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Book Review: How to Make 100 Crochet Appliques' by Deb Burger

Monday November 11, 2013

How to Make 100 Crochet Appliques’
Patterns for Fun, flora, Fauna and Icon Patches
By Deborah Burger

According to Deb Burger, she lives in a “whimsical” world where she shares inspiration from many media. You’ll find finished artwork, plans, recipes and patterns: all products of her imagination and delight in living. She is active in the online community, Ravelry, as Cerdeb and blogs at Dragonfly Cottage Design. 

That same whimsy is certainly evident throughout her new book, Crochet Appliques’. With her patterns, she shows how to make 100 crochet patches arranged in sections, including:
·         Celebrate!
·         On the Farm
·         Sea and Shore
·         Le Jardin
·         Into the Wild

Deb asks her readers, “Why leave something plain when you can add a finishing touch to make it personal and meaningful?” Inside, you’ll find 150 color photos of crocheted appliques  skillfully photographed, and written instructions accompanied by stitch diagrams.

The book is hardcover with a “wire-o” binding that makes it very convenient to use table-side or on your lap as you crochet. All the examples in the book are crocheted in either Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece or Cotton Fine using an F (3.75 mm hook). Helpful tips are included in the Technical Support section and there is a guide for the use of symbol crochet as well.

I know you will find the same delight that I did when you use this book as a handy reference that inspires you to add fabulous and fun crocheted touches to most anything that crosses your path!

Available at Creative Publishing.  Crochet Appliques' retails for $24.99.


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