Saturday, November 1, 2014

Idiot’s Guide Crochet

9781615644599HComplete Idiot’s Guide Crochet
By DK Canada

About the book

Idiot's Guides: Crochet will show you how to make lovely crochet projects, from decorative bunting to a colourful cushion cover or a lace shawl.

If you're hooked on learning to crochet cute projects, this is the book for you. Easy-to-follow instructions accompanied by clear colour photos explain each stitch step-by-step and show you how to execute each finger movement and yarn movement. You'll be able to make 16 simple, stylish and fun projects, helping you try out your new crochet skills on designs like a crochet headband or coaster. Handy guides teach you how to decipher a chart, read a pattern and buy the right yarn for your project, plus the book includes nearly 2 dozen patterns, and stitch galleries for decorative stitches, such as moss, rib and chevron. Combination stitches will allow you to create puffs, popcorn and clusters, making your projects even more beautiful.

Pick up your needles and make crocheting stunning pieces your new hobby with Idiot's Guides: Crochet.

My Thoughts

As I was growing up, I observed my grand-mother knitting and crocheting various things.    Part of me wish that I would be gifted like her but I never really took the time to ask her to show me how to do it.   Today, I am blessed to have mittens and socks knitted by her hands as well as quilts and crochet items. 

On of the few things I have from her that she crocheted for me was the red dress that even my own daughter has worn when she was a baby.   She even had made a similar one for my mom.


In this picture below you can have an idea of the bedspread she had crocheted when I was younger.

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Nevertheless, since I became a mother, I wish I would be able to crochet like she did so I can do things for my daughter and her doll.    So when I was offered to review one of the Idiot’s Guides from DK Canada, I immediately selected the crochet one.   I have seen marvellous crochet items on pinterest and dream of making some of my own.  So now I do not have any excuses with this book in hand apart for time to learn.

This book is packed with hundreds of inspirational color photos and easy-to-follow instructions.  you will get advices on choosing your hook, yarn and other helpful tools, you will follow lessons in learning how to make pretty and practical stitches, you will learn to increase and decrease, you will have at the tip of your finger to guidance necessary to read crochet patterns and decoding crochet charts as well as you will have fifteen projects and patterns to build.



With step-by-steps instructions and the color photos included in this book, I feel a little bit more at peace in my ability in learning to crochet.   All I have to do now is to get a crochet hooks and yarn and follow the instructions in order to learn.  And knowing that practice makes perfect, I need to remind myself to continue to persevere and try again and again.  My grand-mother was quick while she did things on crochet but I suspect that she would have been a bit slower while she learned it.   Bottom line is that anything can be accomplished if we take the time to learn it. 

If you want to learn something new this Fall, why not check the books in the Idiot’s Guides series.  You might find something that would interest you and learn a new skill at the same time. All Idiot’s Guide are on sale at 30% off on the DK Canada Website for a limited time.

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The Idiot’s Guide Crochet is also available at your favourite bookstore as well as and


Disclaimer: Thanks to DK Canada for sending me the above mentioned books for review purposes . I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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