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100 Flowers To Knit & Crochet: A Collection Of Beautiful Blooms For Embellishing Garments, Accessories, And More

Updated on August 30, 2013

My Review

Look at this rainbow of flowers! The patterns are divided by color in the table of contents, with knit and crochet flowers intermixed. This is a fantastic way for you to immediately become acquainted to the book, and know which flowers you would like to create. For me, the downside is that the knit and crochet flowers are intermixed... I'd see a beautiful flower and then look closer and notice that it was a crochet pattern. (I still don't know how to crochet.) These flowers, butterflies and fruit are very realistic and look like the species they are modeling.

The actual patterns are divided into separate knitting and crochet sections. Within each section, the patterns are arranged in order of difficulty so you should not have much trouble finding something suitable for your level.

The book ends with a chapter of projects where you can showcase knit or crochet flowers. These projects are shown for general inspiration, no patterns are provided. Personally I like the idea of using them to decorate gifts. This was a fun book and great read. It is one that I wouldn't mind owning.

100 Flowers To Knit & Crochet: A Collection Of Beautiful Blooms For Embellishing Garments, Accessories, And More

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      nightbear lm 

      7 years ago

      Great review and great book. Knitting is sanity for me. Love it. Blessed and featured on my angel lens.

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      7 years ago

      @Rita-K: Well, I sort of do! Learn to Knit from ChemKnits

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      Rita-K 

      7 years ago

      Do you give knitting lessons? I would love to learn.

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