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Curvy Girl Crochet: 25 Patterns that Fit and Flatter Paperback – September 4, 2012
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About the Author
MARY BETH TEMPLE is a nationally known crochet designer whose work appears in "Interweave Crochet, Crochet Today, "and "Crochet World." She creates and publishes a popular pattern line, Hooked for Life, and her many books include DIY Afghans and The Perfect Pillow. Mary Beth has hosted the interactive podcast, "Getting Loopy," which won the Flamie Award three times in a row (2009, 2010, 2011) for Best Crochet Podcast, and was among the top 200 shows on the Blog Talk Radio network for 2009. Temple lives in New Jersey.
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The patterns in this book are American crochet terminology with international crochet notation as illustrations for the stitch patterns.
It starts with detailed information about changing the size of the patterns, and adapting them to different yarn types. It explains how to shorten, lengthen and change the fitting of patterns, as well as swatching then testing the swatches for the method you plan to use for laundering or checking how stretching will affect the fabric. Handy if you're like me and generally prefer cotton yarns.
Then you get to the patterns, which are all shown on lovely women of different shapes and sizes. This book is heavy on the sweaters, pullovers, cardigans, shells and vests. There are also some outwear and accessory patterns and one gorgeous skirt.
The patterns start with suggested yarn types, but also include the Craft Yarn Council of America's sizing for that yarn and the gauge is listed so you can try it with a different yarn easily. They are all written in good detail and easy to follow. I'm better with charts than written instructions so I'll refer to the charts for the stitch pattern and use the instructions to know where to increase and get the right measurements and shapes.
The variety of patterns is good. My favorite long sleeves sweater in the book is the pullover on the cover.Read more ›
Lots of great photographs are included as well as charts. Although this book is for plus size girls you can take the garment construction notes and make any of the patterns to fit you.
You'll find patterns for scarves, jackets, sweaters, vests, and even a messenger bag. Curvy Girl Crochet: 25 Patterns that Fit and Flatter
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Beautiful and stylish patterns for multiple skill levels. Easy to follow. Lots of different clothing and accessories to make. I am very happy with this book!Published 5 months ago by Suzanne P.
The author has posted errata corrections on ravelry for at least two of the sweaters in this book.
I deduct one star because most of the patterns don't appeal to me. Read more
I'm a "full figured" woman and the patterns in this book make very nice clothing. They are also easy to read and follow. I'm making a whole new wardrobe for myself! Read morePublished 23 months ago by K. Oneill
I like the fact that the models are "curvy girls". I do not have to imagine how it will look on my "curvy" body. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Velma B. Lindner
There are many lovely patterns in this book and the directions are easy to follow. I'm looking forward to seeing the end products.Published on January 30, 2014 by K. Goodrich
In Curvy Girl Crochet: 25 Patterns that Fit and Flatter, Mary Beth Temple takes a two-pronged approach to crocheting for the plus-sized woman. Read morePublished on January 13, 2014 by Underground Crafter