Crochet Geometry Book Review & Giveaway
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Crochet Geometry Book Review
Publisher: Lark Crafts
Author: Shannon Mullet-Bowlsby of Shibaguyz Designz
Number of Pages: 114 pages
Number of Projects: 15 designs
Types of Projects: Sweaters, pullovers, shrugs, and wraps.
Difficulty: Easy, Intermediate, Experienced
NOTE: Usually pattern books lean toward one rating and then have a couple of the other ratings thrown in there to attract other levels of crocheters. This book has an excellent mix of all 3 of these levels!
- Easy – Projects using basic stitches, repetitive stitch patterns, simple color changes, and simple shaping.
- Intermediate – Projects with a variety of stitches, such as basic cables and lace, simple intarsia, double-pointed needles and knitting in the round needle techniques, mid-level shaping and finishing.
- Experienced – Projects with intricate stitch patterns, techniques and dimension, such as non-repeating patterns, multi-color techniques, fine threads, small hooks, detailed shaping and refined finishing.
The book did not include the ratings descriptions. I used info from the Craft Yarn Council website.
Yarn Used: #1, #2, #3, & #4
Sizes: Small to 5X
First Impression: YES! Thank you, Shibaguyz for using real-world size models. Kudos!
My Favorite Project Pick: I had a couple favorites, but I love cables so I have to pick “5 Easy Pieces” as my top choice.
Review: I love the concept! You begin with basic shapes – rectangles, circles, triangles – then you sew them together. By doing it this way you have minimal shaping, which is great for someone who is new to making garments. With just the right amount of drape and style you can create stunning projects. From lace to texture there is something for everyone.
Whether you need help deciding which project is right for you, or tips for picking out the right yarn for that project, Shannon Mullet-Bowlsby has you covered. The patterns are written in industry standards so there’s no guessing what the designer means. There is an abbreviations list, a conversion chart, and symbol charts and schematics (measurement diagrams) for everything! The book also includes a special techniques section, blocking help, photos and so much more.
If you’re looking to try garments and need help stepping out into new crochet territory, I suggest giving this book a try. I’ve only shown you a few of my favorites.
To see more project photos check it out on Amazon here: Crochet Geometry: Geometric Patterns to Fit and Flatter
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