Item description for Hooked on Style: Fabulous Fashions to Crochet by Catherine N. Blythe...
These fashionable crochet projects use yarn from Paton's, well-known for its high-quality product and cutting-edge designs. Everything is fresh, young, and colorful--and even beginners will be able to do them, thanks to the helpful basics section. Select from summer ensembles, elegant holiday outfits, springtime glamour, and accessories. Coordinate a tropical-bright beach cover-up and halter top with a pretty purse--or crochet a classic V-neck with a flattering tie. Each project comes with details on sizing the garment, choosing the hook, materials, and yarn tension.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 9" Height: 11" Weight: 2.1 lbs.
Release Date Aug 28, 2005
Publisher Sixth&Spring Books
ISBN 193154381X ISBN13 9781931543811
Reviews - What do customers think about Hooked on Style: Fabulous Fashions to Crochet?
Not a good book for someone who lives in Europe...Patons yarn not available here Mar 16, 2008
I have just started the Open-work cardigan (which is the red cardigan on the back book cover). In the instructions the number of stitches is off and thus within my first two rows I found an error and had to start over. WARNING...count the stitches accurately before beginning the patterns. Very frustrating. I also did not realise that this book is written with patterns directly from the yarn company Patons Design, a yarn that I cannot find in Italy. I bought the book on this site.co.uk, the English this site. I am not very pleased with the patterns themselves as they are on the "old-school" style of crochet and not contemporary or unique at all. I do hope to not find any more problems with the instructions as I continue this pattern.
Nice and fashionable crochet patterns but... Dec 28, 2006
My biggest problem with this book is that I didn't read the tiny line on the cover which says that it was written by Catherine Blythe "and Patons Design Studio." In other words, every pattern is written for a specific Patons yarn, and there is little info on the type of yarn (e.g., worsted weight, chunky, etc.). Every time I want to make something from this book I have to do research online to find out what yarns I can substitute. Other than that, the book is pretty good. The patterns are modern but not too trendy, and the instructions are clear. I've made a few projects and they've all turned out well.
beautiful designs Jul 28, 2006
The designs in this book are very classy and beautiful, I have completed several projects from this book and they turned out great, it compiles several paton's booklets, some of which are out of print, so I am very happy I bought this book. The only complaint I have about it is that there are some mistakes in the instructions here and there, and on occasion I had to modify the instructions slightly to improve the appearance of the finished garment, which is not really that hard to do because crochet is a very easy craft, I learnt it when I was 5, so if a five year old can do it I'm sure most people would be able to figure the directions out.
Well...I was excited about this book, but now... Jun 10, 2006
I have almost completed the Daisy Mesh Vest pattern, but wanted to forewarn those of you who want this book. I was thrilled to get it initially, as the patterns and photography looked really good. After this project, though, I am seriously not sure if I will try another from this book. I consider myself to be an intermediate/advanced crocheter, and I have to say that the directions for this vest were not clearly written at all. I have been able to figure them out as I go, but I don't like spending that much time frogging and redoing my work. Let me make myself clear-I have NEVER had to work so hard to figure out what the pattern is trying to say. Overall, the pattern is really simple, but the directions make it waaaaaay more complicated than it needs to be. That being said, there are some really gorgeous things in this book, so if you are willing to take some extra time to figure out the directions, you might like it.
Worth the $$$ May 15, 2006
I'd say this book is worth the $$$ just for that dogwood shawl pattern on the cover. However, the directions for making it are a little sketchy, I was pretty upset until I figured it out. 4 of the patterns are from the paton's heat wave booklet, which I already had, so a lot of the book was a disappointment to me, but if you don't have those patterns yet, I would call this one inspirational.