The Elmore Method
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Customer Reviews for The Elmore Method:
September 24, 2014
The instructions are very difficult to follow. I found myself "translating" to common terminology and even then not really following along. Wish I had read reviews before I purchased.
September 18, 2014
Like others, I feel there should have been more illustrations on how to make each stitch is made. I am glad I read the review because I was beginning to think that I had a problem in comprehension.
I am a visual person. If I can see how something is done, I can duplicate it. But to try to follow from dubious terms is not easy to me. The application is probably excellent once one learns or figures out how to apply it. It would have been more helpful if both "old" and "Elmore" stitches were demonstrated together, so the difference can be seen. Overall it is still a good book once the stitches are mastered.
A video would indeed be very helpful is demonstrating how each stitch is made.
August 3, 2014
This book was published in 1991, and is supposed to save you time and money. I have found some of the stitches in online tutorials, but I don't see how they save time or money on yarn. I have been crocheting for 48 years, and plan to keep on with the typical stitches and tried-and-true old methods out there.
July 29, 2014
This item should come with a warning that he uses the pencil grip as opposed to the knife grip. He also uses an old fashioned method of holding the yarn. In addition he uses his own terminology instead of common terms, which may cause a lot of confusion. I agree more pictures of the stitches would help, especially with his using of his own terms. I do like his granny square corners using the Tower Pattern and piggyback stitches.
July 12, 2014
I haven't actually tried to work with this yet, but in reply to other reviews...
You can find videos demonstrating this method of starting a project, using modern terms. It's usually called "foundation single crochet".
The "Elmore stitches" are, I believe, what we call "extended stitches". There should be videos out there on these as well. Basically, once you've drawn up a loop, you work that one loop off the hook first, and then complete the stitch as usual. It gives a slightly taller stitch ... good for those of us who have trouble making row gauge. So for an "Elmore single", you would insert your hook in the work, draw up a loop, yarn over, draw through one loop on hook, yarn over, draw through both loops on hook. For the other "Elmore stitches", you yarn over first (however many times needed for height), draw up a loop, work off *one* loop, then work the stitch as normal.
Hope this helps.
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