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63 Cable Stitches to Crochet by Darla Sims
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Apr 26, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: crochet, needlecrafts

This booklet features 63 different cable patterns which can be made into a sampler afghan, with directions for edging, assembly, and border.

What I like:
The special stitches are described within the pattern so you don't have to do a lot of flipping to the back of the booklet. The booklet lays flat, so you can easily read and crochet at the same time. The booklet is more affordable and lightweight than a book. There are more cable patterns included in this booklet than you would likely find in a thorough stitch guide.

What I don't like (or what's missing):
The sampler is made in an off white color, so it is hard to see some of the stitch detail in the photographs. Since the booklet is really a sampler project, and not a stitch guide, you aren't given stitch multiples but rather the number of chains to start with for a 7' block. (A little "reverse engineering" is required if you want to adapt the stitches for another project of a different width.) The pattern difficulty rating is only listed for the sampler project (intermediate), rather than for each stitch. There are no stitch symbols, only pattern abbreviations.

Overall, a great booklet if you are interested in learning more cable stitches or if you enjoy making pieced afghans.

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