Modern Crochet Style
By Lindsey Newns
I received a free copy of Modern Crochet Style from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
Modern Crochet Style is packed full of crochet makes for you and your home. Designer Lindsey Newns, of Lottie and Albert, has created 15 different projects to delight and inspire throughout the seasons. From t-shirt yarn bath mats and raffia beach bags, to luxe Christmas stockings and leopard-print cowls. With advice on yarns, detailed stitch descriptions, and step-by-step photo instructions, the projects are accessible to all, including beginners.
Summary from Goodreads.
I have taken up crochet in the last year and have fallen in love with the craft. The ease that this craft can picked up is amazing. Unlike knitting where you use two or more needles to create your work, in crochet, you only use a single hook. It amazes me what this little tool is capable of making. Before picking up Modern Crochet Style I have made myself 2 cardigans, 4 beanies, 2 pillow cases, 2 wall hanging in tapestry style and I am currently working on a crop jumper and a corner to corner wall hanging / blanket (I have yet to decide how I want this displayed since it is the Dungeons & Dragons ampersand logo but the piece is going to be HUGE). So while I do have some experience, I would still only call myself a beginner in this craft. Picking up this book has given me more projects to work on, and I cannot wait to expand my repertoire.
Modern Crochet Style is written in UK terminology, but do not worry as a handy US to UK terminology guide is included. If you are not sure which style you have learnt, then do not fear as Newns explains which style you have learnt very well. I personally learnt the US terminology (it was just the YouTube that I happened to learn it from, which if you are interested in watching videos on how to crochet I would highly recommend TL Yarn Crafts!), but I was able to adapt fairly easily to the use of UK terminology.
Modern Crochet Style cover everything from the absolute basics of how to chain and do double-crochets, all the way to completing your own wall hangings, pillow cases and coasters! The patterns provided are split into 4 seperate season, for which one suit which season.
Spring will give you scrunchies, a gingham bag and more. For summer, you get and eye mask, a loopy cushion and placemats with a summery theme of fruits. A bathmat and patchwork scarf greet you in Autumn / Fall. And finally, winter provides you with a gorgeous geo hat and leopard cowl to keep you warm in the cooler months.
Each pattern is very well written, with handy pictures to help guide you along at times. For the patterns that require colour work, the chart is included that has numbering and also how to complete your stitch to make the colour change as seamless as possible.
While an absolute beginner could pick up this book and not get too confused, if you have a few basic stitch learnt, you will go far with Modern Crochet Style as your guide.
Have you read Modern Crochet Style? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!
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