100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet (new edition)

100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet (new edition) : A Collection of Beautiful Blooms for Embellishing Clothes, Accessories, Cushions and Throws

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This 15th anniversary edition of the best-selling book 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet, with over 130,000 copies sold!

An utterly delightful collection of designs for any knitting or crochet enthusiast, it not only includes the most beautiful flowers and leaves, but also a wonderful, whimsical collection of fruit and vegetables as well as butterflies. As most of the projects use only small amounts of yarn, it is the perfect way to use up scraps, or practise using novelty yarns. You can use them to decorate clothing, hats, bags and belts, embellish home accessories, or make a beautiful bouquet as an unusual display piece.

There are so many flowers to choose from that there is sure to be something you will love, from simple spiral roses and two-tone fuchsias, to elaborate layered blooms and fabulous felted flowers. The flowers are beautifully arranged on the pages, with stitched leaves and embroidered stems, and are cross-referenced to a separate section featuring clear pattern instructions and information on yarn requirements.

You will also find plenty of inspiration for embellishing your finished flowers with beads, buttons, sequins and embroidery. In addition, there are lots of ideas for using them in a range of fun ways, from unusual jewellery to decorating gift-wrapped packages. The patterns use UK crochet terms, with a US/UK conversion chart printed on the fold-out flap.

Previously published as 9781844484034.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 222 x 222 x 9mm | 432g
  • Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 250 Illustrations, color
  • 1800920288
  • 9781800920286
  • 693,127

Table of contents

Foreword/About this book 6

Before you begin 8

Materials and equipment 10, Crochet symbols 12, Abbreviations 14, Terminology and aftercare 15, Notes on knitting 16, Notes on crochet 18

Directory of flowers 20

Flowers 22, Leaves 42, Fruit and vegetables 44

Technical instructions 46

Knitting instructions, Basic designs 48, Intermediate designs 54, Advanced designs 62

Crochet instructions

Basic designs 66, Intermediate designs 74, Advanced designs 92

Projects 108

Project 1 : Peg bag 110, Project 2: Evening handbag 112, Project 3: Stationery 114, Project 4: Christmas gift wrap 115, Project 5: Baby's cardigan 116, Project 6: Winter scarf 118, Project 7: Summer shoes 119, Project 8: Ruffles 120, Project 9: Place settings 122, Project 10: Shopping bag 124

Index 126

Resources and credits 128
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Review quote

Booklist October 15, 2021

Nature wins, especially in needlework popularity contests. In this fifteenth-anniversary edition,veteran needleworker Standfield (The Knitter's Stitch Collection, 2021) recaps her take on translating flowers, fruits, and vegetables into yarn. Written in UK terminology (of note to crocheters), this collection first showcases finished items, then follows with technical instructions.Those directions include yarn specifications (sans brand names) and methods, and, for crochet,instructions for how to make up (i.e., put together) and symbols, with further differentiation into beginning, intermediate, and advanced projects. Many of the pieces will be familiar (e.g., ladybug and acorn); others, less so (like Santolina and rudbeckia). A color portfolio of ten projects,without instructions, acts as a creative guide to using flowers and fruits for added design flourishes, on an evening handbag or winter scarf, for two examples. A standard for libraries thatdon't already own this classic reference.

Reviews of the previous edition:

Over 500 5 Star Amazon Reviews!
From a reader: 'I was thrilled to finally find a book that appears to be the ultimate source for both knit and crochet flower instructions. The book contains detailed colorful photos of each flower and easy to follow directions. There is also a great index by flower with small images so you can quickly select what you are looking for. This book even includes flowers I've never seen anywhere else, such as a lavender spray. I took this book to my knit and sew group and a couple of other ladies had to order the book because they also fell in love with it. This book will make a great gift for yourself or anyone that knits or crochets. Since most flower projects go fast, you get instant gratification. '

Over 700 Goodreads 4 & 5 Star reviews!
From a reader: 'Wow. This is the most stunning knitting and crochet book I've ever seen. The flowers are gorgeous, correct, and the patterns appear to be pretty straight forward. '
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About Lesley Stanfield

Lesley Stanfield is a freelance knitting and crochet designer who has worked on and for several women's magazines. She lives and works in Whitstable, UK. She has written many best-selling books for Search Press including 75 Birds, Butterflies & Beautiful Beasties to Knit & Crochet, 200 Fun Things to Crochet, 200 Fun Things to Knit, 75 Knitted Floral Blocks and The Encyclopedia of Knitting Techniques.
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