Quick Crochet for the Home Review + Giveaway!

Yes, you have a chance to win this book until July 28, 2017! Keep reading for details on how to enter!

I’ve known Tamara Kelly of Moogly for years: she’s a delightful (and fun!) person and a total powerhouse in the crochet world. Moogly is known for amazing crochet tutorials, Crochet-a-longs and fabulous giveaways, and has an astounding following (over 340k facebook fans!).

So, when I found out about her new book, Quick Crochet for the Home, I suspected it would be good!

Good news. I was right! It’s fabulous!

We all like a quick project… but sometimes ‘quick’ equals ‘Easy and boring thing with big hook’. Not true at all in this case!

I was pleasantly surprised at how interesting the stitch patterns and color combinations used in this book are. Take a look at this pillow:

Look at that stitch pattern! And the fun color-blocking! It looks complicated, but Tamara’s done a lot of crochet patterns for beginners, so she knows how to design patterns that are both interesting and totally approachable.

I would say the patterns in this book are for an ‘adventurous beginner’. So, you don’t want most of these to be your first or second project (for those, I recommend beginning with amigurumi!), but the patterns in this book definitely have a firm grasp on ‘explaining the details’.

What do I mean? We’ve all followed patterns that make lots of assumptions, and it’s easy to get lost, even if you have a little experience under your belt. Not this one! I was delighted that even small pattern notes, such as ‘ch 1 at beginning of row is not included in stitch count’, are included. Those are the tiny things that are often omitted from patterns- turning a simple-ish pattern into a nightmare for beginners.

Check out the shaping on these placemats… so fun, right?

Ooh, and this bathmat! Lovely!

The back of the book contains a glossary with a definition of each stitch used in the book, including illustrations for nearly all of them.

That afghan! That basket!

I loved seeing all of the creative textures used in this book, including a few patterns using front/back post double crochet.

This book is a great pattern collection for a crocheter looking for fun and approachable projects, but also interested in learning a few new skills and techniques. They’re fast projects that aren’t at all boring. But not too hard, either! Perfect!

Grab a copy of Quick Crochet for the Home for yourself!

Giveaway

You can enter to win a copy of Quick Crochet for the Home, just by leaving a comment on this post!

Ami Club members, as always, have a bonus chance to win! Log onto the forums and comment in the Quick Crochet for the Home Giveaway thread!

A winner will be chosen at random at noon Eastern (US) on Friday, July 28th, 2017.

The giveaway is open internationally. Please be sure to include your email so I can contact you!

Good luck!

 

 

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