Re create the beauty of a summer garden with this gorgeous selection of flowers, leaves and plants to crochet From lacy blossoms to delicate ferns, you ll find patterns to suit any color, style or season Small and quick to crochet, these flowers work wonderfully as accents for larger projects, as a creative use for leftover thread or a colorful introduction to thread crochet.Whether you re new to thread crochet, or a longtime enthusiast, you ll find clear instructions, along with all the basics needed.With the color and variety of their outdoor counterparts, these flowers can be used to embellish clothing and housewares, create decorative arrangements or wall hangings, make lovely and original cards, and ...
|Title||:||100 Lace Flowers to Crochet: A Beautiful Collection of Decorative Floral and Leaf Patterns for Thread Crochet (Knit & Crochet)|
|Publisher||:||St Martin s Griffin May 28, 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||144 pages|
|File Size||:||995 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
100 Lace Flowers to Crochet: A Beautiful Collection of Decorative Floral and Leaf Patterns for Thread Crochet (Knit & Crochet) Reviews
Caitlin Sainio's book, 100 LACE FLOWERS TO CROCHET, presents a collection of very pretty crocheted flower and leaf motifs. A few of the motifs have double layers, but most are flat, single-layer motifs. You must look elsewhere, if you want patterns for three-dimensional flowers and leaves. However, the "spring tea cozy" and "colorful corsage" projects (photos and captions only, no explicit instructions for actually making the projects) illustrate how three-dimensional effects can be achieved by piling up these motifs (next to and one on top of another).
I own hundreds of crochet pattern books and well over a dozen devoted to solely to flowers and leaves. This tops them all. The flowers are stylized, and sometimes a bit obscure (who knows what a coffee blossom really looks like?) but they make my fingers itch to reproduce them. I've owned the book for a month now, and I've made 37 of the designs so far...not for anything in particular. I'm now considering joining about 200 various flowers into a "freeform" lacy tank top, maybe including a butterfly or two.
I love the flowers, the leaves and all of it. It's fun! I'm using number 2 yarn (sock yarn) when doing these so I have a bigger flower than what they intended with the Number 10 yarn. But I like something a bit bigger and softer. I've made a number of these for my daughter. I wanted to put them on a pony tail holder or something so she can wear them. Not sure how to do that.. I guess a hot glue gun? But it's been a blast! I love the different designs and I like the way they show them with leaves and stuff.. It makes me want to do a big mural or something and create a garden of some sort. I totally recommend the book. VERY happy with it!!
I am an avid gardener who trades her spade for a crochet hook in the winter so I REALLY enjoy this book. I am awed by the variety and detail of the flower patterns. I appreciate having both the graph and written instructions. I will have to echo the sentiment of another reviewer in that the yellow ink used in the graphs is very hard to see, especially against the glossy paper. That would be the only negative. The photography is exquisite and detailed. If you enjoy the challenge and delicacy of thread crochet, this book is a must-have.
I was a little concerned about ordering this book since previous books I've bought on crocheted flowers haven't been what I wanted. Most existing crocheted flower books are for yarn and they just don't seem to do well in thread. But I was very pleased when I got this book. The flowers are all very pretty and with very clear instructions both written and diagrammed. I was happy to see some leaves too, as I always have trouble with them. I like to make doilies adorned with flowers and this book is giving me lots of ideas beyond the ordinary rose. I would recommend this to anyone who crochets with thread and likes flowers.
This book is not what I was looking for but will work. As a beginner, it has written directions that are easy to understand and includes charts to go with the instructions. My first project in the book I want to start with is the Colorful Corsage on page 117. I went to page 108 to star the fern background the the written instructions differ from the chart. Directions for the stem star out with a chain of 15. The chart shows 13. Counting the stitches in the picture of the finished fern, it is 15 not 13.
Gorgeous designs, very beautifully detailed! Many different flowers, artfully designed, with various leaves. I made leaves and three of the flowers: daisy, clematis, poinsettia; plus the dragonfly and cloudless sulphur butterfly. I stiffened them (which helped in shaping them to look more lifelike) and hung them from my kitchen window curtain rod, under a lace crochet valance. Just stunning!