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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Get Your Crochet On! Hip Hats and Cool Caps - Afya Ibomu (Book Review)


Title: Get Your Crochet On! Hip Hats and Cool Caps
Author: Afya Ibomu
Publisher: The Taunton Press
Ok - normally I wouldn't review a craft book - but I needed an I author for the Naming Convention challenge, which for me is ending on Saturday. I didn't think that I was going to make it when I saw the author of this book that I had checked out this month from the library!
I love to crochet (and knit and needlepoint and cross-stitch) but of course, no one has as much time as they would like!
This book starts out with the basics - covering what you need to crochet (yarn, hooks and all the extras people who are addicted have to have). It then has a nice section on color with a real quick lesson on color theory and the color wheel. This will be helpful to me in the future!
The next section covers how to actually crochet. It seems like an easy lesson - covers all of the stitches that are used in the book - but I know how to crochet, so that might be why it seemed easy. . . It also has some neat tips for changing yarn colors, or weaving in ends, joining seams. All of those things necessary to create a hat (or bag or garment as you expand your crocheting!)
Next up is the best section - the patterns! As in all craft books, you always have some patterns that make your eyebrows go up wondering who in the world thought of THAT one. This book has its share of - No Way Would I Ever Wear That - but there are also those - cool patterns, the ones that make you have to own the book! I checked this out with the good intention that I was going to make my daughter a hat. But seeing as it's the end of February and that hasn't happened yet - there is always next year.

1 comment:

Teddy Rose said...

It looks like a fun book. I may look for it one day. I knit and crochet.

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