Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Complete Photo Guide To Crochet 2nd Edition by Margaret Hubert

As a designer, I am so inspired by color and good color photos, crochet stitches and beautiful stitch patterns. That is why my new favorite crochet book is:

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Margaret is the premier go-to person when you want to know anything about crochet or knitting, so she is the perfect designer to have written this book.

Margaret describes the art of CROCHET like this:

"Crochet has its own defined look and the variety of textures that can be created with a crochet hook is almost limitless, from a very lacy delicate shawl with fine yarns to a warm cozy afghan with a thicker wool and larger hook."

This book not only provides a reference for many methods of crochet, it is also chock full of incredibly beautiful crochet swatches and bursting with over 400 large color photos! Truly a crocheter/crafter/designer's dream come true!

The photographs of the stitch patterns (swatches) alone are worth the price of the book. You will be truly inspired by all the delightful crochet 'eye candy'! I know I am!

This 2nd Edition includes:

"15 all new crochet projects
20 new stitch patterns (220 in all)
An expanded Basics section
Hundreds of tips and ideas to make your crochet even better than ever."

I LOVE just browsing through this book and I think you will too!

The lovely color photos ignite my creativity and fill me with such inspiration!

I was drawn to this particular color pallette in the book:
Below are a variety of stitches outlined in the book that worked with my chosen color palette above. Each stitch pattern includes step by step instructions on how to re-create the beautiful crochet patterns. Some are easy to do, while others will spur you on to create something quite interesting in crochet. I cannot wait to use the stitch patterns in this book to create my next crochet design!




You can purchase this beautiful book through Amazon at the link below:



The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, 2nd Edition, by Margaret Hubert

You can visit with Margaret anytime at her blog, My Hooks and Needles

You can also see her extensive design portfolio on Ravelry.



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22 comments :

Sara Sach said...

I Want To win!!!!
Thanks

Pia Thadani said...

I would LOVE to win a copy! Please enter me - I'll send you my contact info :)

Thanks!

amamommy said...

What a great guide! I'd love to have one!

Cindy said...

Please enter me in the giveaway...Thank-you

Dobieslady1 said...

I started crocheting this year and this book looks like a great resource!

tkulling said...

I would love to add this one to my library! Thanks so much for the chance :)

Martha said...

i would love to have this....

Sharon said...

A book by Margaret Hubert is a gem to treasure!

Helen King said...

I would love to win this. The stitch patterns you show here are awesome!!!

Jody said...

What a wonderful addition to ones library. Margaret- you are a treasure, I am so happy I had the opportunity to meet you in person & attend some of your classes at conference. Hope to see you again soon!

Rebekah said...

I totally would love to win this book. It looks fantastic!

Julie Ford said...

Beautiful creative use of colors and design. Would really enjoy this book.

Kristine said...

Oh, would love to add this to my library!

A G Handmades said...

Is this for the UK also?

ajz said...

This looks amazing!

Shani said...

Please pick me, I so want to learn! Thank you for your consideration!
Shani

Carmen N said...

What a wonderful book - thanks for the giveaway!

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

This would make a super cool Christmas gift for my daughter!
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Michelle Wulf said...

This looks awesome!

katiecottingham said...

This book looks awesome! I've always been so frustrated by the multicolored spiral patterns out there in spite of years crocheting. Being a very visual person this might actually help! Definitely adding this to my wish list tonight! :-)

2in Adventures said...

I have the first edition and it is fabulous. I would love to win the second edition.

Richelle Zirkle said...

This would be SO great to win!!! <3