Monday, January 24, 2011

Book Review: Crochet Pillows



This  follows up the book Tunisian Crochet  with 118 pages of clear instructions and photographs.  While there are only a couple of stitch diagrams, there is a large volume of photos of each step.  Several pages of Tunisian Crochet instruction with photos and you'll be off and running. There is also several pages of traditional crochet instruction. The neat thing about pillows is that when you learn the stitch and know how to make it into a square or rectangle, there is no reason why you can't take that information at put it into a scarf or blanket, or poncho made of rectangles, or rectangular stole or any number of things.  

In keeping with the large number of photos is a Visual Index on the last two pages that feature all the projects in the book. There are 10 traditional pillows including a cable pillow, ripple pillow, and miter square pillow.  There are also 10 Tunisian pillow projects including the felted one on the cover and one that teaches how to cross-stitch letters on top of a field of Tunisian Simple Stitch.

2 comments:

Sharon Silverman said...

Thanks for reviewing "Crochet Pillows" on your blog! I hope crocheters will enjoy exploring some new stitches and creating some home decor items with the book.

365DaysOfCrochet said...

The "Visual Index" of the book on Amazon is great! I've never crocheted a pillow before but I think I'm going to give this a try! Thanks for reviewing, and thanks Sharon for creating