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Thursday, 24 March 2011

New books to my libary

Got 2 new books today that I had bought in a web store.Love them both and recomend them if you like to do bloks/motifs for eg blankets. Both books are in English.

Eaton Jan:200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws and Afghans

Full description(copied from the web store):
" Choose from 200 beautiful block designs and learn different ways of joining them to make blankets and throws that are both functional and decorative. From Art Deco geometric patterns to traditional chequer-board stripes and elaborate motifs, discover new ways to combine colour, pattern and texture. Crochet is one of the oldest and most fascinating ways of creating a fabric out of yarn. Find out how to create wonderful and unique afghans, wall hangings and accessories in a kaleidoscope of colourful contemporary and traditional designs. All stitches and techniques are clearly explained with step-by-step illustrations, from working in rows and in the round to joining blocks and making figures. At-a-glance symbols denote the methods used and level of difficulty, so both new and experienced crafters can easily create a crochet masterpiece."

Lodinsky Heather:150 Knit and Crochet Motifs: Anything-but-Square Shapes for Garments, Accessories, Afghans, and Throws

"Don’t be square! Break out of the box with 150 creative motifs for knit and crochet
150 Knit and Crochet Motifs is a fun and eclectic mix of patterns in both crafts, with shapes that go beyond the traditional square. Geometric and circular shapes are featured along with asymmetrical motifs like shells, stars, and even paisleys. The patterns include colorwork, texture, dimension, and interesting outline shapes for innovative applications.

The motifs are presented in a directory of different shapes and textures. The book also includes smaller blocks to join them together, and edging ideas to add finishing touches. Get suggestions for mixing and matching the motifs, and learn how to knit and crochet them together to create one-of-a-kind functional and decorative pieces. With interesting, colorful shapes, 150 Knit and Crochet Motifs is a design resource full of endless possibilities."


  1. Den översta boken ser faktiskt intressant ut. Jag lånade för ett tag sedan från bibban boken "201 crochet motifs" skriven av Melody Griffiths. Tyckte den var jätteskoj, men hennes 'rutor' är väldigt små så jag tror din bok kan vara bättre om man (som jag!) tycker om lite större projekt. Jag måste faktiskt ta och kolla om bibban har den boken :)

  2. Great looking books Linda, lots of ideas... :))