A Modern Guide to Textured Crochet
A Collection of Wonderfully Tactile Stitches
by Lee Sartori
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Pub Date 25 May 2021 | Archive Date 03 Dec 2021
Penguin Random House, Interweave
PLEASE NOTE: due to the highly illustrated nature of the book, and large file size, please note that this is only a small excerpt of the full book.
A colorful and contemporary collection of stitches, crochet techniques, and projects for creating rich and appealing texture in your work
Crocheters looking for more texture, depth, and contemporary design will delight in this colorful new guide. Aimed at the experienced beginner to intermediate level crocheters with some extra ideas aimed at more advanced makers, the book covers a variety of textured crochet techniques--from the straightforward to the more complex and unusual --along with beautiful projects designed to showcase them.
Get ready to explore the beautiful textures that can be achieved with crochet--Bobbles, Popcorns, Clusters, Puffs and more. Each chapter guides you through a new stitch or stitch progression with photos, detailed instructions and diagrams to ensure you can follow along easily. In addition to simple, on-trend projects perfect for gifting or use in your home or wardrobe, you'll find useful tips for saving time and troubleshooting, and additional ideas to explore.
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This is a good basic primer on textured crochet stitches. In these times of isolation, it is good to develop a craft that allows you to keep your hands busy and create something beautiful. T
I only received a short sample of this book but it certainly looked from the Contents that it will be comprehensive. The layout and photos that I was able to see was clear. I cannot comment on the clarity of the patterns and stitch explanations though as my review copy did not provide access to these. It seems a shame to deduct stars as I’m sure it’ll be a successful publication. On the basis of what I was given, I will give it 5 stars as the content was great and I was looking forward to reading the whole book.
This book is well organized and includes great color photos that show the detailed textures. The stitches included are fun and provide endless project ideas. This is an inspiring pattern book that will encourage new or seasoned crocheters to try these great texture based patterns.
This was only a small amount of the book but what I read made me want to crochet! The author goes in depth on which needles and type of yarn you would need to do a project. I would like to read more of this book when it comes out.
I only received an excerpt, but the book seems like it has some exciting new crochet techniques to add to my skillset. So far, it gives good context of crochet and would be a great book for both experienced crochetiers and beginners. The images are clear and bright, making it easy to follow along.
I can't speak for the book as a whole, but I'll be looking forward to its release!
Book contains a chart; comprehensive directions; color photo and description of each stitch. There are some cute patterns for cowls, tote, shawl, hat and pillow. The common and a few unique stitches are found in this book. As an avid crocheter, whom loves texture, I can see this book being as one of my favorite go to books.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
This book is a comprehensive view of textured crochet and is full of great visuals. The author went out of their way to make this easy to understand, and follow. I found it to be very inspiring and can't wait to try some of these stitches.
I liked this book. It has some lovely ideas. Clear pictures and instructions to follow. A good addition for crochet lovers.
Although I only received a short sample of this book, I can tell that it was created intentionally to expand the reader's knowledge on all types of stitches. This book is very professionally written and extensive. I think this would be great for both a beginner and advanced crocheter.
Lee Sartori is one of my favorite crochet influencers so I was excited to see she now has a pattern book published. Her free online patterns are well written and easy to follow. I received an ARC snippet of A Modern Guide To Textured Crochet not the complete book so I cannot review the entire book. The part of the digital copy I did receive she goes into information on getting started, hooks, yarn, gauge and other crocheting essentials in nice detail so I can imagine the rest of the book is lovely as well.
I’d like to thank NetGalley, Lee Sartori, Penguin Randomhouse, and Andrea Cordova for providing me a copy of this book for an honest review.
I’ve been crocheting on and off for 15 years, ever since it was taught in a home economics class in school. Most of my crochet projects have been completed with flat stitches— hats, coasters, and cozies made with single, double, half double, and treble crochet stitches, with occasional use of “puff stitch” and “crunch stitch” for some texture.
This book greatly helps in expanding my stitch repertoire to include stitches such as the popcorn stitch, cluster stitch (using multiples of more basic stitches), and more unusual stitches for decorative purposes like the strawberry stitch and acorn stitch.
Chapters are divided into seasonal themes (spring, summer, fall, and winter). Each chapter introduces several textured stitches, which can be practiced using a unique project (one project per chapter, which includes the introductory chapter, for a total of five unique projects). Personally, I’m about to start making the Aurora Frosted Beanie in the Winter chapter; it features the 2x2 rib stitch and frosted bobble stitch.
Instructions for each new stitch are clearly given, with enough photos for reference. Projects are also well-written and include several sizes (the hat I’m about to make has instructions for small, medium, large, and extra large).
The book itself is soft bound and large enough to prop up on a bookstand while working on a project (just clip together the pages with a binder clip) or flat on a table. The font is large enough for me to read comfortably as well.
I’ll be keeping this book as a reference for textured crochet for many years and projects to come. 5 stars.
A Modern Guide to Textured Crochet is a stitch pattern guide dedicated to textured crochet stitches by Lee Sartori. Due out 25th May 2021 from Penguin Random House on the Interweave imprint, it's 128 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats.
The author/designer is one of my favorites on ravelry and honestly got me interested in crochet again (I'm a fanatical knitter and embroiderer and crochet was always an also-ran for me personally). Although the advance materials sent for review are a very small portion of the book, I've been familiar with both the publisher and author designer for years.
The layout is light and bright with high contrast text and modern feeling colors. The chapters are arranged thematically: a tutorial introduces the basic stitches and concepts and is followed by the stitch patterns (there are 32 total) grouped seasonally: spring (tulip, lilac, butterfly stitches), summer (ice cream, lemon peel, summer shell stitch), fall (acorn, loose leaves, fall cable), and winter (embossed holly, winter cable, snowflake stitch). Each season also has a project tutorial included which incorporates some of the stitches from the relevant season. The photography in the sample pages is excellent, clear and full of color.
This is a must have for fans of the designer, as well as lovers of textural crochet which often gets passed by for more open crochet grounds. Seeing these stitches really got my imagination engaged. I could definitely see using the bobble stitch to make designs or letters to spell out the recipient's name on a blanket for example.
Four and a half stars (because the partial copy received for review was incomplete and didn't include any excerpts from the pattern tutorials - I strongly suspect the final product will be 5 stars).
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
I only received the first few pages of the digital ARC unfortunately, so I can't actually say anything about the total content or patterns, but based on what I was able to see, it's well-written and competent. She's clear and provides a lot of comparisons between yarns and hooks, talking about the pros and cons of each option. It looks like an excellent introduction for anyone who's interested in learning the art of crochet.
Such an inspirational book! The author provides lots of ideas that can be mastered with a few key techniques and a limited number of yarn colors. The photos are beautiful and the layout is very pretty. This book will definitely go on my gift idea list for the crochet enthusiasts in my life.
Thanks to the publishers and NetGalley for the opportunity to review a digital ARC in exchange for an unbiased review.
This book is beautifully illustrated with step by step instructions. The textures are just gorgeous, and widely varied. I cannot wait to try some of the projects in this book, as well as play with the stitches on my own! The instructions are clear, well written out, and illustrated as well. Highly recommended!
A Modern Guide to Textured Crochet is a great all-around crochet book. I loved how clean and modern the book looked. I also really enjoyed that the book was broken down into basic stitches then further into seasons. The patterns were easy to follow and the visuals were a great addition. I can't wait to work up these textures into a new project! Highly recommended read!
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