I treated myself to a new crochet book the other day: 500 Crochet Blocks by Hannah Elgie & Kath Webber! When I posted a picture on my Facebook page, a lot of you asked for a review, and I thought that was a good idea! :)
This book is super cute to begin with. Measuring at 16x16cms and having a little less than 300 pages, it’s the perfect coffee table companion.
It is divided into four sections: Back and Forth, Round and Round, Colour Work and Shaped Motifs.
Every project comes with one page of instructions and one page with a ‘lifestyle’ photo. And the cool thing is that each project also comes with variations of colour. At the end of each chapter are pages and pages of variations for all the projects in that chapter.
The projects in this book are cute and simple. Some of them we’ve seen before (but are still handy to have written down in a book) and some of them are new and adorable!
There are also things in there like Tunisian crochet, which I know a lot of people are interested in trying.
The instructions are clear, and there’s a lengthy explanation of each stitch at the beginning of the book. It also touches on the subjects of weaving in the ends, the best way of starting your rounds and how to make simple shapes like circles and squares.
All in all, I like this book. It’s great for both beginners and more advanced crocheters, and it’s a great resource of cleverly written patterns. The photography is very inspiring; making this a wonderful reference book. It’s written using UK terminology.
It’s published by Search Press and is widely available in book stores and online shops like Amazon. It retails for about $11, and I think that’s a great price for what you’re getting :)
I hope you liked this review! Let me know if you would like me to do more of these :)