Simple Crochet Paperback – Sep 2 2003
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About the Author
ERIKA KNIGHT is an internationally renowned textile designer and fashion consultant. Her highly acclaimed knitting books, Simple Knits for Easy Living and Simple Knits for Cherished Babies, have earned her an enthusiastic following. She trained in Fine Art in Brighton, England, and has worked as a design consultant for a number of leading fashion companies and retailers in the U.K. and America.
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Top Customer Reviews
That said, my biggest problem with this book, is I really feel the photographs don't do the patterns justice. They're all great pictures, but they all look like they should be side photos, and not a main picture. They don't usually show the whole work, and tend to be too close to the work to give you a full view of what it would look like finished. I saw a finished work from the book online in another crocheter's journal, and I said to myself that I didn't remember seeing that in the book at ALL. I looked back, and realized it was one of the close up pictured items. Not a good way to sell a book.
I didn't give it 5 stars because the instructions could've been a little better. First-timers may need some supplemental explanation from other sources.
this is such a great time to be a crocheter; there are many MANY wonderful books being published this year, and this ia worthwhile addition for a novice as well as someone more exeperienced.
Overall, I think this is a lovely book. However, Simple Crochet is just that: simple. It only shows a small handful how-to-do stitch sections, so if you are looking for something more comprehensive, choose another book.
It does have some very interesting projects, and provides some idea fodder that I certainly never imagined.
So, if you have some experience crocheting, or if you have a mentor who can help clarify instructions, this is a worthwhile addition to your craft library.
Most recent customer reviews
I am a self taught beginner. I only know one stitch - the single crochet. This book allowed to me make wonderful things with this one stitch. Read morePublished on Feb. 6 2004
I gave this book a rating of four stars becuase I "simply wanted more". It is a book of great inspiration and leads the reader to imaginative ideas and projects of their... Read morePublished on Dec 30 2003 by Belinda M Borbely
A wonderful display of color and simplicity. I ordered this book even though I have been crocheting for years and still was inspired and learned something (especially about... Read morePublished on Sept. 24 2003
This is a handsome book by craft author Erika Knight. Her style is "natural"--neutral colors, simple lines. Read morePublished on Sept. 19 2003 by Joanna D.