Book Review - Box Stitch Crochet

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Title: Box Stitch Crochet
Author: Corinne Freeman
MSRP: $19.95 USD

Book review by Pia Thadani - Stitches'N'Scraps

By now you've probably seen lots of blankets made in the corner-to-corner, diagonal box stitch. But this versatile stitch is not just for blankets! In Box Stitch Crochet, you will learn how to use the diagonal box stitch to make a variety of wearables and accessories.

The book starts out with the basic diagonal box stitch techniques, increasing and decreasing to make squares and rectangles. Then there's a unique and clever bevelled edge technique I've never seen before! From there, the book explains how to apply those techniques to make all sorts of other shapes.

There are 20 beautiful patterns using these techniques. You can make wraps, scarves, fingerless mitts, a hat, and even a dress! My absolute favorite is the Under the Sea Motif Shawl. Box stitch motifs are combined to create this uniquely shaped shawl, with lacy sections that help it to drape beautifully.

Another one I really like is the Raspberry hat. It has an interesting construction, and uses that bevelled edge technique to make an almost scalloped-like edge. There are matching fingerless gloves as well!

You can enter to win your own copy of Box Stitch Crochet! This prize is generously provided by the publisher, Stackpole Books. To be eligible, you must be 18 years of age or older, with a valid shipping address in the US or Canada, and phone number. The winner will be contacted by email, and must reply to that email and provide the shipping address and phone number within 1 week in order to receive the prize. If the winner does not reply within 1 week, a new winner will be selected.

The giveaway ends on October 30th. Hurry and enter below! 

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Disclaimer: A free review copy of Box Stitch Crochet was provided by Stackpole Books. Although I accept free products for review, I do not accept additional compensation, nor do I guarantee a positive review.  My reviews are based entirely on my honest opinions. All images of copyrighted material are used with permission.

9 (Mostly Free) Autumn Crochet Patterns

Monday, October 2, 2017

I’m Marie from Underground Crafter and it's time for my monthly seasonal roundup of crochet patterns designed by Crochet Guild of America members! (If you’re a crochet designer and a CGOA member and would like to grant us permission to use your patterns in these roundups, please contact me via my blog.)

This month’s roundup features 9 (mostly free) crochet patterns just perfect for the transition to autumn, including accessories for children and adults and home decor. Photos are used with permission. Enjoy!

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