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
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