Item description for 201 Crochet Motifs, Blocks Patterns and Ideas by Melody Griffiths...
Containing a directory of motifs and blocks, plus patterns, you can either create your own designs from the wealth of glorious motifs illustrated or follow one of Melody's fail-safe patterns that are also included. Inspiration varies from simple geometric patterns, to pretty floral and spiral designs to picture blocks created from the motifs shown. Once you start, you will realize the possibilities are endless. Each motif is displayed in a close-up colour photograph next to a clear, easy-to-follow stitch diagram. The insturctions are also written out in full so you can choose the way you prefer to work. Full instructions are given for the type of yarn to use, the tension and the size of the motif, plus tips on how to achieve the best result. There are also sketches and photos showing how the motif can be used, either on its own, with several together, or partnered with other motifs. Uses for your completed blocks include cushions, coverlets and afghans, scarves and wraps, and bags and totes. *Provides a wealth of original corchet motifs. *All motifs suitable for beginners and more experienced craftspeople alike. *201 blocks, motifs, and pattersn to choose from.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 8" Height: 10.75" Weight: 1.26 lbs.
Publisher Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN 1904991653 ISBN13 9781904991656
Availability 0 units.
More About Melody Griffiths
After gaining a degree in graphic design and teaching art for a short time, Melody Griffiths joined a major magazine as an assistant knitting editor and has since built a career as a needlework arts editor. Her designs appear regularly in magazines, and she is the coauthor of The Encyclopedia of Knitting.
Reviews - What do customers think about 201 Crochet Motifs, Blocks Patterns and Ideas?
Cute & Useful Book Jul 3, 2008
I am so glad that I bought this book. I am a beginning crocheter and I found the patterns and pictures very helpful. I am making the Amish afghan, which has beautiful colors. The projects each have easy to follow diagrams along with the usual written instructions. The motifs are adorable and the last section shows you how to put them together in projects. I love the sheep and the scotty dog and maybe some day I'll learn to crochet well enough to make them! It is fun to page through and look at all the motifs. Like another reviewer, my only fault with the book is that it does not recommend needle sizes.
Neat set of motifs! May 27, 2008
Instructions are clear, and many of the motifs are different from other books. The uppercase alphabet is really remarkable. I did several different letters to make monograms for bags for a party, and they all turned out really well. The cover does not do the book justice. Pages are all in color and glossy. Flowers are not as nice as the new "Crochet Flowers," but other motifs are quite different from the "classic" ones and seem to be well done. The spirals are especially nice. A worthwhile addition to the crochet book library.
I love this book! May 18, 2008
This book has so many interesting motifs that I have added to my projects in many ways. The fluffy sheep and baby chick I added to soft blocks that I crocheted for my nieces. The possibilities are endless.
I wish I could give it 10 stars!! May 13, 2008
Crocheters, you do not want to miss out on having this book in your collection! It is so cute, clever, inventive and wonderful that it is guaranteed to transform your projects.
I've been reading and buying crochet books for many years, and I really have to say that this is beyond clever. For me, the "Woven Ribbon Block" is the best. I've never seen anything like it before, although it is amazingly simple in its execution, the finished effect is fabulous.
This book is definitely worth purchasing! It's great.
Great Resourse for designing freeform Crochet etc. Mar 28, 2008
This is another great book for getting ideas for designing freeform pieces as well as other things. I love it.