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Book Review: Customize Your Crochet by Margaret Hubert

Customize Your Crochet

Prolific author of popular crochet books, Margaret Hubert, has once again produced a “sure to please” book that will be used over and over by readers as a reference for achieving form-fitting fashions! Margaret’s description in the introduction: "This book is a guide that will help you crochet garments to fit your measurements and your style, expertly finished so you will be proud to wear them,” truly describes the expert advice the reader will find within.

If you are someone who often finds yourself apologizing, (I only make afghans), then this book will give you the courage to expand your skills and to find the fun in garment making. Precise in its step-by-step layout, Margaret's detailed explanations show how to crochet a cardigan sweater with variations that describe how to fit each of the 4 classic body shapes: rectangle, triangle, inverted triangle, and hourglass.

This is not your typical pattern book in that there are only 4 cardigan designs along with a bonus crop top in the finishing section. 

Cathie's Crop Top

However, the wealth of knowledge inside goes beyond a basic good fit. Diagrams and illustrations are used throughout and step-by-step photography shows the details for garment construction, specific increases, decreases and other shaping methods, as well as finishing techniques and embellishments.

SoHo
Flower

Using Customize Your Crochet as your guide will sustain you through many, many hours of joyful and successful garment making! Available from Creative Publishing International, this book retails for $22.99.

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Looks like such a great book - fun and will be quite interesting. Thanks for sharing...
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