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Create a gorgeous collection of crocheted snowflakes.
Bring the lacey beauty of a snowfall into your home with 100 Snowflakes to Crochet. Crafters of all levels can easily crochet up a storm-or just make a simple snowflake or two. The designs range from simple ones requiring only a few rows to large intricate ones for more advanced stitchers. Starting with a review of crochet basics, a discussion of materials and finishings, the structure of snowflakes, and methods of blocking and starching your finished flakes, anyone can easily learn to craft one of these gossamer creations. Then onto the Snowflake Selector to browse for a pattern that matches your skill level. However, as you work through the book, you will improve your skills as you go along! These lovely flakes-intricate, delicate, and symmetrical-can be used as appliques, to hang in windows, or to adorn your Christmas tree.
With full patterns and lots of project ideas for your finished snowflakes, you're certain to find hours of holiday enjoyment and inspiration from this title in the bestselling Knit & Crochet series.
About the Author
CAITLIN SAINIO originally trained as a mechanical engineer, but turned her engineering talents to freelance crochet design, concentrating particularly on snowflakes, flowers, and other beautiful patterns found in nature. She is the author of 100 lace Flowers to Crochet and 75 Exquisite Trims in Thread Crochet.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
100 Snowflakes to Crochet is a beautiful pattern book with a nice variety of snowflake designs. The book includes sections where everything you need to crochet flakes is discussed. Tools and materials needed as well as instructions on how to stiffen and block your finished snowflakes to give them a hard or semi hard finish. I like the delicate look of crocheted snowflakes so I was excited to give some of these patterns a go. The book includes a 'Crochet Refresher Course' complete with illustrated instructions on all the stitches used in this book. I like the 'Snowflake Showcase' at the start of the book, all 100 flakes are shown with their names and what page the pattern is on for easy reference. I found this extremely helpful when picking and choosing which flake I wanted to make. The patterns themselves in order from beginner level, to intermediate and finally advanced. As for myself, I found the patterns a bit challenging even though each pattern comes with a photo of the snowflake and a stitch diagram. Maybe it's just me, but I kept having to frog the flakes I was making. (frogging being crochet terminology for having to rip out stitches and start over) I will be trying a few of the patterns again though, as I'm determined to make a few more of these pretty snowflakes. I ended up crocheting a snowflake using cotton yarn, since I myself don't crochet with thread. This beginners pattern is called 'Droxtal' and can be found on page 47. The book ends with project ideas for your finished snowflakes, which I thought was a nice touch. One idea I found really cute is hanging your snowflakes from a few artificial twigs to make a pretty decorative display. This review is my honest opinion. I did not receive any type of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers and authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review.
There is something about snowflakes that make winter feel like winter! The book, Crochet Snowflakes Step-by-Step by Caitlin Sainio full of gorgeous snowflakes that won't make you feel cold or chilled to catch them outdoors. Instead, these are crocheted snowflakes that you can admire for a long time! The book is perfect for the beginner, using yarn and giving you complete step by step instructions to create your very own flurry. There is a total of 40 different patterns in this book! So there is plenty of creative snowflakes that can be made. The difference with these type of patterns, creating snowflakes for me is that the yarn is a different type. I've always used a softer and regular thick style yarn for clothing and toy making. However, this uses a thinner type, for more of a detailed snowflake, making it lacy and just gorgeous! I had no problem adjusting to the change with yarn and hook, it's such a gorgeous book of so realistic snowflakes to create and they really look like they do in the book once you finish! My favorite one at the moment is the Uppsala, number 26. However, that isn't true because they all are very delightful and so fun in shape! I would love to make a few and gift them to those I love for this winter season is almost back! Finally, this is an excellent book and such gorgeous snowflakes to create!
I made over 50 snowflakes this year from this book. Photos are lovely. The charts help you visualize realize the similarities and subtle differences which will help anyone who wants to create her own pattern.