Book Review & New Prize! Margaret Hubert’s Customize Your Crochet

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – Be the first to comment

Hooray! We have another fabulous prize in our Finish in ’15 Contest! Remember, you can enter until September 30!

Have you heard of Margaret Hubert? If not, it would be my pleasure to introduce you to one of crochet’s most prolific designers. Margaret Hubert is the author of more than 20 crochet and knitting books. She has been involved in the needle arts industry for years and has been instrumental in developing new generations of crocheters. In 2012 she was inducted into the Jean Leinhauser Crochet Hall of Fame.

We’re lucky to be able to offer a copy of her latest book, Customize Your Crochet, as a prize in our Finish in ’15 contest.

Caissa McClinton Customize Your Crochet by Margaret Hubert Giveaway on Crochet Spot @artlikebread

Customize Your Crochet is a wonderful book to add to your crochet library. As the title suggests, it is a resource to help you to shape your crocheted garments. The book states “Most patterns in books and magazines are designed to fit the Classic Rectangle shape, because almost half of all women fit this body type.” Well, if almost half fit this shape, then more than half do not. Therefore, Margaret has outlined four common body types into which a majority of women can fit. She also provides instructions on how to properly take measurements. Although taking measurements may not be fun for all of us to do, it is incredibly important in order to get a proper fit to a crocheted garment.

The book continues by featuring four different sweaters, each crocheted first in the Classic Rectangle shape, and then in each subsequent shape. There is also a section on how to shape within the particular lace pattern. Therefore, the reader gets to see how the sweater can be customized to an individual’s body shape and personal style. Margaret also has a section on embellishments with over two dozen motif patterns that can be used to embellish a sweater or any project. Finally, there are some great tips on adding pockets and finishing your work. As a bonus, Margaret included a very special thread crochet sweater with an unusual technique.

All in all, this is a fabulous book that is a must have for the garment crocheter’s library. I hope you will join us in our Finish in ’15 contest, but you could always pick up your own copy on Amazon.

So what about you, my friends? Do you ever crochet garments? Have you ever customized a crochet pattern before? Would you like to give this book a try? Please leave your thoughts, ideas and questions in the comment section below.

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