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Book Review: The Crocheter's Companion by Nancy Brown-revised and updated!

Thursday, August 15, 2013
The Crocheter’s Companion by Nancy Brown


Even though she is making a “comeback” with the updated and revised version of her best-selling how-to-crochet book, The Crocheter’s Companion, my friend Nancy Brown never went away! She has been a staple in the world of crochet for well over forty years. Nancy’s contributions to the image and popularity of crochet are endless. Before it was politically correct, Nancy was touting the advantages and delight of crochet in local yarn stores across her vast territory as a manufacturer’s rep for various lines of yarn. In groups and one student at a time, she has taught thousands to crochet. A long-time member of the Crochet Guild of America, Nancy served as President of the organization in addition to volunteering in many capacities.

With impeccable illustrations, an easy-to-understand format, and the most updated information available, this revised edition will soon become the only resource crocheters will ever need. Revised and updated in 2013 by Interweave Press, the book’s classy new cover foretells the precise and informative collection of crochet guidance inside. Its 5 X 7 inch format is designed to be a part of the crocheter’s basic tool kit, easy to carry along in the project bag for handy reference when needed. Inside the A-Z of crochet rules and tips are complete, including tools, yarns and gauges, crochet instructions, basic crochet stitches, advanced techniques, Tunisian crochet, familiar and favorite stitch and trouble shooting, just to name a few.

The bibliography is a source for other classic crochet guides and the list of associations will encourage crocheters to “hook up” with others that have the same passion for crochet. Novice or experienced, the Crocheter’s Companion is a “must –have” in any crocheter’s tool kit.
Nancy’s book is available at:  Amazon: amzn.to/YVSH9Y and retails for $19.95.  

Loveland, CO: Interweave Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-596­68-829-2

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