Search Press, Â£12.99
It might be the middle of winter, with everything outside cold, dark and gloomy, but thereâ€™s no reason it has to be dull inside when we can crochet our own accessories and homewares in cheerful colours and vibrant shades.
Thatâ€™s the ethos behind Happy Crochet, subtitled â€œOver 60 bright and colourful projects to make you smileâ€ â€“ and they certainly do!
Thereâ€™s a lot packed into this small book, from granny square throws and cushions in gorgeous colour combinations to cheery shawls, rainbow legwarmers for little ones and pretty-yet-practical market bags. Our favourite is probably the gorgeous retro-style long cardigan for toddlers â€“ but itâ€™s a tough choice!
The chapters take you from decorations and homewares through seasonal accessories â€“ â€œSpring Fresh and Summer Fineâ€, â€œAutumn Lovely and Winter Warmâ€, then â€œItâ€™s Christmas Time Againâ€, so no matter what the time of year, youâ€™ll find the perfect project to hook. Patterns are clearly written out with plenty of bright, close-up photography.
The book includes basic crochet instructions as well as an introduction to working and joining granny squares, so this would make a great gift for anyone looking to take up crochet in the New Year.
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