This week’s crochet book review is for the Reader’s Digest book called Crochet em nenhum momento written by Melody Griffiths. This is a project crochet book subtitled “a simple, stylish collection of 52 quick crochet projects”.
Quem é este livro para?
This is one of those books with projects for everyone. As the author describes in the introduction: “There are projects worked in the round, projects worked in rows, projects that took less than an hour to make, scrap-yarn projects, heirloom projects, projects for beginners, and projects that require more determination”.
Formato de livro
This crochet book has a short introduction and then it dives straight into the projects. The projects are organized into five different categories:
- Cachecóis, wraps, hats and gloves
- Other accessories
- Jaquetas, sweaters and tops
- Stuff for babies and children
- Items for the home
The format for each project is as follows:
- Name of project. The projects are well-named to tell you what they are and what they look like. Por exemplo, o “simple shell scarf” is a scarf using the shell stitch.
- Both a drawing and a photo of the finished project. You’ll know exactly what you’re making!
- A short description of the project.
- The estimated time it takes to complete the project. I love that this is included since a lot of crochet books don’t have this important information for their projects.
- The yarns that are used in the project.
- The finished size of the project.
- The items that you’ll need including the yarn type and amount and the hook size.
- Medidor de informações. Good crochet books always tell you what your gauge should be so that you can make sure you’re crocheting the project properly.
- Abbreviations used in the project. É sempre bom ter um lembrete rápido do que essas siglas significam.
- Instruções de projeto. O livro dá linha por instruções de linha para terminar o projeto.
- Dicas. Há uma barra lateral para cada projeto com ótimas dicas adicionais sobre como melhorar o projeto.
- Uma frase trecho adicional sobre o projeto. Ele ajuda você a ver facilmente se você quiser fazer o projeto. Por exemplo, trecho da sentença para o “cachecol de pregas sombreada” lê: “Obter dois olhares deste lenço fino mohair-and-seda; deixar o flauta bordas para um efeito plissado macio, ou deixá-lo torcer por uma corda muito de formas sino.”
Após o último projeto no livro há uma “técnicas” seção. Isso te lembra exatamente como fazer vários pontos no caso de você não se lembra ou sabe como. This is usually at the front of most crochet books but it doesn’t really matter where it’s place as long as it’s there. This one is easy to follow. After that is a short list of yarn suppliers and an index for the crochet book.
Projetos favoritos deste livro crochê
Some of the projects in this book that I was particularly drawn to were:
Granny Square Gloves. What a cool simple project:
There were some others I liked as well but I’ll let you discover them for yourself!
One neat thing to note about this crochet book is that it has 52 projetos. Since there are 52 weeks in a year you could do one project per week and be busy all year long with just this one book!
What is your experience with Reader’s Digest crochet books?