Yarns, Crochet Hook and a Great Book of Beautiful Crochet
1 November 2013 / ISBN: 9781782210535
Genre Paperback, Wools & Crochet Hook
by Rachel A Hyde
is a book not a book? When it is in a box with a selection
of wools and a crochet hook! This is a craft kit just in time
for Christmas from the people who know craft best. In here
are the instructions for ten lovely flowers, plus eight skeins
of double knit yarn for three of them and a 4mm metal hook.
On the reverse of the box (nice and sturdy for keeping projects
in and closed with an invisible magnet) it lists what is inside.
It also tells you - rather erroneously - that it is suitable
for "those new to crochet" but what this actually
means is a newcomer to crochet, who already knows the basic
stitches, can make it up. Inside the book, you can find instructions
for chain, slipstitch and making a row but not double, treble
etc., which you need to know in order to make the flowers.
If you are buying it for a total beginner, who has never picked
up a hook before, you also need to get them one of Search
Press' excellent beginner books on crochet as well. However,
as long as you can do a few simple stitches these flowers
are ideal early projects as they make up fast and look great.
Adorn jacket lapels, dress up an adorable baby garment (one
of the ideas shown) or trim a hat. They are great ways of
using up oddments and are sure to appeal to crocheters of
apart from total beginners. A great idea,
and the first of many kits I hope.