is a big plus as far as I am concerned. The only down side to this book and really I think it is quite a big thing, is the lack of finishing information - how to join your motives, either as you go, or sewing or crocheting them together afterwards. It really skims over this information and as it is lacking from so many crochet books that might be a bit of a problem; searching on-line will help you find some of the answers. Nevermind though as I still adore this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars crochet motif book
arrived within a few days & was well packaged, easy to understand instructions, & a multitude of different patterns, would highly recommend
Published 1 month ago by em_gee
5.0 out of 5 stars So many project ideas!
I bought this after attending a crochet workshop and flicking through a copy and loving it. This is suitable for those at all skill levels, even people who have yet to pick up a... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jennifer May
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book a must have
Really nice book and useful for both beginners and intermediate and crocheters will love it nice patterns to try and colourful
Published 3 months ago by berdav
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking Ideas
Some really tempting patterns for me to try, once my skill level increases. A creative challenge indeed. I wonder if practice really does make perfect.
Published 4 months ago by Liz Willis
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing motifs, good instructions!
This book has some amazing motifs which I have never seen the likes of anywhere else, and the instructions are very well written, easy to understand with additional graphic... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Ayda ANLAGAN
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab book!
Really pleased I bought this, it is like a little crochet bible! Even good for small project ideas and the like. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Jo
5.0 out of 5 stars 201 Crochet Motifs, Blocks, Projects and Ideas.
I only found this book using the ISBN code: 9781908862877, as there does seem to be other versions of this but using US terminology and not UK. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Carmen Bell
5.0 out of 5 stars great book!
This book is very useful indeed. It has:
An entire crochet alphabet
Loads of flowers
Lots of different kinds of shapes
Lots of cute animals - that you can... Read more
Published on 13 May 2012 by Eco Chica
4.0 out of 5 stars Motif Heaven
This is a really good book with loads and loads of motifs, it even recommends which motifs should go with which. Read more
Published on 30 Dec 2011 by Lisa Wyatt
5.0 out of 5 stars crochet motifs
if you are into making afghans then this is a must many lovely shapes.the beginning shows you how to read charts and many other things that are of interest to make your mofits look... Read more
Published on 3 Nov 2011 by rose
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