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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Search Press Ltd (14 Feb. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844489329
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844489329
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 2.9 x 15 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 89,634 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Here is an incredible 500 crochet blocks to keep you going just about forever. The front of the book includes instructions on how to crochet, showing all the stitches you need, how to read a pattern and how to finish off. Chapter 1 deals with basic stitches and there are some fabulous patterns that actually, if you don't know, you would not necessarily assume were basic. I like 'Shelley', 'Fan Stitch', 'Ripples and Waves', 'Waffle', 'Seaside' and more. Chapter 2 is all about crocheting in the round and is based on granny squares. Chapter 3 moves on to colour work and encourages you to experiment. I like 'Wedges' and 'Cornered' but thought this section was rather old fashioned. Chapter 4 is about motifs, shapes such as circles, stars, flowers and leaves. At the end of each chapter there are alternative suggestions but the type is far too small. It is small throughout the book, but really very tiny on these alternative pages. You also have to cope with the book closing whilst you are trying to work. However, this is a great book. I liked it. super for anyone wanting to have a crochet blitz and crete their own designs.-Yarnsandfabrics.co.uk/crafts Meet the second entry in the new 500 series - a book of crochet blocks. There is just about every block you can think of in here, plus lots of other crochet know-how. Like 500 Toys by Nguyen Le (also reviewed on this site) this is a small format but tubby book filled with 500 projects. It's proud cover boast is that this is "the only compendium of crochet blocks you'll ever need", but is this true? Let's have a look - The book starts by giving the reader the basics - what you need to buy in order to take up the hobby, basic stitches with clear diagrams and pattern reading help. Slip knots, chain, double and treble crochet are all shown clearly but I wouldn't recommend this book to the total beginner as the other stitches are just briefly described in words alone. To be fair it does not say "beginner" anywhere on the cover, so I would suggest that improvers and up would be the target audience. The bulk of this book is devoted to the blocks themselves which are divided into rough sections. There are Back and Forth, Round and Round, Color Work and Shaped Motifs which are basically all about either appearance or method of working. Each section also has a useful part at the end giving variations on the items (albeit in very tiny print) and projects are all laid out in the same manner with a full page photograph of the finished item one side and instructions plus a chart on the other, plus a basic variation to try out. There are also projects such as crocheted bunting, a floral corsage, snowflake Christmas tree decoration etc. Although I have seen many books with a wider variety of different blocks I have never seen quite so many in one place. Great value for any crochet fan (particularly those whose skills are not yet advanced), but for anybody looking for something "different" I would look elsewhere.-Myshelf.com '500 crochet blocks - the only compendium of crochet blocks you'll ever need' by Hannah Elgie & Kath Webber is a fantastic book which is full of inspiration and variations on themes. There are squares, circles, numerous colour collections and hundreds of different stitches. After each chapter there are four suggestions for variations on almost all of the crocheted blocks in different colours or with different flowers or a different charted design. I found this to be the most useful aspect of the book. You aren't just getting 500 blocks, but a lot more for your money. The book is a six inch square (15cm) which is what size the blocks come to when you have finished crocheting them. It's the size I find is most asked for when fundraising and makes adding up what size your finished afghan will be that much easier. The book begins with a fully illustrated guide on how to crochet which lasts a full seven pages so you will not be lost if you are a beginner. There are two pages on textural stitches such as bobble and puff stitches. One page is on reading a pattern and one on reading a chart; something other books or magazines don't seem to extend their help section with. There is also advice on finishing your work and sewing or crocheting the blocks together with some information on edgings you can decorate your afghan with and some essential hints and tips to finish with. There are also project suggestions next to some of the patterns. The range of stitches on offer is phenomenal. I love the lace and there are also blocks which use crocheted cables and tunisian crochet too.-Sewingisforgirls.blogspot.com The tagline on this book says it all - this really is the only compendium of crochet blocks you'll ever need. Crochet blocks are ideal for crafters on the move, as they're so portable. Inside the book, you'll find easy projects and advanced projects, all with variations to give you even more scope for using them. There's also top-notch, expert advice on choosing yarn and ideas for how to use your crocheted squares, plus information on basic stitches, working in the round and joining blocks together.-Knit Today When my bloggy friend Kath over at Inverleith published her crochet compendium I knew I'd have to go and get a copy. As a newbie(ish) hooker, I'm keen to increase my skills and do more than 'just a granny square'. Thankfully the lovely people over at Search Press were more than happy to accommodate my request and sent one through post-haste. There is so much to choose from - obviously as it's titled 500 blocks, not less, not more! The book is divided into four sections: - back and forth - round and round - colour work - shaped motifs You get clear instructions, in both written and chart format, plus a photo on how to do each square, and here's the clever bit, you get a variation on the same thing too. At the end of each section, are more variations for you to try. I decided to attempt the 'evening sunset' square to make a cushion from. The instructions were easy to follow, and when I did make a mistake, the photo showed me exactly where I had gone wrong. I've made 9 squares in total and I plan to join them together and then add a simple treble border around to fit the front of the cushion before doing a plain crochet back - sounds straight forward. If you haven't already got a crochet compendium (I love that word), then I'd definitely recommend getting this book. - Craftingnotcleaning.blogspot.com

About the Author

Hannah Elgie has been crafting since she was a small child, taught by her wonderful Mama. After moving to Essex with her husband Joe, Hannah made many crafty friends and her business, Make, Do & Mend was born. Teaching knitting, crochet, sewing techniques, feltmaking, and pottery painting initially, Make, Do & Mend quickly outgrew its tiny shop and moved to larger premises. By the time Make, Do & Mend celebrated its first birthday, Hannah had published her crochet patterns in national craft magazines, appeared on BBC Radio countless times and filmed for Channel 4's SuperScrimpers. Since then, Hannah has been asked to teach workshops with Twisted Thread at several National craft shows in the UK. Hannah is now immersed in the world of crochet, producing giant crochet hooks for those who dare to hook it large. Kath Eastoe is an experienced journalist and blogger with a confirmed addiction to crochet. She has worked on a variety of magazines and styled for clients including Habitat, Laura Ashley, Jack Wills, The White Company, and Hush. Kath now teaches crochet at Make, Do & Mend in Chelmsford, Essex, publishes crochet and knitting patterns on her blog and on Ravelry, and regularly writes her craft blog, Inverleith, which details her crafty endeavours in crochet, knitting, baking, and sewing, including crocheted blankets, coasters, scarves, hats, baby clothes, and dresses.


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A very annoying book to try and follow. Written instructions were different from diagram instructions and there were frequent instructions to " repeat from * " and there was no * to repeat from leaving you to guess what to do.
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I had high hopes for this book and initially I was pleased. However, I have noticed several things that have changed my mind. Firstly, the book is small but hardback so no good for taking out and about. Secondly, the photos in the book on many pages are too small to see anything. Thirdly, I still can't work out the layout of the book, it jumps around alot. My fourth problem is the patterns themselves and making them. I've been crocheting many years and did not understand what or why the pattern said to do that.

So 4 problems in, it's on the shelf for now. There are much better crochet square books out there than this one.
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By K. Platt TOP 100 REVIEWER on 21 Feb. 2013
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Here is an incredible 500 crochet blocks to keep you going just about forever. The front of the book includes instructions on how to crochet, showing all the stitches you need, how to read a pattern and how to finish off. Chapter 1 deals with basic stitches and there are some fabulous patterns that actually, if you don't know, you would not necessarily assume were basic. I like 'Shelley', 'Fan Stitch', 'Ripples and Waves', 'Waffle', 'Seaside' and more. Chapter 2 is all about crocheting in the round and is based on granny squares. Chapter 3 moves on to colour work and encourages you to experiment. I like 'Wedges' and 'Cornered' but thought this section was rather old fashioned. Chapter 4 is about motifs, shapes such as circles, stars, flowers and leaves. At the end of each chapter there are alternative suggestions but the type is far too small. It is small throughout the book, but really very tiny on these alternative pages. You also have to cope with the book closing whilst you are trying to work. However, this is a great book. I liked it. super for anyone wanting to have a crochet blitz and create their own designs. This review first appeared on yarnsandfabrics website.
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“The only compendium of crochet blocks you’ll ever need” is a pretty big statement to make but I have to say that I will be referring to this book over and over again in the future. There are well over 500 designs, ranging from blocks to squares and motifs, each main design being accompanied by a full page photograph and with plenty of suggestions to vary each one in the book which brings the tally up to that magic 500. There are full instructions for the designs, with illustrated step by steps for each stitch at the start of the book and each set of instructions is accompanied by a chart.

I decided to pick a few to have a go, so grabbed a hook and some spare yarn and got creating. I had always fancied a go at Tunisian crochet so this was my first choice – and I found it extremely easy and quite rewarding with the speed it grew at. I then turned my attention to “Let It Snow”, a really pretty snowflake square which I am sure I have seen on Pinterest lately, or if not a very similar one. I then had a go at a heart shape (with a vague notion of future bunting at the back of my mind) and finally I chose a 3d flower granny square. All of these were fairly new to me and I found that by following the instructions to the letter that I had no problems at all. The heart shape did confuse me a little on one of the rounds but looking at the chart soon had me on the straight and narrow.

It is a good quality hardback book and I particularly liked the size of it – roughly 6” by 6” which was just the right size to have on the arm of the sofa to look at without it getting in the way of what I was doing. This book is definitely a keeper, for the variety of designs in it, the instructions and inspiration. I know I will definitely be using it a lot.
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I found the pictures to be very very small, and some of the variations give the instructions of changing the yarn and repeating the same design! seems they just wanted to complete the number to 500! wont recommend this to anyone!
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The stars are for the clear patterns, only. The pale grey print, the English text, which was not really English, and the poor instructions were a great disappointment to me. I am 82 years old, and have crocheted since I was a small child. I was really looking forward to these books, since they obviously contained work which I have not experienced before.
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This is the best crochet book I have purchased to date. Very well written and clear to understand. It may be small but it is full of useful information and tips it really packs a punch. Until 2 years ago I hadn't crocheted since my teens but I have become a crochet addict recently and this little book has lots of new stitches and techniques for me to try. The best bit is ITS IN UK TERMINOLOGY. Love it!
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Neat and handy. Making a blanket so just the thing to use to make all the squares. Handy crocheting whilst watching tv. Good value for money. Better if it had been able to lay flat so spiral spine please.
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