Beautiful Blankets, Afghans and Throws by Leonie Morgan A book Review & giveaway.
Beautiful blankets, especially handmade, crochet ones should be available on the NHS as I think they make everyone feel better! With blanket projects on my mind, I have had my eye on this book for some time.
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Beautiful Blankets, Afghans and Throws by Leonie Morgan.
I own a couple of Leonie’s other books, namely 100 colourful ripple stitches and 75 colourful Hexagons to crochet. Therefore I know she writes clear, concise instructions with good pattern notes.
The reason I wanted this book may surprise you. It wasn’t for the blankets or the throws. I couldn’t wait for this book to be published, because of the stunningly original edging patterns! They are unique, truly inspiring and just what I have been searching for.
Last year I completed a very pretty ‘corner-to-corner’ blanket that desperately needed an unusual but simple edging. It has been languishing in my ‘work in progress’ pile for the last few months Nothing had caught my eye, until this book came out. I am spending my coffee breaks today pondering colours and yarn.
Beautiful Blankets Afghans and throws:
There are 40 block and stitch patterns in this book. If you think about it, that works out at a bargain 28p per pattern (I consulted my calculator) Of course I love all of these too; the patterns are bright and cheerful, perfect for your future summer projects. The patterns are suitable for beginners and more experienced hookers too.
At the back of the book there is a very handy, quick reference and measurements guide. It gives the number or blocks of rows and also the yarn quantities and colours.
There is of course the usual stitch guide and illustrations for beginners.
My favourite blanket pattern is this one…
I am rather enamoured with the Neon frills blanket on page 28. The frills use surface crochet, which is something I have been using and enjoying recently. It makes a flat project become alive with texture…
I can highly recommend this book to you all!
Beautiful blankets, Afghans and Throws is available here by Leonie Morgan: £10.99 Published by Searchpress
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