If you like to add small bits of crochet to garments, totes, and accessories, this book has plenty of material for you. This book contains groupings of appliques that will please you and others. There are seasonal appliques, those from the farm, from sea and shore, from the garden, and from wildlife. You’ll find yourself falling in love with those little appliques from a lavender octopus, to a sandcastle, a ‘john deere’, a candle-embellished birthday cake, an apple core complete with seeds, and a cute, cute penguin.
Each project has yarn and hook specifications, a well written pattern, and a chart. And, with 100 designs, you’ll find yourself returning again and again to this book for all your applique needs. There is truly something here for every occasion.
A note. One of my favorite ways to use cute little appliques is to cover up small tears and stains on the knees, elbows, and fronts of kids’ clothing. It’s amazing how much more wear one can get out of a kid’s sweat suit or how appealing to him or her you can make a humble sweat suit when you embellish it with their favorite animal or image. No way to fail here!
How To Make 100 Crochet Appliques by Deborah Burger
Creative Publishing International, April, 2013
Hard back, spiral, with satin finish (my favorite way for a book to be made!)
126 pages with color photos and charts
By jd wolfe