Simple Crocheting Book Review and Giveaway


After seeing so many cute crochet hats and other items on Etsy and elsewhere online, I’ve been wanting to learn to crochet myself.  Recently I received a great book to help get me started: Simple Crocheting: A Complete How-to-Crochet Workshop with 20 Projects.


Simple Crocheting is the perfect book for the beginner. Under Erika Knight’s guidance even those who have never picked up a crochet hook before will soon be making gorgeous projects and all the while learning new techniques and adding to their skills. Each of the 20 projects in the book will teach you a new stitch, technique, or trick, and will build on and consolidate crochet techniques already learned in the preceding projects, until you have mastered a wide repertoire of skills and completed and enviable collection of crocheted items.

Simple Crocheting showcases the incredible variety of finishes that different crochet techniques can produce. Erika begins with simple scarves and hats that are chic accessories as well as being the perfet items to practice basic stitches. She then takes you through the dense textures of double and treble crochet—which make excellent bags, purses, and even a laptop case—and then moves on to the more intricate, deilcate lace and cluster stitches—perfect for heirloom shawls and antique-style cushions. Freeform or random crochet takes the craft to a more demanding level and projects like the edge-to-edge cardigan will provide a new chlalenge for all creative crocheters.

With exquisite photography by Yuki Sugiura that perfectly shows each of the beautiful designs, and supported with clear diagrams and illustrations, Erika Knight has created the ultimate book for all enthusiasts of this remarkable craft.

My Thoughts:  This is a great book for crochet artists of all skill levels.  There’s 20 different projects, and each has a skill level beside it, so that you can learn as you go.  Each project also has great diagrams to go with the instructions, and this is very helpful.

And I think you will like the variety of projects. I said from hats and small placemats, the book shows you how to make throws.  The throws remind me of the ones my grandmother used to make.  It also has tutorial for clutch purses, a laptop case, neckwear, and even jewelry.  And there’s also a really sweet pet bed! (I know my Rebel and Dixie Belle would love that!)

Buy it!  Simple Crocheting is available online at Amazon.

Giveaway!  One Simply Sweet Home reader will win a copy of Simple Crocheting.  To win, just use the Rafflecopter form below.
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