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One Day Doilies
8 Quick-to-Stitch Doilies Made Using Size 10 Crochet Cotton
Annie’s / Various Authors

Annie’s Attic (distributed in the UK by Search Press)
12 January 2017/ ISBN 9781590127858
How-To Books/Crochet

Reviewed by Rachel A Hyde


Crochet eight pretty doilies using size 10 crochet cotton in this new pattern book from Annie’s Crochet. This is not a book where you can learn how to crochet if you have not previously done any, but a book of patterns. However, turn to the back and there is a whole page showing the basic stitches in clear diagrams plus a handy list of stitch abbreviations, and over the page a metric conversion chart. There are also lists for yarn conversion (metric to imperial and vice versa) and the differences between stitch terms in the US and UK. The patterns themselves make up the rest of the booklet and all feature a page sized photograph showing the finished item in use plus written instructions (no charts), lists of special stitches, gauge, finished size, skill level and materials. The sizes vary between 6” and 13” and all the skill levels are beginner or easy. The doilies are the work of several designers and vary a lot in style from very lacy web-like circles to stars and other fancier shapes. Various colors of thread are used but all size 10 (Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Cotton) and size 6 or 7 hooks. This is a very pretty pattern book ideal for those with some crochet experience.

Reviews of other titles by Annie's Attic Authors

Lovely Letter
Cross Stitch Christmas Stocking Ornaments
Deck The Halls

If you cannot find a good range of crochet materials locally, try for a list of suppliers. Books for learning how to crochet can also be obtained here.

UK Reviewer: Rachel Hyde's work can be found in The Bead Magazine, Making Jewellery and Craftsuprint.
Reviewed 2017