Thursday, 19 May 2016

Holidays and no internet


I am sorry to have missed 2 weeks of blogging, we have been away and the internet was not working in the house that we rented.
I took 2 books with me to review for the first week, so here they are.

This is one of the books I really like

The Crochet Stitch Bible by Betty Barnden

It contains basic stitches and has good instructions, pictures as well as stitch diagrams using symbols.

The patterns include shells, squares, traingles, motifs, trims and edgings. 

It is a spiral bound book, with each page containing the information for one pattern.
This book is still available online on Amazon for approx. £11.00
I found that the instructions are very easy to follow and with the diagrams and pictures it will certainly help beginners and improvers.

Now a blast from the past, the following book is one of the very first books that was bought for me, the Vogue guide to Crochet this book was published in 1971.

The lace mat was a very well used pattern back in the days when we used mats to protect our furniture.

There are many patterns inside including a wedding dress, coat, bedspread and even a bikini, I can't even imagine  making that, this book is not in print at the moment but can be found second hand, if you keep looking.

There we go the first week caught up......

Happy crocheting

Alison xxxx

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