There’s nothing quite like the feel of snuggling up on the sofa underneath a handmade blanket, or bringing colour and life to a room with a crocheted throw across the back of a chair or over a bed. This collection of 15 beautiful designs is a wonderful way to brighten your home, and full of inspiration and new techniques to learn. Some patterns include charts, and all are illustrated with clear step photographs to guide you through the design.
Patterns include the stunning Hearts Full Of Grace blanket, which uses mosaic crochet motifs in a delicate heart design, and Flower Patches, which puts three-dimensional floral patterns in bright colours over a neutral background to beautiful effect. If you’ve ever fancied trying crocheted cables, Cables and Puffs is a classic design, worked in a grey and edged in a pretty mustard yellow crab stitch.
Simpler but equally impressive designs include Everlasting Love, a granny-alike lace pattern worked from the centre out in an ombré yarn, and Rainbows in Tunisia, which combines a self-striping yarn with Tunisian crochet for a bright and cheery finish, edged in colourful pom-poms! And if you’re dreaming of a distant seashore, then All The Oceans Blue, worked in linen stitch in gradiated colours, will keep you going if you’re spending time inside at home.
Ana Morais Soares • TUVA Publishing, £14.99