Books

Bert's Crochet Baby Blankets

Published December 2018

Eight gloriously modern, stunningly vibrant, crochet blankets for babies, toddlers & your own inner child.The blanket designs focus on colour and shape rather than texture and technique.

This stunning book contains illustrated step-by-step charts to creating eight vibrant blankets, with colour and size variations providing a further eighty four designs to choose from.

The book contains information on techniques used, colour, sewing in ends and much more. The blanket designs are made using the basic stitches to create simple, crochet motifs, that fit together like jigsaw pieces.

Each blanket pattern is written in UK and US terms and has a motif chart, they also contain colour key's and placement charts, and takes the reader step by step through the entire construction process.

Review

We're huge fans here of Amanda's stunning designs, so a new collection of blanket patterns is a real treat. This Kaleidoscopic book was inspired by Amanda's first grandchild and is packed with cheery designs to stimulate young minds.

The designs range from the vibrant Pixie Dust to the more subtle Cornucopia. The fun Lollipop Trees are a standout, while the Zigzag blanket is stunning.-Inside Crochet - Issue 1110

Available in the website shop, here as a paperback and as a pdf e-book.

Crochet Madder Triangles

Published July 2018

 

Crochet Madder Triangles features 8 exciting crochet motif projects, including blankets, shawls and scarves.

All the projects are designed using variations of a simple triangle crochet motif, as such the book focuses on colour and shape rather than texture and technique.

Crochet Madder Triangles was written in 2013 as pattern support for yarns dyed by Amanda's indie hand dyed yarn company - The Natural Dye Studio (NDS). Madder was Amanda's favourite natural dye, it is the orange/red colour used for Persian carpets. All the projects in the book (except for Icarus) contain at least one Madder (orange) triangle.

The patterns contain detailed colour recommendations, they contain both written and charted motif instructions and in both US and UK terms. There are simple step by step construction charts which will help you through the entire process, and several colour variation charts for each design. 

Available in the website shop, here as a paperback and as a pdf e-book.

Rainbow Crocheted Blankets

Published October 20116

Amanda's bold and inspiring use of colour and pattern gives stunning results that are deceptively easy to achieve. This colourful book contains illustrated block-by-block guides to creating ten stunning blankets, with colour variations providing twenty further creations.

Each of the ten blankets is constructed from a series of simple motifs, including squares, hexagons and triangles: creating a large and sumptuous blanket is simply a matter of piecing together colourful motifs into wonderful arrangements.

The book contains basic instruction on yarns and hooks, explains how to join motifs and sew in ends, and provides a brief guide to using colour. For each blanket there is an index of motifs used, accompanied by the instructions for how to make them: both in written form and as a chart. Each project has a full colour chart, and takes the reader block by block through the entire construction process.

Review

With an artist's eye for colour and shade, Amanda Perkins has put together a collection of ten glorious blanket designs, mixing patterns and tones to truly show-stopping effect. --Inside Crochet

This a book with 10 beautiful projects for a beginner crocheter to aspire to, and for a more experienced crocheter to make.If you are looking for a present for a crochet fan, buy this! They will not be disappointed with it, and will probably love you forever. --Lazy Daisy Jones

Available in the website shop, here as a paperback and the Kindle version on Amazon.

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