Thursday, September 16, 2010

100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet

100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet: A Collection of Beautiful Blooms for Embellishing Garments, Accessories, and More by Lesley Stanfield

The contents are not divided by flower type, but by color. Knit and crochet flowers are combined in the pages. It is a beautiful way to visualize them all. I love it where there are pictures in the table of contents, it really helps you figure out what you would like to make. Sometimes you have to look so closely to tell if it was knit or crochet. (I still don't know how to crochet.)

These flowers and leaves and fruits are very realistic looking. When you're told the species, you can see it in the image, which makes it so fun to read.

When you get to the actual patterns, they are separated into Knit and Crochet sections, and within each section they are arranged according to difficulty. (So I cannot complain too much, I can just flip through my section!)

The book ends with a chapter of projects. Projects that you can use these flowers in. Unfortunately, these projects do not have detailed instructions, but they are provided for a source of inspiration. Personally I like the idea of using them to decorate gifts. This was a fun book and great read. It is one that I wouldn't mind owning.