Saturday, 10 August 2013

Book Reviews - Crochet

This is a scheduled post as I'm on holiday with limited internet access so I won't be able to reply to comments straight away. I do appreciate them though :-)

Hi guys :-) Bit of a different post for you today. I'd like to share with you a couple of my favourite crochet books. The first is one that my Mum recommended to me, Crochet Unravelled


There are several reasons why I think this book is ace. The main one though is that it has very clear instructions for both right and LEFT handed people.


As a left hander I found it tricky to crochet right handedly as my right hand just wasn't dexterous enough with the hook and when I looked at videos and instructions online I got myself muddled trying to reverse them. This book allowed me to see how the yarn and stitch loops were supposed to look so I could concentrate on actually learning the stitches and how to do them.


It's also got a variety of simple projects so there are lots of things in there to inspire a new crocheter. They are well written and have both charts and written instructions. I've been crocheting a year now and still regularly look back through it for tips and reminders, especially as it has a handy chart comparing English and American terms for stitches :-)


The other book I'd like to share is Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs. It's a fantastic resource for crochet lovers who want to move beyond simple granny squares


It has clear, well written instructions with photos of each stage to get you started


The best thing though is all the different shaped designs. There are hexigans...




and many more!



The book also encourages you to mix things up and come up with your own designs and with 144 different designs to choose from there's plenty to be inspired by :-)

I've added some Amazon links below so if you fancy getting either of these books and would like to go through these links I will get a small percentage of the money you spend. I'd recommend these books regardless though so no worries if you want to buy them elsewhere :-)

 Thanks for visiting!


  1. Very neat books. I never thought about how hand can affect the look and motion of crocheted sts.

    1. Now that I've learned to crochet I don't find following photo tutorials from right handers a problem at all but when I was just beginning I got a bit muddled :)


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