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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

100 little crochet gifts to make - Search Press Studio

Crocheting has had a huge surge in popularity in recent years and continues to be a very popular craft, and this book has a very wide appeal both to beginners and more accomplished crocheters. This book represents amazing value, comprising 100 projects from some of our best-selling crochet authors. The book covers a wide variety of themes from beautiful crocheted flowers, beanie hats, Christmas crocheted projects, cute bears, lovely hearts and stylish purses, so there is something for everyone to enjoy. Crochet requires very little in the way of tools and materials, which are widely available from major yarn stores and relatively inexpensive. The techniques used in this book are simple enough for experienced beginners to master, and easy for more seasoned crocheters. Special stitches used are explained in detail, and yarns are described in generic terms, so that readers can use what is available to them, wherever they live. The projects cover a wide variety of themes from Christmas crochet, beanies, hearts, flowers, purses, bears and granny squares. They are simple enough for experienced beginners and will also appeal to seasoned crocheters. The tools and materials are inexpensive and widely available and these charming crocheted items make fabulous gifts for family and friends.

This book is one of those that you can pick up when you want to craft but don't know what! As the title suggests it contains 100 crochet patterns which make perfect gifts. It is jam packed full of great ideas including teddy bears, hats, purses, decorations and gifts for the home. 

Each pattern is accompanied by a full page colour photograph of the finished item  and many of the patterns have at least one more smaller photograph showing a proportion of the design shown more clearly. The patterns are clearly written, with a full material list, hook size and tension check. The patterns included are 1-2 pages long and are written in clear, easy to follow steps.

The book can be used as a pattern library or inspiration for creating your own gifts. Many of the patterns can be used as squares to repeat and make bigger projects or used on their own. There are also flowers which can be used to decorate hats and bags.

I would recommend the book to any crocheters who want a book to dip in and out of, as a go to for that quick present you need to make. It would also be great for any craft groups to have in their library.

I haven't made anything myself out of it yet but have my eye on the cute penguin and the festive wreath.

I received this book from the publisher, Search Press Studio, in return for an honest review.

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