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Crocheted Flowers
Twenty To Make Series
Jan Ollis

Search Press
4 January 2012 (1 April 2012 in USA) / ISBN: 9781844487066
How-To Books/Crochet
Amazon US - UK

Reviewed by Rachel A Hyde

Corsages, table decorations, hat trims, card and scrapbook embellishments…there is a lot you can do with these crocheted flowers. This is one of the more entertaining ways of using up oddments of a variety of different yarns, and the best news for anybody fairly new to the craft is that these small projects grow quickly! Admittedly, you will perhaps need to have a lot of leftover No. 3 crochet cotton (or fine 4 ply yarn) and be reasonably proficient. This is not a book on how to crochet so you will need to know at least enough to follow a written pattern and do the basic stitches. Patterns feature traditional (in UK and US) written instructions with notes on materials, measurements and needles, together with a page-sized illustration showing a use for the flower. At the beginning of the book is a useful UK/US list of terms used and hook sizes, as well as a handy double-page spread showing all the flowers with their page numbers. Choose from garden classics such as roses, camellias, freesias or bridal orange blossom, glamorous black orchid (my favorite), historical Tudor rose or card-and-scrapbook-friendly (ie, small and flat) daisy and African violet. This is not a book with two ideas for every pattern, but often color variations are given along with suggestions for the use of the finished product. A useful little book that would make a great present for the crocheter in your life (possibly yourself!)

You find out more about UK reviewer Rachel Hyde at her blog: Green Thoughts
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