Design Your Own Crochet Projects by Sara Delaney #Review

Design Your Own Crochet Projects by Sara Delaney #ReviewDesign Your Own Crochet Projects by Sara Delaney
Published by Storey Publishing on 2017
Pages: 256
Format: eBook
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four-half-stars

You love to crochet, but you're tired of the granny square and other predictable projects. Let celebrated crochet teacher Sara Delaney help you expand your skills while showing you how to create custom-fit wearable accessories. Delaney's unique, flexible formulas let crocheters of all levels easily design scarves, cowls, fingerless mitts, mittens, gloves, hats, and socks. With fill-in-the-blank templates and a stitch dictionary, you can use your favorite yarn and stitch pattern, and make accessories that fit perfectly. Delaney offers a starter course in the technique with 18 of her own original patterns, along with the formulas she used to create them.

Review

I have been crocheting for a while now and have always wanted to make my own designs. Sara Delaney has made that easier with this book. She walks you through the process of making a sample to gauge your project by, selecting a yarn, hook size, and how to write a pattern. It’s all still a little confusing but it’s a lot of information to process. To be honest, I’m not sure if I will ever be able to write out a pattern because it’s hard for me to focus on the number of stitches I have made when I am working on a project. I seriously have problems with written patterns for this reason.

I love that there are charts to reference and worksheets to fill in that basically take care of the calculations for yardage for you. I will give these a try the next time I crochet something random and maybe I will be able to write down a pattern after all.

The author also includes example patterns so that you can understand the process better and I think those are make this book a success. Without these examples, there would be no way to figure this out. Overall, I really enjoyed the book. I think it will really help the aspiring crocheter to try their hand at designing.
four-half-stars