Book Review: 200 Crochet Flowers, Embellishments and Trim

Book Review: 200 Crochet Flowers, Embellishments and Trim by Claire Crompton
They say that April showers bring May flowers, so it seems appropriate to start the month off with some pretty crocheted flowers and a great resource for some simple flower designs is "200 Crochet Flowers, Embellishments" by Claire Crompton.

This is a nice reference to have on hand if you want to quickly add a pop of color or dimension to your project and take it to the next level.

The book begins with some yarn guides that describe the characteristics of different fibers, colors, textures and weights of yarn and is followed by some basic crochet instructions. And then the real fun begins, an assortment of flowers and leaves with both written instructions and stitch charts which can be useful to those of us who are visual learners.

As implied by the title, this book is not just about the flowers. There are also instructions for some pretty edgings and motifs as well as some all-over stitch designs for fabric. Again there are both written instructions and stitch charts.

If you are still not sure how to incorporate trims and embellishments into your own work, you'll be delighted by the inspirational project photos throughout the pages.

Two designs I like are the Button Carnation and Leaf which I'll be using to spice up a basic bucket hat.

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