75 Exquisite Trims in Thread Crochet - Throwback Thursday Review

Throwback Thursday to a craft book review I originally wrote on Goodreads in January 2014 ...

75 Exquisite Trims in Thread Crochet: For Edgings, Corners, Crescents & More
Title: 75 Exquisite Trims in Thread Crochet: For Edgings, Corners, Crescents & More
Author: Caitlin Sainio
Published: 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin

Caitlin Sainio presents a wide array of thread crochet trims in her new book, 75 Exquisite Trims in Thread Crochet: For Edgings, Corners, Crescents & More. From traditional patterns such as the Simple Chain or Pineapple Lace trims to whimsical and unique designs such as Teddy Bears on Swings or Rainbows, there is sure to be a perfect trim for you, whether new or experienced in crochet work.

The instructions are clear, with foundation rows written out with crochet abbreviations, but the main pattern is written using crochet symbols --no need to fear if you are not familiar with these, as the book contains a symbol chart for easy reference. Every pattern includes instructions for turning outer corners (such as if you were to trim the edge of a table cloth) and for turning inner corners (such as trimming the inside of a square-neckline blouse).

There are clever holiday themed designs and ones that would be perfect for children. However, there are also more stylish patterns that teens and adults would be comfortable wearing --perhaps edging a scarf or as another accent. There is also a brief section on project ideas and samples on how to utilize the trims.

As these patterns are designed for thread crochet (with small sized hooks), I'd recommend this book to crocheters who are at least comfortable with the basic crochet stitches and techniques before tackling trims in this book. However, none of the trims look too difficult and should be accessible to intermediate and more experienced crocheters.

The photographs are clear and allow you to easily envision the finished designs. They are so tempting, even to me --someone who rarely uses crochet thread-- that I want to pick up a spool and steel hook and start one now!

[I received a copy through the Goodreads First Reads Program]

Do you crochet?  Have you tried thread crochet?

75 Exquisite Trims in Thread Crochet - Throwback Thursday Review 75 Exquisite Trims in Thread Crochet - Throwback Thursday Review Reviewed by The Artist Librarian on 8/13/2015 12:00:00 AM Rating: 5

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