Crochet Kaleidoscope by Sandra Eng – Book Review and Giveaway

Crochet Kaleidoscope by Sandra Eng shows you a colorful and fun way to crochet! There are 100 beautiful motif patterns in this book that are great for any kind of project. The author really dives deep into the world of color theory and teaches you how to apply it to your projects to create something gorgeous and vibrant. She also provides five amazing projects that you can create using the motifs in the book. You can easily customize them into your own project by using your favorite motifs! I hope you enjoy my walk-through of the book and enter the lovely giveaway at the end. Happy crocheting!

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Title: Crochet Kaleidoscope: Shifting Shapes and Shades Across 100 Motifs
Author: Sandra Eng
Published by: Interweave, an imprint of F&W Media Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-63250-613-9
Format: Paperback, 160 pages
Published: January 31, 2018
Price: $24.99

Crochet Kaleidoscope

Crochet Kaleidoscope contains 100 gorgeous, colorful motifs that you can turn into amazing projects!

This book starts off with some amazing tips for choosing colors for your projects. Sandra Eng mentions that there is no right or wrong colors because everyone has their own favorite color or set of colors. She also goes on to discuss color theory, color picking tools, pairing colors, how many colors to choose, and how to choose a color order.

We then move on to the motif patterns. Each of the patterns in this book contains a finished size (in both inches and centimeters for US and international readers), yarn colors, crochet hook used, gauge information and pattern notes. The patterns are clear and easy to read. Each pattern comes with a chart to help you visualize the stitches and color changes. There are 100 unique motifs that are sectioned into four categories: Circles, Squares, Hexagons, and Triangles and Other Shapes.

After the motif patterns, Sandra provides instructions for creating five gorgeous projects using several of the motif patterns. These projects can easily be customized using your favorite motifs and color schemes.

Here are the projects you will find in Crochet Kaleidoscope:


Here is a complete guide of what you will find in Crochet Kaleidoscope:

  • Introduction p4
  • Color Me Creative:
    • A Guide to Choosing Colors in Crochet p6
  • The Motifs
    • Circles p14
    • Squares p36
    • Hexagons p88
    • Triangles and Other Shapes p110
  • Projects
    • Circles in a Square Rug p130
    • Mod Flower Shawl p134
    • Soltice Pillow p138
    • Vintage Bauble Blanket p142
    • Zinnia Table Runner p146
  • Stitch Key p150
  • Glossary p151
  • Resources p155
  • About the Author p158
  • Acknowledgements p159

At the end of the book, there is a stitch key that shows you the names of the stitches used in the motif pattern charts. After the stitch key, there is a glossary that gives you information on how to crochet the basic stitches and special stitches that are used in the book. There is also a walk-through on how to do an invisible join and how to decrease different stitches. At the end of the book, you can also find a handy metric conversion chart as well as a list of other abbreviations used in the book. I, personally, like the Resources page. Sandra lists online color resources and yarn resources that will come in handy for creating the projects in this book and making them your own. One of my favorite parts is the section called “Colorway Details.” There is a full list of colors used to create the motif patterns in this book and each colorway is presented as a square swatch. At the very end of the book, you will find the author’s biography and a section of acknowledgements.

All of the projects in Crochet Kaleidoscope are just absolutely stunning. The colors combinations grab your attention and the visual interest of each motif is just amazing. I love that you can take these simple motif patterns and create gorgeous projects of your own.

You can grab your very own copy of Crochet Kaleidoscope from the Interweave Store for just $24.99.


Giveaway

A huge thank you to Interweave for providing both the review copy and giveaway copy of Crochet Kaleidoscope and allowing me to give this amazing book away to one of my lucky readers!

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49 Comments

  1. I can’t wait to buy this book! I absolutely love the versatility of changing colours and shapes to make so many different patterns. That’s one of my favourite things about crochet, even after 25 years of crocheting, there is always something new to learn with every pattern and designers.

  2. I saw this book on Amazon and decided that I wanted to see if any of the designers I follow has a review of it, and lo and behold if I didn’t find it here. I purchased the book and love it!

  3. Love the vintage bauble blanket and the zinnia table runner, thank you for giving us your insight on this book.

  4. I have always loved kaleidoscopes, it was my favorite thing to play with when I was a kid. These patterns and colors are wonderful, they bring back a lot of memories.

  5. To be honest I’m a big fan of the artist and of this site. I find myself drawn to a lot of Sandra Eng’s!

  6. I chose CROCHET KALEIDOSCOPE BY SANDRA ENg. I love the colors and designs and interplay of both. in the review, she also mentioned how the author “dives deep into the world of color theory and teaches you how to apply it to your projects to create something gorgeous and vibrant.” this created enough interest for me to purchase the book.

  7. I am horrible at color theory! I know I love a color combo when I see one, but I am not good at matching them myself. I also LOVE bright rainbow colors! The patterns in this book look awesome and I want to make everything for my house!

  8. Wow so many beautiful motifs. I love the circle and square rug. I think it would be a great bath mat made in cotton ☺

  9. I love how many different options there are to make motifs! I especially love the Mod Flower Shawl! So so pretty!

  10. I love the endless possibilities that the pattern motifs, shapes and sizes could be used to create.

  11. I would love to make hundreds of these for family and friends. I can see blankets, pillows, coasters, etc. The colors and patterns are endless.

  12. I love working with colors. And with these colorful motifs, I can think of endless projects to make..

  13. Thank you for the review of Crochet Kaleidoscope. I was looking for a way to create unique scarves using this process.

  14. Beautiful motifs and color ideas, I’m not always good at combining colors, this would be very helpful.

  15. This book sounds amazing! I would love to make the circles in a square rug. It’s so beautiful and well designed. I would like to check out the resource section of the book,it sounds most interesting.

  16. These look like so much fun to try, and I love how it gives you the different projects you can make with the motifs!

  17. Hi my copy of the Kaleidoscope book came yesterday in the post it is very colourful and so mny projects to choose from can’t wait to get started on making them

  18. All the motifs in this book would give the option to create some gorgeous patterns.

  19. I can so use this book. Decicded it was my turn for something. I started using scrap yarn to make 5 sided squares? I have not wrapped my head around yet how to connect. I am so sure this will help!

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