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Pocket Book of Crochet by Claire Gelder
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May 23, 2023 | ISBN 9781800920736

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Alicia Gregov, The Novel Neighbor Booklstore, St Louis, MO
“A great guide to crochet for anyone to add to their library. Very clear illustrations which is so important to learn a new skill or to improve. This book is full of inspiration.”

Library Journal review by Lynnanne Pearson
“Founder of the UK company Wool Couture, Gelder (Bonnie the Cow & Friends: 20 Loveable Animals & Birds To Crochet Using Chunky Yarn) writes a charming introduction to the craft. Basics of yarn (weight, sizes, and label-reading fundamentals) are clearly explained as are basics of crochet hooks and crochet terminology. The book is written for a UK audience, but an American “translation” is provided, along with gentle reminders that UK crochet terms are peppered throughout. The sections on technique are divided into three levels of difficulty, but this sometimes feels haphazard and, at times, out of sync with how people traditionally learn the craft. The good news is that the book includes projects at the end of every section that will test newly learned skills and stitches. There is even a bonus selection that covers the classic granny square. Gelder is encouraging throughout the book and takes a conversational tone. The book’s drawings, however, are more decorative than instructive and do not enhance the written instructions.
VERDICT This simple short book, while imperfect, is a nice addition for larger crafting collections. Libraries should be warned that there are several places where readers are encouraged to write in the book to chart their own crochet journey.”

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