I love to write a book review blog post and each month, I eagerly look forward to the new crochet books being published. I expect them all to reveal hidden wonders within their shiny new pages. Sometimes my anticipation is rewarded, sometimes not. Such is life!
Crochet Yourself Calm book review:
This newly released, little gem, by Carmen Heffernan (owner of the AnnieDesign Etsy store) has an interesting angle and an unusual title. ‘Crochet Yourself Calm’
You may therefore, be expecting a few pages of hints and tips explaining how to crochet yourself calm? So please dont be disappointed when I tell you this book, merely explains in the preface, the calming effects that crochet has on most of us. The act of losing oneself in the process of creating. Probably the reason I pick up my hook and yarn after a busy day?
What it does offer is 144 pages of easy repeat patterns, motifs, projects and instructions. The stitches will calm you because they are purposely rhythmic. Not too much counting and nothing to tax an experienced crocheter.
Each section is cleverly divided up into circles, squares, triangles, stripes and zig-zags. This book has 50 patterns and 20 projects. Whatever your preferred project to work on, you are sure to find something to inspire you and therefore ‘calm’ you.
I am enjoying the patterns and texture of combining stitches in my latest blanket project and this book has some interesting stitch combo suggestions, my favourite on page 96 being the ‘Cluster and v stitch strip’
A perfect gift
Crochet yourself calm would make a perfect gift for the crocheter lover and as usual Searchpress books are great value for money, this one being £10.99. If I didn’t already have it I’d put it on my ‘wanted’ list.
One to Giveaway!
As part of my book review, Searchpress kindly sent me a copy to giveaway! So if you would like a copy for yourself or as a present for a friend or a crochet fan, then let me know by leaving a comment below.
I will randomly pick a winner on Sunday evening. Good luck!
*Post update The giveaway has now closed and Jennifer was the winner!! thanks for entering everyone!*