Wednesday, 14 October 2015

The Crochet Block Bible ~ Book Review


by Luise Roberts
& Heather Lodinsky

ISBN: 9781782213734
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: 27 August 2015
RRP: £14.99

Available direct from Search Press

   

The first thing I want to say about this book
is it isn't just squares.
There are blocks of all different shapes
and sizes.


Luise & Heather have really expanded
the idea of crocheting blocks.
Not only do they use different stitches & colour
to create the different looks,
they also include picture designs as well.


My first impression of the book was fantastic.
The book is spiral bound so there
is no need to have something to keep the book open.
It has a good sturdy cover that will hold
up to constant use.


The book includes 100 crochet blocks that
can be mixed and matched to make
multiple different projects.
They can be used for throws, cushions,
bags, scarves & even toys.


The first section of the book is taken up
with each of the block designs.
Each block comes with instructions in written
& chart format.



Within the block designs the blocks are then split into sections;
Squares (Filet, Stitchwork & Colourwork)
Triangles
Diamonds
Pentagons
Hexagons
Octagons
Circles
Snowflakes
Stars
Flowers


The later part of the book is all about
the techniques used;
Choosing yarn
Getting Started
Stitch Reminder
Fitting Blocks Together
Planning Your Design
Blocking and Joining
Reading Pattern & Charts


I love the fact that no matter what level
of crocheter you will find blocks
that you will be able to crochet.
I also love the fact that in the fitting
blocks together section there are
diagrams of how you can put
different shapes of blocks together.


The block pages have clear large pictures.
I think this is a very good choice as it
makes the design clearer and easier to follow.
Not only are charts provided with the designs
some of them also include colour graphs.


Some of the blocks also have little notes
to help you on your way.


Each of the designs have a modern look
with a traditional twist.
They use a fantastic mix of colours
and could be tailored to your requirements.


This is one of those books that will be
used 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.

Reactions:

0 comments:

Post a Comment

I hope you enjoy the blog http://www.crochetaddictuk.com!
Thank you ever so much for commenting!
I love reading everything you put and I will try and reply but it just depends on my health.
Thanks Sue