source: free review copy courtesy of Netgalley/Rowman & Littlefield
title: Delicate Crochet: 23 Light and Pretty Designs for Shawls, Tops and More
author: Sharon Silverman
genre: crochet pattern book
published: December 2018
rated: 5 out of 5
Light, airy pieces crocheted in fine yarns show off the beauty of your crochet stitches and are a dream to wear! The shawls, cardigans, tops, and other designs in this collection are light as a feather, super soft, and made to drape beautifully across your body. These lacy pieces are fun to crochet and very versatile. Change up the yarns to create looks for day or night, work or play, city or suburbs.
Pattern contributors include Kristin Omdahl, Robyn Chachula, Marty Miller, Amy Solovay, Vashti Braha, and others known for their innovative, gorgeous crochet designs. Each of the 23 patterns includes full written instructions and charts as needed. All special stitches are fully explained and skill levels range from easy to advanced.
I was lucky to receive a copy of Delicate Crochet: 23 Light and Pretty Designs for Shawls, Tops and More. This pattern book is gorgeous. The creations are beautiful. There are 23 patterns here from 11 designers so there is a nice variety. The patterns range in skill levels from advanced beginner to the advanced crocheter. I’d say most of these patterns are more on the challenging side, but that is a good thing. The techniques and the yarns used give the pieces a delicate, sophisticated look. I love experimenting with stitches and yarn because the possibilities are endless.
One of my favorite patterns is the Yveline Wrap made with the Tunisian stitch. Frills are added on top of the Tunisian stitches for a finishing touch, I love that idea. Tunisian is one of my favorite techniques and I would love to make this one day.
Another beautiful pattern is the Ziggy Vest also made using the Tunisian stitch.
I usually create something to include in my review post but due to time constraints this time around I wasn’t able to. But as I said, I would definitely eventually love to make something using this pattern book. The patterns seem clear and easy to follow, there are plenty of photos for reference and help as you go. There are cardigan patterns, finger-less gloves, shawls, vests and cowl patterns all using beautiful stitches and techniques that are a little more on the advanced side.
At the end of the book there is a techniques section explaining the different stitches from single through triple crochet. Also, there is a guide to color changing and adding new yarn and a section explaining Tunisian crochet as well as blocking. There is a section on how to read the patterns and symbols as well, all with photos for reference.
Delicate Crochet: 23 Light and Pretty Designs for Shawls, Tops and More is a beautiful pattern book to add to your collection or to give as a gift to the intermediate-advanced crocheter in your life.
About the author (quoted from Amazon.com)
Sharon Silverman is the author of seventeen crochet books, including Crochet Cowls and Tunisian Crochet. She was a featured guest on HGTV’s fiber arts show, “Uncommon Threads” and is an instructor for Annie’s Crafts online classes. Known for her fashionable creations and crystal clear instructions, Sharon is honored to have had her designs published by leading yarn companies including Louet North America, Lion Brand Yarn, and Plymouth Yarn Company. Her private line of patterns is available through Ravelry.com.You can find Sharon at her website, www.SharonSilverman.com; on Ravelry and YouTube at CrochetSharon; and on Facebook and Pinterest at Sharon Silverman Crochet. She resides in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
disclaimer: This review is my honest opinion. I did not receive any kind of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. I am under no obligation to write a positive review. I received a free review copy of Delicate Crochet: 23 Light and Pretty Designs for Shawls, Tops and More via Netgalley/Rowman & Littlefield. Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. The photos are my own.