For someone who does not crochet, I do show a lot of books on crochet here!
When I was offered a review copy of this book, I thought it was too pretty to refuse!
This is The Go-To Book for Irish Crochet Motifs by Kathryn White.
I happen to think that Irish crochet is gorgeous.
This book is divided into 10 sections:
- Stitches & Techniques
- Fill-In Motifs
- Edgings & Insertions
- Fill-In Lace
- Squares or Motifs
Using this book and intermediate/advanced skill in crochet, you can create, among other things, pieces like this edging:
A lovely insertion:
Pretty filler stitches:
The book contains more than 100 motifs, so there is plenty there to keep a crocheter busy for quite a long time.
Each motif has complete written instructions for creation, and the book has an illustrated stitch guide in the back.
Who’d like my review copy?
To be entered in the drawing to review my copy of this lovely book, please leave a comment on this blog post by noon on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. The Random Number Generator will select a recipient at that time.
Speaking of winners, the winner of a skein of Made in America Yarns’ Wayfarer fingering weight wool is “knittingdancer,” who has been emailed. Many thanks to Made in America Yarns for not only sending me a skein to play with, but for offering a second skein for the giveaway!
Work in Progress
My Britta Cowl is growing:
At this point I am a little over one-third done. This is a time-consuming knit but is so much fun!
What Loki has been doing this weekend: