I hope you all are enjoying “Big N Small” crochet month here at Crochet With Passion. If you have been reading my posts you already know that I have decided to indulge in the small end, thread crochet as my “small “ project.
A few days ago after browsing through my personal library, I pulled out three “Learn to Thread” crochet books for review. Although they have been in my library for quite awhile, they are all still unavailable for purchase. So if you like one of them and are interested in obtaining one I found all three on Amazon.
Learn to do Irish Crochet
This book contains 5 patterns: precious pillow, a baby bonnet and booties, Sweet Rose Evening shawl/baby afghan and a doily. All the projects are dainty beautiful and would add a touch of Irish lace to any room. This is a great book to add to ones library, however the title might be a little misleading – it is not for an inexperienced crocheter. It does dedicate the first half of the book as a learning section, but most of that is your basic stitches and crochet abbreviation and symbols. There are a few tutorials for special stitches but not enough to help a beginner. An experienced crocheter should have little or no trouble with the instructions. If they ever revise this book, I might suggest a few more picture tutorial with the patterns, and a step by step tutorial for the rose pattern. I personally love this book, but I am far from a beginner. That is why I believe the title might be a little misleading.
Learn to do Filet Crochet in Just One Day
If you are a beginner, this is the one book out of the three I am reviewing today that I would highly recommend to you. In this book you will find patterns for three doilies, 2 table cloths, a name doily and coaster. The first 24 of the 39 pages contains tutorials but they go beyond the basic stitches, in this section are additional techniques you need to know to finish the patterns. For example they teach such skills as increasing and decreasing at the end of each row. The book is well thought out and has clearly written patterns that I would not hesitate to suggest to a beginner. It might take more than one day for a newbie, but I feel confident that this book will equip with the knowledge they need to succeed in all the patterns that are in it. It might just take a little practice.
Beginner’s Guide to Thread Crochet
This crochet pattern book is for a beginner who wants to challenge themselves to do a few Intermediate and easy projects, for you will find both in this book. There are six easy skill projects: 4 edgings, scarf, shawl, coaster and a capelet. The intermediate projects are as follows: a shawl, 3 doilies, Table Runner, Place Mat and sachets. This book has very detailed and easily read patterns. It gives not only very clear tutorials but even devotes a section to the crochet hook and how to hold it. Some of the projects are done in thread and some in fine yarn. If you are like I was when I first started and for I had no trouble mastering one level and wanting to challenge myself to a harder project, this book might fit you better.
If you already have one or more of these books, I would love to hear about your experience with them. I have personally bought all the books myself, and my reviews are based on how helpful they would be for a beginner crocheter. As an experienced crocheter, I have enjoyed using them at one time or another and am glad I purchased them.
Until next time, keep those hooks flying.