Connect the Shapes: Crochet Motifs by Edie Eckman a rewiev
Some time ago I did a german review on Beyond the square: Crochet motifs by Edie Eckman after I crocheted all motifs from the book. Today I want to talk a little about Edie Eckmans second book Connect the Shapes: crochet motifs.
This time I only did crochet some of the 101 motifs. I tried to crochet one motif of each chapter presented in the book. The patterns were written really clear. There’s always a chart and a written instruction and this is very helpful.
As you see there’s only one photographed example, the reason for this is that they were really beautiful and I sewed them on a t-shirt and gave them away before I thought of taking a photo.
I loved the chapters Gathered chains with six motifs using a lot of front-or-back-loop-stitches and the 3-D Fun (self-explanatory) most.
But the main theme of this book is of course the connecting of those motifs. Edie Eckman presents at least six possibilities. They are only briefly described but clear photos show the connecting methods. After reading and trying some of those instructions I now know different ways how to put motifs together.
When I read Connect the Shapes: crochet motifs I immediatly fell in love with the small triangle you see in the picture. It is really light and small and the connecting was easy. There were a lot of ends to weave in and honestly that was the reason I stopped after about ten motifs. But I really can imagin the triangles as a stole or a scarf.
All in all I recommend the book because there are enough motifs for every taste and there’s absolutly nothing negative to say about the instructions. It’s a really good book with nice layout and great patterns.