I am very pleased to be the first stop on the blog tour promoting the new book by my dear friend Tammy Hildebrand, Crochet Wraps Every Which Way. I’ll even let you in on a secret: I have a credit in the Acknowledgments section for copywriting, which means I helped Tammy write some of the pattern descriptions, also known as “romance text.”
Want to know more about Tammy? Check out her Hot Lava Crochet Facebook page.
Published by Stackpole Books
Retail Price: $19.95
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Tammy’s book covers six different crochet techniques: traditional crochet, motifs, hairpin lace, broomstick lace, Tunisian crochet, and double-ended crochet. Each technique features three patterns: one easy, one intermediate, and one advanced. Whether you’re new to crochet or new to a particular technique, you can make each project for that technique, expanding your skills and knowledge with each new project.
If you’re just a fan of wraps and shawls, you are going to find a wide variety of styles to pique your interest. Whether you like warm and cozy ponchos or delicate lacy shawls, you’ll find something to please. Some wraps are shown in a single color while others are shown in a subtle blend of colors or a palette of bright, exciting colors. You’ll also find a variety of shapes ranging from circular to rectangular to triangular in addition to capelet and poncho styles.
Tammy’s written instructions are very clear and easy to understand. Finished dimensions are provided for each wrap, but there are no schematics or symbol charts.
Following the patterns is a section with nice detailed photo tutorials for every technique featured in the book.
Now I’d like to share photos of some of my favorite garments with you.
All photos © 2014 by Stackpole Books. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
If you’d like to see photos of all the other patterns in the book, you can download Stackpole’s Look Book here.