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A great book to help you get better at crochet
on 25 March 2011
I suppose I am a beginner/improver in crochet, and I have found this a very attractive and inviting book, making you want to get started on one of the simple projects which look absolutely stunning. The first project is a circular cushion made from balls of string! It looks stunning and would be very hard wearing. Something that would require more of an investment is the leather thong floor cushion. Again, this looks fabulous. There is a chevron cushion, and I have always wanted to do a pretty and dramatic chevron design. (And it doesn't look sixties and dated, but up to the minute). To see how a rag rug could be made out of material scraps is also an inspiring sight, using scraps of linen/cotton material (though I won't have enough scraps for ages to do it. Having said that, the book does say to use outgrown and outworn clothing.). The use of colour in the rag rug make it so stylish - very understated. A floor runner, again using string for the main part, (and a subtle edging using linen coloured yarns, would be so practical for outside entertaining, or a very user-friendly table runner for day to day. I also found it so interesting to see how I could make containers for bathroom items, and a pretty crochet edging for a plain hand towel. There are some nice throws of different designs, and instructions for a string shopping bag, made out of polypropylene string from a hardware store, (which has become something so desirable in order to avoid using the plastic carrier bag). This book will definitely help me get more versatile at crochet.