50 sunflowers to knit crochet and felt

I don’t know if all 50 of these are technically sunflowers, but I do know they are all lovely!  Kristin Nicholas has created so many flower patterns in so many colors and textures that you’ll find plenty of inspiration in this book.  Plus, I love to felt!  However, I will admit to being put off by book titles that indicate they contain both knit and crochet patterns.  Usually, the crochet gets shorted and that makes me angry.  Not with this book.  There are lots of crocheted flowers, some leaves, and a few cute bugs (a teeny lady bug and a monarch butterfly – both of which are also shown in knit).

In addition to the flowers (and bugs), there is a section showing ideas for using your lovely creations – to embellish hats and pillows, to hang on the wall, to display in a vase or on a lampshade.  I love the wall hangings!  This is an idea I had not thought of.  Plus, you’ll find all the information you need to felt the projects too.  That’s more than half the fun IMO.

Each pattern has a detailed color photographs, a written pattern, and a black and white chart.  There is also information on blocking, stuffing, and even adding wires for antennae and information on choosing the right yarns for felting.  Takes out the guess work and gives the crocheter (or knitter) the best chance for success in creating her or  his own flower garden.

Book Specs

50 Sunflowers to Knit, Crochet, and Felt by Kristin Nicholas

St Martin’s Griffin Press, 2013

8X8 inch soft cover with numerous color photographs in its 128 pages

ISBN 9781250025135

$21.99 USD

 

By jd wolfe




Comments

4 Comments so far

  1. Connie Fish on May 14, 2013 7:16 am

    I absolutely LOVE sunflowers!! If I don’t win this book, I’m probably going to have to purchase it anyway!!

  2. D'Ann on May 14, 2013 7:49 am

    The sunflowers are just starting to come up. I love their happy faces.
    I would love to win this book. If not, I’ll buy it.
    Thanks for showing it, and giving me something new for my wish list.

  3. BECKY on May 14, 2013 8:52 am

    I love this book. The flowers are gorgeous. I would love to win the book or buy it either one. Thanks for all you do on your site.

  4. Jane S on May 14, 2013 4:41 pm

    I’ve been making all types of flowers since spring sprung, it would be fun making some of these

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