I consider myself to be at the intermediate level when it comes to crochet ability However, whenever I try to crochet any of the garments in this book, I end up feeling like I m right back to beginner level Something about the way the patterns are organized and explained makes it almost impossible for me to follow the instructions I don t know if anyone else has had this issue, but it was disappointing to me because I really couldn t wait to get this book I gave it three stars largely because of the stars.The designs are niceI just can t execute any of them I ll keep trying, though. I m tempted to give this 4 stars as its one of the few crochet books that actually has items you could wear out in public without being laughed at and for which you re likely to receive genuine compliments That said, it didn t wow me, but I will be making at least a few of the garments and may purchase a copy of the book for my personal library. I like the very detailed written patterns I ve never had the urge to crochet clothing before some of the patterns in this book really inspired me Ravelry s wpi system of stating yarn weight was really useful in substituting yarns for the patterns, too Update Now that I ve finished one project from this book and am nearly through another, I can say with authority that it s excellent Just read the patterns carefully The clothing in the book is very attractive and practical the sweaters and vests are items that will look good on most people and there are lots of adjustments for various sizes It s all seamless, top down construction and so straightforward, really. Nov 26, 201111 54 p.m.I do love my crochet books and I ll read this one again and again.This is one of my favorites Will I ever crochet anything I see in this book I don t know but I love looking at the pictures and dreaming of the day s I can concentrate long enough to make something nice for myself.Possibly the Soft Serve cardigan So cute I d like one in black.Beautiful designs.Lovely photos. This book has some cute ideas, but I find the garments way too chunky to be anything I would actually like to wear This could probably be fixed by using a lighter weight yarn I like other of her pattern books better I m glad I just borrowed this book from the library It had some cute ideas, but I wouldn t buy the book. My problem is that I have to skip back and forth through the pages so much to try to cobble together the correct pattern I think this might work best as a computer program pick the neck, pick the sleeves, pick the size at shoulders, bust, and waist and then have the correct pattern put into one set of instructions But the patterns are so lovely, and they actually seem wearable. This book has the most practical designs i ve ever seen in a crochet book Unfortunately the author seems to think everyone already knows all the short hand and there is no glossary for the uninitiated like myself. I love the way Doris Chan does her designs I ve rarely seen a piece worked from neck down, almost always it is worked from bottom up I ve started on one of her patterns and even though it is complex I have high hopes for it. Everyday Crochet Is Your New Must Have Collection Of Crochet Designs Doris Chan, The Author Of Amazing Crochet Lace, Presents Patterns For Fresh And Fashion Forward Attire, This Time With A Variety Of Customizable OptionsWith Basic Crochet Skills, You Can Crochet Tops, Dresses, Jackets, Layering Pieces, And Accessories A Wardrobe Of Versatile Garments That Can Be Mixed, Matched, And Layered With The Clothes Women Already Have In The ClosetAlso Included Are Techniques For Shaping Stitches In Pattern And A Special Focus On Shells Of All Kinds Using A Variety Of Closed And Open Stitches, Yarns, And Colorways, You Can Make Wearable Ensembles For Any Season And Any Mood Many Patterns Offer Simple Fitting Tips And Options For Adjusting Length, Sleeve, And Neckline, As Well As Sizing For Ample Figures Up To XL Bust Or Hip To Help Achieve A Signature LookWhether You Re A Crochet Newbie Seeking Inspiration Or An Old Pro Looking For A New Take On This Fun Craft, Everyday Crochet Is Packed Full Of Innovative Designs For Stylish, Up To The Minute Crochet Clothing And Accessories The patterns are so beautiful I can t wait start crocheting some of them.
Throughout my childhood I d seen my mother do needlework and learned from her by example I can t remember exactly why I was home from school that week I think I might have had the mumps, or was it after I had my tonsils out Whatever I wasn t allowed to go outside and ride my bike, climb trees or pet the neighbor s pony I d read all the books I had at home I was bored to tears and probably so
- 144 pages
- Everyday Crochet: Wearable Designs Just for You
- Doris Chan
- 20 March 2019 Doris Chan