Crochet Kaleidoscope is a beautiful book complete with a very helpful Color Guide, 100 pretty motifs in different shapes and sizes and crochet patterns for 5 great projects.
Title: Crochet Kaleidoscope
Author: Sandra Eng
Publisher: Interweave Books, an imprint of F+W Media Inc.
Browse through 100 different crochet motifs and learn how to choose your yarn colors effectively with Crochet Kaleidoscope by Sandra Eng.
In the Color Guide you will learn about different color combinations that work well together. We find out how we can pair colors by including neutrals and different complementary and/or split complementary color combinations. Available online color selection tools are mentioned and we are given some color ‘hacks’ we can try, to help us, if we find making color choices difficult.
Consideration is also given to how many colors to use in a single project and which order to use the colors we have chosen.
Sandra Eng also recommends some tools we can use to visually see how our motifs will look if we were to combine them into a completed project, like a blanket. This helps us visualize how different colors used in different sections of the motif can change the overall finished appearance of our projects.
Each pattern motif includes the following information:
- Finished size
- Hook size
- Yarn colors for the original colorway used
- Stitch Diagram
- Written instructions in U.S. Crochet Terms
- Alternate Colorway (including yarn colors)
The motifs sections are:
Triangles and Other Shapes
The patterns included are:
- Circles in a Square Rug, 35″ by 35″, Super Bulky Yarn , 10 mm (P) and 6 mm (J) hooks, Join as You Go Technique Used
- Mod Flower Shawl, 48″ on each side, Sport Weight Yarn , 3.75 mm (F) hook, Join as You Go Technique (JAYG) Used
- Solstice Pillow, 20″ across, DK Weight Yarn , 4 mm (G) and 4.5 mm (H) hooks, Slip Stitch Join Technique Used
- Vintage Bauble Blanket, 45″ by 55″, Bulky Weight Yarn , 6 mm (J), Join as You Go Technique Used
- Zinnia Table Runner, 13.5″ by 85″, DK Weight Yarn , 4 mm (G), Join as You Go Technique Used
You can totally change the finished look of your project simply by selecting different color combinations for the motifs.
Here is one example:
The Stitch Key for the diagrams is included on page 150. I personally love that the Stitch Diagrams have been included because it gives you a visual representation of what the finished project will look like better than written instructions can. There is a bit of a learning curve when switching from written instructions to stitch diagrams but they are becoming my preference for crochet instructions. If you have always relied on written instructions, try to take a look at the diagrams as you are working each round so you see how they are being arranged. It may help you visualize and choose your colors for future patterns.
The Glossary is included on page 151 and includes written explanations of the different terms used in the book. You are also provided with a link to the free glossary of terms on the Interweave website for further assistance.
Filled with stunning color combinations and design elements the motifs included in Crochet Kaleidoscope can be combined to create a wide-range of unique projects. The helpful color guide shows us how to make effective yarn color choices and demonstrates how the order of the yarn colors can impact our finished projects. I am totally in love with Crochet Kaleidoscope by Sandra Eng.
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I would like to thank Interweave Books, an imprint of F+W Media Inc. for both the Review and Giveaway Copy of Crochet Kaleidoscope.
Images used with permission from F+W Media Inc.