Friday, July 15, 2011

Crochet Master Class

Crochet Master Class: Lessons and Projects from Today's Top Crochetersfinally became available through library loan. When possible I prefer to borrow before buying to have a chance to preview and decide if the book is worth the investment.

The book includes instructions in woven crochet, hairpin lace, tapestry, aran, entrelac, Tunisian, filet, double-ended, overlay, bead, budges, painted, free-form, Irish, and wire crochet. The book includes introductory directions for each of the methods and I found the directions to be clear and accompanied with useful pictures.

The book focuses mostly on clothing and one chapter focuses on fashion crocheting. As most of my readers know, I am not a clothing crocheter. I make mostly toys, doll's clothes, and home items. While I eventually want to learn some of these techniques for their uses in making afghans and other home items, these patterns do not focus on those projects.

There are several other books on my list of books to buy. I suspect that I would likely borrow this book when I wanted to explore these techniques further. If I made clothes, this book would be of more use to me.

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