- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Interweave (10 Sept. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 159668044X
- ISBN-13: 978-1596680449
- Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 21.5 x 1.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 611,623 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Crochet Me: Designs to Fuel the Crochet Revolution Paperback – 10 Sep 2007
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'Designs to fuel the crochet revolution' The author's words describing how she found existing crochet designs to be old fashioned and boring and what she is doing to change this state of affairs. She would love to inspire creativity in crocheters and this book will certainly help this aim. It contains designs and techniques showing crochet at its best with interesting profiles of the women who have contributed. She also publishes a website called CrochetMe.com. Lots of interesting projects with stitch information at the back of the book. --Meg-Online
About the Author
Kim Werker is the founder and creative director of the online magazine, CrochetMe.com, and editor ofInterweave Crochet magazine. She is the author of Get Hooked: Simple Steps to Crochet Cool Stuff and co-author of Teach Yourself Visually Crocheting. Kim wrote a column about crochet and the Internet in Knit.1, has appeared on Needle Arts Studio with Shay Pendray on PBS, HGTV’s Uncommon Threads and will appear on the new show Knit and Crochet Today. She is a native New Yorker and currently lives in Vancouver, BC.M
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Furthermore I have found it extremely helpful in the way it suggests Substitutions for the yarn used by the designer. It tells you which kind of yarn is most suited, which yardage you'll need and the weight you need to buy. Not something I have seen in any other book.
I would highly recommend this book, also for relatively newbies in the world of crochet. It's been a great help to me and I will be making many of the patterns in it!
Particularly nice are the patterns for a crochet dress, and a fabulous circle pattern rug. All the patterns are fashionable and interesting.
The advice bits of the book are useful such as blocking your work so it hangs nicely, but to be perfectly honest I think it could have been better not waffling on about the designer of the pattern, do I really care? If it's a nice pattern I can google her. Would have been better just leaving that out and putting more patterns in.
Most of the patterns would only really work on the models and others would just make you look like a crazy cat lady like the five o'clock tank pattern and the thigh high socks. I was expecting more designs like the ones I see in high street shops that I KNOW I could make myself but just can't find a pattern.
However I do really like alot of the non clothing items, such as the pots, shopping bag, art deco jewellery and rug. But most of the clothing item I would make but leave things out to make them more wearable, such the leaves sweater, would just leave out the leaves and turn into nice cropped sweater, much more 2011 and in a cream wool, wouldn't look out of place in Topshop!
Overall it is OK verging on good, but doesn't set the world on fire.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
pleased with book have been trying to get a good crochet pattern book. Am a little concerned about wether I will be able to use it as not much info about british wools and does not... Read morePublished on 20 April 2014 by lindsey.c
What a great little book.
It contains some really nice up to date crochet patterns, admitedly I don't like them all, but I do like the majority! Read more
A good book with some interesting patterns. I would have given it five stars but some of the instructions are very difficult to understand and sometimes seem to contradict... Read morePublished on 4 April 2013 by Christine H
With some trepidation I ordered this book, hoping the patterns within matched the standard of those on the front cover. Read morePublished on 18 Feb. 2011 by D. Sharpe
Had a look through this book and appears to be relatively easy to follow and the designs are lovely. Can't wait to get going only trouble is I can't decide what to make first!!Published on 24 Sept. 2010 by Ms. Sally Gregory