My Crocheted Home: Hand-Made Baskets, Pillows, Throws, Wall Hangings, Placemats, and More

Stackpole. Mar. 2024. 32p. ISBN 9780811772884. $12.95. CRAFTS
Baca’s (Crochet in a Weekend) latest book includes patterns that use chunky yarn and large crochet hooks. This book assumes readers have some crochet knowledge, so it isn’t targeted to novices. Her patterns and stitches, however, are straightforward and not overly complicated. The yarns she chooses for her projects are neutral tones, which makes it easy for readers to envision them in their home, or perhaps they’ll be inspired to personalize the colors. The instructions are written out, not shown with crochet symbols. Each round or row ends with a stitch count to ensure pattern success. There are 11 projects that one can make to go in nearly every room; readers will find designs for a placemat, table runner, throws, caddy, plant baskets, plant cozies, triangle wall hanging, basket, ottoman, and pillows. Some of these designs are inspired by macramé knotting. The photography clearly indicates what the completed project should look like. The patterns are measured in inches with metric measurements listed in parentheses.
VERDICT For experienced crocheters who are looking for something to create for their homes.
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