cover image Embroidered Crochet: Enchanting Projects to Crochet and Embroider

Embroidered Crochet: Enchanting Projects to Crochet and Embroider

Anna Nikipirowicz. Search, $19.95 trade paper (96p) ISBN 978-1-78221-971-2

This cozy outing by Nikipirowicz (Crocheted Wreaths for the Home), a design consultant for Rowan Yarns, shows how to make pieces that combine crochet and embroidery. The 10 projects largely follow the same three-step process: crafters crochet and block a base, iron reusable design patterns onto the base, and then embroider the transferred images. The author provides an overview of necessary equipment and instructions on how to crochet and embroider, making this accessible for readers who only have background in one or the other. Projects include pillows, pennants, a basket, and a small tapestry, ranging in difficulty from small coasters with radishes and parsnips embroidered onto them to the more time-intensive blanket, adorned with a goldfinch, sparrow, and other birds. Nature lovers will delight at the cheerful plants and animals that feature prominently in the designs, such as the bluebells, buttercups, and forget-me-nots on the “wildflower wall hanging,” and the foxes and mushrooms on the “woodland pennant garland.” Additionally, the ample photos make it a breeze to get the hang of the needlework. Crocheters looking to change things up will take to these cute pieces. (Mar.)