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by Caitlin Sainio

  • ISBN: 1844488055
  • Category: Crafts & Home
  • Author: Caitlin Sainio
  • Subcategory: Crafts & Hobbies
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Search Press Ltd (2001)
  • FB2 size: 1982 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
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Bring the magic of a fresh snowfall into your own home with this gorgeous collection of crocheted snowflakes. With all the lacy beauty of the real thing, they are a lovely addition to any home.

Bring the magic of a fresh snowfall into your own home with this gorgeous collection of crocheted snowflakes. Spend an hour making an ornament or two, or take a weekend and crochet a whole blizzard! With clear instructions and full patterns for a wide range of designs-from simple snowflakes requiring only a few stitches to large, intricate ones-this book gives you all the techniques you'll need

Praise for 100 Snowflakes to Crochet.

Praise for 100 Snowflakes to Crochet. How many ways can you crochet a snowflake? The possibilities are endless, but here are 100 fresh options for windows, trees, gifts, and anything else you can think to adorn. She is the author of 100 lace Flowers to Crochet and 75 Exquisite Trims in Thread Crochet.

Caitlin Sainio is a freelance crochet designer, and author of several books of crochet patterns. She has been crocheting since childhood, and especially loves the delicate geometries of thread crochet. When not crocheting, Caitlin enjoys reading, playing the mandolin, and doing almost anything outside. Caitlin Sainio’s books.

With Caitlin Sainio's new book, you can crochet snowflakes from the cosy comfort of your living room. Just like real snowflakes, each of the 100 patterns are beautifully unique. They'll make captivating decorations to hang from your tree, mantelpiece or window frame, or to sew on to Christmas clothing. If you're a beginner, use just a few simple stitches to create one of the easier snowflakes. For the more experienced, there are plenty of larger, more intricate patterns to choose from

Bring the magic of a fresh snowfall into your own home with this gorgeous collection of crocheted snowflakes. Beauty of the real thing, they are a lovely addition to any home. Spend an hour making an ornament or two, or take a weekend and crochet a whole blizzard! With clear instructions and full patterns for a wide range of designs-from simple snowflakes requiring only a few stitches to large, intricate ones-this book gives you all the techniques you'll need. Includes a section on the basics of crochet, which explains all the stitches and patterns that.

Caitlin Sainio has been crocheting for most of her life, and especially loves the delicate geometries of thread crochet. This book has easy to read introduction to the stitches required throughout. The patterns are clearly graded on difficulty. The instructions for each snowflake are easy to follow, both written and chart versions. I'm definitely referring to this book many times in the future. Verified purchase: Yes Condition: New. by max9863023 Nov, 2018. Country of Publication. A delightful crochet book. This is a delightful crochet book. It shows stitch pattern as well as written patterns, which makes the patterns easy to follow. These snowflake designs can be used for a number of projects, such as throws, bed covers, lamp shade covers, table runners, shawls and tops.

amazing crochet snowflakes to make. Ravelry: Polaris pattern by Caitlin Sainio from 100 snowflakes. Ravelry: Snowflake crochet pattern pattern by Lucia Lanukas. 99 Snowflakes - Front Cover.

Create a gorgeous collection of crocheted snowflakes. Bring the lacey beauty of a snowfall into your home with 100 Snowflakes to Crochet. Crafters of all levels can easily crochet up a storm-or just make a simple snowflake or two. The designs range from simple ones requiring only a few rows to large intricate ones for more advanced stitchers.

100 Crocheted Snowflakes. Format: Paperback Author: Caitlin Sainio. Bring the magic of a fresh snowfall into your own home with this gorgeous collection of crocheted snowflakes. product price?? Rrp:£10. Spend an hour making an ornament or two, or take a weekend and crochet a whole blizzard!.

Create a gorgeous collection of crocheted snowflakes.

Bring the lacey beauty of a snowfall into your home with 100 Snowflakes to Crochet. Crafters of all levels can easily crochet up a storm-or just make a simple snowflake or two. The designs range from simple ones requiring only a few rows to large intricate ones for more advanced stitchers. Starting with a review of crochet basics, a discussion of materials and finishings, the structure of snowflakes, and methods of blocking and starching your finished flakes, anyone can easily learn to craft one of these gossamer creations. Then onto the Snowflake Selector to browse for a pattern that matches your skill level. However, as you work through the book, you will improve your skills as you go along! These lovely flakes-intricate, delicate, and symmetrical-can be used as appliques, to hang in windows, or to adorn your Christmas tree.

With full patterns and lots of project ideas for your finished snowflakes, you're certain to find hours of holiday enjoyment and inspiration from this title in the bestselling Knit & Crochet series.


Reviews about 100 Snowflakes to Crochet (7):
Jay
I recently bought this book and have been crocheting up a storm of snowflakes. I love the gallery section (Snowflake Showcase) which allows you to preview all 100 snowflakes. It is fun to see them in not just pure white, but also in pastels. The project gallery in the back offers photo ideas of ways you can use your finished snowflakes, such as coasters, notecard embellishments, as well as ornaments. This section has inspired a couple of holiday gift ideas for me. I have also made one "snowflake" in worsted weight yarn and can see potential in using some of the patterns in a larger scaled project, such as an afghan.

The instruction section is arranged with three levels of difficulty. There are 30 beginner patterns, 40 intermediate and 30 advanced. Each pattern has a clear, colored photo of the snowflake. The instructions are very clearly written and so far I haven't come across any errors. In addition to the written instructions, each snowflake pattern has a symbol chart, which I find helpful. Very uniquely and adding to the fun, each pattern in this book has a snow or ice related name, such as Droxtal, Ice Prism or Boreas, along with a short definition of the name. And of course, each snowflake has exactly six points. (I mention this, because of another crochet pattern book that features snowflakes with more than six points.)

This is a wonderful book, both as a pattern book and as a picture book.

2-NOV-2012 UPDATE: During my recent surgery recovery, I gave myself the goal of making all 100 snowflakes. I can now report I have done this....I've made all 100! I used Size 3 thread and a 2.25 mm hook for all snowflakes, so mine are a bit bigger than those in the book. Depending on the complexity, each snowflake took me somewhere between 15 and 45 minutes to stitch. (Weaving in ends and blocking added another few minutes each.)

I've uploaded a few photos to Amazon, including a series of photos taken of snowflakes before, during and after blocking. I highly recommend blocking! I used heavy spray starch, spraying them while they lay on a cloth, then pinning them to the blocking boards I made using the book's instructions. The spray starch gave the snowflakes a bit of body and helps them hold their nice shape, without making them stiff.

I did want to report my experience with the patterns themselves. I used a combination of the written instructions and the charts, sometimes relying more on one than the other, but generally consulting both. With only a few exceptions, I had no troubles with either. Considering that there are 100 patterns, the fact that I found errors on only five of them, is quite remarkable. ~ On Snowflakes #21, #43 and #73, the written instructions did not agree with the chart on Rounds 5, 2 and 5, respectfully. Snowflake #66 had an unnecessary written "fasten off" instruction on Round 3, the pattern having been an expansion of the previous snowflake. And Snowflake #74's chart had an unnecessary "floating" chain 3. (13-JAN-2013 Update: Pattern #84's written pattern does not match the chart on Round 1)

And, if you are wondering what I'm going to do with 100 snowflakes, most will be going to my church's annual holiday bazaar, but a few will grace my own Christmas tree. Happy Stitching!
Dolid
I had no idea how to crochet when I bought this book, but I brought it along to pass the time on a weekend car trip. Within an hour or so, I had learned the basics of crochet and was well into my first snowflake! By the end of the trip, I had made ten different snowflakes - they came out beautifully, and I was amazed by how easy it was to learn how to create them.

The patterns are lovely and unique - the fact that the author created 100 truly distinct patterns is very impressive; each one is gorgeous, and they all really are different (just like real snowflakes!). And if 100 isn't enough, there is even a section in the book with advice on how to go about inventing your own original snowflake designs.

The Showcase section is a great visual guide that you can use to pick out which design you'd like to try, or if you're just learning, you can start with the first pattern and work your way forward through the book, because they are all organized by difficulty.

This book would be a wonderful gift for the crocheter in your life (or someone who might LIKE to crochet), and is also a perfect way to create your own handmade gifts. I love this book, and look forward to using it for many more crochet projects!
monotronik
First, the good things: (1) Great production value -- nice heavy pages & excellent photos; (2)a "gallery" of snowflakes in many colors so you can see the variety & which ones appeal, (3) really excellent instructions with both written instructions and a diagram, (4) some of the "advanced" snowflakes are as pretty as any I have seen, (5) everything is well explained to newcomers in snowflakes and/or thread crochet, (6) many of the snowflakes hold their shape well and that provides instant satisfaction.

The things that I was not happy with: (1) With a hundred snowflakes, I would have expected a lot of variety, but instead they are all very much alike. They change in the details, and they're nicely designed, but if you compare them with other snowflakes out there (search "crochet snowflakes"), they are way too similar. (2) None of them have any spires. Complex borders are one of the coolest (haha) things about snowflakes, spires included, but these are just missing. In general, the borders are solid and similar. (3) They have a very limited vocabulary of stitches. For example, there might be one approximation of a picot loop/fan in the whole book, and there is not a single cluster stitch. For people who are new to this and don't know what I'm talking about, these techniques are not hard, and you could easily learn them from the basic skills in this book. Why on earth does she not include these beautiful and easy to learn types of stitches/pattern elements? That would make for more variety. (4) The "beginner, intermediate, advanced" snowflakes should really be called, "small, medium and large." I am not the greatest crocheter in the world, but IMO there are no advanced snowflakes in this book. (5) These snowflakes seem to be designed for instant gratification (which is why they have no spires, which take longer to complete than non-spire patterns). There could really have been a progression from easy to advanced, introducing new elements as you went along, but the patterns are all meant to be completed in an hour (depending on your speed, experience and skill) and that means there can't be some of the best elements in snowflakes. (6) The section on designing snowflakes is useless, except for the part that suggests you use these as a base and add your own borders. Now if only they would show you some of the neat things you can do on borders, that would be great.

I'm glad I got this book and have made a number of the snowflakes in it, but I was frustrated because it wasn't what it could have been.

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