It's New Holland Publishers book review time again!Learn to Crochet
By Sue Whiting
This book really is great for beginners- it gives you step-by-step instructions (and photographs too) for simple stitches. It takes you through the supplies and abbreviations. It shows you how diagrams work and eases you into more difficult stitches/motifs/patterns. I'm a self taught 'Chrocheter' and this helped me to smooth out a few questions I had. The patterns are good but are definitely aimed a specific demographic. A lot of yarns and colour choices remind me of 'baby hats' and 'baby blankets' which is great if that's what you like- but it's just a style choice. I'm sure with some funkier colour combos and fresher yarn choices, these could have a place in my home. It won't have you swooning over page layout or photography but it does what it says it does- if you read this book, you will have the building blocks for most of your crochet adventures. (heres a little peek into the step-by-step instructions. sorry i look a little funny, the cat was about to pounce on some of my wool! haha)
Here's the deal if you'd like to snag a copy of your own from their website... Just enter the discount code: Happy at the checkout to receive 20% discount and free P&P. (Free P&P available to UK residents only!) Offer ends Sep 1st 2011.