100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet is a book for knitters and crocheters alike, it is full of delightful flowers, and some veggies, for you to make and brighten up your day. Use them for decorating and embellishing your hats, bags and belts, home accessories and clothing.
This book is very well laid out with clear instructions, beautiful photographs and 100 designs, many of them unique. However it is not aimed at the novice and a certain level of skill is required. Although it is called knit and crochet there are are in fact more crochet than knit designs but never the less there is something for everyone and if you are looking for a book to help you make some beautiful adornments then you will not be disappointed.
"This book is absolutely BRILLIANT. (I have previously bought both Nicky
Epstein's Knitted Flowers & Crochet Flowers books - but they don't
come close to this beautiful book). The patterns are better - they
REALLY DO LOOK LIKE THE FLOWERS THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE - the layout is
more attractive & the classification into skill levels for both knit
& craft is really well thought out.
Another thing which is great is that Lesley classifies the wool required for each flower by colour & yarn type ('4-ply', DK wool, tapestry wool & embroidery silk) rather than by supplier & shade ref. - so you really feel that you can go rummaging in your very own wool stash to make these beautiful items, rather than having to buy new yarn.
If you are stuck about which book to buy on the subject - trust me - you won't regret buying this book!(I have already bought a copy for a friend & she loved it too)!"
"This is a lovely book and yes the finished results really do look like flowers.
I would give it 5 stars for the look of the book alone except the title implies more knit than crochet and if you do not crochet you might be disappointed, or you might try to learn!
There are 41 pages of crochet work but only 18 of knitted patterns. Also all the crochet patterns are charted but there are no charts for the knitted ones.
The most amusing patterns are the carrots and peas hidden among the flowers!
There are 20 pages of colour pictures of the flowers plus 2 of leaves and 2 of fruit and vegetables plus a few pages on techniques and equipment at the beginning and 12 pages of project ideas at the end.
Overall it is beautifully laid out, well photographed and enjoyable to use."
"I saw,100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet, in my local yarn shop and couldn't resist. I am so glad I didn't resist.
There are more flowers in this book than any I have ever seen. Because the content is so specific, you get a fabulously comprehensive collection of patterns. Each beautifully made creation in the book is inspiring, with an index and recommendations on how difficult each one is.
The content is split about half and half between knitting and crochet, so it is well worth buying even if you only practise one type. There is also a section at the back with suggested projects for your creations.
I have been knitting for a couple of years, and started crochet last month. I would not rely on the book to provide an absolute beginner's introduction to either craft, but as a follow on book for someone looking for inspiration, this is second to none.
For 10.99, this was exceptionally good value, with 100 unique designs. I will definitely look for more books by this author."
"It's quite easy to find "made-up" flower patterns, but if you want to make something that looks like an actual flower of a particular kind 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet is the book you need. I'm particularly fond of the pansy. Not for the real beginner as some skill and understanding of instructions is required, but the results are well worth the effort. I think the results are better if you use a small hook and fine yarn, then they really do look like the real thing and make up into very pretty bouquets. Done with embroidery silk they also make beautiful embellishments. I would thoroughly recommend this book."