Quick Crochet: No-Fuss Patterns for Colorful Scarves, Blankets, Bags and More

Page Street. Jan. 2022. 128p. ISBN 9781645674061. pap. $17.99. CRAFTS
In this debut collection, Rowell (crochet designer, Jellybean Junction) aims to provide crafters with simple and fast projects to brighten their home. With modern geometric patterns, bulky yarns, and bright colors, each project is a feast for the eyes. The 28 projects are arranged by the time they take (from a couple of hours to a week) and include a hanging storage basket, a speedy to make cowl, and a pom-pom–topped hat. The instructions are easy to follow, and each pattern is very simply laid out, making the book ideal for beginners. One issue to keep in mind is that the book utilizes U.S. notation for the pattern, but U.K. notation for hook sizes and yarn types. This could cause confusion for crafters. Luckily there is a hook size conversion tool in the introduction, so readers will not have to refer to the internet or other manuals for reference.
VERDICT Filled with vibrant, fun, can-do projects, this book is ideal for the crocheter looking to make a quick gift.
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