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My Crocheted Closet (book review)

My Crocheted Closet: 22 Styles for Every Day of The Week is a collection of contemporary crochet clothing patterns suitable for different seasons. The collection is from Salena Baca but incorporates crochet patterns from many other designers as well. As Salena shares in the introduction, “they have taught me so very much about color, texture, material, style and fit as these elements relate to the perfect crochet garment.” You can see attention to each of these details across all of the crochet patterns in this collection. My Crocheted Closet begins with a thumbnail photo table of contents, allowing you to see right at the start what crochet patterns can be found in the book. You will notice at a glance that there is great variety in style. There are several different styles of crochet shirt patterns including tanks and tunics, as well as crochet patterns for a vest, skirt and…

Design your own crochet projects (book review)

Design Your Own Crochet Projects by Sara Delaney is so much more than a crochet pattern book, although it does include 18 cute crochet accessories patterns within its pages. Subtitled “Magic Formulas for Creating Custom Scarves, Cowls, Hats, Socks, Mittens and Gloves”, this is a workbook that provides you instructions and space for working out your own unique designs. If you have ever wanted to be a pattern designer – or if you would just like to be able to create a few of your own unique items – this book is the guide that you need. And don’t worry if you’re a little unsure about crochet math; not only does this book teach you its ins and outs but it comes with a link to an online crochet calculator that will help you with the numbers. How This Crochet Book Works Design Your Own Crochet Projects teaches you how…

Literary Yarns (crochet book review)

Crochet designer Cindy Wang, known better to most as The Geeky Hooker, has gained a lot of attention in recent years for her annual activity of hiding her own amigurumi creatures throughout San Diego’s Comic Con. This delights those who have gotten to know her work. The fun recently spread to the East Coast when she hid crochet superheroes around New York City. This fun attitude that inspires her “crochet ninja” revelry can be seen throughout her book Literary Yarns: Crochet Projects Inspired by Classic Books. Inspiration for Crochet Cindy is inspired by many different things, primarily people and characters from books and movies. She shares in the introduction to Literary Yarns, “I crocheted a little Frida Kahlo, a fuzzy Link from The Legend of Zelda, a miniature Walter White from Breakking Bad, a darling Harley Quinn from the Batman series, and on and on.” The inspiration for the two dozen amigurumi patterns in…