After crocheting for many years you think you know all there is to know about crocheting. Then you visit the book store and pick up a random crochet book, just to flip through while you wait on your children to decide which book they want to purchase with their birthday gift card.
And you realize there's a lot more to know about crocheting than you could every learn in a life time!
This happened to me recently, and I'm so glad it did.
I've been enjoying reading - yes, reading a crochet book - about becoming a more versatile and adventurous crocheter in Dora Ohrenstein's book The Crocheter's Skill-Building Workshop.
The Table of Contents ranges from Choosing your Yarn, to Fundamental Techniques and Finishing Techniques, then ends with a variety of projects so that you can try out your new skills. I love that she gives us the background/history, the "why" and the "how" of crocheting. And if it's a little Greek to you, she includes a glossary in back to define frequently used words in her book.
Once you've read through the book and practiced some of your newly learned crochet skills, you are ready to take your crochet projects to the next level.
I am thrilled that Dora Ohrenstein gives us not only step by step instructions, but also pictures to go along with each step in learning a new crochet technique.
Before long, you'll be taking one of the new stitch pattern that you learned working though this book and designing a new pattern for yourself.
Dora Ohrenstein's book The Crocheter's Skill-Building Workshop is a great addition to any crocheter's library. You can read more about what other's have to say about the book and even purchase the book on Amazon or at your local Barnes and Nobel or other book store.
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