Hello, how's your week going?
I thought I'd show you a book I picked up on the weekend for Yarn Along today, it is called
'500 Crochet Blocks' by Hannah Elgie and Kath Webber. I am enjoying looking through the patterns for crochet blocks and different crochet stitches, and have found a few that I'd like to try.
I think it is a great crochet reference type book.
A cute flower type motif, this is the lay out for each pattern, a good photo and then the pattern in written and diagram form.....
.......crocodile stitch, I have seen this on Pinterest, so it's good to have a pattern to try out, I think it could work as part of a softie, there is an idea brewing here!
......on each pattern page there is a reference to a variations page where several different versions of the patterns are explored, a nice idea, and a good way to see how creative crochet can be, the main patterns are used as a starting point and then you can see how you can change bits and pieces for different effects.
.......I like this diamond pattern. I have been fiddling around trying to make a nice diamond shape for a while, so I am very happy to find one all figured out for me already!
This is only a small book, but it packs a lot into it's pages!
Which leads me to what I have been working on this week, granny squares and stripy diamonds!
I have a few ideas for these diamonds, I'll have to see how I feel when I've made a few more.
( Oh, and I also bought the 'new' Country Living this week, Feb edition, we are so behind out here! Lots of nice eye candy in this one, some beautiful shades of green in the decorating, right up my alley!)
So what have you been reading and making this week?
I'm joining in with Ginny and her Yarn Along today.