Crochetterie: Cool Contemporary Crochet for the Creatively-Minded – Book Review

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Crochetterie: Cool Contemporary Crochet for the Creatively-Minded by Molla Mills; Jacqui Small LLP, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group; 2016; used with permission. All rights reserved.

 

Title: Crochetterie: Cool Contemporary Crochet for the Creatively-Minded
Published by: Jacqui Small LLP, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group
Author: Molla Mills
ISBN: 978-1-91025-489-9
Format: Hardcover, 272 Pages
Published: September 15, 2016
Price: $29.99

Crochetterie: Cool Contemporary Crochet for the Creatively-Minded by Molla Mills, published by Jacqui Small LLP, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group, is filled with 30 projects that creative, stylish, and functional! There are projects for men, women, children, dogs, your home, and outdoors. The projects in Crochetterie will help you master crochet and challenge your skills. 

There are so many creative projects in Crochetterie to choose from. The best part is, not every project is strictly crochet. There are projects that incorporate many more craft elements such as leather, metal rings, buckles, and zippers. There are even projects that are made with other materials and embellished with crochet! I love how diverse each project is. Crochetterie even incorporates many projects for men. Here are my favorite projects from the book:

Chequered Rug p43

 

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Chequered Rug p43, from Crochetterie: Cool Contemporary Crochet for the Creatively-Minded by Molla Mills, Jacqui Small LLP, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group, 2016; used with permission. All rights reserved.

Passport Bag p123

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Passport Bag p123, from Crochetterie: Cool Contemporary Crochet for the Creatively-Minded by Molla Mills, Jacqui Small LLP, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group, 2016; used with permission. All rights reserved.

Lumberjack’s Backpack p175

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Lumberjack’s Backpack p175, from Crochetterie: Cool Contemporary Crochet for the Creatively-Minded by Molla Mills, Jacqui Small LLP, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group, 2016; used with permission. All rights reserved.

Bee Game p224

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Bee Game p224, from Crochetterie: Cool Contemporary Crochet for the Creatively-Minded by Molla Mills, Jacqui Small LLP, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group, 2016; used with permission. All rights reserved.

If you love those projects, here is a full list of projects you will find in Crochetterie, divided into sections:

1. Home

  • Carry Cushion p16
  • Storage Basket p24
  • Log Carrier p33
  • Jetty Rug p40
  • Chequered Rug p42
  • Pattern Rug p48
  • Poster p53
  • Speaker Slipcase p59
  • Band Poster p66

2. Clothes

  • Wayfarer’s Jumper p74
  • Anchor Pocket p81
  • Fingerless Mittens p82
  • Neck Warmer p88
  • Bow Tie p93
  • Slippers p101
  • Bowler Hat p110
  • T-shirt Scarf p116

3. Travels

  • Passport Bag p122
  • Bike Bag p130
  • Toiletry Bag p137
  • Anchor Bag p144
  • Can Carrier p154
  • Folk Bag p164
  • Lumberjack’s Backpack p174

4. Equipment

  • Yarn Chain p188
  • Utility Strap p192
  • Football Bag p198
  • Bunting p204
  • Travel Mirror p209
  • Mat Bag p216
  • Bee Game p225

5. Basic Instructions
6. Maintenance

The patterns in Crochetterie are very well-written with clear and easy-to-read instructions. The patterns are written in UK crochet terms with US crochet terms in parentheses. Each pattern contains sizing information, yarn needed, hook size needed, and any other supplies needed to complete the project. Some patterns even contain handy charts to help visualize the pattern. At the end of the book, there are some really great resources. There is a section with basic crochet instructions such as how to make a slip knot, chain stitch, single crochet and more. All of the instructions for the basic stitches come with photos to help you better understand the instructions. There is also a section called “Maintenance” that teaches you some amazing things such as how to whittle your own crochet hook and stretching exercises for crocheters.

I am totally in love with the rustic feel of the projects in this book and all of the information that is provided in it. I have learned a lot just by reading through the projects. I cannot wait to make some of these creative and fun projects!

Thank you to Jacqui Small LLP, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group, for providing me with a copy of this book for my review! Visit the QuartoKnows website for more about Crochetterie: Cool Contemporary Crochet for the Creatively-Minded by Molla Mills.

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3 Comments

  1. Such a great review Amy! I love Molla Mills and how innovative and original the projects are, crochet taken to another level! You definitely made me wanna give it a try, thanks for sharing!

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