Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Silhouette Hot Mat ~ Book Review



ISBN: 9781573677691
Publisher: Annie's
Publication Date: 01 July 2015
RRP: £5.99

Available direct from Search Press

   

There is something special about making
something that is both beautiful
and practical.


Hot Mats have been used for hundreds of years
to protect work tops from things that are hot.
With this book you can some amazing and
beautiful designs to make.


The book includes 12 lacy designs that are
made using easy to care for cotton yarn.

The designs use a base colour and then
a contasting colour to make them stand out
and sing.


Each of the design are at a level that
a beginner crocheter can give them a try.
If you are a beginner you can also use Annie's
stitch guide online that includes illustrated guides
& how to videos.

The designs are all named after pie's;

  1. Key Line Pie
  2. Lemon Meringue Pie
  3. Blue Raspberry Pie
  4. Honey Lavender Pie
  5. Blueberry Pie
  6. Raspberry Pie
  7. Orange Cream Pie
  8. Concord Grape Pie
  9. Toasted Coconut Pie
  10. Mint Julep Derby Pie
  11. Cherry Pie
  12. Peach Pie


Each of the patterns are in written format
and are made by crocheting the front,
then the back and then attaching them together
with an edging.
It's a really clever way to make them look
like they are made at the same time &
show off the colours through the top design.


Although the book uses the same technique
to make each of the designs,
the use of the different stitches
gives each one it's own unique look.


They are perfect for your kitchen or
as a quick present for family or friends.

The patterns are clear and each of the special
stitches is explained.

It's clear on each project how much yarn
you will need to make them,
the most being 60 yards of one colour.
However most are 50 yards or less.


All the patterns are made with a 4mm (G) Hook
and Premier Yarns Home Cotton medium
(worsted) weight yarn.

I love the designs and if you like to make
quick interesting crochet projects
the you'll really like this book.

The book is really good value for money.
I also think the designs are timeless so
you'll use them time and again.

Available direct from Search Press

   


I received this book to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.

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