Book review

Crochet Collage Garden

100 Patterns for Crochet Flowers, Plants and Petals

Book by Chris Norrington

Book details

  • Author: Chris Norrington
  • Size: 205 x 205 x 8 mm
  • Pages: 128
  • Illustrations: 732
  • Language: English UK
  • Crochet terms: British English
  • Publisher: David & Charles
  • First Published: 2023


Introducing “Crochet Collage Garden“, a captivating addition to your crochet book collection! The book begins with an introduction and a tools and materials chapter, where author Chris Norrington draws inspiration from the colours, shapes, and textures of her garden. As she presents the necessary tools and materials, she encourages readers to embark on a creative journey where yarn transforms into vibrant blooms and delicate foliage, mirroring the beauty of nature.


At the core of the book lies the “Collages” chapter, divided into ten captivating subsections:

  • Woodland Glade
  • Spring Awakening
  • Cottage Garden
  • Vintage Blue Bouquet
  • Midsummer Daydream
  • Flower Meadow
  • Terracotta Pot
  • Poppy Posy
  • Autumn Wreath
  • Midwinter Magic

Within each chapter, readers encounter a brief introduction from the author, where she shares the inspiration behind the collage. With vivid descriptions, she transports readers to the very place that ignited her creativity. Accompanying these narratives are captivating photos showcasing all the motifs featured in the subsection, providing a visual feast.

Following this visual introduction, readers are guided through the process with clear explanations and crochet diagrams for each motif. From the delicate petals of spring blossoms to the rich hues of autumn leaves, every detail is meticulously laid out, empowering readers to recreate the beauty of nature stitch by stitch.


After the “Collages” chapter, readers encounter the “Techniques” chapter, which comprises the following components:

  • General Information
  • Crochet Stitches
  • Embroidery Stitches
  • Other Techniques

This comprehensive section provides essential guidance on crochet and embroidery techniques, along with other crafting methods. From foundational knowledge to advanced skills, readers will find detailed instructions, illustrations, and tips to enhance their crafting journey.

Lastly, the book includes the following chapters:

  • More Inspiration
  • About the Author
  • Acknowledgements
  • Yarn Suppliers
  • Index

These chapters offer additional resources and information to enrich the reader’s experience. From finding further creative inspiration to learning more about the author and recognising those who contributed to the book’s creation, these chapters provide valuable context and support for crafters. Additionally, the inclusion of yarn suppliers and an index ensures easy access to materials and specific content within the book.

About Crochet Collage Garden​

Where do I even begin? This book is an absolute gem, a treasure trove of creativity and colour that speaks directly to my soul.

As someone utterly enamoured with crochet diagrams, the mere sight of 100 of them nestled within these pages fills me with excitement and anticipation. But what truly sets this book apart is its mesmerising explosion of vibrant hues, like a burst of sunshine on a cloudy day.

Even if you’ve never touched a crochet hook in your life, this book is a sheer delight to behold. Its pages are a canvas of inspiration, beckoning you to explore a world where imagination knows no bounds. And for those fortunate souls who have mastered the art of crochet, well, let me tell you, this book is an absolute game-changer.

Why? Firstly, the projects are wonderfully petite, each motif a small triumph waiting to be crafted with whatever leftover yarn you have lying around. And secondly, because although when you finish crocheting the 100 motifs, you can start again, in another colour, in another size, the amount of collages you can make with this little book is almost endless!

In essence, Crochet Collage Garden isn’t just a book; it’s an invitation to embark on a journey of creativity, joy, and connection. A true must-have for anyone seeking solace and inspiration in the simple act of crafting.

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Crochet Collage Garden: 100 Patterns for Crochet Flowers, Plants and Petals

100 crochet motifs arranged in 10 collages

200 Crochet Stitches

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