When I was growing up I had a friend, Cindy, who always seemed to have all the answers. Whether we needed to know the best way to start a fire for our camping trip or how to patch up torn jeans so they looked cool and not silly, Cindy was always the one we’d go to for help. As we grew older, Cindy and I also grew apart but I’ve never forgotten those days when she seemed to have all the answers. Let’s be honest, there are still times when I’m confused about how to do something and I wish she was around to guide the way.
For us crafters, I think we’d all like to have a “Cindy” around… someone to ask how to finish a stitch or the best way to make a fabric door wreath. You know how it goes. Those moments when you’re in the middle of making something and you just get STUMPED. Or when you’re sitting at your kitchen table with all of your craft supplies spread out on the table and you just can’t figure out how or where to START. Those moments when you just want to yell out in frustration or shake your head in confusion.
Author and crochet guru Edie Eckman recognized this need for answers… especially in the world of crochet patterns. In an effort to be a one-stop resource for all of the potential questions that could come up in crochet, she created this amazing guide called The Crochet Answer Book. Its tagline reads “Solutions to Every Problem You’ll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You’ll Ever Ask.” That’s quite a tall order, but let me tell you, the author certainly delivers in this tome that totals more than 300 pages.
Whether you’re not sure what hook size to use for a particular project or you want some guidance about flat working around corners, this book offers clear and concise answers to nearly every hooking dilemma you could ever face. Plus there are plenty of follow-along diagrams that help visual learners like me understand how things are supposed to go when we just can’t seem to get it from the written instructions alone.
I’d highly recommend this book to anyone who’s ever had a crochet question they just couldn’t seem to find the answer to. Having a comprehensive resource like this literally at your fingertips while you’re crocheting is like a dream come true. You’ll never get hung up on a pattern again!
- 22 Easy Crochet Tips and Tricks
- Ideas for Keeping Yarn Organized
- Tips for Crochet While Traveling
- Tutorial on How to Crochet Left Handed
I’m sure there are many tips and tricks you’ve learned over the years.