Monday, August 4, 2014

Annie's Crochet-4 books I'm reviewing here!

4 brand-spankin' new books for the crochet enthusiast!

If you've ever owned an Annie's (crochet) Attic book, you know that the instructions are very easy to understand and there are lovely colorful pictures of the final projects.

Crochet with Love Knots
Jenny King

This classic crochet open-work stitch goes by many names—Solomon's knot, hail stone, love knot, and lover's knot. In this book, find step-by-step photo instructions on how to crochet using this lovely stitch. Once you have mastered the technique, you can create beautiful lacework to use for accessories, wearables, and more. This book includes eight designs, all with symbol crochet: Teal Scarf, Wrap in Noro, Poncho, Effervescence Cowl, Freia Cowl, Beret, Circle Wrap, and Crossover Cardigan. Patterns use super fine-, fine-, DK-, and medium-weight yarns.

  • Paperback: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Annie's (July 26, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1573675393
  • ISBN-13: 978-1573675390

Open Weave Fashions
Tammy Hildebrand

Create beautiful designs with a lacy look that can be worn year-round and are great for layering. This crochet pattern book includes nine designs: Burnt Ombre Cropped Jacket, Midnight Sky Tunic, Once Upon a Dream Shawl, Perfect Color Lace Pullover with matching Hat, Red Hot Tunic, Verde Recherche Duster, Perfect Lace Pullover, and Perfect Lace Hat. Projects use fine-, light-, medium-, and worsted-weight yarns. Six different women's sizes are included, from small to 3XL.

Really like the fact that this book gives the pattern for larger sized women! Great crochet fashion book. Check it out!

  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Annie's (August 27, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1573675261
  • ISBN-13: 978-1573675260

Learn Star Stitch Crochet
Jenny King

The star stitch is a unique crochet stitch that involves repeating a two-row pattern. Row one creates the base where the bottom half of the star is made, and in row two, the star is completed. This guide includes photographs that illustrate how to make this gorgeous stitch. The seven projects contained within—Long Scarf, Dishcloth, Cowl, Charcoal Vest, Baby Jacket, Ladies Slippers, and Log Cabin Baby Blanket—use fine- and medium-weight as well as DK yarns.

This stitch looks perfect for a snuggly baby afghan!

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Annie's (July 15, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1573675180
  • ISBN-13: 978-1573675185


Marvelous Crochet Motifs
Ellen Gormley

The 48 motifs in this book are squares or hexagons that can be tiled together to make a fabric. Also included are half motifs, which keep the integrity of the design but are only pieces of the motif. These are used to neatly fill in spaces and add shape, and they give more flexibility when building a project. Motifs in themselves can be complete projects, such as coasters or washcloths. Or multiple motifs can be added together to make something larger, including a scarf or a placemat. By stitching even more motifs together, you can even create a wrap or an afghan. The designs that can be made using motifs are limitless. As an extra bonus, the book contains symbol crochet for each motif and design. The four designs are a scarf, a hat, a cowl, and a blanket. All motifs and projects can be made using Plymouth Encore worsted-weight yarn.

Crochet Motifs are all the rage these days. So versatile. Make a fancy scarf. A table runner for the holidays. The list goes on. This book is big. Lots of great projects. Lots of hexagons-again, all the rage!



  • Series: Annie's Crochet
  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Annie's (July 25, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1573674737
  • ISBN-13: 978-1573674737

Thank you so much Annie's Attic for letting me review these 4 fun crochet books!

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