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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Box Stitch Crochet - Book Review and Giveaway on myhobbyiscrochet.com

*Disclaimer: I was given a Pdf sample copy of this book to review, but I was not financially compensated in any way to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own. 

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Box Stitch Crochet Book Review & Giveaway on myhobbyiscrochet.com



I was very excited as Corinne Freeman, the designer behind Crochet 4 My Butterfly Blog, contacted me, asking me to review her first book, Box Stitch Crochet: Use the Corner-to-Corner Stitch in New Ways to Make 20 Hats, Wraps, Scarves & Accessories.




Maybe you have heard of the box stitch before; it is also known as the corner-to-corner stitch or C2C. Traditionally it was used to crochet corner-to-corner afghans & graphghans, pillows, scarves or other square/ rectangular crochet pieces.

In her book, Corrine proves that this stitch can do so much more! She has used the stitch in innovative ways, designing fashionable crochet pieces, such as shawls, cowls, ponchos, hats, headbands, fingerless mitts, boot cuffs and more.

Here are a few of the lovely designs included in the book:

Celebration Cuffs & Headband


Celebration Cuffs & Headband 


 Dusty Purple Motif Stole

Dusty Purple Motif Stole

Forest Skirt

Forest Skirt 

 After learning the basics of the box stitch, you will learn how to increase and decrease the box stitch, how to work various shapes, such as a rectangle or motif, how to change colors while increasing or decreasing and how to join motifs. 

Below are a few box stitch samples I have crocheted myself, based on the instructions from the book.

I found Corrine’s instructions clear and easy to follow; the step by step pictures were a great help also.
Box Stitch Crochet - The Beveled Edge reviewed on myhobbyiscrochet.com


The Beveled Edge it's easy to learn and it looks so pretty! 

It was used for designing the Celebration Headband (picture shown above),  for the Pretty in Pink Beveled Shawl and for the Raspberry Hat.  

Box Stitch Crochet - "Join as you go" Motif reviewed on myhobbyiscrochet.com


Crocheting the “Join as you go” kind of Box Stitch Motif was a bit challenging, but I made it! :)
This kind of motif was used by Corinne to design the following lovely patterns:
- Dusty Purple Motif Stole (picture shown above)
Under the Sea Motif Shawl  ( This one is so gorgeous! You must see it! I absolutely love it!  It's one of my favorite patterns in her book!:)

You will also learn two joining methods of the box stitch pieces:
- the Box Stitch Join - a join that will be hidden in the inside part of the finished piece.
- the Lattice Join - a pretty decorative join, that adds flexibility to the crochet pieces.

Then you are all set to try your hands at any of  the lovely designs included in the book.

I have really enjoyed this book and I recommend it to you! It would be a great addition to your crochet library.
You can pick up your own copy of the book on Amazon US, Amazon CAAmazon UK and Amazon DE.

You can also enter to win a copy in the GIVEAWAY below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is open to residents of the United States only!  End Date: 10/27/2017 at 11:59 pm (Central European Time).

Good Luck to you!

I would like to thank Corinne and her editor, Caroline Mc’Manus for providing me with a review copy of the Box Stitch Crochet and for offering a 2nd copy to be given away to one of my readers.

For more information about  Corinne, please visit her website Crochet 4 My Butterfly. You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest and Etsy.


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