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Crochet Scarves: Fabulous Fashions - Various Techniques Paperback – July 1, 2012
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"A perfect addition to Sharon's growing collection of "go-to" books for a crocheter of any skill level . . . ANYONE can learn something from Crochet Scarves, ending up with a lovely scarf in the bargain!" (Annie Modesitt Modeknit.com 2012-07-27)
"Crochet Scarves illustrates just how versatile scarves can be...With light scarves, heavy scarves, cowls and collars, there are scarves for every season. It's inspiring to think you could make a scarf from one of these patterns every month for almost two years!" (Jesse Carpender AllFreeCrochet.com 2014-06-25)
About the Author
Sharon Hernes Silverman is a writer and crochet designer in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She is also the author of Tunisian Crochet (978-0-8117-0484-7), Crochet Scarves (978-0-8117-0081-8), Crochet Pillows (978-0-8117-0646-9), and Tunisian Crochet for Baby (978-0-8117-1287-3).
Top Customer Reviews
Although I generally prefer "technique books" to "pattern books," I was eager to check out my review copy of Crochet Scarves: Fabulous Fashions - Various Techniques from Stackpole Books. On the surface, this seems like it would be a straightforward book of scarf patterns. Instead, it is chock full of step-by-step tutorials and lessons for different crochet techniques.
The book includes 21 scarf patterns. The patterns use Tunisian crochet, broomstick lace, filet crochet, and "standard" crochet techniques like increasing and decreasing, bobbles, and post stitches. The patterns includes a range of skill levels (4 easy, 11 intermediate, and 6 experienced). Each pattern is introduced briefly, shown in a photograph (usually on a mannequin), and then presented as a pattern. Even the simpler patterns include several photographs of the stitches being worked, and the more complicated patterns include several pages of step-by-step photos. The progress pictures are presented before the pattern instructions, which are shown using both U.S. crochet terminology and international stitch symbols.
Although all of the patterns are for scarves, Sharon manages to keep the styles diverse enough to hold your attention. My favorite patterns are Accordian Arrows, Changing Tides, Diamond Loop, Grecian Ladders, Premium Cable (which includes a great tutorial on Tunisian cables), Monet's Village, and Sea Splash. This is a book that you can definitely grow with, as there are plenty of techniques and stitches to learn. There is even a Techniques section in the back which includes step-by-step photos of all the basic crochet and Tunisian crochet stitches, as well as tips on pattern reading.Read more ›
I found several projects that I will be doing from this book. This book has some great patterns and the directions seem easy enough to follow for a novice like myself.
I plan on making a few Christmas gifts from this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this book. The author covers the basics plus adds some sophisticated looks with easily available yarns. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
I guess I was hoping for more than what was there. Scarves are for more than lace. Would have been nice to see a pattern for men. Read morePublished 22 months ago by MsCC
I teach needlework and it is hard to find books that challenge me but also not to advanced for students ready to move up from basic work. Read morePublished on August 20, 2014 by KARAN KALIE
This book offers the most diverse collection of scarves and wraps- there is a scarf for every yarn and a pattern for every occasion! Well worth the purchase.Published on March 7, 2014 by M. K. Zeman