Creative Crochet Projects
12 Playful Projects for Beginners and Beyond
by Stephanie Pokorny
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 01 May 2021 | Archive Date 14 Jul 2021
Fox Chapel Publishing, Landauer Publishing
Whether you want to learn how to crochet or you’re looking for fresh, new projects to try, Creative Play with Crochet is for you! Featuring 12 projects that start easy and slowly introduce a new technique one design at a time, this exciting guide contains crochet patterns you won’t be able to find anywhere else! Filled with personality, color, and original charm, follow step-by-step instructions and skill-building tutorials to create a collection of adorable crochet projects, from a beehive mobile and a kitchen play mat to toys, buntings, beanies, scarves, and more! Author Stephanie Pokorny is the designer and owner of Crochetverse.com that offers a one-of-a-kind original style to the crochet world. Her elaborate children’s crochet costumes were even acknowledged in the 2019 edition of Ripley’s Believe it Or Not.
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Average rating from 97 members
I haven't tried the projects yet, but I am excited to try some of them. There are twelve projects, of varying difficulty. Directions are easy to follow. Some patterns are ones I've never seen elsewhere. Some options are hats, scarves, and food. I appreciated the detailed descriptions and the images. Abbreviations are also explained. This would be good for beginner to intermediate crocheters.
This book does an excellent job at providing exactly what the title implies: creative crochet projects. Personally, I like practical crochet projects, and there are a few in this book, such as the scarves and hats. My favorite practical project would be the "braided beauty scarf", which is made using your fingers and not any type of hooks. I think where this book really delivers is in the unique and whimsical items. My personal favorite has to be the "foldable hamburger", but there is also a "foldable hotdog" as well as a "roll-away kitchen playmat". Seeing the stitches of crochet being used in the context of children's toys can't help but bring joy to the child inside us all. Aside from the one-of-a-kind projects, this book also offers a very good introduction to crochet in general, and begins with the easier projects, which in my mind is a very smart design move. I highly recommend checking it out!