Earlier this month I showcased the work of designer fashion brand Marni, which includes a line of beautiful multi-media crochet necklaces. I recently came across a necklace by Lily’z Closet that reminded me of those beautiful necklaces. Lily’z Closet is a crochet design brand that creates jewelry as well as swimwear.
The second that I saw the press release announcing the work of Mady Gerard, I knew that she was someone I needed to know more about. She was a 1970s crochet designer, which I adore, and she’s an 84-year-old woman who is still going strong with her crochet work today, which I adore even more. I immediately delved into her informative website and fell in love.
Hooked on Crochet by Ruth Maddock is a how-to-crochet book that teaches the basics of crochet through direct instruction as well as simple patterns. I lent it to my brother’s girlfriend who has been wanting to learn to crochet and she gives it the thumbs up based on her own beginner experience. Here are five things I think are great about this particular crochet book.