Crochetterie: Cool Contemporary Crochet for the Creatively Minded proves to many out there that this art and crafts fiber creation form is not just for Grandmas. Hip, cool, and classy are the labels I place on this book and the people that chose to use it! I’ve just scratched the surface on the art of Crochet but feel with this book that I’ll be well on my way to create 30 projects that loudly proclaim contemporary style in such a fabulous way.
Finnish designer and blogger Molla Mills brings together patterns that work for Home Decorating, Being On The Go, To Wear any place, and to Utilize as a practical accessory. There are patterns that work well for both men and women. I like coming across unisex patterns because I so often feel that guys get left out in most books for fiber crafts. I like how unique yet simple and practical the designs and pattern styles are. Think rustic, think hipster, think gentlemen, it’s all delightfully here.
There are hats, bags, passport holder, utility straps, bow ties ( squee!), rugs, posters ( yes, word art!), games, mittens, and more. I like the variety! There’s some here to make even for the hardest person to gift something to, trust me! I’m excited to hunker down for the winter season and crank out some of these great designs.
I feel a beginner or a more advanced crocheter will get a lot out of this book. The tips and information are on key. The advice on seeming, joining, adding things like zippers and more is all covered well in writing and in full-color photo images. Nothing is intimidating in the least bit. I mean there’s 20 whole pages in the back of the book dedicated to making sure you get it. It covers more than you find in instruction that most how to crochet books from the basics to more advanced techniques.
I for one really appreciate how well this book is compiled. It’s really a bargain when you take into consideration all its fine features. I mean it even goes so far as to instruct you how to make your own crochet hook if the need arises or if it’s something you desire. How awesome is that really? The patterns, instructions, and the short inspirations and stories throughout the book make this one you’ll want to turn to again and again! I highly recommend it! It’s those fine little touches all brought together that make something extra special… kinda like a beautiful hand crocheted item full of many components!
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