Designer Tammy Hildebrand has released a new crochet book called Crochet Wraps Every Which Way. In this book she shares eighteen new crochet patterns for a variety of different types of wraps that work with many different wardrobe styles. The patterns are created in six different techniques, from basic to niche crochet, and offer a lot of exploration for the creative crocheter to try new things.
6 Crochet Techniques
Tammy has chosen to highlight six different crochet techniques in this book, offering three patterns in each technique. I love this because it gives you a lot to work with and options to choose from within each category. The techniques covered here are:
- Traditional Crochet
- Crochet Motifs including join-as-you-go crochet
- Hairpin Lace Crochet
- Broomstick Lace Crochet
- Tunisian Crochet
- Double-Ended Crochet
Tammy’s book has a set of photo-rich instructions for the different types of crochet that are used in the patterns so that you can learn new skills if there’s anything here that you aren’t familiar with. The book also offers tips, hints and detailed instructions for each pattern.
Types of Crochet Wraps
Crochet wraps are versatile and it’s nice to see that Tammy has created many different styles here. These include:
- Traditional triangular crochet shawls
- Short openwork crochet shawls
- Scarf-style rectangular crochet wraps
- Large circle crochet shawls
- Convertible crochet shawls (one turns into a skirt/ dress)
- Crochet shrugs
And more! There’s something for every woman you might want to make a crochet gift for.
Things I Really Like
Some of the things about this book that I like other than the variety of the patterns include:
- Tammy’s top ten tips for crochet.
- Lovely photos of the crochet work.
- Visual index of the crochet shawls at the end of the book.
About Crochet Designer Tammy Hildebrand
Tammy Hildebrand is a talented crochet designer who works for her own company called Hot Lava Designs. Her designs have been widely published in various places including the book 50 Sensational Crochet Afghans and Throws. Tammy is also the vice president of the Crochet Guild of America.
Get The Crochet Book
Crochet Wraps Every Which Way is published by Stackpole Books and comes out this month. It’s available through the previous link at Amazon and also available through other online channels such as Barnes and Noble. Enjoy!