Annie's is part of the third-generation Muselman family business, founded in 1925 and long known for original craft designs including crochet, knitting, card making, paper crafts, beading, sewing, quilting, and needlework. Annie's books are sold through independent retailers and major chain stores worldwide. They are headquartered in Berne, Indiana.
Crochet eight pretty doilies using size 10 crochet cotton in this new pattern book from Annie's Crochet. This is not a book where you can learn how to crochet if you have not previously done any but a book of patterns. However, turn to the back and there is a whole page showing the basic stitches in clear diagrams plus a handy list of stitch abbreviations and over the page a metric conversion chart. There are also lists for yarn conversion (metric to imperial and vice versa) and the differences between stitch terms in the US and UK. The patterns themselves make up the rest of the booklet and all feature a page sized photograph showing the finished item in use plus written instructions (no charts), lists of special stitches, gauge, finished size, skill level and materials. The sizes vary between 6" and 13" and all the skill levels are beginner or easy. The doilies are the work of several designers and vary a lot in style from very lacy weblike circles to stars and other fancier shapes. Various colors of thread are used but all size 10 (Aunt Lydia's Classic Crochet Cotton) and size 6 or 7 hooks. This is a very pretty pattern book ideal for those with some crochet experience.* myshelf.com *
8 doilies to crochet that take no time at all. Stunning designs, mostly lacy and openwork except for a more solid star and closely crocheted design. Different shapes and motifs mean you could be happy crocheting all 8. Instructions from beginner upwards. Clear photographs, clear written instructions, all using the same crochet cotton. Short stitch guide with drawings and a conversion chart. Excellent value.* www.yarnsandfabrics.co.uk *