When I first started crocheting, I was always intrigued by what goes into designing your own crochet projects and having them customized to meet my needs. With Design Your Own Crochet Projects by Sara Delaney, you can learn how to create hats, scarves, gloves, and more with a few magical formulas and fill-in-the-blank templates! The techniques that you will learn in this book help take the guess work out of getting the right fit for your project.
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Title: Design Your Own Crochet Projects: Magic Formulas for Creating Custom Hats, Scarves, Cowls, Hats, Socks, Mittens & Gloves
Published by: Storey Publishing
Author: Sara Delaney
Format: Hardcover with concealed wire-o, 256 Pages
Published: October, 2017
Design Your Own Crochet Projects by Sara Delaney, published by Storey Publishing, is a comprehensive guide to creating your own custom crochet projects without all of the guessing. Sara Delaney goes into great detail to help you create your own custom projects with a few tips, tricks and formulas. The book begins with information on why we need crochet patterns and why they are important. Next, Sara dives into the world of yarn, discussing fiber, weight, and more. She then goes on to discuss swatching (which is super important!) before getting into the designs.
There are 18 patterns in Design Your Own Crochet Projects that Sara has created. She provides the formulas and pattern template so that you can create each of these designs to custom fit your needs. Sara goes into great detail providing you all of the information you will need for your project, which usually takes designers years to learn and perfect! All it takes is a little math to get you started. If you aren’t so great at math, there is this AMAZING online crochet calculator to help you along. You can check that out >HERE< There is a calculator for each type of project (hats, gloves, scarves, etc.)
Each project in Design Your Own Crochet Projects contains basic information about creating the project, standard size and yarn yardage information, the formula calculator, pattern template, basic information for your swatch, pattern instructions with abbreviations list, and even charts when needed. All of the patterns include a full color photo as well. At the end of the book, there is a fabulous stitch dictionary and a stitch guide with full color photo tutorials!
Here are some of the designs you will see in Design Your Own Crochet Projects:
I cannot begin to tell you how useful and valuable Design Your Own Crochet Projects is. Sara Delaney has provided so much insight into the world of pattern designing. This book is an incredible resource that I wish I had when I started designing!
Thank you to Storey Publishing for providing me with a copy of Design Your Own Crochet Projects for my review! You can see more about Design Your Own Crochet Projects by Sara Delaney from Storey Publishing. You can also purchase a copy here on Amazon!
For more information about the author of Design Your Own Crochet Projects, Sara Delaney, check out her Ravelry page!
To add some of these amazing projects to your Ravelry queue and favorites, check out Design Your Own Crochet Projects’ Ravelry page!
But wait, there’s more! Storey Publishing has generously allowed me to give away one copy of Design Your Own Crochet Projects to one of my lucky readers! Please read all rules before entering. Good luck and Happy Crocheting!
Giveaway is open to US and Canada only, where allowed by law. Giveaway will end on November 30, 2017 at 11:59pm ET.