A Year Of Crochet Stitches
by Jill Wright
The perfect gift for yourself or a friend (or two) who loves to crochet, this standing desk flip calendar showcases a new stitch pattern for every day of the year! Each date features a new pattern swatch with complete instructions–so many exciting new stitches to try, from lace and filet to shells, colorwork, and more. The handy size fits easily in a project bag, making it a favorite stitch dictionary for on-the-go hooking. You’ll have inspiration at your fingertips whenever you need it. Use this perpetual calendar year after year!
Jill Wright is a digital copywriting specialist and crochet and knitwear designer raising her family in the foothills of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Life is writing, planning, strategizing, and teaching Jazzercise classes, with lots of driving intermingled. There’s also a sprinkling of singing both with a local chorale and in church. Busy? Yes! But she wouldn’t have it any other way.
My Thoughts On A Year Of Crochet Stitches
I have been looking for something like this book for years. My crochet skills are rather basic but I really enjoy making blankets, cushion covers, dog sweaters etc. However, it can be very repetitive when you only know three or four crochet stitches.
A Year Of Crochet stitches gives a new stitch every day in a handy flip top calendar style. Just perfect to pop in your craft box or keep by your side whilst following the step by step guides.I viewed this book as as a digital ebook, but would recommend the hard copy for convenience. The calendar isn’t tied to a specific year so it can be used over and over again.
In order to use the calendar, you do need a very basic knowledge of crochet. The months are divided into themes which I liked, however I would like to know the actual name of each stitch.
Crochet is an enjoyable hobby which I personally find very therapeutic. With a little knowledge of stitches, pattern abbreviations, tension and technique it’s easy to start producing handcrafted items, even as a novice. Advanced crocheters produce beautiful, intricate and detailed work, which are true works of art. So, with this craft, there really is something for everyone.
This would make a great gift for anyone wanting to expand their skills. I will be using my stash of yarn to good use now and hopefully producing items a little more exciting than my usual granny squares!
Thank you to NetGalley for a digital copy of this item, which I have reviewed honestly.