Monday, 15 June 2009

Book review : 100 flowers to knit and crochet

I have recently bought a new pattern book by Lesley Stanfield 100 flowers to knit and crochet and I must say that it is brilliant. It starts out by some basic intro to both knitting and crocheting - very useful for those of us who can't do much more than a scarf with two needles - and goes on to clear and large pictures to all the 100 flowers the title promises. The pattern section is divided into 3 levels of difficulty for each technique and contains clear and comprehensive instructions as well as schematic patterns.

The only weak point of the book is its project section. It includes only 4 ideas that are not very imaginative. But hey, that's where our creativity comes in, right?!

I have tried 3 patterns from the book so far and I they all have been a success! So ladies, it's only £7 on amazon, don't let it wait!

Oh, and I have ordered 201 Crochet Motifs, Blocks, Patterns and Ideas and Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs today so stay tuned for more reviews.


  1. I also have this book and am really enjoying it. I want to make almost all of the crocheted flowers, it is rare I find a book where I want to make everything!

  2. I know what you mean Anna :) I have tried 3 of them so far and I really liked 2 of them. And the knitted flowers are so great that I now feel the urge to hone my knitting skills!

    Carina of Carina's Craft blog ( started this new project where she hopes to review as many crochet books as she can find and I will contribute as well so keep an eye for more reviews on .