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crochet noro

Last week my copy of Crochet Noro arrived.  It’s a beautiful book.  Even if I never make any of the projects in it – but I am betting that I will, and sooner than you think – it is worth it just to have it sitting beside my chair for me to glance through when I want to gaze at something exquisite.

Crochet Noro

The blurb from the Book Depository page: For more than 40 years, Noro has been a source of fabulously inventive yarns prized by knitters around the world for their incomparable colours, patterns and luxury. “Crochet Noro” presents 30 vibrant designs from such top designers as Lily Chin, Yoko Hatta and Doris Chan, ranging from an adorable swirly hat and trendy bias miniskirt to a mohair motif blanket. These beautiful items and the yarns they showcase – such as Kureyon Silk Garden and Taiyo – are sure to excite crocheters.

Crochet Noro - Bias Miniskirt

Crochet Noro - Floral Necklace

And the blurb from the back of the book: Crochet designers from around the world have come together to create this stunning volume of patterns stitched in exquisite Noro yarns. Bursting with colour and texture, Crochet Noro brings art and elegance into the everyday. Crocheters of all skill levels will experience the spectacular colourways of these unique yarns in designs that feature an array of delightful stitches. With thirty stunning projects to choose from, including elegant shawls, gorgeous sweaters, playful accessories, and more, you’re guaranteed to fall in love with Noro. If you’re already hooked, you’ll discover even more reasons to Crochet Noro!

Crochet Noro - Bobbled hat

Crochet Noro - Nesting Bowls

They’re right – this book is lovely. I paid for my copy, and thought that it was worth sharing just a few of the project photos. They are so beautifully photographed and styled; absolutely lush!

Crochet Noro - Cap-Sleeve Cardigan

Crochet Noro - Chrysanthemum Shawl

For those of you who haven’t worked with Noro yarns, they have long graduated runs of colour change, so do all the colour changing work for you. Lovely. I’ve used them a couple of times before, and now it looks as though I’ll have to use them again.

Crochet Noro - Daisy Chain Scarf

Crochet Noro - Flower Blossom Purse

Isn’t it nice to come across a crochet book that also doubles as a beautiful coffee table book!

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