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.
Crochet Pink by Janet Rehfeldt is a beautiful 2013 crochet book honoring and recognizing people who have dealt with a breast cancer diagnosis, either their own or that of a loved one.
Today I want to share another crochet book with you: Susan Pinner’s Granny Squares: 20 Crochet Projects With a Vintage Vibe. About Granny Squares Susan Pinner has put together a great collection of ideas for putting a spin on the classic granny square and using that updated motif idea to make a set of terrific crochet projects. The projects are all designed for the contemporary home that gets inspired by classic crochet designs. There are some motif-based projects and there are other projects that are large items based on the basic granny design (such as a crochet stool cover). Sometimes the designs stick to the classic granny stitch look and other times there are details added like the flower-in-the-center approach to a granny square. These little twists and turns put a fun edge on working the classic granny square and also make for great items. I never get tired of granny squares and I don’t think I’ll get tired of Granny Squares: 20 Crochet Projects With a Vintage Vibe either. 3 Favorite Crochet Projects I really love the variety of projects that are featured in this crochet book but if you twisted my arm to pull out my three favorite crochet projects I’d select:
Some of them are books that I reviewed myself before this book celebration month began. Others were included in my link love posts.
Continuing on with Crochet Book Celebration month today I’ve got a review of It Girl Crochet: 23 Must-Have Accessories by Sharon Zientara.
I was recently lucky enough to receive a package of yarn to test out from Adriafil Yarns. I also received one of their crochet hat kits. It was really fun to work with and I wanted to share it with you here today.
Today’s book isn’t technically a crochet book; it’s designed for knitters. The Knitter’s Notebook by D. Grey is a Chronicle Books journal for knitters.