Christmas more personal by making your own beautiful crocheted
decorations. There are twenty-two projects in here, including
tree decorations, table ornaments, drinks tags, doilies, napkin
rings, wine and gift sacks and afghans. I think my favorite
has to be the gorgeous angel tree topper, timelessly elegant
in antique white, and the most imaginative is the penguin
lights! I love the idea of making your own fairy lights. Each
project is given in written form with a large photograph of
the finished item. There is a difficulty rating, list of what
you need, gauge, and handy notes, together with the odd diagram.
Projects range from beginner, through easy and into intermediate
with the latter most abundant. This is not a book where a
total tyro can learn to crochet, but a book of patterns aimed
at those who can read a pattern and know the basics at least.
At the very back is a page showing diagrams of stitches for
anybody who is a bit rusty and in need of a memory jog, together
with abbreviations, yarn conversion (ounces and grams) and
what US and UK crocheters call the stitches. In here you will
find a pleasing mix of traditional and modern designs that
are sure to become family heirlooms and be displayed every
If you cannot find a good range of crochet materials locally
for a list of suppliers.