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Crochet Book Review: Interweave Presents Classic Crochet Shawls

Interweave Presents Classic Crochet Shawls Book Review(C) 2017 Interweave/F+W Media
Photo by Joe Hancock

Today it is my pleasure to review a crochet pattern book for you! This is a book of crochet shawls that have been previously published in Interweave Crochet. I am very excited to have a pattern in this book! While I’ve been in magazines many times, this is my first time to be included in a book!

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So, what’s inside this book?

Mostly patterns. The book jumps right into shawl patterns, of which there are twenty. Also included are a list of abbreviations, a glossary of stitches used, with instructions, brief bios of the designers, including yours truly, and sources for each of the yarns used.

Most of the patterns include symbol charts and sometimes diagrams, though not all.

I’ll share a few of my favorite patterns from the book.

First, my own Shifting Shawl:

Shifting Shawl Crochet Pattern by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio(C) Interweave/F+W Media

This shawl has an interesting asymmetric shape that is made just by increasing/decreasing differently on each side of the point. There is a filet panel set just above the point. I’ll share one more photo here that shows the shape better.

Shifting Shawl Crochet Pattern by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio
(C) Interweave/F+W Media

This pattern was first published in Interweave Crochet, Fall 2015. Find an favorite this on Ravelry by clicking here!

Another favorite pattern from this book is Emergence Shawl by Kathryn White.

Emergence Shawl by Kathryn White for Interweave Crochet
(C) Interweave/F+W Media

This beauty is so feminine and beautiful. Very classy! Originally found in Interweave Crochet, Fall 2013.

And, one more favorite, Dover by Sara Kay Hartmann.

Dover crochet shawl pattern by Sara Kay Hartmann in Poetic Crochet
(C) Interweave/F+W Media

I believe this pattern originally appeared in Poetic Crochet. I really love the stitch pattern in this shawl! It makes a very pretty repeating pattern.

Are you interested in other yarn craft book reviews? I’ve written several! Check out the following posts:

Crochet to Calm Book Review

Every Which Way Crochet Borders Book Review

Vintage Modern Crochet Book Review

Custom Socks Book Review (Knitting)

Top-Down Crochet Sweaters Book Review

What is the last yarn craft book that you purchased? Was it for crochet or knitting? What made you decide to buy it? What do you like most about it?I hope to see you again!

 

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Happy stitching!
April

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