Book reviewed by Christine Weiher, editor for AllFreeCrochet
The Crochet Compendium is a great book for those interested in learning how to crochet. In this book you will find 136 pages of the ultimate collection of crochet techniques. Each page provides a tip or technique, a colorful image or a pattern for you to expand your crochet experience. The charts and step by step instructions really help you out in learning the technique.
Within the contents of this collection you will see bead crochet, broomstick lace, double ended crochet, felting, filet crochet, intarsia, symbol crochet and much much more. You will also find metric conversion charts, standard weight systems and a stitch guide. This is the perfect book for crocheters of any skill level; even if you're a pro you can still brush up on your skills.
One of my favorite projects from the book is the Ribbon Candy Afghan; it just makes me so happy. The different colors of the rainbow just make this a bright and fun afghan to have. The crochet afghan pattern is made using hairpin lace and chain rib braid strips making this a unique pattern. Don't forget to check out the Quilt Rug on page 100. That in itself is a beautiful design, again with its bright colors. Set the rug up in your front hallway area to have your guests oh and ah. Crochet Compendium IS the ultimate collection of crochet techniques.
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