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Simple Crocheting: A Complete How-to-Crochet Workshop with 20 Projects Paperback – June 19, 2012
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“Erika Knight..brings her clean, unfussy design sensibility to crochet. The book aims at beginner-level crocheters, but the projects will entice even the advanced among us.” ―Interweave Crochet
“Too often, crochet books veer toward amigurumi-cute or unfashionably retro, so Knight's intelligent, modern introduction to crochet is especially welcome.” ―Nannete Donohue, Library Journal
“Each new stitch, trick or technique that you learn from the twenty projects will make you a more skilled crocheter.... This is an easy-to-follow how-to crochet book. The projects are stylish and you will learn about a lot about crocheting. If you enjoy both crocheting and knitting, ” ―Paula Moliver, examiner.com
“These projects give anyone a chance to hone their skills while learning new stitches, techniques, or tricks.” ―Quick & Easy Crochet
“[Simple Corcheting] has so many projects I want to try.... The photography and graphics are so clear for each step. This book makes me want to learn even more about crocehting.” ―Sew Spoiled blog
“The projects in this book are simple yet sophisticated, and could serve as the starting point to a new craft. Her goal with this book is to simplify and communicate her passion for crochet with accessible yet enticing projects that are good for beginners through master levels.... Simple Crocheting is not just a book of how-to's, Erika shares design principles like building a color palette and other unique design secrets. I'm happy to include this in my growing craft library.” ―Pulp Sushi blog
“If you are a beginner who is inspired by the look of well photographed projects, this might be the beginner crochet book for you.” ―Underground Crafter blog
About the Author
ERIKA KNIGHT is a highly-respected knitwear and crochet designer, as well as a consultant to the fashion and yarn industries. With her "simple" ethos, Erika has a unique interpretation of craft; her mission is to simplify and communicate her insight and passion for knitting and crochet with accessible yet enticing projects in order to inspire everyone to experiment and, above all, enjoy creating.
Erika has recently launched her own capsule collection of high-quality hand-knit yarns, which are all sheared, scoured, and spun in England. As you would expect from this talented designer, the texture and color are truly special. Erika is the author of numerous highly-acclaimed knitting and crochet books, including Simple Knitting and Natural Nursery Knits.
Top Customer Reviews
What I like about this book:
The book layout is designed to appeal to your inner artist. A harmonious, neutral color palette ties together all the projects and the swatches. "Ripped" pages with notes are photographed atop swatches, projects are photographed beautifully, etc.
The book includes a nice introductory stitch guide.
Several of the patterns include a "masterclass" section where additional tips and variations are provided.
Although the book is aimed at beginners, it includes beginner, easy, and intermediate level projects, so you can "grow" with the book.
What I don't like or what could be improved:
The book relies on illustrations to teach the crochet skills. If you don't learn as easily from illustrations, this may be a challenge.
The book is paperback so it doesn't lay flat for reading and crocheting. However, it does include cover flaps so you can mark your place.
Simple Crocheting is beautiful book that will inspire you to improve your crochet skills. Many beginners will need to supplement the book with YouTube or online photo tutorials since illustrations are sometimes unclear to a newbie. If you are a beginner who is inspired by the look of well photographed projects, this might be the beginner crochet book for you.
I tend to think *yawn* whenever I see a crochet pattern book that is aimed at beginners. I like to be challenged when I crochet and I will get easily bored if I see patterns that are too simple. That is not the case here at all.
Designer Erika Knight has created a pattern book that beginners can follow, yet seasoned crocheters can enjoy as well. Aside from the well written patterns, I love Erika's style of writing. I read this pattern book cover to cover. The photography in this pattern book is as the title suggests, simple, yet it is beautiful. I love the presentation.
"It is the simplicity of crochet that inspires me. With just a few basic stitches worked either in lines or round and round, using only a hook and some yarn you can create seemingly endless textures. With only one stitch ever in work on the hook, it is a deceptively simple craft that anyone can master, as well as being conveniently portable."
p.6, Simple Crocheting
The patterns in the book range from very easy to a bit more entailed. The skill levels are Beginner, Easy, Intermediate and Experienced. The book contains an Introductory section, Materials and Techniques and a Stitch Library. I enjoyed reading Erika's take on choosing the right yarns in the Materials and Techniques section. She favors crocheting with natural fibers and has her own line of natural yarns.
The patterns in the book, which are called "Project Workshops", incorporate the different techniques in crochet.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
You may have to find substitutes in the US for the recommended yarn for the project, but it is worth the hassle. I'm making my own version of the Star Tablecloth... Read morePublished 2 months ago by LynDee Lombardo
It has been well over 20 years since my grandma first taught me how to crochet as a young girl... I fell in love with it immediately and have been wielding yarn in my spare time... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Vanessa Jensen
My daughter saw a boot slipper on Pinterest and ask me to look at it. I found the crochet pattern in this book. I also found a dishcloth pattern I want to try. 😊Published 5 months ago by Diana James
I really love this book! It is a bit more advanced then a beginners book, but I taught myself how to crotchet with this book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by D. Randall
photos are great and her crochet patterns a great. the only problem for me is I am just beginning to crochet and as she is from EU, I have a time with her patterns, some of the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Claire