Crochet Collage Garden is a wonderful exploration of flowers, plants, and all sorts of petals! Get a peek at the 100 (yes, one hundred!) pretty pieces in this collection, and enter to win your own copy on Moogly!
Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this book for review, courtesy of David & Charles; all opinions are my own. This post includes affiliate links.
Crochet Collage Garden Review
A Bit About the Author
"After completing her degree in Geography at Durham University, Chris taught in primary schools for several years. Having always had an interest in crafting, she started her own business called ‘Chris made this’ selling handmade gifts online and at craft fairs once her two children were grown up. She now focusses on creating her own crochet designs and sharing colourful crochet inspiration through her social media. As well as crochet and gardening, Chris enjoys walking, reading, knitting and yoga, and lives in North Yorkshire with her husband.
If you are interested in seeing more of Chris’s creative work and garden, she can be found on Instagram @chris.made.this and @tales.from.north.end and on Facebook as Chris made this"
A Bounty of Beautiful Garden Crochet
Crochet Collage Garden is different from most crochet pattern books. It's sort of like a crochet stitch dictionary - but for plant pieces! Each design uses just a few yards of yarn and takes just minutes to make. There are front-view flowers, as well as half-opened flowers, side views, buds, seeds, berries, and even fungi!
And then you get to put them together! As appliques, artwork, you could even sew them into a giant bespoke blanket! And I really love the idea of putting them on the front of greeting cards. They are arranged into 10 Collages - collections inspired by Chris's garden, each including 10 different patterns. They represent a "year in (her) Yorkshire garden" - how lovely!
10 Curated Collages
The Collages (aka chapters) are titled: Woodland Glade, Spring Awakening, Cottage Garden, Vintage Blue Bouquet, Midsummer Daydream, Flower Meadow, Terracotta Pot, Poppy Pozy, Autumn Wreath, and Midwinter Magic. Each of the patterns in each section includes written instructions as well as a little chart! This is particularly helpful, as the patterns are written in UK terms.
In the back of Crochet Collage Garden is a short techniques and tips section, which does include some really handy info (like how to make the special stitches), so you'll want to give it a once over. And there's a UK-to-US stitch chart for quick reference as well! The embroidery section is particularly helpful for crocheters who don't embroider regularly. I appreciate that there was a lot of thought to this section - not just some random stitch definitions tacked on at the end.
All the patterns include the yarn and hook used. Most seem to be shown with DK weight yarn, and made with a 3mm crochet hook - but certainly not all! And of course, these pieces are perfect for any odd balls or leftover bits of yarn you have - just match the hook to the yarn! The possibilities are just about endless - every creation will be your own!
Get your own copy of Crochet Collage Garden today!
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The Crochet Collage Garden Giveaway
The Crochet Collage Garden Giveaway is open WORLDWIDE (void where prohibited, including Quebec). The giveaway ends May 8, 2023, at 12:15am Central US time. To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below. If you are on mobile and have difficulty entering, please use a desktop computer to enter. Only the email option is mandatory – all other tasks are optional, for bonus entries only.
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This is just the kind of pattern book I've been looking for (or collecting). I'm always on the look out for flower patterns.
What a cool idea! I love the flower meadow.
Patterns look interesting I have not made flowers before. Would love to learn.
I don't know if I have a favorite flower, but anything purple is definitely going to catch my eye. I would really enjoy playing with all the different flowers in this book to see what I could create
I collect crocheted flower patterns so this would be fabulous!
Very pretty. Perfect for spring. Love flower charts.
Love all flowers but my favorite are Trilliums!
I love to crochet succulents
This book sounds fabulous. I love to crochet roses.
Would love to have this book. It would be great for making scrbbies. My favorite flower is Lily of the Valleys.
Laura J Samuelson
What a great idea, would love this book!
My fav flower is Peony!
Long time follower and I just love all your tutorials!!! I think this crochet collage Garden book would be fun to try with embroidery thread and make tiny flower jewelry
My favourite flower is the Asian Jasmine.
My Favourite flower is the tulip and lots of daisies. Love the look of crochet flower collages.
What a beautiful book with gorgeous designs and pictures! Taking a closer look at this book on Amazon, it has well written commentaries, clear step-by-step directions, diagrams and wonderful pictures of live and crocheted plants and their parts. This book is much more than just a how-to book. I find it inspirational! It touches my heart. I will purchase this book regardless. I know a couple of people who would love to receive this as a gift!
Alison Hop Hing
These patterns are just gorgeous! My favourite flower is Delphinium
This looks like a really neat book. Thanks for letting me enter the giveaway.
I've looking at book for a while now, would be really nice to have it in my library of crochet books.
i love all flowers but i think my favorite is crocus! thank you for the giveaway!
My favorite would be iris. So many varieties. I love this garden idea! So many uses:)
Unbelievably beautiful! So creative—I love it.
My favorite flower is daisies! My boyfriend in High School (now husband) gave me a bouquet of daisies for our Junior prom!
As if I really need more "I wanna make that"
But yes, I wanna keep my hooks creating.
This sounds like the perfect book to use to incorporate crochet flowers into my mixed media art!
what gorgeous flowers loved flowers great give away
What beautiful flowers thanks for give away
This is a gorgeous book! I would be so happy to win it!! My favorite flower is the bleeding heart, but I really love them all, they all have such individual beauties and smells and bring so much to a garden!! lol (I have a hard time choosing favorites, can you tell, lol) Thank you for the giveaway and have an Amazing week!!
My favorite flowers are Lily of the Valley and Lilacs. This book is so lovely!
Only one 'favourite'??? Oh golly. Lavender comes to mind for flower and plant.
I like roses.
I hope there are mushroom patterns! I love enchanted woodland decor!
Ooh this book looks amazing! Good thing there's so many components because I have a*lot* of favorite flowers!
I do love sunflowers, tho. And cosmos and honeywort and poppies.
Flowers in Spring! With all the snow seeing crocheted flowers us delightful! Lovely!
These patterns are so pretty!
I love Orchid, Lily and Lily of the Valley. I grow many of them and would love to recreate them. This book looks so inspiring..
I love Cosmos, Rose's and Lilacs! Beautiful book, thanks for the review!
I've been keeping this in my Amazon cart to purchase when I can afford to! So glad there's a chance to win it as it looks like a wonderful and beautiful book! Thanks for the giveaway!
AND my favorite flowers are PEONIES!
This looks amazing! I am thinking of all the fun things I could do like add these to blankets, socks, shirts even dish towels to make them extra special! So much fun 🙂
Love this! Dalia are my favorite.
I really think that poppy's are very pretty. Passion flowers are my favorite flower.
I love sunflowers and roses but these patterns are so beautiful!
This is in my Amazon cart, waiting for my birthday!
Sharon M Aurora
My favorite flowers are daffodils. What wonderful book!
I really love all flowers but currently enamored with day lily and shrimp plants
It’s hard to pick a favourite flower as there are so many beautiful ones. I like them all.
I love tulips
Crochet in bloom! Such lovely work. Working on a daisy granny square afghan at the moment. Daisies are so happy and simple.
Love this book and the author! My favorites flowers are poppies.and daisies.
My favorites flowers are poppies.and daisies.
looks lovely - definitely going on the wishlist!
Real flowers, my favorite is lisianthus, but I've never seen a pattern to crochet one. For yarn work, probably ferns and vines.
I like climbing roses. Thanks for the chance to win this book of flowers.
I love gerber daisies. I really like that these patterns can be used to make a wreath.
I am always on the lookout for physical copies of crochet books!
I think that it is impossible to pick just one flower or plant because the possibilities are endless. Between different patterns and color choices of yarn, you will be there forever creating different groups of flowers. Sorry but I cannot pick just one. Thanks for this giveaway.
I love tulips 🌷 and all flowers and I would definitely be so excited to have this book it looks amazing and I have wanted to do things more creative and this would do it! Tysm for the chance!!!
I love sunflowers!
My favorite flowers are carnations. I think they are pretty but I also like their light scent. And I have so many favorite plants it's hard to narrow it down. Ivies are very forgiving, so are spathiphyllum. And I like dracena marginata because if my family breaks it, it's easy to root the broken piece and the main plant will just grow a new section.
I'm always looking for ways to use up scrap yarn and yarn folks give to me because they gave up on crochet. These patterns could turn into cute ways to tell them Thanks!
i enjoy all your blogs,but i truly LOVE flowers!! thank you for these
I have a few favorite flowers: white roses, hydrangeas, & peonies.
Sunflowers are my favorite, but I also love the Spring wildflowers such as violets,dandelion, and spring beauty.
I love freesia’s.
This is a lovely looking book, I’m a crochet addict 🙂
My favourite are roses and violets but I adore most ,this book looks beautiful and will be adored by some many flower crazy crafter's!
My favourite flower would have to be the yellow daffodil with its bright sunny colours and its early blooms bringing hope of better weather to come
I love roses but my favorite flower is the star gazer and Calle Lily.
My favorite flower is rose, then after that lily, orchids, jasmine and gardenia.
My favorite flower would probably be hibiscus. They are so pretty even though the bloom only lasts a day. I also love the look of the stargazer lily so much that it is incorporated in one of my tattoos.
What a delightful book. I absolutely love flowers and appliques. I add them to jeans, hats, bags, and jewelry. My most favored flower is orchids, but I really like them all. This book would be amazing to own. I really love the themed groupings. Very excited about this give away. Thank you for the oportunity and wishing good luck to everyone.
What a pretty book! I'd love to create the beautiful flowers.
I love Hollyhocks!
I’m so excited!