Here is a pretty collection of pincushions that all knitters and crocheters will love. Functional, yet decorative, pincushions not only keep pins and needles in one place, they also make charming accessories that can be displayed in your workroom or given as a gift to a fellow crafter or collector.
Included are a range of fifty fanciful and practical knit and crochet patterns for a wide variety of shapes and sizes. You can choose from an array of designs like colorful crocheted hexagons, knitted traditional tomato or strawberry motifs, elegant flowers, delicious fruits and cakes, charming woodland creatures, prickly cacti, and other fun shapes. These useful and decorative pincushions are quick and cheery projects for all levels of crafters to make. Whether your style is classic or fun and quirky, there's something here to please every knitter and crocheter!
About the Author
CAT THOMAS is a trained textile artist who taught art and design for most of her career. She now produces her own designs selling under the name of Baban Cat on sites such as Etsy and Folksy and shares her crafting experiences on her blog. She lives in the UK.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
50 Pincushions to Knit and Crochet: Stash Your Sharps in Something Cute and Handmade offers a nice variety of beautiful pincushions for knitters and crocheters to whip up. The instructions are clear, the photos are vivid and I was inspired by a few of these fun patterns. This book includes the usual sections all good pattern books do; information on materials, equipment, symbols, abbreviations, an embroidery guide as well as information on both knitting and crocheting stitches. Designer Cat Thomas says she has childhood memories of making pincushions and gathering her moms pins. She has created some very pretty and creative patterns for this collection. I decided to crochet the Flower Mandala pincushion. The pattern was easy to follow and I made it easily and quickly. With a nice variety of patterns, I think 50 Pincushions to Knit and Crochet makes a nice addition for knitters and crocheters pattern stash. dislaimer: 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, such as this one, I am under no obligation to write a positive review. St. Martins Press provided me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.