Colour Crochet Unlocked: The Ultimate How-To Guide

Search. Feb. 2023. 160p. ISBN 9781782219774. pap. $24.95. FIBER CRAFTS
Knitting and crochet designers Howorth and Curran provide an introduction to complicated stitch patterns, such as mosaic, Fair Isle, and tapestry, along with sample swatches for fun patterns such as cluster and fan stitches. Crocheters looking to experiment with color will find a wealth of guidance on choosing shades, color theory, and schemes. There are 10 cute patterns to incorporate that newfound knowledge. This book is written in British crochet terms and for a UK audience. While there is a UK-to-U.S. conversion chart for some of the crochet terminology used, it is not comprehensive, and American crocheters will find themselves googling or turning to other crochet books for explanations of some of the common stitches used. Instead of a conventional stitch chart, which most find helpful, the authors use their own “intuitive” charting method.
VERDICT Overall, a fair introduction to colorwork for the experienced crocheter up for a challenge. Given the intended audience (UK and experienced crocheters), this book is best for larger libraries’ crochet collections.
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