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Friday, November 27, 2015


My ideal choice for a special person who enjoys crocheting. (Review by Trudy Van Niekerk)

My first impression on opening this book was - Wow, what an amazing colour combination of both the different blocks and the beautiful colours used for the various stitches resulting in an awesome picture of exquisite beauty.

It would be very difficult for me to select a favourite pattern, there being so many equally and exciting blocks. Crocheting is a form of therapy, in some cases requiring intense concentration but not too time-consuming.

The pattern instructions are precise and easy to follow, each block illustrated at the top of the instruction and a clear graph at the bottom, making it easy to understand.

It is interesting to note further, that the colours used in the illustrated block are listed next to the block, making it possible to ensure that the finished article is almost exactly as illustrated. This I feel is very helpful and will ensure a satisfying end result.

If I had to choose a gift for a special person, whom I knew enjoyed crocheting as is the case with many of the older generation of ladies, this would be my ideal choice.

150 All-Time Favorite Crochet Blocks by Sarah Hazell includes 450 colour illustrations throughout. It is published in 2015 by Struik Lifestyle ISBN: 9781250068781 and ISBN10: 1250068789 – Trudy Van Niekerk