The Crochet Workbook Kindle ☆ The Crochet eBook

The Crochet Workbook Kindle ☆ The Crochet eBook

The Crochet Workbook ❄ [KINDLE] ✽ The Crochet Workbook By James Walters ➝ – Take your craft to another level with this imaginative approach to crochet More than just a manual on techniues or a pattern book this guide shows how to transcend the use of traditional hooks stitche Take your craft to another level with this imaginative approach to crochet More than just a manual on techniues or a pattern book this guide shows how to transcend the use of traditional hooks stitches and yarns to produce truly innovative creations A pioneering work in freeform crochet the book is suitable for all ages and levels of The Crochet eBook ´ expertise It provides beginners with the chance to master basic stitches and it offers advanced crocheters the opportunity to discover new ideas colors and designsMore than color photographs and line drawings with captions illustrate everything from stitches to garment construction to finished products A concluding section of practical information explains abbreviations and terms and every chapter encourages the development of personal creativity and individual style.

10 thoughts on “The Crochet Workbook

  1. Anastacia Anastacia says:

    I'm thrilled to see that the Crochet Workbook is back I actually own the original book but am really excited to see that this book is back in printYou can look at this book on two levels as a basic how to book both for beginner crocheters and beginner free formers but also as inspiration for your own freeform Walters and Cosh are famous in the crochet world for teaching us how to crochet using nature as your guide and it's never been true today then it was 25 years ago This book is much about crochet as art form then about crochet as stitcheryIf you want to break into the world of crochet design this book is a great starting point for you because Walters and Cosh teach you how to make three dimensional shapes in crochet using various stitches

  2. Selena Selena says:

    So This book promised to be suitable for all ages and levels of expertiseIt's not It's for advanced peopleIt claims to be a workbookIt's not It doesn't really give you any exorcises to work on I see workbook I think of the things I was given throughout schoolI was hoping it would teach me to make my own patterns Especially the 3D kindWhat it does is go Go nuts Do whatever Free formSo it wasn't what I was expecting from the description nor what I was hoping for I was pretty disappointedIt did however have information on how to do certain textures bobbles bunches etc with crochet which was nice even if they weren't step by step nor had good pictures to go with itIt just wasn't what I wanted from a crochet book is allFree copy courtesy of Amanda Guest and Goodreads First Reads which in no way influences this review

  3. Carrie Carrie says:

    Even though I'm not really into crocheting The Crochet Workbook was posted on the Read Now list at NetGalley and I couldn't resist taking a look at this The book was written by Sylvia Cosh and James Walters and was originally published in 1989 by Dover PublicationsNow as I mentioned before I'm not a crocheter In fact my tension while attempting to crochet is best described aslimp and loose But the introduction says that the book is intended forexisting crocheters who are looking for a new dimension to their work and also for people who may never have picked up a crochet hook before This is because this book is about freeform crochet which is essentially spontaneous crocheting without a pattern The Crochet Workbook is truly just only a workbook It does describe various crocheting techniues with accompanying diagrams and photos of sample items but does not include individual patterns that one could duplicate This is not too much of a surprise when one considers that the book is trying to encourage spontanaeity in the practice of freeforming It does describe in general how to generate various shapes but again there is no set recipeplanpattern for reproducing any pictures of crocheted items in the book There is detail provided for a few projects including a cape and coat but in general the book is about guidelines to use when doing freeform crochet There is a chapter about drawing creative inspiration for freeform crochet The teacher in me was tickled pink to see the mindmapconcept map included in the bookIf someone is interested in freeform crochet but would like to be handheld through the process with suggested projects that do follow conventional structured patterns then one might consider looking at Jonelle Raffino's and Prudence Mapstone's Freeform Style Blend Knit and Crochet to Craft Fiber Art by North Light Books However The Crochet Workbook has its appeal especially since it does try to encourage its readers to strike out on their own with freeform crochet I would definitely consider adding this publication to my library as a techniue bookOther comments regarding this particular galley I previewed an e book and it became apparent that this book was scanned as it was riddled with spelling errors likely due to optical character recognition not picking up the correct letters I also read this e galley on my computer's Sony reader library program so my magnification options were rather limited After a certain magnification medium the photos disappeared I could see the text and photos in their entirety only under the small magnification setting but I couldn't read the text because it was so small I needed to switch between settings to be able to see the diagrams and photos and read the accompanying text I prefer hard copy books for my crafting library though especially for a techniuemethods book so I'd probably opt to buy a hard copy of this as opposed to an e copyDisclaimer An e copy of The Crochet Workbook was provided by NetGalley in exchange for a review All opinions stated in this blog entry are mine The entire review can be read also at my blog

  4. Claudia Blanton Claudia Blanton says:

    The Crochet Workbook is a nicely illustrated book that covers the most basic techniues to raised stitches how to create classic bobbles to the Solomon’s knot From the beginner to those with experience in crocheting the Author took her time to describe each detail in understandable terms including the terminology in both British and US versions of instructionsThe free form chapter brings a creative approach to crochet allowing the creator to “doodle” a welcome difference to the traditional crochet techniues I was taught as a child I am looking forward to exploring these techniues in the creating of a sweater which could benefit from the uniue free formThe pictures also include examples of shaped crochet such as as a tea cup and even a miniature tree which show the potential of creative out of the box free formThe idea of mind mapping transcends this form of craft and could be used in other forms of needle work as well What a wonderful idea to spark ones imagination and get the creative juices flowingThe only downside of this book is in my opinion the very old school look and feel of the volume that reminds me of the magazines my mother and grandmother used to create their craft experiments rather then an updated book about crochet Even some of the pictures seem to be taken out of that time rather then fresh and new while the illustrations are thoroughIf you are looking for a book that covers all of the basics while leaving room for imagination and creativity this book is worth your while but there are visually stimulating and updated volumes on the market that have a modern appeal This book has been originally published in 1989 and apparently the images are from the original publication which is a shame because that is it’s only downfall but to me is one of the deciding factor between the purchase of two books of the same subject

  5. Farrah Farrah says:

    I suspect that an intermediate or advanced crocheter would appreciate this book but it's rather dense for a beginner The authors appear to be rather thorough and offer a lot of different project ideas but unfortunately the projects feel terribly dated which makes sense since this book is a reprinting I believe the original publication date was in the 1980s? I won my copy through a Goodreads Giveaway

  6. Elizabeth Grieve Elizabeth Grieve says:

    Not really for the beginner and although it does have good information on basic techniues this is really about 'freeform' crochet It has lots of examples discusses types of yarn has ideas for making several garments but really it is only for the confident and adventurous crocheterReviewed in exchange for a preview Kindle copyhttpebookproofreaderwordpresscom

  7. Clare Clare says:

    A nice enough book I found it a little dated Instructions are easy to follow and is a nice introduction to landscape and artistic crochet Sadly its not one you'd find on my shelves

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