Monday 13 August 2018

Book Review: Crochet 101 by Deborah Burger (Non-Fiction/Crafts)

Title: Crochet 101
Author: Deborah Burger

Publication Date: 21 August 2018
eBook - PDF
Non-Fiction/Arts & Crafts
ARC via NetGalley


Written with the absolute beginner in mind, Crochet 101 teaches all the basics for learning to crochet with step-by-step instructions and photographs.

Crochet 101 will teach you to crochet through engaging projects, beginning with easy designs for early success and moving on to progressively more difficult patterns as you master the techniques. New skills are explored in depth as they are introduced.

The most comprehensive beginner’s book available, Crochet 101 begins with an introductory section covering all the basics of crochet: selecting yarn, hook types and sizes, other tools and accessories, crochet gauge, chaining, forming the basic stitches, and reading patterns.

Companion online video tutorials demonstrate the essential techniques to make your introduction to crochet complete.

All the information you need to get started with crochet is contained in this captivating guide.

I have been considering having a go at crocheting for a while, so when I saw this book on NetGalley, I couldn't resist requesting it, in order to learn more and finally make up my mind. Certainly, based on what I've read here, I am keen to try and will look for some beginner's hooks the next time I go into town. (I also plan to add this book to my wishlist at TBD.) Crochet 101 is set out perfectly for the beginner. It starts with general information on hooks and yarn, before moving on to simple stitches. With each new stitch or technique there is a project or two to try, which allows you to create tangible items that demonstrate your progress. Many of the projects (which range from household items to clothing) hold appeal; they are something you would want to create and use/wear. At each stage there are clear instructions, accompanied by useful photo illustrations. There is also a link to view video tutorials, which further demonstrate techniques. Overall, Crochet 101 is an excellent resource both for those looking to take up crochet for the first time and for existing practitioners looking for new projects and ideas.

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